Magellan RoadMate 1470 review


Magellan RoadMate 1470 review


Magellan RoadMate 1470 was announced back in April and today we have a review for you - in case you are interested in spending your money on one of these. (Currently $194 on Amazon)

The first you’ll notice about the RoadMate 1470 is that its huge 4.7″ screen. Compared to the usual 3.5″ and 4.3″ screens, 1470 is a behemoth. Another thing about the RoadMate series in general is the improved interface which includes quickspell, and exit POIs.

Here are some unlikeable remarks from the review:

  • The font for distance to next turn (on the left side of the top bar) is smaller than other numbers displayed on the screen, making it more difficult to pick out this critical number at a glance

  • The bottom of the unit power cord attachment is a bit of a pain; it can only be connected after sliding the unit into the mount

  • I wish the RoadMate showed the speed limit, but you’ll have to step up to the Maestro line for this feature.

(Via NaviGadget.)

1 comentários:

marryroy said...

Hard to plug power cable to the unit, location is too close to the holder and it is hard to feel your way around. My suggestion, place the unit on the holder first, plug the power cable and then fix the entire assembly to the windshield, it works..