Magellan RoadMate 360 Review – Released
Magellan has released the Magellan RoadMate 360. The Magellan RoadMate 360 features preloaded maps for all 50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The RoadMate 360 includes a 3.5 inch TFT color touch-screen and is based on the Hertz NeverLost system. The retail cost is $699.
“The Magellan RoadMate 360 delivers the full set of features — usually found only on more expensive devices — for today’s consumers who are seeking to enhance their driving experience,” said Raj Mitra, senior director of Thales’ Magellan consumer products business. “With the introduction of the Magellan RoadMate 360, we’re excited to offer customers the true Turn it on and go!(TM) ease of use that built-in full map coverage provides, and at a much more affordable price than previously available on the market.”
The Magellan RoadMate 360 GPS includes 3D maps of upcoming turns, text and visual prompts and a backlit keypad. The GPS is WAAS enabled and has 14 channels. The RoadMate 360 also features multiple destination routing and you can store up to 20 trips with each trip capable of 20 destinations.
POIs are obviously included in more than 30 categories (including gas stations, ATMs, hotels, etc) and you can also record your travel path.
For added convenience, drivers can choose a route based on the shortest amount of time or the least or most use of freeways, and can choose to avoid toll roads or exclude entire segments of a route to avoid traffic or road construction, for example. Like all Magellan RoadMate systems, it automatically recalculates the route if the driver misses a turn.
The Magellan RoadMate 360 GPS includes a windshield mount, 12V cigarette lighter adapter, and AC adapter.