PC Magazine--Magellan GPS announced three new product additions to its entry-level RoadMate product line. The RoadMate 1340, with a suggested list price of $179, features a 3.5-inch screen. At $249, the RoadMate 1440 offers a 4.3-inch screen. At the top of the line, the RoadMate 1470 is priced at $299 and has a 4.7-inch screen.
All of the new RoadMates are preloaded with maps for the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, as well as a points-of-interest database with six million entries. The 2009 RoadMates also include a number of features previously only included in Magellan's premium Maestro products, including AAA TourBook listings and member roadside assistance menu, multi-destination routing with route optimization, highway lane assist, and highway exit points of interest.
"AAA is pleased to offer our trusted travel information in an expanded line of quality Magellan GPS units, highlighting additional ways to save as an AAA member," said AAA Vice President Marshall L. Doney in a press release.
Other features include Quick Spell with Magellan's new "Smart City Search"—a feature that intelligently narrows searches and checks spelling during address entry. Each of the new models also features the One Touch Interface, which lets the user find favorites or searches with a single screen tap.
All of the new RoadMate models are expected to be available this month. Tell me about a time you could have REALLY used a navigation system.