Overview: The Magellan RoadMate 1700 is a
portable navigation device that utilizes GPS signals from satellites
to calculate your precise location and compute details about your travel destination. Once the RoadMate
1700 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
1700 requires no
installation, you can transfer the unit from one vehicle to another. The unit is
made of high-impact plastic for added durability.
GPS Receiver: The RoadMate 1700's GPS receiver gives you positioning accuracy down to 3 to 5 meters (10-16 feet).
The RoadMate 1700 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. Maps of Mexico are available for purchase from Magellan,
Touchscreen Display: The unit
features a large, high resolution 7"-wide touchscreen display with easy to use menus,
maps and icons. The display's brightness can be adjusted for easy night and daytime viewing.
OneTouch Favorites Menu: The RoadMate 1700 has a convenient
personalized drop-down menu to let you easily bookmark favorite destinations and
searches so you can access them anywhere you travel. Some buttons are assigned
by default, but several can be assigned for your personal searches or
destinations. The OneTouch icon appears on the main map screen so it is readily
Text-to-Speech: As you navigate to your destination,
the RoadMate 1700 will announce the names of the street or exit ramps (or both
if desired) that are involved in each maneuver.
QuickSpell: To help you make sure you
enter in the correct destination, the RoadMate 1700 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.
Multiple Destination Routing: If you're planning a trip with multiple stops, the RoadMate
1700 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.
Points Of Interest (POI): The RoadMate 1700 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 the map.
Many of the points of interest, such as brand-name gas stations and restaurants,
are displayed with their respective logos.
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.
AAA TourBook: The RoadMate 1700 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 offered.
- AAA Branch Offices: Search for AAA branch offices with information on hours of operation and services offered.
- Campgrounds: Search for campgrounds rated by AAA.
Warranty Extension for AAA Members: AAA members can get an extra year of warranty added to the manufacturer's one year warranty by registering their GPS unit within 60 days of
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.
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 your destination.
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.
Highway Lane Assist: The RoadMate 1700 will display highway signs as you approach a highway interchange, giving you a visual indication of which lane you want to be in.
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.
GPS Status Screen: The GPS Status screen
uses green bars to indicate that the Magellan RoadMate 1700 is using certain GPS
satellites to compute the position. Orange bars indicate that the Magellan
RoadMate 1700 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
Setting GPS Position: Setting a GPS position is useful if you are not getting
satellite information quickly because the Magellan RoadMate 1700 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 quicker.
Customizable Route Method: You can set the
RoadMate 1700 to calculate your route by Fastest Time, Shortest Distance, Mostly
Freeways, or Least Use of Freeways. You can also Enable U-Turns and Avoid Toll Roads for any routing method.
When a maneuver approaches, the unit can be set to sound a beep, chime, bell, or
make no sound.
Auto Night Map Display: In Auto Night Map
Display mode the unit's map screen is displayed in pastel colors for daytime use
and a black background for nighttime use.
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.
AV Input: The RoadMate 1700 is equipped with a 3.5mm
mini-jack AV input, allowing you to watch video from your favorite media player.
Rechargeable Battery: As you travel, the unit should
primarily be connected to your vehicle's power source, using the supplied
cigarette lighter adapter. The unit has a
built-in Li-Ion rechargeable battery that offers up to 30 minutes of continuous use
when DC power is not available.
You can recharge the unit's built-in battery with the supplied vehicle power
adapter, or an optional AC adapter.
Mounting: The RoadMate 1700 comes supplied
with an adjustable cradle that can be mounted to your windshield using a suction-cup mount. It can also be mounted to the dashboard
of your vehicle, using the suction cup and the supplied self-adhesive disc.