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Magellan RoadMate 1700

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Magellan RoadMate 1700 7 Inch Widescreen Trucking GPS Navigator Review

GPS Technology Reviews
8 April 2010
Overall 7

Magellan RoadMate 1700

PC Magazine
24 March 2010
  • Conclusion: The Magellan RoadMate 1700 is a top choice for anyone who buys their gadgets by the inch. You won't find this much screen real estate for this little cash with any other GPS on the market.
  • Pros: Big, bright 7-inch screen. Sharp map graphics. Easy POI searches. Useful AAA TourBook.
  • Cons: No real-time traffic reports. Doesn't display the current road speed limit. Display could be more informative. Might not fit on some dashboards or windshields.
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Overall 6

Magellan RoadMate 1700

17 March 2010
  • Summary: The Magellan RoadMate 1700 isn't a GPS device for everyone, but with its huge screen and road-trip-friendly features, we think truckers and RV drivers will love it.
  • Pros: The Magellan RoadMate's OneTouch menu puts the most commonly accessed destinations and searches at your fingertips at all times. The smartly designed destination confirmation screen gives you a good deal of flexibility as to how they get where they're going. Its large 7-inch touch screen gives you more real estate for maps and menus.
  • Cons: In urban environments, the 1700 takes longer to establish satellite lock and can be inaccurate. Its 7-inch screen size may be too much for smaller dashboards and can make mounting it awkward. Its battery life is extremely short.
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Magellan RoadMate 1700

GPS Tracklog
17 February 2010
  • Excerpt: The Magellan RoadMate 1700 sports one of the largest screens available of any after-market navigation device — a whopping seven inches! Clearly aimed at truck and RV drivers, the 1700 also offers lane assist and multi-destination routing.
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