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Menu puts the most commonly accessed destinations and searches at your fingertips at all times.
The smartly designed destination confirmation screen gives you a good deal of flexibility as to how they get where.
Large, bright 7inch screen.
Excellent POI handling with builtin AAA tour book.
Big, bright 7-inch screen.
Sharp map graphics.
Easy POI searches.
Short battery life could become a drawback.
In urban environments, the 1700 takes longer to establish satellite lock and can be inaccurate.
Its 7-inch screen size may be too much for smaller dashboards and can make mounting it awkward.
No traffic receiver.
Video input didn't work as expected.
No real-time traffic reports.
Doesn't display the current road speed limit.
Display could be more informative.
Might not fit on some dashboards or windshields.
By Electronicsme on July 30, 2010
It's got a big screen, which is the ultimate draw card of the Magellan RoadMate 1700. Other features of the unit are available in lower end models and for a decreased price, but you won't have the visibility that the 7 inch screen provides....76
By TopTenREVIEWS on June 01, 2010
This unit lacks some features we looked for, but the large screen will be especially nice for many...88
By SmartComputing on May 21, 2010
With its large screen, the RoadMate 1700 is definitely meant to be used in the car. Not only does its large size make it difficult to carry, but Magellan indicates it only has 30 minutes of battery life, and it offers...-
By Dev Hardware on April 23, 2010
Mostly aimed at owners of large vehicles, the Magellan RoadMate 1700 is a GPS with a large 7-inch display. Its feature set is pretty basic, but it does offer all the essentials along with good performance. The RoadMate 1700 can be bought for a retail...-
By eTech Reviews on April 12, 2010
Thumbs Up:Large 7-inch touch screen; OneTouch menu with frequently accessed searches and destination; well-designed destination confirmation screen.Thumbs Down:Slow and inaccurate to lock position in urban areas; large screen may be bigger for small...-
By cnet on February 11, 2010
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. Read full review See all...63
By PCWorld on January 25, 2010
If your vehicle can accommodate a GPS device with an enormous 7-inch screen, the RoadMate will prove to be a worthwhile travel companion....80
By PC Mag on November 16, 2009
The Magellan RoadMate 1700 is a top choice for anyone who buys their gadgets by the inch. You won't find this much screen real estate for this little cash with any other GPS on the...70