Magellan roadmate updating maps
Each 2010 MAgellan Road Mate also come with the company's exclusive One Touch personalization feature allowing you to save favorite destinations, categories, and searches. (May 25, 2010) Magellan today announced the latest generation of the Road Mate series of portable vehicle navigation devices.
All units also include spoken street names, 6 million points of interest, Quick Spell for error-free address entry, and multi-destination routing, as well as an Automatic Parking Lot Finder. The new series includes models in a variety of screen sizes and feature sets to meet any consumer navigation needs.
Unfortunately, Magellan’s online support software for registering and updating maps and software is in serious need of renovation. Rather than just telling you your software is up to date, for example, the program lists some (but not all) available versions and then grays out the update button, rather than providing clear instructions that you don’t need to download or update any software.The device does offer red-light and speed-camera warnings, which were reasonably accurate.It missed one hidden camera we were aware of, but it was a mobile model that can truly only be caught using a radar detector.Exploring new routes to keep its portable navigation devices relevant in a world of smartphones and free maps, Magellan has added a new twist to its Road Mate 6230-LM: a built-in dashcam.It won’t help you find your way home, but it may help you prove the next fender bender wasn’t your fault.
Traffic alerts were helpful, as well, matching several live warnings also displayed by programs like Waze.