Excerpt: Smartphones and tablets are “category killers” that have decimated numerous standalone products. As I have written previously, from one perspective the iPhone and the iPad are like “Rorschach devices”.
Pros: Nice big screen; Great windshield mount; Always there and ready to go when you start the car; Nice Bluetooth speakerphone integration; Lifetime maps; Doesn’t take over your phone when navigating
Cons: Mushy screen with mediocre touch sensitivity; Audio quality good but not great; Phone-based solution much cheaper overall
Summary: In conclusion the Magellan RoadMate 9055 is a very nice product with a large easy to ready display and additional features like “Lifetime Traffic” which prompts you for all reported accidents.
Excerpt: The Magellan RoadMate 9055 is one of several models offered by Magellan with a gigantic 7” screen, making it a good option for truckers and RVs. It comes with preloaded maps of the US and Canada, Bluetooth for hands free calling and lifetime traffic.