Magellan RoadMate 1700 comparison

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Magellan RoadMate 1700

Magellan RoadMate 1700
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Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD

Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD
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Magellan SmartGPS

Magellan SmartGPS
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Price $17 to $279 at 3 stores $329 to $349 at 5 stores $79 to $139 at 5 stores $229 to $289 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 11 reviews 3.0 stars out of 5 reviews 4.0 stars out of 12 reviews 3.0 stars out of 1 review 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date October 28, 2009 January 29, 2013 September 28, 2011 March 12, 2012 January 07, 2013
The Bottom Line The Magellan RoadMate 1700 isn't a GPS device for everyone, but with its huge screen and road-trip-friendly features, we think truckers and RV drivers will love it. The Nuvi 3597LMTHD continues to refine Garmin's brand of navigation with premium design and one of the best interfaces in the business. Garmin's formula for entry-level GPS devices doesn't change much with the new Nuvi 50, but small tweaks, a lower price, and a massive screen enhance value. The Magellan RoadMate 9055-LM is a great navigator for those who think that size matters, but laggy performance causes it to fall behind much of its smaller competitors. The Magellan SmartGPS bridges a gap between connected navigation apps and car-friendly GPS hardware with its ability to sync with the cloud and connect to the Web via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but its busy interface could use fewer moving parts.

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Included GPS accessories Car power adapter
Dashboard disc
AC power adapter
Carrying pouch
Carrying case
Mini-USB cable
Automotive windshield mount
Car power adapter with TMC antenna
USB cable
Suction cup mount
Car power adapter
USB cable
Suction cup mount
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Navigation routes Info unavailable 100
0
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Navigation waypoints Info unavailable 1000
1000
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Audible assistance Street name announcement
Navigation instructions
Voice command recognition
Street name announcement
Navigation instructions
Street name announcement
Navigation instructions
Street name announcement
Navigation instructions
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Services features Info unavailable Lane Assistant
Lane Assistant
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GPS PC connection USB 2.0
USB
Bluetooth
USB
USB 2.0
Bluetooth
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Antenna Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
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Weight 10.5 oz
6.8 oz
6.2 oz
12 oz
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System features AAA Roadside Assistance
Smart Detour
2D / 3D map perspective
Highway lane assist
Automatic day/night mode
QuickSpell with SmartCity search
Automatic re-route
OneTouch favorites menu
AAA TourBook
Built-in stereo speakers
Preinstalled POIs
ecoRoute
Speed limit warning
Emergency Help
Lifetime map updates
nüRoute Technology with trafficTrends
Lifetime traffic updates
nüRoute Technology with myTrends
2D / 3D map perspective
Junction view
Garmin Garage
Hands-free calling via Bluetooth
Custom POIs
Speed limit warning
Emergency Help
Photo navigation
Junction view
Garmin Garage
Preinstalled POIs
Custom POIs
Downloadable POIs
Built-in speaker
Built-in microphone
Automatic day/night mode
Highway lane assist
Automatic re-route
OneTouch favorites menu
AAA TourBook
Hands-free calling via Bluetooth
Preinstalled POIs
QuickSpell
Built-in speaker
AAA Roadside Assistance
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Destination Automotive
Automotive
Automotive
Automotive
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Included GPS software Info unavailable NAVTEQ
Garmin City Navigator North America NT
nüMaps Guarantee
NAVTEQ
MapSource City Navigator NT
nüMaps Guarantee
Magellan RoadMate USA and Canada maps
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