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Magellan RoadMate 1470

Magellan RoadMate 1470
alaScore 80

958 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 958 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the route planning and value for money. The screen and usability are also appreciated.

performance, usability, screen, value for money, route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan RoadMate 1470 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Magellan RoadMate 1470

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 881 user reviews of Magellan RoadMate 1470 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

performance, usability, screen, value for money, design

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Magellan RoadMate 1470

 

The screen features a matte finish that does a good job of diffusing glare which, along with the bright backlighting, keeps the unit usable when viewed in direct sunlight.

The Magellan RoadMate's OneTouch menu puts the most commonly accessed destinations and searches at a user's fingertips at all times. The smartly designed destination confirmation screen gives users a good deal of flexibility as to how they get where...

Poorly designed cradle interferes with power cable when mounting. The onscreen keyboard cannot be changed from its alphabetical layout to a more familiar QWERTY layout.

The Magellan RoadMate matches the competition's performance and ease of use, while providing a larger screen at a lower price.

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Magellan RoadMate 1470

 

As GPS prices edge lower and lower, and manufacturers scramble to remain competitive, premium features are becoming more and more common on entry-level models. The latest example of this trend is Magellan's RoadMate 1470 ($299.99 list), which is loaded...

Larger-than-average 4.7-inch screen. Maps for U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Excellent interface and POI search capabilities. AAA TourBook guide. Text-to-speech conversion. Multisegment routing. Lane assist

No pedestrian mode or support for multiple vehicle profiles. Limited route avoidances. Limited language and voice support

With a revamped user interface and features borrowed from Magellan's high-end GPS devices, the RoadMate 1470 is both easy to use and an excellent value.

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Magellan RoadMate 1470

 

It's a slim, lightweight GPS that will serve all basic in car GPS navigation needs. For more advanced functions such as Bluetooth pairing, higher end models are available. It's in the right price range and Magellan have chosen to target this model...

Preloaded maps for US & Canada4.7inch Touch ScreenLane AssistEnhanced functions for AAA membersBasic GPS system

The Magellan RoadMate 1470 GPS navigator comes with a OneTouch favorites...

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Magellan RoadMate 1470 review – affordable PND with OneTouch access

 

Magellan – have you consider this name while buying a car GPS navigation device? No! Then we will recommend you to consider this company because it has launched one of the best portable navigation devices - Magellan RoadMate 1470. It costs $249.99 and...

Large 4.7 inches touch screen; OneTouch menu

No option to change onscreen keyboard to QWERTY keyboard; power cable interferes while mounting the device on cradle

If you need a budget friendly fast GPS navigation device with large screen and can manage the cradle mounting without any problem, then buy – Magellan RoadMate 1470.

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RoadMate 1470 GPS Navigation System

 

The Magellan Roadmate 1470 GPS system, one of the more intuitive digital navigators out there. Just don't yell at it, because it's not listening.

As GPS Systems go, most feature the same basic functions but stand apart based on things like ease-of-use, interface, etc. Magellan's Roadmate 1470 stands out with big fat buttons on its ample screen, among other things.

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Magellan RoadMate 1470 review

 

The Magellan RoadMate 1470 is one of several new models introduced by the company in the spring of 2009. This 4.7” touch-screen unit offers Magellan's new One Touch interface, AAA TourBook, Highway Lane Assist, exit POIs and multi-destination routing.

I am very impressed with the huge number of improvements in the RoadMate 1470 over previous Magellan models. Magellan fans should be very happy with this unit. I'm not quite ready to recommend it over Garmin and TomTom models, but clearly, Magellan has...

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Magellan RoadMate 1470 Review

 

Magellan's RoadMate 1470 is the first product released since the company was acquired by Mitac earlier this year, and if the 1470 is any indication, this is going to be a very good union indeed.

The Best Magellan GPS Yet

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Magellan Roadmate 1470

 

Magellan RoadMate 1470 has some wonderful features to its credit as well as some noticeable misses. We like the lane assist, multiple destination planner and automatic re-route. The lack of automatic traffic updates, Bluetooth compatibility and voice...

Lane assist will come in handy on virtually any journey

Lack of free traffic updates will be a drawback for some users

Though it is lacking some minor things, this unit has a strong core feature set, including lane assist and automatic re-route, making it a good value overall.

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Excellent maps, OK preformance

 

The GPS is affordable, and can help you get out of hunching over maps in no time. It is great but when I use it for long trips, and I take it with me on an airplane, I have to set the GPS position for faster acquisition of signal. It has a nice...

Maps include all 50 states including parts of Canada and Mexico, Puerto Rico; Performance is OK, can be better, often does what you want; OneTouch(TM) menu

Takes a long time to acquire signal when on the move, faster acquisition when at a stop; Sometimes reboots randomly to "boost preformance"; temporarily freezes when calculating a route

Product Specifications

The Magellan RoadMate 1470 device boasts the acclaimed OneTouch menu, a 4.7-inch color touch screen, and an ultra-thin design. Preloaded maps and points of interest for the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico make the RoadMate 1470 ideal for both business trips and vacations. Easy-to-use, premium features give you confidence on the road and deliver a powerful navigation experience.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.7"
Diagonal Size (metric):11.9 cm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:3.3in
Weight:10oz
Width:5.2in

GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / Puerto Rico / USA

GPS System

Connectivity:USB
Recommended Use:Automotive
SBAS:EGNOS / WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

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Manufacturer:Magellan Navigation
Model:1470
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Magellan RoadMate