Yet another high quality navigation device is out on the market to grab your attention and add to your driving convenience. Launched by Thales Navigation, the Magellan RoadMate 800 is a touch-screen portable navigation device with integrated power back alongwith a music player and photo viewer. The company is promoting it as an ultimate multimedia travel partner that will deliver a three-dimensional “bird’s-eye” map view. It is equipped with a 20 GB hard drive which contains the latest NAVTEQ data for a very wide area, this will provide motorists turn-by-turn text and voice directions in the US, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Canada. It can also be a helping navigation partner in as many as 27 European countries provided the user chooses to pay an additional fee for those maps.
The Magellan RoadMate 800 has an integrated 3.5-inch, high-resolution daylight visible TFT color touch screen. This screen facilitates both a 3-D overhead map view as well as 2D view. The device is also laced with the state-of-the-art SmartVolume features wherein the volume of the speaker automatically increases when the vehicle speed goes beyond 45 MPH. The color of the map also changes during the night to ensure better visibility for the motorists.
The additional features like the large 20GB of space for storing and playing music, viewing and sharing photographs, and being directed to take an alternative route when stuck up in a traffic jam definitely make Magellan RoadMate 800 a portable navigation solution for anyone.