Magellan RoadMate 1700

  • Magellan RoadMate 1700
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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.


  • Short battery life could become a drawback.
  • In urban environments, the 1700 takes longer to establish satellite lock and can be inaccurate.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Electronicsme on 76

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....

By TopTenREVIEWS on 88

This unit lacks some features we looked for, but the large screen will be especially nice for many...

By SmartComputing on

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

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

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 63

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...

By PCWorld on 80

If your vehicle can accommodate a GPS device with an enormous 7-inch screen, the RoadMate will prove to be a worthwhile travel companion....

By PC Mag on 70

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...