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Magellan RoadMate 6230-LM DashCam Navigator

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Magellan RoadMate 6230-LM
Magellan RoadMate 6230-LM DashCam Navigator

One of the most reputable car GPS makers, Magellan, has recently announced its new device called RoadMate 6230-LM DashCam Navigator.

This can be considered a prime example of a good GPS-based device equipped with plenty of navigational features and video recording capability. The RoadMate 6230-LM DashCam  is the winner of Editors’ Choice award in Popular Mechanics category at CES 2014.

Magellan RoadMate 6230-LM DashCam Navigator Specifications and Features

Magellan RoadMate Navigator
Magellan RoadMate 6230-LM
ModelsMagellan RoadMate 6230-LM
Magellan RoadMate 6230-LM
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Specifications & Features
DEVICE
Dimensions (English)3.313" x 0.8185" x 5.314"
Dimensions (Metric)8.414cm x 2.079cm 13.496cm
Weight (English)6.4oz
Weight (Metric)181.437g
BatteryLi-ion rechargeable battery
Battery LifeUp to 1 hour
SpeakerYes
CPUSiRF Atlas-V, dual-core, ARM11, 500MHz
Expandable MemorymicroSD
Temperature Range(F)32F to 131F
Temperature Range(C)'0C to 55C
Audio/Video InputYes
SD Slot sYes
Package ContentsSmartGPS Unit with Battery

Windshield Mount

Vehicle Power Adapter

Micro USB Cord

USB AC Adapter

Quick Start Guide

SmartGPS Apps Download Card
SCREEN
Display Resolution, WxHWVGA
Screen Size5.0"
Display TypeColor, Transmissive
Touch ScreenYes
GPS & SENSORSGPS & SENSORS
GPS Accuracy3-5 Meters
High-Sensitivity GPSYes
Antenna TypeMultidirectional Patch
MAPPING & NAVIGATION
Preloaded MapsUS, Canada, Puerto Rico
Points of Interest7M
Turn-by-Turn RoutingYesYes
Lifetime Traffic AlertsYes
Highway Lane AssistYes
Map UpdatesYes
Multi-Destination RoutingYes
OneTouch Favorites MenuYes
Speed LimitsYes
Spoken Street NamesYes
Branded POIsYes
POIs Along RouteYes
Smart City SearchYes
Smart DetourYes
QWERTY/ABCD KeyboardYes
Landmark GuidanceYesYes
Junction viewYesYes
Best ParkingYesYes
Traffic Camera Alerts by PhantomALERTYes
CAMERA
Imaging SensorCMOSImaging SensorCMOS
ResolutionResolution1280x720
Horizontal View angleHorizontal View angleAppx. 120?
INTERFACE & COMMUNICATIONS
USB PortUSB PortUSB 2.0
PC CompatibleYes
MAC CompatibleYes
Official Specs and Features
Learn more from the manufacturer site.Read more about Magellan RoadMate 6230-LM Dashcam at magellangps.com
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At A Glance

The standard features of a satellite navigation device for a car have remarkably improved over the last few years. The competition among manufacturers are getting tougher, leading them to better creativity without sacrificing design and price.

In terms of design and hardware, the RoadMate 6230 is not very different from most GPS navigation devices in the market. It measures at around 5.2-inch W x 3.3-inch H x 0.8-inch D; it weighs 6.4 oz.

The front design is dominated by a 5-inch transmissive LCD screen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. On the back, there is an integrated camera that continuously records HD video of the road ahead.

It is a 120-degree wide-view angle camera with CMOS sensor, meaning it covers most of the area ahead of your car regardless the unit’s position on the dashboard. This RoadMate is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

The package also includes windshield mount, vehicle power adapter, USB AC adapter, quick start guide, and SmartGPS apps download card.

Video Camera

The RoadMate 6230-LM’s distinguishing feature is its ability to continuously record HOD video of the road ahead and store the video file on SD card. Integrated with the camera is a G-sensor which functions to detect sudden motions or speed changes you make while you’re driving.

It will include any event of excessive braking, sharp cornering, quick acceleration, or even sudden impact. Its G-sensor will capture video footage of the particular event including the moments preceding and following the moment. It even stores video information and the location.

In addition, the 6230-LM also supports wireless back-up camera to give you a rear view display on the screen when you are reversing your car. The wireless back-up camera unit is, however, sold separately.

Navigational Features

Besides the video recording ability, RoadMate 6230-LM has almost all premium navigational features in a GPS navigation system. The map coverage includes United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico; you also get free lifetime map updates. There are around 7 million preloaded POIs such as gas stations, hotels, restaurants, etc.

Other features such as Junction View, Landmark Guidance, route planning, and speed limit warning are as well included. Junction View is a common feature is a GPS navigation system to display images of intersections and freeway signs.

The image will guide you to take the right lane without confusion. Landmark Guidance uses the names of popular buildings and other easy-to-see landmarks rather than street names, allowing you to receive and recognize the navigation more easily.

The option to plan your route with multiple stops is also available. You can even save your search history as bookmarks. It also allows you to create shortcuts to your favorite destinations.

Additional Information

There is a speed limit warning with audible and visual alerts. Traffic camera alerts in RoadMate 6230-LM is provided by PhantomALERT. It notifies you about any upcoming traffic light and speed cameras along the way. PhantomALERT is users-based service, and the database is updated by thousands of drivers.

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