Overview: The Magellan RoadMate 1424-LM is a vehicle-navigation
aid designed to assist you in arriving to your selected destinations. The
Magellan RoadMate 1424-LM utilizes GPS signals from satellites to calculate your
precise location and compute details about your travel destination. Once the
RoadMate 1424-LM locates your position and movement, it can then overlay this
information onto detailed integrated NAVTEQ maps to provide you with visual
representation of your location and destination route. Because the RoadMate 1424-LM
requires no installation, you can transfer the unit from one vehicle to another.
The unit is made of high-impact plastic for added durability.
Traffic Information (optional)
GPS Receiver: The RoadMate 1424-LM is equipped with a WAAS/EGNOS-equipped
GPS receiver. It receives tracking signals from numerous satellites, updating
your position once per second. This receiver provides positioning accuracy down
to 3 to 5 meters (10-16 feet).
Note: Please note that the Magellan RoadMate receiver is
a receiver only and does not transmit GPS location signals. Neither the
receiver nor the vehicle can be tracked using the Magellan RoadMate
GPS Antenna: The portable navigation unit features an integrated
multidirectional GPS patch antenna adding to its sleek design.
Note: The first time you use the Magellan RoadMate it
may take up to 4 minutes to compute your location under normal conditions.
With adverse conditions (not having a clear view of the sky) the time to
compute your location the first time can increase.
GPS Positioning: Setting a GPS position is useful if you are
not getting satellite information quickly because the Magellan RoadMate 1424-LM has
traveled over 500 miles while turned off. Setting the GPS position will allow
the unit to compute which satellites are available and calculate the position
GPS Status Screen: The GPS Status screen uses green bars to
indicate that the Magellan RoadMate 1424-LM is using certain GPS satellites to
compute the position. Orange bars indicate that the Magellan RoadMate 1424-LM is
trying to lock onto a satellite signal and no bar shown indicates a satellite
that is not being tracked. The longer the bars, the better the signal.
Map Data: The RoadMate 1424-LM comes with detailed maps and
destinations of the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, and
Puerto Rico, preloaded onto the built-in flash memory.
Note: Map upgrades are available for purchase from the
Magellan website (www.magellangps.com) using the Magellan Content Manager.
Free Lifetime Map Updates: The Magellan RoadMate 1424-LM
includes free lifetime map updates. Lifetime Maps entitles you to receive up to
four map updates per year, for the life of the GPS navigation unit or until
Magellan no longer receives relevant map data (whichever is shorter). An Internet connection and
Magellan's Content Manager software is required.
Note: The updates will be the same geographic map data
originally included with your Magellan product. In some instances, the
Magellan unit might not have sufficient memory remaining for you to load an
update, in which case you will need to select reduced map data
coverage. Lifetime Maps may not be transferred to
another person or another Magellan product.
Touchscreen Display: The unit features an anti-glare,
touchscreen 4.3" display with easy to use menus, maps and icons. The display's
brightness can be adjusted for easy night and day time viewing.
Auto Night Map Display: In Auto Night Map Display mode the
unit's map screen is displayed in vivid colors for daytime use and a dark-tint
colors for nighttime use.
Map Screen: When a route has been calculated, it will be
displayed on the Map screen in green with small arrows indicating the direction
of travel. The top of the screen displays the name of the street that comes next
in your Turn List together with its distance. If you are not in the city in
which the next street is, the name of the city is displayed instead. As the
route progresses, voice alerts will be used to prompt you of upcoming maneuvers.
- Map View Options: The portable GPS unit allows you to
the following map views.
- 2D Map: Two dimensional view of map which displays
the top of the screen in either the direction of your heading or
direction pointing North.
- 3D Map: Three dimensional view of map which
displays the top of the screen in the direction of your heading.
- Map Screen Modes: There are two unique modes that the
Map Screen can be displayed in - Normal and Routing.
- Normal: In Normal mode, your position is shown on
the map along with the time and your speed. As you travel, your position
will be updated, giving you a clear view of your position and
- Routing: In Routing mode, additional information is
displayed, providing you with more detailed information about the route
you have selected. In the routing screen, you can view the name of the
current street, plus the street name for the next maneuver, POI icons,
and distance to next maneuver. You can toggle between the distance
remaining to reach your destination, approximate time remaining until
the destination is reached, and the approximate time of day to arrive at
Multilanguage Turn-By-Turn Voice and Visual Guidance: The RoadMate 1424-LM
offers Turn-by-Turn visual guidance through it's wide touchscreen display and
voice guidance via its built-in speaker. You can select English, French, or
Text-to-Speech: The RoadMate 1424-LM is equipped with
Text-to-Speech. As you navigate to your destination, the RoadMate 1424-LM will
announce the names of the street or exit ramps (or both if desired) that are
involved in each maneuver.
Auto Zoom: The Magellan RoadMate's touchscreen will automatically zoom
in during calculated turns so you can see your turn more clearly.
Turn Warning: The Magellan RoadMate will sound an audible beep, bell,
or chime to notify you of an upcoming turn. You can also turn this warning tone
Highway Lane Assist: The RoadMate 1424-LM will display
highway signs as you approach a highway interchange, giving you a visual
indication of which lane you want to be in (contiguous 48 US coverage only).
Maneuver List Screen: Each line of the Maneuver List screen
provides details about the maneuvers in the order that they are to be made, with
the next maneuver at the top. The bottom bar of the Maneuver List screen
indicates the distance and time to the next maneuver as well as the total
distance computed for the route. The Maneuver List can be modified if you want
to exclude one of the maneuvers to avoid traveling on one the streets listed.
OneTouch Favorites Menu: The RoadMate 1424-LM features Magellan's
exclusive OneTouch favorites menu. The OneTouch menu provides easy access to
those destinations and searches you use most. The OneTouch Favorites menus
provides instant access to your personalized bookmarks of favorite places. You
can bookmark your personal favorite destinations, and access them whenever you
want from the OneTouch menu.
Keyboard Options: When entering your destination or other
data, you can use the on-screen keyboard to spell out the name of the location.
You can choose to use the standard QWERTY keyboard layout, or switch it to an
ABCDEF keyboard layout.
QuickSpell w/ SmartCity Search: QuickSpell with SmartCity Search
narrows your address and city searches, making destination entry easy. To help
you make sure you enter in the correct destination, the RoadMate 1424-LM will
automatically correct spelling errors and complete your destination address.
QuickSpell with SmartCity search also uses information in the unit's database to
limit the keys that need to be pressed, presenting only those which can access
information in the database.
Current Location Screen: The Current Location screen
displays approximate address information, the distance from the next and
previous cross streets, as well as your latitude and longitude. To the right is
a compass point in your direction of travel, calculated elevation and speed.
Address Selections: The Magellan RoadMate 1424-LM offers the
following address selections.
- Home Address: You can save your Home Address into the Magellan
RoadMate's memory so you can quickly return to your home no matter
where you are.
- Address Book: The Address Book contains addresses that you have
entered and stored in the navigation unit.
- Address: You can enter an exact or partial address as a
- Intersection: You can select two streets that intersect and a
route can be created to that point.
- City Center: You can create a route to the geographical center of
a city that you select.
- Previous: You can select a previous destination that you have
already created a route to, even if you didn't complete the route.
Points Of Interest (POI): The Magellan RoadMate receiver has
preloaded POIs that can be used as a destination for a route.
- 6-Million POIs: The RoadMate 1424-LM offers
6-million points of interests to help you easily find gas stations,
restaurants, ATMs, and more. You can search for POIs by entering the name or
by selecting from a list of available categories and sub-categories. If
desired, you can choose whether or not you want POI icons to be displayed on
- Branded POIs: Branded POIs display your favorite coffee shops, restaurants, and more by their respective logos.
- Highway Exit POIs: This feature provides a listing of
restaurants, gas stations, auto repair shops or hotels near approaching freeway
exits. You can select one of the POIs listed and create a route to it.
Customizable Route Method: There are a wide variety of
methods you can use to create a route. You can set the RoadMate 1424-LM to
calculate your route by Fastest Time, Shortest Distance, Less Freeways or More
Freeways. You can also Enable U-Turns and Avoid Toll Roads for any routing
Multiple Destination Routing: If you're planning a trip with
multiple stops, the RoadMate 1424-LM will allow you to place the destinations in
the order you wish, or allow the unit to order the stops for the most efficient
route, saving you time and money. You can change the order of stops at any time.
SmartDetour: When you slow down under 20% of the speed limit on a
freeway, after a few seconds the Magellan software assumes you are in a traffic
jam and displays the SmartDetour feature on the Map screen. Detours are
calculated using the same routing method that was used to create the route. A
list of alternate routes will be displayed.
Auto Re-Route: If you travel off the computed route, the
Magellan RoadMate 1424-LM will automatically re-calculate the routing information
to get you to your original destination using the routing method you selected
when creating the route.
AAA TourBook: The AAA TourBook provides ratings and descriptions on
AAA approved places to stay, play, dine, and save. The RoadMate 1424-LM includes
travel information from AAA to make your trip safe, easy, and hassle-free. If
you are a AAA member, you can take advantage of discount listings wherever the
AAA card is accepted. There is an option to calculate a route to any of the
locations provided in the TourBook. AAA TourBook categories include:
- AAA TourBook Information: View information about
accommodations, restaurants, destinations, attractions and events in
locations near your current position or near any location you enter.
(Restaurants and lodging destinations include AAA "Diamond" ratings info.)
- Show Your Card & Save: Search for businesses that offer
discounts for AAA members.
- Approved Auto Repairs: Search for AAA-approved
automotive repair facilities, including hours of operation and services
- AAA Branch Offices: Search for AAA branch offices with
information on hours of operation and services offered.
- Campgrounds: Search for campgrounds rated by AAA.
Note: AAA membership required. Visit AAA.com/GPS to register.
AAA Member Roadside Assistance: AAA Member Roadside Assistance gets you help fast with a toll-free member service number to assist you in finding an AAA approved tow truck or repair
shop. The menu also shows your exact GPS location so you can provide precise
information to your location.
Note: AAA membership required. Visit AAA.com/GPS to register.
Emergency Button: The unit's Emergency Button provides immediate
directions and phone information for the nearest police station, hospital, or
Traffic Information (optional)
Optional Traffic Link: The RoadMate 1424-LM is Traffic Link
compatible (optional), offering live on-screen traffic incident reports. The
Magellan Traffic Link (sold separately) consists of a replacement Power Adapter
Cable that has an internal traffic receiver.
Note: The Magellan Traffic Link can be purchase from the Magellan
Website Store at www.magellangps.com.
Traffic Coverage: Using Traffic Link (not included), you will be able
to get traffic information in major US cities as well as in Toronto, Canada.
Additional cities may be added at any time.
Mounting: The RoadMate 1424-LM comes supplied with an
adjustable arm that can be mounted to either the windshield, using a suction-cup
mount, or dash of your vehicle, using the self-adhesive plastic disc.
Note: The Magellan RoadMate needs a clear view of the sky to
receive signals from the GPS satellites, so choose a location with an
unobstructed view of the sky, commonly on or near the windshield.
Safety Warning: Please check the applicable regulations in
your state regarding windshield mounting. Certain states prohibit the mounting
of any items on your windshield. Go to www.magellangps.com for alternative
Rechargeable Battery: The unit has a built-in Li-Ion
rechargeable battery that offers up to 2 hours of continuous use. You can
recharge the unit's built-in battery with the supplied vehicle power adapter.
The internal battery will begin charging as soon as power is supplied to the
Magellan RoadMate. It can take up to 4 hours to fully charge the battery,
depending on the battery level. The battery does not need to be fully charged to
use the Magellan RoadMate.
Note: The internal battery cannot be charged through a USB cable
connected to a personal computer.
Battery Strength Indicator: The RoadMate 1424-LM features an on-screen
Battery Strength Indicator so you know exactly how much battery life you have
Auto Power: If the touchscreen has not been accessed or the current
position has not changed for a defined period of time, the Magellan RoadMate can
be set to power off to save battery life.
Optional AC Adapter: An optional AC power adapter (sold separately) is
available from the Magellan website. The optional AC power adapter provides
constant power to the navigation unit.
mini-USB Port: The Magellan RoadMate 1424-LM features a mini-USB (type-B)
port for connecting the navigation unit to your PC for software and map updates
from the Magellan website.
USB cable not included.
Magellan Content Manager: The Magellan Content Manager is a free
downloadable PC application that synchs with your Magellan GPS navigator to
deliver new updates, map unlocks, and easy access to your magellangps.com
account. Download the free software to enjoy the latest software updates and map
updates for your Magellan auto navigation device. It's the fastest and easiest
way to get software updates & map updates for the Magellan RoadMate navigation
System Requirements: To use the Magellan Content Manager, your
computer will need to meet the following system requirements.
- Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
- Processor: IBM Compatible PC, 1.5 GHZ Pentium or higher
- Video Card: Video Card DirectX 9.0 compatible with 128 MB of VRAM
- Disc Space: 50 MB free space for installation, more free space
required for maps
- Connection Type: USB port