GPS Magellan roadMate 5235 VS my older Magellan Model 1212 GPS
The RoadMate 5235T-LM has life time traffic and map update (T-LM) so I can update the lifetime maps for free. I can change the display to show Direction, Speed, Elevation or Time, when not routed and Direction, ETA, Speed, Remaining, Elevation when routed. It is more difficult to switch information views on the display if you are driving. (My old Magellan Roadmate I would Press once and change the view, pressed multiple times to get the desired Info)
The more I play with this new Magellan RoadMate 5235T-LM GPS the more I like it.
The speed reminder can let you know you are speeding saving you a ticket. The posted speed is displayed right on the GPS screen. I can switch the display view to 2D and 3D
With the traffic alerts on the GPS I can try to avoid it.
on the display (easy) without going into the settings.
When a change the route (on the fly) it shows the ETA for Fastest time, Shortest Distance, Mostly Freeways, Least freeways.
I can save the current Latitude and Longitude of my current location or route to a location.
The points of interest shows up as easy to read Icons and buttons.
The GPS has fifteen easy to press One Touch buttons to your Favorite Location or a search Category.
A search on the GPS for a category shows the distance and direction from the current location.
(ABC coffee shop 1 mile Forward) You can search near city, Near address, Along route, Near destination.
Speed warnings warn if driving over speed limit (setting from 5MPH -30MPH over Speed limit)
The other day I was driving with the Magellan GPS and it warned me of the red light traffic camera.
The Magellan GPS could save you over $300 dollars in red light camera tickets.
I would rate this great GPS System. I also have had Garmins they have nice. my favorite Magellan GPS Features is you choice the fastest,Time, least use or most use of freeways, or shortest distance.
Complete Maggellan GPS 5235T-LM feature list.
Exclusive AAA TourBook Guide: provides ratings and descriptions on AAA approved places to stay, play, dine, and more.
- Free Lifetime Map Updates: Real-time, traffic updates sent directly to your GPS unit to avoid traffic jams and other delays.
- Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts: Real-time traffic updates sent directly to your GPS unit to avoid traffic jams and other delays.
- Junction View: Realistic images of freeway signs and arrows guide you to the correct lane to make driving easier, safer and less stressful.
- Best Parking: Provides parking garage locations, hours of operation and directions to the entrance.
- Landmark Guidance: Receive directions using 10 categories of landmarks as your guide, making it a more intuitive way to navigate.
- 5” Touch Screen Display: Large display with day and night views for easy visibility.
- Traffic Camera Alerts by PhantomALERT:Receive audible and visual warnings of red light and speed cameras along your route, provided by PhantomALERT.
- Speed Limit Warning: Manage your speed along your route with optional settings for visual and audible alerts.
- OneTouch™ Favorites Menu: Personalize your travel experience with icons of your favorite places and searches. Magellan’s exclusive OneTouch user interface offers ease-of-use and the detailed touches that deliver a superior user experience.
- Spoken Street Names: Hear the names of the streets called out in the voice navigation.
- Quickspell: Magellan’s patented method of helping you enter in addresses correctly – even if you are not sure of the spelling.
- 7 Million Points of Interest: Make it easy to find gas stations, restaurants, ATMs, coffee shops, and much more.
- Highway Exit POIs: Find gas stations and rest areas along your route while you are navigating.
- Multi-Destination Routing: Plan your entire afternoon or driving vacation with all your stops in one route.
- Built-in Maps: A wealth of detail in millions of points of interest as you travel the 50 United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
- Automatic re-route: Missed the turn? It happens to the best of us. Quickly get back on track with auto re-route.
- Customizable Route Method: Select shortest distance, fastest time, most use of freeways, or least use of freeways.
- Address Book: You can definitely get there from here! Create and store personal points of interest and skip repeated address entry.
Auto Night View: Adjusts color and contrast for easy night viewing