September 19, 2006

New GPS: Rand McNally GPS Navigator


Rand McNally has a new GPS, the Rand McNally GPS Navigator, coming out with an interesting twist; it has 26 pre-loaded Road Trips on the unit that have recommended routes, attractions and other points of interest. The trips range from the coast of Maine to Sonoma County in California. Other than that, it’s not a bad little GPS either. It of course has a SiRF star III chipset, and takes a thin streamlined look on the dashboard; not as thin as the Garmin Nuvi, or TomTom ONE, but still at 1.4” it won’t take up much room when packing or storing. It’s got voice prompted turn directions, and typical features such as MP3 player, millions of POI’s and a built in battery.

Features of the Rand McNally GPS Navigator

  • Simple, intuitive, and easy-to-use system with preloaded maps of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands for voice-guided door-to-door routing
  • Portable and lightweight design that's a full inch thinner than many GPS devices in its class, so it takes less space on the dashboard or in your a purse or briefcase
  • The Rand McNally Road Atlas and Travel Planner for a big picture overview of where you're going
  • 26 Best of the Road™ trip itineraries with suggested attractions, restaurants, and shops selected by Rand McNally's award-winning editorial staff
    Product highlights:
  • Clear voice prompts tell you when to turn
  • Automatic rerouting if you miss a turn
  • "Detour" button to route around traffic jams
  • Bright 3.5" color touch screen with 2-D and 3-D modes
  • Day- and night-view map modes
  • Large keyboard for touch screen entry
  • "Go Home" button that directs the driver home from any location
  • Multistop route planning and mileage calculator
  • Doubles as an MP3 player
  • Easy access to millions of Points of Interest

    Each box includes:

  • Rand McNally GPS Navigator
  • Rand McNally Road Atlas and Travel Planner
  • Memory card with full maps of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Windshield mount*
  • Vehicle charger
  • AC adaptor
  • Quick-start guide
  • USB connector cable
  • Software utilities
  • Documentation DVD
    GPS product specifications:
  • Unit dimensions: 4.5" W x 3.2" H x 1.4" D
  • Weight: 7 oz. (approximately 0.5 lb.)
  • Display: 3.5" color TFT LCD, LED backlight, 320 x 240 pixels, 65K colors, QVGA resolution, and landscape view
  • Hardware buttons: on/off, volume control, destination menu access
  • Battery: Lithium ion battery
  • GPS receiver: SiRF Star III with 20 channels
  • Antenna: Built-in patch
  • PC compatible: USB cable
  • Languages: English, French, and Spanish

    Available through Rand McNally

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    Posted by Scott Martin at September 19, 2006 8:13 AM
  • Recent Comments

    I have a Rand McNally GPS Navigator System but now it won't take a charge, where can I get the internal Battery changed out?

    Posted by: Vicky Kirsch at August 26, 2011 10:40 AM
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