Magellan roadmate 760 updating maps

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It works, but any of the forthcoming mounting options would seem to be better choices.The Road Mates are configured more like an "installed" unit -and not for the "GPS Enthusiast", since it has no way to record and download or upload waypoints recorded by other Magellan units.The user controls are to the right of the screen - Enter, Cancel, Locate, View, Option surround an 8-way thumb pad, with /- zoom buttons.There is also a (currently unused) IR port between the " " and "-" keys and a light sensor between the "Locate" and "-" keys that is used when you set the automatic brightness option.Magellan says that the Road Mates are a descendant of the Hertz Never Lost® system where over 4 million drivers have enjoyed the ease and confidence of navigating their driving with Magellan GPS.It's very user-friendly, despite the lack of detailed information in the provided documentation.The Road Mate has about the easiest user interface to use we have seen in a car navigator.There are seven push buttons for major functions (VIEW, OPTION, ENTER, CANCEL LOCATE, , -) plus a speaker volume control, repeat voice command key and an OFF/ON switch.

The Magellan Road Mate 500 (about 0), get latest prices (HERE), comes with a startup kit: Road Mate 500 unit, universal mount, dashboard/air vent mounting bracket, cigarette lighter power for car use, A/C adapter for home use, standard mini USB to USB cable, 128 MB pre-authorized CF card, printed doc ("Read Me First" fold out, PC application Quick Start Guide, Basic Operation Instructions Manual, extended warranty info, registration info, promotional material), documentation CD (65-page reference guide and 9 page Welcome doc which provides a good overview of the unit, but is more marketing document than anything) and 4 CD software and mapping data package.

The supplied mapping data from Nav Tech seems fairly complete.

The Nav Tech data appears to be from late 2002 or early 2003 which is about as recent as any comparable unit.

The Magellan Road Mate 700 (about

The Magellan Road Mate 500 (about $900), get latest prices (HERE), comes with a startup kit: Road Mate 500 unit, universal mount, dashboard/air vent mounting bracket, cigarette lighter power for car use, A/C adapter for home use, standard mini USB to USB cable, 128 MB pre-authorized CF card, printed doc ("Read Me First" fold out, PC application Quick Start Guide, Basic Operation Instructions Manual, extended warranty info, registration info, promotional material), documentation CD (65-page reference guide and 9 page Welcome doc which provides a good overview of the unit, but is more marketing document than anything) and 4 CD software and mapping data package.

The supplied mapping data from Nav Tech seems fairly complete.

The Nav Tech data appears to be from late 2002 or early 2003 which is about as recent as any comparable unit.

The Magellan Road Mate 700 (about $1,200), get latest prices (HERE), is Magellan's latest entry into the Automatic Car Navigator arena.

The Road Mate is a quality product, in fact, we rate it as a breakthrough new product in that it is the FIRST Car Navigator that we have tested that is ready to operate "out of the box" as it comes.

The Road Mate 700 has all the data for North America pre-loaded on an internal hard drive; the 500 requires the user to load the desired data to a Compact Flash (CF) card. (There is also a difference in package contents -the 700 does not include the A/C adapter, USB data cable, and CF card found in the 500 package).

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The Magellan Road Mate 500 (about $900), get latest prices (HERE), comes with a startup kit: Road Mate 500 unit, universal mount, dashboard/air vent mounting bracket, cigarette lighter power for car use, A/C adapter for home use, standard mini USB to USB cable, 128 MB pre-authorized CF card, printed doc ("Read Me First" fold out, PC application Quick Start Guide, Basic Operation Instructions Manual, extended warranty info, registration info, promotional material), documentation CD (65-page reference guide and 9 page Welcome doc which provides a good overview of the unit, but is more marketing document than anything) and 4 CD software and mapping data package.The supplied mapping data from Nav Tech seems fairly complete.The Nav Tech data appears to be from late 2002 or early 2003 which is about as recent as any comparable unit.The Magellan Road Mate 700 (about $1,200), get latest prices (HERE), is Magellan's latest entry into the Automatic Car Navigator arena.The Road Mate is a quality product, in fact, we rate it as a breakthrough new product in that it is the FIRST Car Navigator that we have tested that is ready to operate "out of the box" as it comes.The Road Mate 700 has all the data for North America pre-loaded on an internal hard drive; the 500 requires the user to load the desired data to a Compact Flash (CF) card. (There is also a difference in package contents -the 700 does not include the A/C adapter, USB data cable, and CF card found in the 500 package).

,200), get latest prices (HERE), is Magellan's latest entry into the Automatic Car Navigator arena.

The Road Mate is a quality product, in fact, we rate it as a breakthrough new product in that it is the FIRST Car Navigator that we have tested that is ready to operate "out of the box" as it comes.

The Road Mate 700 has all the data for North America pre-loaded on an internal hard drive; the 500 requires the user to load the desired data to a Compact Flash (CF) card. (There is also a difference in package contents -the 700 does not include the A/C adapter, USB data cable, and CF card found in the 500 package).

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