MiTac International did a major overhaul on its RoadMate 1700 to come up with the ultimate successor for its GPS navigation system: the Magellan RoadMate 9055. Famously named after the Portuguese explorer, this device takes it upon itself to live up to its name by providing you with premium GPS navigation services complete with a lot of added features.
The Magellan RoadMate 9055 is equipped with a 533 MHz processor which provides it with a noticably faster operation compared to its predecessor. The device boasts of a huge 7-inch touchscreen display which makes it perfect for those who have less-than-perfect eyesight.
The unit's mount includes a removable extension which can extend the RoadMate 9055 by a full twelve inches. This is an added advantage to vehicles that have windshields that are farther away from the driver's seat. The mount also proves useful if you want to bring the device below the dashboard and position it by the stereo system to prevent it from disrupting your line of sight out of the car.
It's easy to direct the RoadMate 9055 to where you want to go. Simply pop in the address that you're headed to into the system and you're good to go. The voice prompts of the unit ring out loud and clear while the panel displays the basic road and exit information about your location as well as the route that you need to follow to get there.
Here's a quick rundown of the other features of the RoadMate 9055:
- Hands-free calling using advanced Bluetooth technology
- Lifetime traffic alerts with no added charges or subscription fees
- Multi-destination routing and route optimization
- Highway lane assist guides
The unit comes with built-in AAA TourBook guides for the United States and Canada. These are a useful addition to have as it can help you find suitable places to stay in or restaurants to dine at with a simple touch of the screen.
The Magellan RoadMate 9055 also features the OneTouch Favorites Menu that allows you to save your favorite destinations and bookmark the places that you travel to most often t for convenience and easy recall. The memory is expandible and can easily be increased by installing a card into the microSD card slot.