Magellan RoadMate 700 Automotive GPS System DISCONTINUED
The RoadMate 700 has been discontinued. Check out the Magellan RoadMate 360, which is still pre-loaded with detailed maps for all of North America, or the Magellan RoadMate 760, which is the direct upgrade from the 700 with text-to-speech and traffic capabilities.
Version 4.32 is here! Magellan's latest software update is pre-loaded on the Roadmate 700 and for sale at Tiger GPS. New Version 4.32 optimizes the hard drive and fixes bugs from previous versions. Additionally, the Roadmate 700 now comes pre-loaded with maps for 25 European countries, for which you can purchase an unlock code from Magellan directly. Click here to read more...
Turn it on and go!
Imagine having a personal assistant in your car, guiding you turn by turn, with a friendly voice and visual signals, even when you don’t know the address. That’s exactly what you get with the Magellan RoadMate 700 portable GPS Auto Navigation System. Forget about sorting through large folding paper maps or taking the time to print out Internet directions. With a built-in map database of the entire U.S. and Canada1 there’s no need to download mapping information from your computer. Simply turn it on, select a destination using the latest in full-color, touch screen technology or the dynamic backlit keypad and within seconds you’re on your way.
Built on the famous Magellan technology found in the Hertz NeverLost® system, proven and road-tested by over 4 million drivers, the Magellan RoadMate 700 makes your driving adventure easier and more enjoyable.
Lightweight and truly portable, the Magellan RoadMate 700 goes wherever you go, from your personal vehicle to your business car, to your RV.
The Magellan RoadMate 700 has over 2 million points of interest built-in, making it easy to find your destination quickly and easily. Search by name or category for gas stations, restaurants, hotels, ATMs, sights, amusements and more, whether you’re driving cross-country or to an unfamiliar address across town.
The Magellan RoadMate 700 is ready-to-go, right out of the box, putting the convenience of a personal assistant and the accuracy of vehicle navigation literally at your fingertips.
The features of the Magellan RoadMate 700 give you all of the great advantages of GPS auto navigation in a compact, lightweight, portable package:
Easy to use
Intuitive design and friendly user interface are combined with an extra large touch screen and dynamic backlit keypad for easy operation, plus a full-color screen that automatically adjusts to the light conditions for easy viewing day or night.
Turn-by-turn guidance with voice prompting
Dynamic turn-by-turn guidance with TrueView® 3D navigation and friendly voice prompting clearly indicates when to make your next turn. The voice prompt tells you when to turn and you can confirm the direction at a glance. There’s no need to watch the screen as you follow your route with confidence.
With detailed mapping of the entire U.S. and Canada1, you can travel the country with no need to download new data. A single seamless database, built-in to a 20 GB hard drive, contains all major city streets as well as federal, state and county roads and highways.
Lightweight and truly portable, the Magellan RoadMate 700 is easily transferred from car to car, so you can take it with you wherever you go. Its compact size and light weight enable you to easily take it with you on business trips or when you change cars.
There are fifteen different topics in the built-in tutorial to help you when you really need it, when you are on the road. You can easily access the tutorial at any time to find answers about Reading the Guidance Screen, Entering an Address, Accessing Previous Destinations, Using the Trip Computer, Personalizing Settings and more.
12-channel, WAAS enabled Accuracy
The Magellan RoadMate 700 uses WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) to provide exceptional GPS accuracy and reliability. Tracking up to 12 satellites to locate your position to within 3 meters, you can rest assured that you know where you are and where you’re going.
Advanced points of interest database
The comprehensive POI database provides over 2 million listings in over 40 categories, including restaurants, gas stations, ATMs, historical monuments, parks and more! You can easily select your destination by name or category to find the nearest gas station, historical monument, rest stop, or restaurant along your route.
4 ways to select your route
Shortest Time an advanced algorithm calculates your route using shortest distance and speed limit factors.
Shortest Distance determines your best route by shortest distance traveled.
Least Use of Freeways calculates your route through city and side streets enabling you to stay off the highways when possible.
Most Use of Freeways provides directions over freeways, highways and interstates.
3 guidance screens with easy to use interface
True View shows a detailed view of actual road layout for upcoming turns and information about intersection maneuvers.
Map View super bright, high-resolution display screen with bold and easy-to read icons and text. Zoom in or out on a detailed map. Plus select from 9 different color combinations to choose your favorite.
Maneuver List details when and where to expect turns along the route.
Want to avoid a certain road or maneuver? Simply press a button, the Magellan RoadMate 700 will find another route.
Easily enter addresses with QuickSpell
QuickSpell intelligently sorts, searches, and checks spelling for rapid address entry with minimal keystrokes, accelerating your data entry by matching letters to the available destinations.
The Magellan RoadMate 700 automatically calculates a new route when you decide to take a detour because of heavy traffic, a closed road or just to grab a cup of coffee.
Store up to 100 personal or business destinations per user for a total of 300 addresses. Each user can even personally select their top three destinations to keep them handy.
Provides information about your present location so you can easily direct emergency services and roadside assistance.
Automatic startup and shutdown
The Magellan RoadMate 700 turns on automatically when you start your car. Just turn it on and go!
Do it yourself installation is quick and easy. Use the vent mount to easily place the Magellan RoadMate into your air conditioning vent, or choose from one of our other optional mounting accessories. There is no wiring required, simply plug in the power cord and you are ready to turn it on and go.
Magellan Roadmate 700 FAQs
Q: Didn't I see the Magellan Roadmate 700 on TV?
A: You sure did. The Roadmate made Oprah's "Favorite Things 2004" list!
Q: How long should my unit take to find its first position out of the box?
A: If you are stationary and the unit is connected correctly, you should get your first positioning information within about 5 minutes or less. If your vehicle is moving, it will take a longer period of time - possibly as much as 10 minutes or more depending on environmental conditions.
Q: How often will updates be available?
A: Currently Magellan plans to publish new updates for the maps annually. The next major map update will be for sale from Magellan directly in December 2005. Unit firmware updates will be available whenever changes are identified as necessary for continued proper operation of the unit. The most recent edition of the Roadmate 700 is Version 4.32, which was released in spring 2005. Version 4.32 optimizes the hard drive and adds Windows XP support. Tiger GPS carries only the latest version.
Q: What is the process to have the unit updated with the latest information?
A: Magellan plans to offer the updates via its website or a CD (depending on file size) as they occur. You will also need a USB cable and power cable (which are included in the Tiger GPS package) to be able to connect the Magellan RoadMate to your PC and power the unit.
Q: Can the external antenna be placed on the dashboard of the vehicle?
A: Magellan recommends that the external antenna be mounted to the exterior upper surface of the vehicle whenever possible for best reception of the satellite signal. The unit will work in many cases with the antenna on your dash, although with reduced performance.
Q: How many points of interest are available?
A: The Magellan RoadMate currently contains about 2 million Points of Interest available in over 40 different categories, such as restaurants, gas stations, airports, banks, museums, etc.
Q: How many addresses can be entered into the address book?
A: You can enter up to 100 addresses per user (up to 3 users total).
Q: Can the Magellan RoadMate be used as a Handheld GPS?
A: Magellan does not currently offer any accessories that would allow you to do this; see our Handheld GPS section instead. Magellan's Meridian Color Traveler Value Pack provides everything you need to navigate in the car or the outdoors.
Q: What is the size of the screen display?
A: The display measures 3.8 in/9.65 cm diagonally.
Q: What are the dimensions of the Magellan RoadMate?
A: The Magellan RoadMate measures 3.3 in.(h) x 6.5 in.(w) x 1.5 in(d), not including the cradle or mount.
Q: How much does the Magellan RoadMate weigh?
A: Without the cradle and mount the Magellan RoadMate 700 weighs 13 oz.
Q: What are the power requirements for the Magellan RoadMate?
A: The unit requires 9vdc to 16vdc at 1Amp to properly turn on and operate.
Q: Does the Magellan RoadMate support the off-road Navigation feature?
A: The Magellan RoadMate can be used to provide off-road positioning information. You would simply press the "LOCATE" button on the front of your unit.
Q: How does the Magellan Roadmate 700 compare to the Garmin StreetPilot 2620?
A: Very similarly. The Roadmate is known for having a more user-friendly interface, faster search tools and a powerful internal speaker. The StreetPilot 2620 has a slightly deeper POI database and can handle more exotic navigation commands such as Vias and Detours and multiple-point routes.
Q: What are the main differences between the Magellan RoadMate 300 and 700?
A: The Magellan RoadMate 700 has a fully pre-loaded hard drive with detailed maps of North America, with the ability to unlock maps of Europe on the unit (for a fee). No PC set-up is required - just turn it on and go! The Magellan RoadMate 300 comes pre-loaded with the routable freeway map of North America, but requires the user to load detailed map regions into the unit's available memory (up to 80MB) or onto an optional blank SD card. The Roadmate 700 also has a slightly larger screen.
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