Updating a magellan roadmate 2016
The root cause was that the device was not properly registered in their database (I have a Road Mate 5045-LM, but was showing up as 5045, which does not have Lifetime Maps).
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You can search for points of interest (POIs), Yelp reviews, and Foursquare locations from your smartphone display, and then send the results to the GPS on the windshield immediately.
What Magellan wants to accomplish is to let you use the appropriate device at the appropriate time: Your smartphone when you're holding it and searching for something, and the Smart GPS when you need navigation help behind the wheel.
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The new Magellan Smart GPS (9 direct) represents a complete rethink of how a GPS device is designed, and how it's used on a daily basis.
The idea is to link your smartphone with the Smart GPS to access real-time content, and so that all of your settings, destinations, and other preferences are stored in the cloud.
I'm happy with my Magellan but not with the support.The Smart GPS is large enough that it blocked a significant portion of the windshield in the Honda Insight I drove during the review period—enough to make it difficult to make left turns with the unit positioned near the driver's side A-pillar.Hardware, Setup, Connected Services, and POI Search The connected services break down into several key functions.On board is a 1GHz processor, 4GB of storage, and the Smart GPS is running what appears to be a customized version of Android, judging by the look and option layout of the Browser settings pages.The connected OS and integrated Wi-Fi mean that the device can receive over-the-air firmware and OS updates, so you don't have to bring the unit inside and connect it to your computer with a USB cable. It's certainly different than the way most portable navigation devices operate, including all of Magellan's earlier efforts, such as the older Road Mate 9055. You have to install the app on your phone, set up an account on a desktop or laptop PC at pair the phone with the Smart GPS, enter your home Wi-Fi network in the Smart GPS settings page (for data updates), and make sure everything is up and running and communicating properly.