There's no denying that the RoadMate 700 is one of the best in-car GPS navigation systems available. Can it get better? Magellan answers that question with a resounding "Yes!" with a new version, the RoadMate 760. With innovative features like "Smart Detour," intelligent route optimization, an enhanced points of interest database and more, the 760 adds even more brains to an already brilliant companion.
Don't worry, the 760 offers all the good stuff folks love about the 700. You still get the same WAAS reception that delivers accuracy to within three meters. And the same massive 20 GB hard drive is present, fully-loaded with detailed maps, as is the intuitive, user-friendly, touchscreen interface. With the 760, gone are the days of having to fiddle with selecting map regions from a CD-ROM and then transferring the data from a PC. Plus, if you keep your addresses on a PDA with infrared connectivity, you can upload addresses from your PDA address book to the RoadMate wirelessly and then navigate to them with ease. Each of the 760's three available user profiles are allotted space for 200 addresses, making a total of 600 addresses quickly accessible. Of course, the most important address, home, is just a few finger-presses away from any menu. You can select destinations by entering an address or intersection, selecting an address from the address book, touching a point on the map, or by choosing among more than 7 million points of interest such as airports, gas stations and restaurants, nightclubs, and more. And fortunately, all of this is ready to go right out of the box and the 760 also ships with the newest device firmware. You just affix the 760 to your windshield with the included hardware, plug it in via the included cigarette-lighter adapter, turn it on, and start navigating.
It's deep within the 760's software that this new model really shines. The new "Smart Detour" function automatically routes you around stopped traffic on the freeway and plots alternate routes to help you keep moving. Meanwhile, new route optimization features let you sort multiple addresses and destinations by shortest time of travel to all of them, and you can now view any destination on the map prior to routing it. New points of interest functionality lets you limit your choices to destinations that fall within a 3.5 mile corridor along your route. You can also easily route to gas stations, restaurants, ATMs and other locations along the way by touching their respective icons on the map. There's even a new SmartVolume feature that offers automatic volume control by raising the volume level when the vehicle exceeds 45 mph. And last, but certainly not least, the 760 includes maps for all of the contiguous 48 states, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Canada, and yes, even Europe (additional unlock fee required for European maps).
All the features of the popular Roadmate 700 plus 1) Smart Detour, Automatically prompts your customer to route around stopped freeway traffic based on their defined setting. 2) Route optimization Let's your customer set up a multi-destination trip and automatically guide them on teh quickest route 3) Enhanced Magellan Directory Now almost 7 million points of interest. 4) Show destination on map, Now users can view the destination on the the map prior to routing to it