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Magellan-Roadmate 500 Plus


Available only in North America

New enhancements:

Windshield mount to keep your Magellan® RoadMateTM 500 within easy reach and view while driving

256 MB Compact Flash card – 2 times the memory space for additional map downloads

Unlimited map downloading enables you to download as much information as you can store





Now you can have global satellite navigation in your car.


The Magellan RoadMate 500 Plus portable auto navigation system makes navigation easy and fun, with friendly voice prompting, turn-by-turn guidance and the latest touch screen technology. The Magellan RoadMate 500 Plus calculates your route and automatically updates your directions when you decide to take a detour. Easily download the regions you travel in (unlimited downloading) to the included memory card, from 4 CD ROMs containing advanced mapping of the entire U.S. and Canada1. Freely download and overwrite new maps before traveling to new regions. So, do away with bulky paper maps and the time it takes to log on to the Internet to get directions. The Magellan RoadMate 500 Plus puts the ease and accuracy of vehicle navigation at your fingertips.

A comprehensive list of points of interest in your selected area makes it easy to choose your destination quickly. Search by name or category for gas stations, restaurants, hotels, ATMs, sights, amusements and more, whether you’re driving cross-country or to an unfamiliar address across town.

Lightweight and truly portable, the Magellan RoadMate 500 Plus goes wherever you go, from your personal vehicle to your business car, to your recreational vehicle.

The features of the Magellan RoadMate 500 Plus give you all of the great advantages of GPS auto navigation in a compact, lightweight, portable package:

Easy to use
Intuitive design and friendly user interface are combined with an extra large touch screen and dynamic backlit keypad for easy operation, plus a full-color screen that automatically adjusts to the light conditions for easy viewing day or night.


Turn-by-turn guidance with voice prompting
Dynamic turn-by-turn guidance with
TrueView® 3D navigation and friendly voice prompting clearly indicates when to make your next turn. The voice prompt tells you when to turn and you can confirm the direction at a glance. There’s no need to watch the screen as you follow your route with confidence.

Maps data for the U.S. and Canada1
The Magellan RoadMate 500 Plus comes with 4 CD ROMs, containing advanced detailed mapping of the entire U.S. and key areas of Canada. Easily download the regions you travel in (unlimited downloading) to the included memory card and overwrite new maps when traveling in different regions. You can use multiple or larger CF cards to extend your map coverage.

True mobility
Lightweight and truly portable, the Magellan RoadMate 500 Plus is easily transferred from car to car, so you can take it with you wherever you go. Its compact size and light weight enable you to easily take it with you on business trips or whenever you change vehicles.

Built-in Tutorial
There are fifteen different topics in the built-in tutorial to help you when you really need it—when you are on the road. You can easily access the tutorial at any time to find answers about: Reading the Guidance Screen, Entering an Address, Accessing Previous Destinations, Using the Trip Computer, Personalizing Settings and more.

Exceptional GPS Accuracy and Reliability
Magellan RoadMate finds your location and the map continues to move with you by tracking up to 12 GPS satellites simultaneously. Assisted by the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS), the Magellan RoadMate is accurate to within 3 meters or better so that you can rest assured that you know where you are and where you’re going.

Advanced points of interest database
The POI database provides comprehensive listings in your downloaded region, including businesses, banks, hotels, airports, gas stations, ATMs, restaurants, and more! You can easily select your destination by name or category to find the nearest gas station, ATM or restaurant along your route.

4 ways to select your route
Shortest Time – an advanced algorithm calculates your route using shortest distance and speed limit factors.
Shortest Distance – determines your best route by shortest distance traveled.
Least Use of Freeways – calculates your route through city and side streets enabling you to stay off the highways when possible.
Most Use of Freeways – provides directions over freeways, highways and interstates.

3 guidance screens with easy to use interface
True View – shows a detailed view of actual road layout for upcoming turns and information about intersection maneuvers.
Map View – super bright, high-resolution display screen with bold and easy-to read icons and text. Zoom in or out on a detailed map. Plus select from 9 different color combinations to view your favorite look.
Maneuver List – details when and where to expect turns along the route.

Route Exclusion
Want to avoid a certain road or maneuver? With the press of a button the Magellan RoadMate 500 will find another route.

Easily enter addresses with QuickSpell®
QuickSpell intelligently sorts, searches, and checks spelling for rapid address entry with minimal keystrokes, accelerating your data entry by matching letters to the available destinations.

Auto Re-route
The Magellan RoadMate 500 automatically calculates a new route when you decide to take a detour because of heavy traffic, a closed road or just to grab a cup of coffee.

Address Book
Store up to 100 personal or business destinations per user for a total of 300. Each user can personally select their top three to keep them handy.

Instant Locate
Provides information about your present location so you can easily direct emergency services and roadside assistance.

Automatic startup and shutdown
The unit automatically turns on when you start the car, so the Magellan RoadMate 500 is ready to go when you are.

Easy installation
Do it yourself installation is quick and easy. and the included windshield mount2 makes it easy to put in any car. There is no wiring required, simply plug in the power cord and you’re ready to go.

 Includes the 48 contiguous states and major metro areas and highways of Canada.

Availability: Usually ships the same business day

Retail Price: $1299.99 U.S.D. (for domestic US market only)

Our Price: $889.99

Sale price: $872.86

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