MAGELLAN® COMPLETE TURN-BY-TURN NAVIGATION APP NOW AVAILABLE ON THE APP STORE
Innovative vehicle mounting cradle for iPhone® and
iPod touch® devices also introduced
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (11/17/2009)Magellan, one of
the leading GPS brands, today announced its Magellan RoadMate®
turn-by-turn navigation app is now available from the App Store.
Magellan also announced the introduction of a new innovative vehicle
mounting cradle for the iPhone and iPod touch devices that will be
available in December. The Premium Car Kit offers charging capabilities
and provides an elegant car mounting and charging solution for the
iPhone device. The cradle adds a GPS receiver for improved navigation
accuracy, an amplified speaker for crystal clear directions and enhanced
phone call clarity, and Bluetooth® to enable hands-free calling.
Magellan RoadMate App provides users instant access to Magellan's
innovative, easy-to-use OneTouch(TM) interface, including: vehicle and
pedestrian routing, in-app music control, native address book
integration and turn-by-turn guidance including Text-to-Speech, all in
one integrated and unique navigation experience," said Peggy Fong, chief
operating officer for Magellan.
Magellan RoadMate App features
Magellan's exclusive OneTouch user menu, allowing users to store
addresses and personalized searches on one convenient page and easily
access them with a single tap. Additionally, the app gives drivers the
freedom to choose from a list of route options such as fastest time,
shortest distance, most use of highways, or least use of highways to
customize the navigation experience.
Other features of the
Magellan RoadMate App include:
App and maps are stored on the iPhone or iPod touch devices, allowing
navigation to continue even when no cellular coverage is available.
Guidance: Announces maneuvers prior to the turn, enabling users to keep
their eyes on the road.
Text-to-Speech: Hear spoken street
names with every voice direction to have a clear understanding of when
to make the next turn while you keep your eyes on the road.
of Points of Interest (POIs): Users have access to 6 million POIs at
the touch of their fingertips, including gas stations, restaurants,
ATMs, emergency services, shopping and other destinations.
Keyboard with QuickSpell®: Our highly acclaimed QuickSpell with
SmartCity search lets you enter addresses in a few touches by narrowing
your location search.
3D landmarks: Realistic 3D renderings
of key landmarks show the way with stunning visual cues.
Lane Assistance: See realistic views of highway signs with clearly
displayed lane arrows to help navigate complicated interchanges by
positioning the driver in the proper lane for upcoming maneuvers.
Mode: Allows users to easily navigate locations on foot.
Your Car: Automatically stores your parking location so you can easily
find your way back to your car.
In-App Music Control: Users
can control their music directly from the application so they never have
to leave the app to access their music.
Address/Contact Book: With the touch of a button, users can simply
navigate to destinations from stored addresses in the device's address
NAVTEQ On-Board: Map data provided by NAVTEQ, the
world leader in digital mapping data and content.
RoadMate App (U.S. & Canada maps) is available for an introductory
price of $79.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch devices or
The MSRP for the car kit will be $129.99.
Digital Corporation MiTAC Digital Corp. is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation and promotes and sells
products and services under the Magellan brand name. Magellan assists
people to travel, work and play their way with leading portable
navigation and positioning solutions across multiple consumer markets.
Recognized as an industry innovator, the company is the producer of the
award-winning Magellan RoadMate, and Maestro series portable car
navigation systems, as well as the Magellan Triton® outdoor handheld
navigation devices. MiTAC Digital Corp. is headquartered in Santa Clara,