Magellan RoadMate 9250T-LMB
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just the right size. Early days, but so far, so good
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Item # 3609250TMB | MFR # RM9250T-LMB
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Want a well-rounded navigator with more extras than you thought possible? Magellan's RoadMate 9250T-LMB portable GPS navigator brings together some of Magellan's previous exclusives — a 7" display, recommended AAA content — with newer breakthroughs, such as traffic camera alerts and Landmark Guidance that'll announce relevant landmark names for upcoming maneuvers.
If you enjoy squint-free guidance, the 7" color touch display of the RoadMate 9250T-LMB could be great news for your eyes. You'll be able to check out the navigator's maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus 7 million points of interest, with ease. You'll also be treated to voice prompts that say street names at turns, and detailed views of complicated intersections with lane guidance to keep you on the right path.
You can choose landscape mode for a better view of the surrounding area, or switch to portrait mode for a more extended view of the road ahead. The Landmark Guidance option gives you spoken directions for upcoming maneuvers according to buildings along with street names. For instance, you'll hear "turn right at the next Shell station," in addition to "turn right on Mulberry Avenue." You can look out for easy-to-recognize logos and colors rather than hard-to-spot street signs, and cruise with confidence.
A lot of things can derail your trip before you get to your destination, but two of the worst are congestion and incorrect maps which lead to bad directions. Magellan's fixed those with free lifetime updates for the 9250T-LMB. You'll get rapid reports on traffic along your route in most metropolitan areas so you can find a better away around the jams, and you'll also get up to four free map updates a year to make sure your navigator's up to date.
Magellan also includes the PhantomALERT camera alert service with your purchase of the 9250T-LMB. You'll receive audible and visual warnings of approaching speed and red-light cameras along your route. For an additional fee, you can receive alerts for known enforcement areas (speed traps), as well as road locations with high accident rates.
The included AAA TourBook® features give you instant access to service details and recommended destinations from the leading travel resource. If you're a member, you can quickly access a phone listing for AAA Roadside Assistance™ in case of emergency — you'll also get your exact GPS location so help can find you quickly.
You can make and receive hands-free calls with your compatible phone through the 9250T-LMB. The navigator's Bluetooth SafeTexting feature consists of a list of pre-written text messages you can send to incoming texters at the push of a button from the navigator to let them know that you're driving and you'll get back to them when it's safe to do so.
You'll see the posted speed limit shown on the screen as you drive, and you can even set reminders to alert you when you're exceeding it. And you'll find that route optimization takes the stress out of running errands by showing you the most efficient way to hit multiple spots on the same excursion.
Magellan's OneTouch™ menu lets you save your favorite destinations and searches so you can pull them up without scrolling through multiple screens. You can connect a rear-view camera to the 9250T-LMB through its built-in A/V input and use the navigator as a screen. Magellan does not include a connection cable for the A/V input.
just the right size. Early days, but so far, so good
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just the right size. Early days, but so far, so good
This is a nice and very easy product to use. The only thing I don't like about it is the screen is too big and creates a big blind spot.
Pros: Easy to set-up and use.
Cons: screen size creates big blind spot
Nice big display, free lifetime maps made it worth the price.
Keyboard has long delay when entering letters: very annoying. Route recalculation is slow compared to our Garmin. Mechanical mount is large and clumsey, but sturdy; it's too large to hide in my center console. Menu features are user-friendly, the display is compatible with polarized sunglasses. The large display is great and voice instructions were clear.
Pros: Large and clear display which is compatible with polarized glasses. Voice instructions were clear and enunciated. Menus are user-friendly and intuitive. I liked the menu system better than our new Garmin's menues. Display features and information boxes are customizable (a big plus).
Cons: Slow recalculations and very long delay when keying in addresses from the touch keyboard. Its mechanical mount was clumsey and large. My Garmin mounts didn't fit the Magellan's ball socket, but this isn't Magellan's fault.
If your a sales person...this isn't the GPS for you.
Pros: It has option for back up camera and blue tooth for making phone calls
Cons: The back up camera wasn't clear and blue tooth was not clear. No one could here me.
The GPS seems to be ok, I am still getting used to the GPS. I have used tomtom in the past and the Magellan is a completely different. I got the 9250 with the magellan back up camera for my truck. The GPS unit and camera do not seem to work the best together. I think the bluetooth in the GPS unit and the wireless back up camera have conflicts. When I am backing up the GPS display, that should be showing the camera feed, switchs between the camera feed and the GPS feed. After reading more online reviews of the camera and GPS I found out that this is not that uncommon. I found that turning off the bluetooh hepls the issue a bit. I hope that there will be an update from Magellen to fix this issue. The only other issue I have with the GPS is that the arm for mounting the unit is very long about 3 inches and can extend out to about 6 inchs. For mounting the unit to a dash mount the arm is just way to big.
Cons: Does not seem to work well with the Megellan wireless back up camera.
great service from Crutchfield, only drawback is for such a large screen, why doesn't the Blue Tooth display Caller ID pictures? I would like to see the next model communicate more with state DOT, I cross Snoqualmie Pass daily and it would be nice to see acurate information on rolling slow downs, blasting, and incorporate weather for the pass as well. R&D should incorporate a 911 emergency signal for travelers that are outside cell phone service afterall it is satelite based....Large Screen is great but kinda hard to incorporate into a Jeep Wrangler.
Cons: No Caller ID PICTURES
Item was a replacement for a defective unit. Once it was charged it operated as I expected. It is very easy to set up and use.
Pros: THe large screen is a positive as well as the free traffic alerts and maps for life. The Phantom Alerts is a good addition also.
Cons: The Phantom Alerts should be included free for life as well.
This, the 9250T, is my third Magellan GPS unit. I own a 1700 and 5045 which have served me well for several years I find the 9250T to be a step backwards towards the 1700. The accuracy of this unit is not as good as my older 5045. When going through a intersection/interchange the 5045 was spot on. Not so with the 9250T. It might be spot on with one intersection while 100 feet off on the next. Maps on my 9250T are more inaccurate than the older 5045. I compared them side by side while driving. I do like the speed camera ahead feature along with some other minor upgrades in the 9250T. The 9250T isn't a bad GPS, it's just that I got spoiled by the 5045. I was expecting the 9250T to be a newer upgrade to my 5045. My several weeks of testing has proven other wise.
Had Magellan 1700 and upgrade to this one. I am very happy with the traffic report and the fact that I can upgrade maps.
Pros: Easy to use, easy to read because of the size
Cons: If not in the stand cord falls out.
I bought the gps mostly for the back up camera. Seems to work as designed. Its a little slow on the update of the turn by turn. I could make the turn before it would show on the screen.
Pros: Big screen, good display
Cons: Not impressed with the back up camera picture quality
Very satisfied with this GPS. Best features- 7" screen, crisp data entry, turn prompts and lane guidance. Tried Garmin Nuvi and TomTom and. They were nowhere near as convenient to use.
Cons: Would like to see time and distance to next several exits on interstates displayed including rest areas.
|Maps||Free lifetime updates|
|Map Coverage||USA (50), CA, PR|
|Points of Interest||7,000,000|
|Multiple Destination Routing||Yes|
|Digital Audio Playback||No|
|Text To Speech||Yes|
|Dynamic Content Services||AAA TourBook|
|Removable Memory Type||microSD card|
|Battery Life||30 minutes|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
GPS Receiver: The Magellan RoadMate 9250T-LMB 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 receiver.
Map Data: The RoadMate 9250T-LMB comes with detailed maps and destinations of the United States (including Alaska & Hawaii), Canada, and Puerto Rico, preloaded onto the built-in flash memory. Map upgrades are available for purchase from the Magellan website (www.magellangps.com) using the Magellan Content Manager and can be downloaded to the internal memory.
Free Lifetime Map Updates: The Magellan RoadMate 9250T-LMB 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. 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 insert a microSD card in order to expand memory. Lifetime Maps may not be transferred to another person or another Magellan product.
7.0" Touchscreen Display: The unit features a large anti-glare, 7.0" WQVGA touchscreen display which can be viewed horizontally or vertically. The display's brightness can be adjusted for easy nighttime and daytime viewing. With the Auto Night Mode, the screen will automatically change from bright colors in daytime to 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.
Note: You can set the navigation unit's map to automatically zoom in to the lowest level when coming up to a turn.
Highway Lane Assist w/ Junction View: The RoadMate 9250T-LMB will display realistic images of highway signs and arrows that guide you to the correct lane as you approach a highway interchange, giving you a visual indication of which lane you should be in. This makes driving on the highway a lot easier, safer, and less stressful.
Maneuver List (Itinerary): Each line of the Maneuver List screen provides details about the maneuvers in the order that they are to be made. 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 of the streets listed.
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. There is also a compass point in your direction of travel, calculated elevation and speed.
Text-to-Speech w/ Landmark Guidance: The RoadMate 9250T-LMB is equipped with Text-to-Speech. As you navigate to your destination, the RoadMate 9250T-LMB will announce the names of the street and/or exit ramps that are involved in each maneuver. With the all new Landmark Guidance, you receive directions using landmarks as your guide, making it a more intuitive way to navigate. You'll hear instructions like "In 200 feet, turn left at the Shell Gas Station". You can activate the Smart Volume feature which changes the volume automatically as your speed changes, compensating for road noise. You can select English, French, or Spanish.
Note: The Magellan RoadMate can also sound an audible beep, bell, or chime to notify you of an upcoming turn. You can turn this warning tone off, if desired.
OneTouch Favorites Menu: The RoadMate 9250T-LMB features Magellan's exclusive OneTouch favorites menu. The OneTouch menu provides quick access to your home address, emergency services, gas stations and addresses or searches you have stored to the OneTouch menu. The OneTouch Favorites menus also provides instant access to your personalized bookmarks of favorite places & POIs.
7,000,000 Points Of Interest (POI): The RoadMate 9250T-LMB offers 7-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. Branded POIs display your favorite coffee shops, restaurants, and more by their respective logos. Highway Exit POIs provide a listing of restaurants, gas stations, auto repair shops or hotels near approaching freeway exits.
Address Search: You can use various search tools to find your destination and plan your route. You can search by Address, Address Book, City, Intersection, Previous Destination, or Coordinates.
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 9250T-LMB 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.
Best Parking: Best Parking is another great feature; it makes parking in the city a much easier affair. Best Parking provides parking garage locations with both their hours of operation and the entrance location. Choose the garage that is open and close to your destination. Once you have selected a garage you are guided directly to the entrance.
Customizable Route Method: There are a wide variety of methods you can use to create a route. You can set the RoadMate 9250T-LMB 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 method. You can compare the travel times of each option on one screen.
Multiple Destination Routing: If you're planning a trip with multiple stops, the RoadMate 9250T-LMB 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 9250T-LMB 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 (for US & Canada). The RoadMate 9250T-LMB includes travel information from AAA to make your trip safe, easy, and hassle-free. AAA membership required (visit www.AAA.com/GPS to register). 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.
Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts: The Magellan RoadMate 9250T-LMB offers Free Lifetime Traffic alerts. This allows the RoadMate 9250T-LMB to provide real-time traffic information with no subscription fees. The Magellan RoadMate's vehicle power adapter features a built-in traffic receiver. The Magellan RoadMate 9250T-LMB can receive traffic information so as to avoid delays in your travel. The unit's built-in traffic receiver will provide you with detours to help you avoid traffic jams and construction zones. When routing, if a traffic incident(s), slow traffic, or stopped traffic will delay your arrival, the traffic icon on the unit's Map screen will display the computed delay due to traffic in the red box below the traffic icon. When the traffic icon indicates a delay, you can select to avoid any or all of the traffic incidents along your route. The navigation unit will then calculate an alternative route.
Note: Traffic warnings will not work if the unit is not connected to the included power adapter or you are using a different power adapter.
Traffic Camera Alerts: Traffic Camera Alerts, by PhantomALERT, are included at no extra charge for one year. Receive audible and visual warnings of red light and speed cameras along your route. This is verified crowd source data that you refresh on your unit by the free Content Manager from Magellan. You can even become one of the many reporters on the street by submitting your own discoveries or rating the reliability of the alerts you are shown. Premium content is available for an extra cost which includes blackspots (high accident areas), school zones, and dangerous intersections.
Back-Up Camera Compatible: The RoadMate 9250T-LMB is compatible with the Magellan wireless back-up camera (sold separately). There is a 3.5mm minijack input for connecting the Magellan wireless back-up camera. As you put your car into reverse, the Magellan navigator will automatically switch into rear view mode allowing you to see what is behind your car; including children, pet and toys.
Built-in Bluetooth: The Magellan RoadMate 9250T-LMB features built-in Bluetooth Technology for hands-free calling from a compatible Bluetooth-enabled cellular phone. You can make and receive calls hands free using the unit's touchscreen, microphone, and speaker. Outgoing calls can be placed by entering the number directly, calling a number in your phone book, or using Speed Dial. When your phone gets an incoming call, the Magellan RoadMate displays an Answer Phone screen. Tap the green button to answer the call or the red button to end the call.
Note: Please note that not all of the features of the Magellan RoadMate Bluetooth will work with all phones as features of cellular phones vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Click HERE to view a list of compatible Bluetooth-enabled cell phones.
SafeTexting: Magellan's Bluetooth SafeTexting has taken advantage of a capability found in many Bluetooth enabled smartphones which allows texting control over a Bluetooth connection. This allows a Magellan feature known as SafeTexting which gives the driver the ability to respond to an incoming call or text with a pre-written text message informing the caller that the driver will call back when it is safe. The return texts, which are sent in a couple of button presses, may include location and ETA information automatically inserted by the GPS device.
Mounting: The RoadMate 9250T-LMB comes supplied with a mounting cradle and adjustable arm that can be mounted to either the windshield or dash of your vehicle using a suction-cup mount. 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 mounting solutions.
Rechargeable Battery: The Magellan RoadMate receiver has an internal battery that permits use of the receiver for brief periods of time while not connected to external power. The unit has a built-in Li-Ion rechargeable battery that offers up to 30 minutes of continuous use. You can recharge the unit's built-in battery with the supplied vehicle power adapter in your car. 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 9250T-LMB features an on-screen Battery Strength Indicator so you know exactly how much battery life you have left.
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 9250T-LMB's features a mini-USB (type-B) port and comes with a 31" USB cable for connecting the navigation unit to your PC for software and map updates from the Magellan website.
Magellan Content Manager: The Magellan Content Manager is a free downloadable computer application that syncs 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 unit. The Magellan Content Manager Software is available for select Windows PCs and Mac computers.
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This question came from reading other reviews; I'm glade to know this. Thank you again:-) [ Shelia Dec 30, 2013 ]
The map updates can be accessed using Windows 8. Free Lifetime Map Updates: The Magellan RoadMate 9250T-LMB 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. 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 insert a microSD card in order to expand memory. Lifetime Maps may not be transferred to another person or another Magellan product. [ Jeff Dec 30, 2013 ] Staff
Yes [ JOHN R Dec 21, 2013 ]
yes, it shows elevation [ JOEL B Dec 21, 2013 ]