September 12, 2006

New GPS: Magellan RoadMate 2000


The new Magellan RoadMate 2000 GPS navigation system was announced and should be available this month, just in time for the holidays. A few more details follow. The new form factor is the big news here along with the price. Basic navigation in a small pocketable size. Nice. It comes pre-loaded with maps and Points of Interest of the US, comes with an integrated battery for easy use away from the car (up to 3 hours). This is a big help when you want to program a route sitting in your living room, or when you need to charge the mobile phone and you only have one power outlet. It comes with a lot of features that you would expect from Magellan, and the quality of a SiRF star III chipset. It has an SD card slot.

Features of the Magellan RoadMate 2000

  • Easy-to-use - Simple touch-screen menus and quick-entry features

  • Pocket-sized and light-weight - Easily transfer between vehicles or take it with you on business and personal travel. So small it fits in your pocket. (4.3" x 3.4" x 1.1" and 7.8 oz)

  • Turn-by-turn voice and visual guidance - BE THERE™ quickly and safely

  • Built-in maps - 48 contiguous United States

  • "Bird's eye" 3D view - Clearly see your surroundings

  • Rechargeable battery - Up to 3 hours of continuous use

  • Multi-Destination Routing - Select up to 20 destinations to plan out where you need to go in advance

  • SmartDetour - Automatically routes you around sudden slow freeway traffic using your custom settings

  • Auto Re-route - Never miss a turn and quickly get back on track whenever you take a detour

  • Auto night view - Adjusts color and contrast for easy night viewing

  • QuickSpell™ - Easily enter addresses with efficient auto-complete feature

  • Nearly 1.5 million points of interest (POI) - Easily find gas stations, restaurants, ATMs, airports, parks and more

  • Interactive POI icons - Touch an onscreen icon for a nearby destination; see phone number and get an instant route

  • 4 routing options available - Shortest time, shortest distance, least use or most use of freeways; avoid toll roads

  • Route exclusion - Select streets or freeways to avoid

  • Address Book - Create and store personal address and points of interest for easy reoccurring trips

  • Instant locate - One touch shows your location so you can quickly advise roadside assistance or emergency services

  • SIRF StarIII chipset for quick GPS signal acquisition

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    Posted by Scott Martin at September 12, 2006 11:41 AM
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