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Magellan RoadMate 9055-LM

Portable navigator with free lifetime map and traffic updates

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It's funny how technology has enabled our phones to get smaller and our televisions to get bigger. But what about our GPS navigators? For some folks, especially those with poor eyesight or drivers of large vehicles, smaller just won't cut it. The 7" display on Magellan's RoadMate 9055-LM navigator gives you a great view so you can drive with confidence. It includes free traffic updates that'll help you avoid jams in most metropolitan areas, and you can update your maps up to four times each year as long as you own your Magellan. It's easy and won't cost you a penny more.

It's funny how technology has enabled our phones to get smaller and our televisions to get bigger. But what about our GPS navigators? For some folks, especially those with poor eyesight or drivers of large vehicles, smaller just won't cut it. The 7" display on Magellan's RoadMate 9055-LM navigator gives you a great view so you can drive with confidence. It includes free traffic updates that'll help you avoid jams in most metropolitan areas, and you can update your maps up to four times each year as long as you own your Magellan. It's easy and won't cost you a penny more.

Accurate maps and reliable guidance
Visit friends and family all over the place — the RoadMate 9055-LM features maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus 6 million points of interest so you can find accommodations nearby. You can follow the action on the 7" display, or listen to the voice prompts that eliminate confusion by announcing actual street names at turns. Magellan makes it especially easy to find stops near highway exits, so you don't waste time on a long trip. Worried about messy interchanges? Lane guidance will ensure you're in the right spot to make the next turn.

Built-in Bluetooth® connectivity and more
It's dangerous fumbling for your phone while you're driving, but you can make and receive hands-free calls with your compatible phone through the RoadMate 9055-LM. And you'll find that route optimization takes the hassle 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 9055-LM 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.

Helpful road tips from AAA
The included AAA TourBook® features give you instant access to service details and recommended destinations from the leading travel resource. If you're an AAA 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.

What's in the Box:

  • RoadMate 9055-LM personal navigation device with Lifetime Maps
  • Suction cup mount
  • Car cradle
  • Threaded lock ring
  • Cigarette lighter adapter with attached 4' DC power cord (5V/2A)
  • 32" USB cable (with Type A USB on one end and a Mini-B USB 2.0 on the other end)
  • User Handbook
  • Lifetime Map Updates card
  • 2 AAA info cards (Eng/Fren)
  • On-line registration sheet (Thank you note)

Product Highlights:

  • portable GPS navigator
  • includes FM-TMC traffic-info receiver with subscription-free updates (advertising supported)
  • lifetime map updates (receive up to 4 map updates per year without additional fees)
  • suction-cup windshield mount
  • 3.5mm A/V input
  • car power adapter and built-in rechargeable battery with up to 30 minutes of life
Navigation features:
  • 7" color (480 x 272 pixels) touchscreen control
  • internal flash memory preloaded with maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico
  • 6 million points of interest
  • text-to-speech voice prompts announce road names
  • highway lane guidance (contiguous 48 states only)
  • multi-destination routing: route optimization (up to 20 destinations)
Expandability:
  • microSD card slot
Other features and specs:
  • Bluetooth technology allows hands-free calls with your compatible cell phone
  • dimensions: 7-3/4"W x 4-5/8"H x 3/4"D
  • weight: 12.0 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year (2 years with AAA membership)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

Features
Maps Free lifetime updates
Map Coverage USA (50), CA, PR
Points of Interest 6,000,000
Multiple Destination Routing Yes
Screen Size 7"
Widescreen Yes
Bluetooth Capable Phone
Photo Viewer No
Digital Audio Playback No
Text To Speech Yes
Voice Control No
Traffic Information FM-TMC
Dynamic Content Services AAA TourBook
Removable Memory Type microSD card
Battery Life 30 minutes
Warranty
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Navigation Features
Traffic Information
Built-in Bluetooth
A/V Input
Mounting Options
Power Requirements

Navigation Features

GPS Receiver: The Magellan RoadMate 9055-LM is equipped with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, which provides positioning accuracy down to 3 to 5 meters (10-16 feet).

Lifetime Map Updates: The RoadMate 9055-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. With Lifetime Map Updates, you can receive up to 4 map updates per year, for the useful life of the receiver, or until Magellan no longer receives relevant map data from its providers. An Internet connection and Content Manager software (Windows/Mac compatible) are required.

7" Touch Screen Display: The unit features a large anti-glare, 7" WVGA touch screen display, which is 50% larger than a standard 4.3" screen. The display's brightness can be adjusted for easy nighttime and daytime viewing. The Auto Night Map Display mode automatically switches the map screen from vivid colors for daytime use to dark-tint colors for nighttime use.

Text-to-Speech: The RoadMate 9055-LM is equipped with Text-to-Speech. As you navigate to your destination, the RoadMate 9055-LM will announce the names of the street or exit ramps (or both if desired) that are involved in each maneuver.

Turn Warning: The Magellan RoadMate will sound an audible beep, bell, or chime to notify you of an upcoming turn. You can turn this warning tone off, if desired.

Highway Lane Assist: The RoadMate 9055-LM will display highway signs as you approach a highway interchange, giving you a visual indication of which lane you should be in. This feature is available in the 48 contiguous United States 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. 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.

OneTouch Favorites Menu: The RoadMate 9055-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 9055-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. There is also a compass point in your direction of travel, calculated elevation and speed.

Points Of Interest (POI): The Magellan RoadMate receiver has over 6-million preloaded POIs that can be used as a destination for a route. These include gas stations, restaurants, ATMs, hotels, 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, including Branded POIs that display the logo of certain national chains. The Highway Exit POI feature provides a listing of restaurants, gas stations, auto repair shops or hotels near approaching freeway exits.

Customizable Route Method: There are a wide variety of methods you can use to create a route. You can set the RoadMate 9055-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 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 9055-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.

AAA TourBook: The AAA TourBook provides ratings and descriptions on AAA approved places to stay, play, dine, and save. The RoadMate 9055-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 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.

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.

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 purchase.

Emergency Button: The unit's Emergency Button provides immediate directions and phone information for the nearest police station, hospital, or car repair facility.

Traffic Information

Lifetime Traffic: The RoadMate 9055-LM offers Free Lifetime Traffic alerts, providing real-time traffic information with no subscription fees. If a traffic incident, slow traffic, or stopped traffic is detected along your route, the traffic icon on the unit's Map screen will display the computed delay. You can select to avoid any or all of the traffic incidents along your route, and the unit will calculate an alternative route.

Built-in Bluetooth

Bluetooth Technology: The Magellan RoadMate 9055-LM features 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 built-in microphone and speaker.

A/V Input

Audio/Video Input: The Magellan RoadMate 9055-LM features a 3.5mm audio/video input which allows you to connect an external audio/video source (such as a portable DVD player or digital audio player) to the unit for movie or music playback. When there is a navigation voice alert, the audio from the A/V section will be muted and the alert announced.

Mounting Options

Mounting: The RoadMate 9055-LM 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. Please check the applicable regulations in your state regarding windshield mounting. An optional self-adhesive hard plastic dash disk is available should you wish to mount the unit on your dashboard.

Power Requirements

Rechargeable Battery: The Magellan RoadMate receiver has a built-in Lithium-ion battery that permits use of the receiver for brief periods of time while not connected to external power. The unit's rechargeable battery that offers up to 30 minutes of continuous use. An on-screen Battery Strength Indicator shows you how much battery life you have left. You can recharge the unit's built-in battery with the supplied vehicle power adapter in your car. It can take up to 2 hours to fully charge the battery.

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