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Magellan RoadMate
User Manual
2016IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNINGS
Keep the Magellan RoadMate receiver safe
from extreme temperature conditions. For
example, do not leave it exposed to direct
sunlight for an extended period of time.
Take care when mounting the Magellan
RoadMate receiver in your vehicle, whether
using the windshield mount or other mounts,
that it does not obstruct the driver’s view of
the road, interfere with the operation of the
vehicle’s safety devices such as air bags, or
present a hazard to occupants of the vehicle
should the receiver be dislodged while driving.
It is your responsibility to assess the risks
associated with damage to your vehicle or
vehicle occupants as the result of your choices
in mounting the Magellan RoadMate receiver.
Temperature
The maximum operating temperature is 140°F
(60°C).
Battery
The battery in the Magellan RoadMate receiver
is rechargeable and should not be removed. In
the event that it should need to be replaced,
please contact Magellan Technical Support.
Charging the Magellan RoadMate
An optional AC adapter is available as an
accessory for your Magellan RoadMate. Use
of another type of AC adapter can result in
malfunction and/or possible fire hazard due to
battery overheating.
Only use the car charger approved for/supplied
with your Magellan RoadMate receiver. Use of
another type of car charger will result in fire or
electric shock.
For safety reasons, the battery in your
Magellan RoadMate receiver will stop charging
when the ambient temperature is less than
32°F (0°C) or more than 113°F (45°C).
It will take approximately 4 hours of charging
the Magellan RoadMate receiver through
the vehicle power adapter or optional AC
adapter to obtain a full battery charge. It is
The Magellan RoadMate receiver is a vehicle-
navigation aid designed to assist you in arriving
at your selected destinations. When using
the Magellan RoadMate receiver, these safety
rules must be followed to prevent accidents
that can result in injury or death to yourself or
others:
Please check the applicable regulations in your
state regarding windshield mounting. Certain
states prohibit the mounting of any items on
your windshield. Go to www.magellanGPS.com
for alternative mounting solutions.
When driving, the need to view the display is
minimal. Voice prompts will guide you to your
destination. The driver should enter data or
program the Magellan RoadMate receiver only
when the vehicle is stationary. Only a vehicle
passenger should enter data or program the
Magellan RoadMate receiver while the vehicle
is moving. Do not become distracted by the
receiver while driving, and always be fully
aware of all driving conditions.
It is your responsibility to comply with all
traffic laws and to use the Magellan RoadMate
and mounting options in such a manner that
the user is in compliance with applicable laws.
Roads, points of interest (POIs), business
and service locations may change over
time. As a result the database may contain
inaccuracy. Also, the database does not
include, analyze, process, consider, or
reflect any of the following: legal restrictions
(such as vehicle type, weight, height, width,
load and speed restrictions); road slope or
gradient; bridge height, width, weight or other
limits; population density; neighborhood
quality or safety; availability or proximity of
police, emergency rescue, medical or other
assistance; construction work zones or
hazards; road or lane closures; road, traffic or
traffic facilities’ safety or condition; weather
conditions; pavement characteristics or
conditions; special events; traffic congestion. It
is your responsibility to disregard any unsafe,
hazardous or illegal route suggestions.recommended that you charge the battery
initially for at least 2 hours.
Use only the charger approved for your
Magellan RoadMate receiver.
Estimated usage of the Magellan RoadMate on
battery power is approximately 2 hours.
Federal Communication Commission
Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for class B digital
devices, in accordance with part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate this equipment.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC radiation
exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. End users must follow the
specific operating instructions for satisfying
RF exposure compliance.
This transmitter must not be co-located
or operating in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter.
In order to maintain compliance with FCC
regulations, shielded cables must be used with
this equipment. Operation with non-approved
equipment or unshielded cables is likely to
result in interference to radio and TV reception.
The user is cautioned that changes and
modifications made to the equipment without
the approval of manufacturer could void the
user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
Magellan RoadMate
The Magellan RoadMate receiver must be
installed and operated at a distance no closer
then 8 inches (20 cm) from the user.
This Class B digital apparatus meets all
requirements of the Canadian Interference-
Causing Equipment Regulations.
IC statement
This device complies with Industry Canada
licence-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is
subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause interference
and
2. This device must accept any interference,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.IMPORTANT NOTE:
IC Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits established for an uncontrolled
environment. End users must follow the specific operating instructions for satisfying RF exposure
compliance.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter.
One or more claims of the following patents may cover this product: U.S. patent No. 5,544,060, U.S.
patent No. 5,654,892, U.S. patent No. 5,832,408 and U.S. patent No. 5,987,375
The information provided in this document is subject to change without notice. Improvements
and enhancements to the product may occur without any formal notification. Check the Magellan
website (www.magellanGPS.com/support) for product updates and additional information.
Canada, avis d’Industry Canada (IC)
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio
exempts de licence. L ’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes : (1) l’appareil
ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) l’utilisateur de l’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage
radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement.
© 2016 MiTAC International Corporation. The Magellan logo, Magellan, RoadMate and Quickspell are
registered trademarks of MiTAC International Corporation. SmartDetour and OneTouch are trademarks of
MiTAC International Corporation and are used under license by MiTAC International Corporation. All rights
reserved.
All other products and brand names are trademarks of their respective holders.
No part of this user manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or
mechanical, including photocopying and recording, for any purpose other than the purchaser’s personal use,
without the prior written permission of MiTAC International Corporation.
The information provided in this document are correct at the time that it is created.
MiTAC International Corporation assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may
appear in the contents of this User Manual.

112-0093-001
This user manual will give you the necessary
information on how to use the various features of the
Magellan RoadMate receiver.
Visit us at magellanGPS.com/support1
Magellan RoadMate GPS Receiver
The Magellan® RoadMate® receiver is a
vehicle navigation product that uses GPS
signals from satellites to calculate your
precise location and compute navigational
information to guide you to your destination.
Knowing its position and movement, your
receiver can then overlay this information
on detailed maps to provide a visual
representation of your location.
With the Magellan RoadMate, you can:
• Save searches and addresses to the
OneTouch™ menu for quick access to
favorite destinations.
• Store your home address and quickly get
routing details to your home.
• Enter and save addresses in your address
book and get routing information to those
addresses at any time.
• Route to an address using the QuickSpell™
and Smart City search for easy, errorless
address entry.
• Route to any Point of Interest (POI)
preloaded into your Magellan RoadMate
receiver, including hospitals, restaurants,
shopping malls, parks, and more.
• Receive navigation instructions with Voice
Alerts (Text-to-Speech).
• Create a route with multiple destinations.
• View Highway Exit POIs, a list of gas
stations, restaurants, hotels and auto
repair shops located at nearby highway
exits.
• Personalize your Magellan RoadMate
receiver in the Settings menu.
• Receive traffic information to avoid delays
in your travel (select models only).
Create and customize routes and settings,
knowing that Magellan RoadMate will always
provide cutting-edge mapping, low-power
battery consumption, and secure technology
for your navigation needs.
The Magellan RoadMate receiver has a built-in
battery so, in most cases, you will be able to
follow these instructions while reading them
on your computer screen without plugging
the Magellan RoadMate receiver to AC power
using an optional AC power adapter.
Note: While indoors, you may not get sufficient
satellite signals to compute your location,
so your location information may not be
updated. However, the GPS chipset installed
in the Magellan RoadMate receiver will pick
up satellite signals in some very demanding
locations. You may find that the Magellan
RoadMate receiver will even compute a
position indoors. Even with the improved GPS
chipset, the receiver may not be able to always
compute a fix indoors.
If you are not getting sufficient satellite signals
while in a garage or other structure, move
to a location where there is a clear view of
the sky, and you should immediately see an
improvement in signal strength.
Thank you for using the Magellan RoadMate.2
Magellan RoadMate
A Power button
B Audio out
C MicroSD card slot (not available on all receivers)
Note: The microSD card allows you to access optional map regions. Visit the Magellan
Online Shop for additional map regions available for your receiver.
D USB Connection
Note: Power input derives from the vehicle power adapter cable or optional AC power
adapter. The USB connection is also used for connecting your receiver to a personal
computer for map and software updates using the Magellan Content Manager application.
Reset
The reset button is located on the lower right corner of the back of your receiver. To reset your
receiver, gently insert a paperclip into the reset hole to press the reset button with the receiver
turned on. The receiver should restart with factory default settings.
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B
D
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Getting Started 2
Powering on the Magellan RoadMate receiver
The Power On/Off switch is located on the top
of the Magellan RoadMate receiver.
Turning the Magellan RoadMate receiver On
1. Press the power switch.
2. Read and tap after the initial splash
Warnings screen is displayed.
Turning the Magellan RoadMate receiver Off
Press the power switch. The receiver will
automatically power off in 15 seconds.
Cancel: Cancels the power off sequence
and returns to last viewed screen.
Power Down Now: Turns the receiver off
immediately, bypassing the 15 second
delay.
Note: The receiver will begin the power
off sequence anytime the power cable is
disconnected from the receiver or power is
turned off at the 12 V power receptacle.
Battery Levels
The Magellan RoadMate receiver has an
internal battery that charges whenever the
receiver is connected to external power.
Note: The battery can only be serviced by
authorized Magellan repair facilities.
Viewing the Battery Level Indicator
1. Tap on the Menu button in the right
corner of the Map screen.
2. The battery level indicator is located in
the upper right corner of the Main Menu,
just below the satellite signal indicator.
Green bars indicate battery level.
Speaker Volume
Changing the Volume from the Map Screen
1. Tap . Additional controls appear.
2. Tap the speaker button to mute the
volume, or tap the + or – buttons to raise
or lower the volume.
3. Tap .
Changing the Volume from Settings
1. Access the Main Menu.
2. Tap .
3. Tap Sound.
4. Tap inside the Master volume adjust
bar to change the volume level of your
RoadMate receiver.
5. Tap to save and exit.
Setting Button Sounds On or Off
1. Access the Main Menu.
2. Tap .
3. Tap Sound.
4. Tap the check box for Button Sounds to 4
play (checked) or turn off (unchecked)
button sounds.
Setting Smart Volume On or Off
The Smart Volume feature changes the
receiver volume automatically as your speed
changes to compensate for road noise.
1. Access the Main Menu.
2. Tap .
3. Tap Sound.
4. Tap the Smart Volume check box to turn
on (checked) or turn off (unchecked) this
feature.
Brightness
Accessing the Brightness Control
1. Access the Main Menu.
2. Tap .
3. Tap Brightness.
4. Slide the brightness adjust bar to set the
desired brightness.
Note: A Dim on Battery Power option, when
checked, will reduce screen brightness when
operating exclusively on battery power and you
haven’t touched the screen for a few seconds.
This prolongs battery life between charges.
Main Menu
The Main Menu screen is the RoadMate’s
central hub of activity, containing icons
for all of the receiver’s major functions.
Accessing the Main Menu
Tap Menu from the Map screen to access:
Address Enter an address as a
route destination.
Points of
Interest
Select a Point of
Interest (POI) from
a list of preloaded
locations as a
destination.
Previous List of your most
recently visited
destinations, allowing
you to quickly select
one to route to again.
Intersection Create a route to an
intersection of two
streets.
City Center Create a route to the
geographical center of
a city.
Current
Location
Displays information
about your position,
including:
• Street name
• Names of streets
around you
• Lat/Long
information for
your position
Coordinates Enter Coordinates for
Routing.
Back Access the Map screen.5
Address Book Access the Address
Book to save addresses
and destinations.
Settings Displays Settings
menu, which can
be used to access
functions for
customizing your
RoadMate receiver.
Satellite
Status
Graphic display of the
strength of satellite
signals being received.
Battery Level Graphic display of the
current battery level.
Keypad
The keypad is the most common method for
entering data into your RoadMate receiver.
Understanding the keypad while entering an
address is important for use of your RoadMate.
Keypad Overview
Backspace Moves the cursor one
position backwards, or
deletes the preceding
character.
Shift Shifts between
uppercase and
lowercase characters.
Space Inserts a space at the
cursor position.
Numeric Displays a numeric
keypad.
Symbols Displays available
symbols.
Previous Previous destination
list (Enter City only)
When entering a city,
this list displays cities
previously entered.
Tap on a city from the
displayed list to select
that city.
Zip Code (Enter City only)
Displays a numeric
keypad to quickly enter
a city’s zip code.
List (Enter City only) Press
the List button while
entering a city to
display a list of cities
beginning with the
characters you have
entered.
Accept (Entering City) Accepts
the suggested city
displayed in the data
field.
(Entering street)
Displays a list of
streets beginning with
the characters entered.
Selecting From List
When a list of items found in the database are
displayed, use the arrows on the right to move
the list up and down and tap on the desired
item in the list to continue.
Selecting QWERTY or ABC Keyboard
1. Access the Main Menu.
2. Tap .
3. Tap Keyboard.
4. Select QWERTY or ABC.
Notes on Entering Data
If you have trouble getting desired results,
follow these tips:
• Check to see if the name of a location
contains apostrophes and hyphens if you
do not see the POI or street name you are
looking for in the list.
• The more characters you enter, the smaller
the list of possible options is from which to
choose.6
• You cannot use accented letters when
entering a street or city name. You can
enter city and streets names using only
standard characters.
QuickSpell
As letters are entered for a city or street, the
Quickspell feature checks the database for
cities or streets that begin with the letters
entered. Any letters that cannot be used to
spell a city or street name are greyed out.
Smart City Search
The Smart City Search feature attempts to
predict the city you are looking for based on
your position and cities you’ve gone to before.
Whenever entering or searching for an
address, the Enter City Name keyboard is
displayed first.
As letters are entered, Quickspell checks
the database for cities beginning with the
letters entered. Keys that don’t spell a city in
the database are greyed out, and Smart City
Search displays a suggested city in the text
field.

Tap the button to continue when the city is
correct.
Tapping the button displays a list of
cities that begin with the letters entered.7
Map Screen 3
The Map screen is often used when you’re
following a route or just traveling around a
city, and will likely be displayed in one of two
unique modes: normal and routing.
A Your Current Location
B Turn instructions for next maneuver
Tap to display the maneuver list (available
only when routing). Distance and road name
for the next maneuver. Tap to repeat last voice
instruction.
C Speed limit
D Information Display
Displays speed, time of day, elevation,
compass direction. While routing, it can also
display distance to destination, estimated time
of arrival (ETA), and time remaining. Tap on the
information field to change.
E Zoom in/out
F Access Main Menu
G Access list of Highway Exit POIs
Available only while on a highway/freeway.
H Access Volume controls
I Access One Touch menu
Provides instant access to your saved search
criteria and favorite destinations.
Your position and the time are shown on the
map. As you travel, your position is updated,
giving you a clear view of your position and
surrounding streets.
Setting the Map Options
You can customize your map display
preferences in Settings.
1. Tap Menu from the Map screen.
2. Tap .
3. Tap the Map button.
4. Use the Map Options screen to customize
your map/display preferences.
Setting the Map Modes (2D or 3D)
The map is normally displayed in 3D mode.
To set the map to 2D mode:
1. Tap anywhere on the Map screen.
Additional controls appear.
2. Tap 2D to switch the map to 2D mode
from 3D mode, or tap 3D to switch the
map to 3D mode from 2D mode.
3. Tap .
3D Landmarks
3D Landmarks offer visualization for
architectural landmarks.
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Setting Zoom Levels
As you zoom out in 3D, the display will switch
to 2D at higher zoom levels.
Tap + or – at the bottom of the Map screen to
set the desired zoom level.
Note: Zoom levels are limited in 3D mode.
Panning on the Map
1. Slide your finger or a stylus across the
Map screen. The map screen changes to
Pan mode.
2. Tap when you’re finished, and the
map returns to your current position.
Routing to a Panned Position
1. Pan the map until the location you want to
route to is displayed.
2. Tap on the map at the point you want to go
to. A red push pin, along with information
about the point chosen, will be displayed
at the top of the screen.
3. Tap in the top left corner.
4. Define what to do with this new route
point if an active route already exists:
Replace Destination: The next destination
is cleared and replaced with the one
selected from the Pan screen.
Go There Now: The selected location is
inserted in the route as an intermediate
destination before the next destination.
Add To Trip: the selected destination is
added to the end of the current trip.
5. Tap to return to the Map screen and
begin navigating.
Note: If the selected position doesn’t match
an existing street address (i.e. the destination
is not along a road or street that is stored in
the map database), you will be stopped on
the road closest to your destination, and a
dashed line to your final destination will be
displayed on the map.
Current Location Screen
The Current Location screen displays the
approximate address of your current position,
the next and previous intersections, your
latitude, longitude, heading and elevation.
Accessing the Current Location Screen
Tap the Current Position icon from the Map
screen.9
Saving Your Current Location to Your Address
Book
1. Tap on the Current Position icon from the
Map screen.
2. Tap Save.
3. Edit information.
Note: If you want to save this location to the
OneTouch menu and the address book, check
the Add to OneTouch box.
4. Tap the Name field and use the keypad to
enter a name for the Address Book entry.
Note: Tap List Categories to select a
category for this address. New categories
can be added from the Select Category
from List screen by tapping +Add.
5. Tap to confirm address details.
6. Assign this entry to a button for your
OneTouch menu if you saved this point to
the OneTouch menu.
Maneuver List (Itinerary)
The Maneuver List is accessed from the Map
screen, and is available only when routing.
Each line in the Maneuver List provides details
about the maneuvers in the order that they are
to be made, with the next maneuver at the top.
Accessing the Maneuver List
Tap the Maneuver icon in the top left corner
of the Map screen when actively on a route.
Avoiding a Maneuver
This feature modifies the route to possibly
avoid a particular maneuver.
1. Access the Maneuver List.
2. Tap next to the maneuver you want to
avoid.
3. Tap Yes to confirm. The Magellan
RoadMate receiver recalculates the route
and returns you to the Map screen.
Changing Route Options
You can change how a route is computed
by Fastest Time, Shortest Distance, Mostly
Freeways, or Least Use of Freeways.
1. Access the Maneuver List.
2. Tap Route Options. The four types of
routes are displayed with the computed
time.
3. Tap on the desired route option.
4. Tap to begin routing.
Volume
You can adjust or mute the volume from the
Map screen or from > Sound.
Changing the Volume from the Map Screen
1. Tap . Additional controls appear.
2. Tap on the Speaker button to mute the
volume, or tap + or – icons to change the
volume levels.
3. Tap .
When muted, a red line appears across
the speaker icon. Tap again to unmute
the volume.10
Selecting a Destination 4
Creating a Destination to an Address
To begin creating an address, enter the city by:
• entering the name of the city
• entering the ZIP code for the city
• selecting a previously used city.
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Enter City:
You can do this in three ways:
Tap to select the city from the list of
previous cities.
Use the keyboard to enter the first few
characters of any significant word in the
city name to select a new city. If the city
you’re searching for appears in the top
field, tap on the city name or .
Tap List button to bring up a list of
cities that begin with the characters you
entered. Tap to select the city from the
list.
Tap Zip Code to switch to the numeric
keyboard and enter the ZIP code. Tap to
bring up a list of cities with the zip code
entered.
3. Enter the Street name.
With the city selected, the keyboard will
be displayed, prompting you for the street
name.
Use the keyboard to enter the street
name. Enter the first few characters of
any word in the street name, and tap
or continue entering characters until the
list of streets is displayed.
Note: You do not need to enter accented
characters.
4. Tap on the street name from the list.
5. Enter Street number:
Use the keyboard to enter the street
number for the address. The range of
acceptable street numbers is displayed
before you start typing. Tap when the
street number is complete.
The GO screen appears with:
• address of the selected location
• the estimated time of arrival (ETA)
distance to travel
• routing method (e.g. Fastest Time).11
Tap Options to change routing method.
Tap to preview the route.
6. Tap to begin routing on the Map
screen.
Note: To use a destination later, tap Save
(before tapping GO) to save it in your
Address Book or in the OneTouch menu.
Tips on Entering Addresses Quickly
• When you are entering the name of a city
or a street, only characters that appear in
possible search results are displayed. The
other characters are grayed out.
• Tap List after a couple of letters when
entering city names or street names, as
items that contain the specified characters
are listed.
• Search by ZIP codes to narrow the number
of matching cities to (usually) four or fewer.
Intersections
Creating a Destination to an Intersection
An intersecting street can pinpoint the location
when you don’t know the street number.
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Enter City. To do this:
• Use the keyboard to enter the first few
characters of any significant word in
the city name to enter a new city. Tap
on the city name or if the city you
are searching for appears in the top
field.
• Tap Previous to select the city from
the list of previous cities.
• Tap List to display a list of cities that
begin with the characters you entered.
Tap to select the city from the list.
• Tap Zip Code to switch to the numeric
keyboard and enter the ZIP code. Tap
to bring up a list of cities with this zip
code.
3. Enter the Street name:
With the city selected, the keyboard will
be displayed, prompting you to enter the
street name.
Use the keyboard to enter the street
name. Enter the first few characters of
any word in the street name and tap
or continue entering characters until the
list of streets is displayed.
Note: You do not need to enter accented
characters.
Tap on the street name from the list.
4. Enter the second street name the same
way as you entered the first street.
A screen appears with:
• address of the selected location
• estimated time of arrival (ETA)
• distance to travel
• routing method (e.g. Fastest Time).
Note: Tap Options to change the routing
method.
5. Tap to begin routing on the Map
screen.
City Centers
Creating a Destination to a City Center
City Center lets you select any city on the map
as your destination, which is useful when
you want to go to a city without selecting any
specific address.
Note: A route to a city center uses the
geographical center of the city as the
destination point.
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Enter City:
Tap Previous to select the city from the
list of previous cities.
Use the keyboard to enter the first few
characters of any significant word in the
city name to select a new city. If the city
you are searching for appears in the top
field, tap on the city name or .12
Tap on the List button to access a list of
cities that begin with the characters you
entered. Tap to select a city from the list.
Tap the Zip Code button to switch to the
numeric keyboard and enter the ZIP code.
Tap to bring up a list of cities with the zip
code entered.
A screen appears with:
• address of the selected location
• estimated time of arrival (ETA)
• distance to travel
• routing method (e.g. Fastest Time).
Note: Tap Options to change the routing
method.
3. Tap to begin navigating on the Map
screen.
Previous Destinations
Routing to a Previous Destination
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Select a destination from the list of
previous destinations.
A screen appears with:
• address of the selected location
• estimated time of arrival (ETA)
• distance to travel
• routing method (e.g. Fastest).
Note: Tap Options to change the routing
method.
3. Tap to begin navigating on the Map
screen.
Clearing the list of Previous Destinations
1. Access the list of Previous Destinations.
2. Tap Delete All.
3. Tap Yes to confirm the deletion and clear
the list.
Address Book
Saving a Destination to Your Address Book
Whenever you create a destination, you can
save the destination to your address book
before beginning the route.
1. Tap Save on the Go screen.
2. Select Add to OneTouch when the Edit
Information screen is displayed to save
this location to the OneTouch menu.
Edit information:
Tap the Name field and use the keyboard
to enter a name for the address book
entry.
Tap Work, Cell or Home phone to specify
a phone number for the address book
entry.
Tap List Categories to display a list
of categories you’ve created for your
address book. If necessary, create a new
category by tapping + Add at the bottom
of the screen.
3. Tap to confirm the details for this
address.
To save this to the OneTouch menu, you will
be asked to assign it to a OneTouch button.
Accessing an Address in Your Address Book
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap the top left corner of the screen
to easily find the desired address by
narrowing the list by the first letter of the
address book entries.13
Routing to an Address in Your Address Book
1. Access the address record from your
address book.
2. Tap on the desired address book
entry. A screen appears with:
• address of the selected location
• estimated time of arrival (ETA)
• distance to travel
• routing method (e.g. Fastest Time).
Note: Tap Options to change the routing
method.
3. Tap to begin navigating on the Map
screen.14
Points of Interest (POI) 5
The RoadMate receiver has preloaded POIs,
such as restaurants and gas stations, that can
be used as destinations for routes.
Creating a Route to a POI by Category
POIs are categorized into unique categories
like gas stations and tourist attractions.
Most categories are further organized into
subcategories. Restaurants, for example, have
several subcategories for Chinese food, fast
food, or other favorites.
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap one of the POI categories in the list.
3. Tap one of the POI subcategories (if any)
in the list to narrow the search. POIs near
your current position are displayed.
4. Tap Near… for different search criteria
(Near Current Position, City, or Address).
Enter city or address information when
you select Near City or Near Address.
5. Select the desired POI from the POIs list.
The GO screen appears with:
• address of the selected location
• estimated time of arrival (ETA)
• distance to travel
• routing method (e.g. Fastest Time).
6. Tap Options to change the routing method
(Fastest Time, Shortest Distance, Mostly
Freeways, or Least Use of Freeways).
7. Tap to begin navigating to the
selected POI on the Map screen.
Creating a Route to a POI by Name
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Search By Name.
3. Enter the name of the POI to be used as
the destination and tap . POIs near
your current position are displayed
Note: Enter as many characters as possible
to make it easier to find the exact POI you are
searching for.
4. Tap Near for different search criteria
(Near Current Position, City, or Address).
Enter city or address information when
you select Near City or Near Address.
5. Select the desired POI from the POIs list.
The GO screen appears with
• address of the selected location
• estimated time of arrival (ETA)
• distance to travel
• routing method (e.g. Fastest Time).
6. Tap Options to change the routing
method.
7. Tap to begin navigating on the Map
screen.
Creating a Route to a Highway Exit POI
The Highway Exit POIs function lets you access
commonly used POIs near an exit you’re
approaching while travelling on a highway,
such as restaurants, gas stations, car repair
facilities and hotels.
Freeway Exit POIs can be accessed while on
a route or just driving, as long as you are on a
freeway.
1. Tap Highway Exit POIs when it appears
on the Map screen. A list of upcoming
freeway exits and their distance from your
current position appears.15
Symbols represent service POIs near the exits:
Restaurants
Gas Stations
Car Repair
Accommodations
2. Tap a symbol to get a list of related POIs
near the exit.
3. Select a POI from the list, and tap .
The GO screen appears with
• address of the selected POI
• estimated time of arrival (ETA)
• distance to travel
• routing method.
4. Tap Options to change the routing
method.
5. Tap to begin navigating to the
selected POI on the Map screen.16
Traveling on a Route 6
Map Screen
A route is displayed on the Map screen in
green with small arrows indicating direction of
travel once the route has been calculated.
The name of the next street in your Turn List
as well as its distance is displayed on the top
of the screen. If you are not in the same city
as the next street, the name of that city is
displayed instead.
As the route progresses, voice alerts will be
used to prompt you of upcoming maneuvers.
Maneuver List
The Maneuver List displays all maneuvers
along your route until your chosen destination.
Tap on the Maneuver icon in the top left corner
of the Map screen to view the Maneuver List.
Accessing the Maneuver List
Tap the Maneuver icon in the top left corner of
the Map screen when you’re actively following
a route.
Excluding a Maneuver
You can modify the route to possibly avoid a
particular maneuver.
1. Access the Maneuver List.
2. Tap for the maneuver you want to
avoid.
3. Tap Yes to confirm.
The RoadMate receiver recalculates the route
and returns you to the Map screen.
Types of Routes
You can use a wide variety of methods to create
a route.
Routing Method
Fastest Time (Fast): the fastest possible route
provided the vehicle is able to travel at or near
the speed limit.
Shortest Distance (Short): the shortest
possible route.
Mostly Freeways: the route that uses freeways
whenever possible.
Least Use of Freeways: the route that avoids
freeways whenever possible.
When a destination is selected, the RoadMate
offers the route with the default selected
routing method first.
Changing the Routing Method
To change the routing method, tap Options on
the GO screen. The RoadMate calculates the
route with different methods.
1. Tap on the Maneuver List for the route
method desired.
2. Tap the desired routing method in the list,
and the previous screen returns with the
new calculation.17
To Change the Default Routing Method
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Navigation Preferences.
3. Select a default routing method using the
Route Method drop-down menu.
Special Routing Functions
Cancelling a Route
1. Tap Menu from the Map screen.
2. Tap Cancel Trip on the Main Menu.
3. Tap Yes to confirm that you want to cancel
the route.
OR
4. Tap the OneTouch icon from the Map
screen to display the OneTouch menu.
5. Tap Cancel Trip.
6. Tap Yes to confirm that you want to cancel
the route.
Detouring off a Route
1. Tap Menu from the Map screen.
2. Tap .
Different detours are calculated using the
same routing method that was used to create
the route. The list of alternate routes is
displayed.
3. Tap the button on the right to check the
Maneuver List of an alternate route.
4. Tap the desired alternate route.18
OneTouch Menu 7
The OneTouch™ menu provides quick access to
your home address, emergency services, gas
stations, and addresses or searches stored in
the OneTouch menu.
Accessing the OneTouch Menu
Tap the OneTouch icon in the upper right
corner of the Map screen.
The Home Button
Tap the Home icon.
If you have a Home Address saved, the receiver
will give you information to navigate to your
home.
If you do not have a Home Address saved, you
will be prompted to enter one:
Tap Yes to enter your home address using the
Enter Address keyboard.
Tap Use My Current Location to make your
current location your Home.
Note: To edit or delete your Home address, go
to the Address Book in the Main menu and edit
the Home entry.
Saving an Address to a OneTouch Icon
1. Tap in the top right corner of
the Map screen. The OneTouch menu
appears.
2. Tap an Assign icon.
3. Tap Location.
4. Enter the address (city, street and
number) for the OneTouch icon using the
keypad. When the address is complete,
you are prompted to enter a name for the
button.
5. Enter a name for the button using the
keypad and tap .
6. Go to the Map screen and access the
OneTouch menu to verify that the address
has been added.
Changing the Address or Search of a One-
Touch Icon
1. Tap in the top right corner of
the Map screen. The OneTouch menu
appears.
2. Tap Edit.
3. Tap on the OneTouch button you want to
edit.
4. Tap the Re-assign button.
5. Tap Yes to confirm.
6. Follow OneTouch instructions.
Saving a POI Search Criteria to a OneTouch
Icon
You can also save POI search criteria to a
OneTouch button for later use, as you may
frequently search for coffee shops near your
location or gas stations along your route.
1. Tap in the upper right corner of the
Map screen.
2. Tap one of the Assign buttons.
3. Tap Search.
4. Tap one of the POI categories in the list.19
5. Tap one of the POI subcategories (if any)
in the list to further narrow the search,
or tap All Subcategories to select all the
subcategories or continue defining your
search criteria.
6. Enter a name for the button using the
keypad and tap .
Setting a Route to a OneTouch Icon
Once you’ve set up the OneTouch menu, you
can go to a saved address or search.
1. Tap the OneTouch icon in the top right
corner of the Map screen.
2. Tap one of the assigned OneTouch
buttons.
3. Tap on the desired POI if the assigned
button is for a search and POIs are
displayed.
The Preview icon at the bottom of the display
allows you to step through the available POIs
while viewing their location on the map.
The Near… button allows you to select how
the list is sorted:
• near your current position
• near a city you define
• near an address you enter.
4. Tap to begin the route.
Note: The GO screen appears whether the
destination was chosen from a list of POIs or
by an address.20
Traffic 8
Traffic features are only available on select
RoadMate models.
Glossary
RDS: Radio Data System. Infrastructure that
broadcasts digital information on the FM band.
TMC: Traffic Message Channel. Type of
information broadcast by a Radio Data System.
Public TMC Service: In some countries, there
is at least one TMC service provider that
broadcasts Traffic information free of charge.
The RoadMate automatically receives public
TMC services no matter which country you’re
in.
For an updated list of countries and providers,
visit www.magellangps.com.
Traffic Message: A message received by the
RoadMate containing the description of a
Traffic event.
Traffic Event: An event liable to disturb the
flow of traffic.
Traffic Incidents
When routing, if a traffic event (e.g. incident(s),
slow traffic) will delay your arrival, the traffic
icon on the Map screen will display the
computed traffic delay (in minutes) in the red
box below the traffic icon.
Traffic signals being received and no
delay found on route.
Delay is less than 15% of entire
route.
Delay is more than 15% of entire
route.
No Signal indicator. Device is
searching for signal.
Avoiding Traffic Incidents
You can choose to avoid traffic incidents along
your route during a delay.
1. Tap on the Traffic icon while traveling
on a route. The Avoid Traffic screen is
displayed.
Note: The Avoid Traffic screen displays
automatically when the computed delay is
greater then 20% of the entire trip.
The Avoid Traffic button is active when an
alternative route is available. The button is
grayed out and says No Alt Route when there
is no alternate route.
2. Tap Avoid Traffic. The route will be
changed and the Map screen displayed.21
Settings 9
User Settings allow you to customize your
RoadMate receiver to your personal needs.
Note: Tapping the Back arrow from a Settings
screen saves any changes you’ve made.
Accessing System Settings
Tap from the Main Menu.
Map Options
Setting Auto Night Map Display
The map is normally displayed in vivid colors
for daytime use, and with dark tints for
night use. You can choose whether to always
use daytime colors, night colors, or let the
RoadMate receiver automatically switch
between them right before sunrise and right
after sunset.
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Map.
3. Tap Night Mode to select Automatic
for timed adjustment, on always, or off
always.
Setting Heading Up or North Up in 2D Mode
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Map.
3. Tap 3D, 2D Heading Up, or 2D North Up to
toggle between settings.
Assigning Visible POIs
POI icons displayed on the map can be turned
on or off to avoid visual clutter.
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Map.
3. Tap POI Visibility.
4. Check POIs you want shown and
unchecked POIs you want hidden on the
POI Selection screen.
Setting Auto Zoom on Turns
You can set the map to automatically zoom in
to the lowest level when approaching a turn.
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Map.
3. Check Auto Zoom on Turns.
Setting Highway Lane Assist
When Highway Lane Assist is checked, the
map displays highway signs as you approach
a highway interchange, visual indicating which
lane you should be in.
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Map.
3. Check Highway Lane Assist.
Setting 3D Building Display
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Map.
3. Check 3D Building Display.22
Sound
Setting Volume from Settings
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Sound.
3. Slide the volume slider bar to the desired
volume level.
Turning Button Sounds On/Off
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Sound.
3. Tap Button Sounds to activate (checked)
or de-activate (unchecked) audible
sounds when a button is tapped.
Turning Smart Volume On/Off
Smart Volume adjusts sound levels based on
road noise caused by vehicle speed, which can
make the speaker harder to hear.
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Sound.
3. Tap Smart Volume to activate (checked) or
de-activate (unchecked) Smart Volume.
Navigation
Setting The Default Route Method
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Navigation Preferences.
3. Select a default routing method from the
drop-down menu.
Setting The Turn Warning Alert Sounds
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Navigation Preferences.
3. Select a default Turn Warning Alert sound
from the drop-down menu.
Enabling Landmark Guidance
Landmark Guidance uses common landmarks
when available to help you identify streets
requiring a maneuver.
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Navigation Preferences.
3. Check Enable Landmark Guidance to
turn Landmark Guidance on.
Enabling Spoken Street Names
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Navigation Preferences.
3. Check Enable Spoken Street Names
to allows audible street names during
navigation.
Enabling U Turn Guidance
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Navigation Preferences.
3. Check Enable U Turns to allow the
receiver to use U-turns during your route.
Avoiding Toll Roads
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Navigation Preferences.
3. Check Avoid Toll Roads to tell the
receiver to avoid toll roads whenever
possible.
Safe-Driving Mode
Safe-Driving Mode is designed to encourage
a safer driving experience by disabling access
to high-involvement activities while you’re
driving over 10 MPH. Safe-Driving Mode is
automatically enabled on your receiver.
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Navigation Preferences.23
3. Tap Safe-Driving Mode to activate
(checked) or de-activate (unchecked)
Safe-Driving Mode.
Note: When you’re driving over 10 MPH while
Safe-Driving Mode is enabled, the Menu button
is disabled, but other features on the Map
screen, such as Traffic, OneTouch, etc., are
accessible.
If you attempt to access a disabled feature,
a pop-up message briefly appears on your
screen, reminding you to find a safe place to
stop before accessing that feature.
Headlight Reminder
The Headlight Reminder alerts you to turn on
your vehicle’s headlights when the receiver
switches to Night Mode around sunset. The
Headlight Reminder is automatically enabled
on your receiver.
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Navigation Preferences.
3. Tap Headlight Reminder to activate
(checked) or de-activate (unchecked) the
Headlight Reminder.
When the Headlight Reminder is activated,
the icon appears for 15 seconds when the
receiver switches to Night Mode.
You will also hear an audible alert that says
“Remember to turn on your headlights!”
Note: The Headlight Reminder notification only
occurs when the receiver switches from Day
Mode to Night Mode.
Driving Break Reminder
The Driving Break Reminder option enables
your receiver to alert you when you may need
to pause after a long drive.
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Navigation Preferences.
3. Move the Driving Break Reminder slider
from Off (no reminder) to:
1 (reminder after 1 hour of driving)
2 (reminder after 2 hours of driving)
3 (reminder after 3 hours of driving)
4 (reminder after 4 hours of driving)
5 (reminder after 5 hours of driving)
Note: The default Driving Break Reminder
option is 2 hours.
While driving, you will see the icon for 15
seconds after your selected reminder time
has elapsed from the time you turned on your
receiver in your vehicle, even if you didn’t
select a route.
You will also hear an audible alert saying
“You have been driving for (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) hours.
Consider taking a driving break.”
Note: The Driving Break Reminder countdown
will restart once the icon has been displayed
for 15 seconds or after turning the receiver
back on from being turned off.
Brightness
Setting Brightness
1. Access the System Settings menu (above).
2. Tap Brightness.
3. Slide the Brightness slider to set the
brightness of the display.
4. Tap the Back arrow.
5. Check Dim on Battery Power to dim the
display while using internal battery power.
Languages
Setting Languages
1. Access the System Settings menu.
2. Tap Languages.
3. Tap the desired language.
4. Confirm the change.
5. Tap the back arrow.24
Speed Warnings
Setting Speed Warning Options
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Speed Warning.
3. Set Audible Warning on or off.
4. Set Visible Warning on or off. This
determines if the speed limit icon is
displayed on the screen.
5. Set the number of miles above the speed
limit you want to receive the warnings.
Viewing the GPS Status
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap GPS.
3. Tap Status.
Note: You can also access the GPS Status
screen by tapping on the satellite signal
indicator in the upper right corner of the
OneTouch screen.
Auto Power Off
Setting Auto Power Off
Auto Power is the duration of time that the
Magellan RoadMate receiver automatically
turns off after remaining idle.
1. Access the System Settings menu.
2. Tap Auto-Off.
3. Tap on the desired duration.
4. Tap the back arrow.
Default System Settings
Restoring All Default System Settings
1. Access the System Settings menu.
2. Tap Restore Default.
3. Confirm that you want to proceed in
restoring all the system defaults.
Route Area Avoidance
Route Area Avoidance allows you to manually
select an area to avoid along your route.
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Route Area Avoidance.
3. Tap Add to select a new area to avoid.
Note: If you haven’t yet added any areas to
avoid, Add is the only accessible option.
4. Pan around and zoom in and out of the map
to select an area within the red box to avoid.
5. Tap Select to choose the areas you want to
avoid, or the Back icon to cancel the action.
6. Tap Confirm on the message that appears,
Cancel Area Avoidance to cancel the
selection, or the Back icon to select a
different area.
The area you selected is now accessible from
your Route Area Avoidance list.
Note: Your route will still include freeways and
highways in the areas that you choose to avoid.
Once you’ve created one or more areas to
avoid, you can:
• Edit the details of these areas.
• Add new areas to avoid.
• Select one or more areas to avoid during a
route.
• Remove any of these areas from your list.
Note: You can only edit one area at a time.
When you select multiple areas, the Edit
function is disabled.
Product Information
Viewing Product Information
1. Tap from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Product Information.
3. Scroll down the page to view the Serial
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