[Review] Magellan RoadMate 2010

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  1. gunzmaiet

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    Ratings
    Features 4.5/5
    OneTouch (very simple and fast access to favorites), iPod Control, 3D Landmarks , QuickSpell (grays out unneeded keys when typing), TTS (speaks street names), Highway Lane Assist (artist rendition of highway signs), Find My Car (saves car location after you reach your destination to make finding it easier), Contacts Integration (if you have their address in already)
    GUI 4.5/5
    Very easy to use (like most GPS devices, but even easier) thanks to OneTouch and QuickSpell, but it's not all that pretty
    Audio 4.5/5
    Not much to say here: it talks the street names, has iPod/Music control, and uses the Magellan Bell tones signaling a turn, tells you if it's recalculating (very useful due to the lame GPS chip in the iPhone)
    *Reuse Value 5/5 or 2.5/5
    It's a great GPS app and it's very helpful when you're on vacation; however, you have to choose between unreliable signal without a mount or paying $100+ for a mount
    Value For Money 4/5
    It has a couple more features (OneTouch, QuickSpell, iPod Touch Support) than some competitors but is more expensive than most competitors
    Some competitor's prices:
    $70 for TomTom
    $35 for CoPilot
    $70 for Navigon MobileNavigator
    $80 for Sygic
    $80 for iGO
    $33+$25 for NDrive
    $50 for G-Map


    *Note: The GPS chip that comes with the iPhone 3G/S is not very good and is almost always a bit slow in reacting and will more than likely mess up in a few spots. A GPS mount makes it WAY more reliable but also costs $100+; look at these videos to see for yourself: Video 1 Video 2
    Overall 4.5/5 or 4/5
    An overall well-rounded GPS App for the iPhone
    Subpar GPS on the iPhone 3G makes it very unreliable, $100+ mounts make it very expensive

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  2. mat1111fun

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  3. gunzmaiet

    gunzmaiet New Member

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    thanks
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    iPhone only?
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    Thanks for such an in depth review, especially the videos.
  6. gunzmaiet

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    iPod Support soon, prolly when the Car Kit Comes out
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    yah but thatl prolly cost more than the ipod

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    Pretty nice little review. Quick, but not to quick, and to the point.
  9. gunzmaiet

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    Update: tweaked the ratings to account for the weak GPS of the iPhone, it takes away from the app, but its not really Magellan's fault
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    I accept with information:
    $70 for TomTom
    $35 for CoPilot
    $70 for Navigon MobileNavigator
    $80 for Sygic
    $80 for iGO
    $33+$25 for NDrive
    $50 for G-Map

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