Magellan Roadmate 1470 GPS Navigation for under $140

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Magellan Roadmate 1470 GPS Navigation System

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There are lots of wonderful holiday deals popping up already.  Amazon now has the wonderful Magellan Roadmate 1470 GPS on sale for under $140, a savings of $110!  This is my favorite GPS and I purchased one for my own use.

Some of the compelling features of the Roadmate 1470  are:

  • Generous 4.7-inch screen size
  • Text-to-speech for spoken street names
  • Lane guidance
  • Patented turn chime so you never overshoot a turn
  • Exit POI button shows facilities at upcoming exits
  • Integrated AAA Tourbook
  • Over 6 million points of interest
  • Available subscription-free traffic updates

I praised the Roadmate 1470 in my  column  recently:

“One of the most beloved features of Magellan GPS units is the patented chime. As you approach your next turn or lane change a pleasant chime or bell sounds so you do not overshoot the mark. I tested a Magellan unit a few weeks ago and found the turn chime hard to live without, leading to my purchase of a Magellan Roadmate 1470 for personal use.

“It has quickly become my GPS of choice. The Roadmate 1470 lists for $249 and has a current street price of $160 to $180. At those prices it is hard to pass up as it combines generous screen size, accurate navigation and a truly compelling feature set unmatched by competitors.”

“The Roadmate 1470 has a big, crisp 4.7-inch display and the interface is very quick and easy to use. Routing and directions are very accurate, showing Magellan’s Point-A-to-Point-B navigation abilities to be top-class. The Roadmate 1470 has 6 million points of interest and an integrated AAA Tourbook with detailed write-ups and AAA Diamond Ratings for restaurants, lodging and attractions. AAA members can obtain local roadside assistance information by touching a button. Maps of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico are included.

“The Roadmate has an “Exit Points of Interest” button that appears on the left of the main navigation screen. Pressing it will display information about available facilities at upcoming highway exits. No more wondering if there is a McDonald’s or your preferred gas station within the next few exits. Lane Guidance with large, simulated road signs makes sure you stay on path, and, of course, the Roadmate 1470 has text-to-speech for spoken street names. An available traffic receiver (list $79, street price $41) provides free real-time traffic information.”

Read the entire column at http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09305/1009661-468.stm

Though I would not buy any other GPS given this deal, you can see more suggestions at my Recommended GPS Navigation Product Pages

Don’t forget the Bracketron GPS mount!  It is under $15 at Amazon.com but usually sells for $40 in stores.

It is compatible with the Magellan Traffic Link, on sale for under $35 at Amazon:

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