Magellan RoadMate 1470 4.7-Inch Widescreen Portable

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(added 25 May 2009)
Magellan RoadMate 1470 4.7-Inch Widescreen Portable

It is being said that, the producers are trying their best to jumble new products with a view to remain competitive, and provide premium featured gadgets, which are increasingly proving common on entry-level devices. The latest precedent of this tendency is Magellan’s RoadMate GPS 1470 that is fairly loaded with capabilities previously added only in the company’s top leveled talents, as well as a big 4.7” screen and a fast, easy-to-use interface.

It is not possible to find every feature in 1470 series, live traffic cost extra, for example—yet its range of capabilities may declare it a finer choice for permanent vacationers, business travelers, and picnickers.

The 1470 measures 3.3 x 5.2 x 7 inches (HWD) and weighs 6 ounces. The larger-than average 4.7” display features 480 by 272 pixel resolution, so the text and graphics look larger than they do on your typical 4.3-inch-screen device. There’s a tab on the mounting bracket that slides into a groove on the back of the GPS, which is more convenient than an old RoadMates. The ball-and-socket adjustment is also much better than the adjustment screws that were used.

The Magellan RoadMate 1470 presents a lot, against its cost that include a little bit bigger-than-typical display, an easy-to-use interface, superb POI handling, and AAA’s TourBook. Primarily this GPS 1470 lacks a live traffic, which you are eagerly looking for, perhaps it can be added on the upcoming series, or when, it can’t be predicted at the moment.

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(added 25 May 2009) / 2542 views

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