Magellan RoadMate for iPhone updated, want a promo code? [give away]

Magellan Releases Update of Magellan RoadMate App for iPhone

Magellan RoadMate for iPhone has just been updated to version 1.3 and that means a it's received several new features to help you better and more enjoyably navigate from point A to point B:

  • Location-based offers and coupons – First branded GPS App to provide relevant offers on-screen while you route to your destination. Users can re-route to the sponsoring store’s location or save promotional coupons for redemption at a later time.
  • iOS 4.0 support – Multitasking capabilities enable navigation with turn-by-turn instructions and continuous routing to run in the background while using other applications.
  • LifeTime real-time traffic information – Included free in the version 1.3 update, users can avoid traffic congestion by comparing current and proposed alternative routes, making well-informed decisions ahead of traffic delays.
  • Sharing points of interest – Users can easily share destinations and POIs via email using the RoadMate app.

To celebrate the update Magellan RoadMate is currently on sale in the iTunes App Store: Magellan RoadMate North America is available for $44.99 (regularly $59.99); Magellan RoadMate USA is $34.99 (regularly $49.99); and Magellan RoadMate Canada is $29.99 (regularly $34.99

They've also given us three (3) promo codes to pass on to you, our awesome readers. Details and screen shots after the break!

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To enter the give-away just leave a comment in the thread below telling us which of the new features you like best. Make sure to leave a real email address (it won't be public but we'll need it to contact you if you win). As always, promo codes only work in the US App Store (Apple's rule, not ours!)

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Magellan RoadMate for iPhone updated, want a promo code? [give away]



I like how you can find nearby places, so you don't need to use safari to look up where you want to go. It saves alot of time!

I like that I will less likely get lost in a paperbag again. And the location based coupons. Hope this works in multitasking

iOS 4 Support is my favorite new feature by far. Being able to use this as an all-in-one navigation system, listening to Pandora in the background over your car stereo while Magellan Roadmate occasionally pops in to give you turn-by-turn directions... that is the life!

Location based coupons is a great new feature. I wish a lot more apps would take advantage of smartphone coupons

Coupons sounds good, but I think the email sharing of destinations is the best new feature overall! Love to get this app to compare to Navigon and MotionX!

A life-time of traffic updates is the best new feature. There is nothing more aggravating than being stuck in traffic you could have avoided if you had known in advance. Would love to win one of the promo codes. Keep up the good work TiPB.

Magellan RoadMate for iphone is the hands down #1 navigation app.
I would love to try it out as I have CoPilot, and it is the worst nav app available.

I like the traffic information the most. I have to check a separate app now, so it would be convenient to have all of that in one app. The email function and the coupons are also interesting features.

I like that they added iOS 4.0 support; no more worries about a phone call disrupting my directions.

The two features I like the best are:
1.) Multitasking- I like being able to play music while I'm navigating with the app.
2.) I frequently search for places to eat while I'm navigation. Coupons would come in handy to possibly get some discounts during my travels.
Looks like a solid app!

Without a doubt the 4.0 OS update for multi-tasking! Why? Because as nice as local coupons might be...I doubt the support / list will be big enough at first to make a difference..maybe years from now more will jump on board now that Facebook is doing that (not the first, but the biggest name to get into that market). Multitasking is what it's all about. :)

I like the coupons, also the traffic report feature could be a life saver after or before work.
Man I would love a promo code for this great looking App.
Especially since my GPS was just stolen from my car last week.
This App looks to run circles around that old beast.
Looking forward to my next trip :-)

The multitasking feature looks to be the best feature in my book. Having the ability to run the background would be great.

I think the location based offers are a really cool idea and hopefully they are implemented as slickly, not being a distraction what what is the primary goal of the application.

Sharing points of interest would be something I would use since i like social networks and iOS 4.0 support sounds great

Location based offers and coupons. Just think u stop at chipotle and there was a coupon for a buy one get one free. :-D

I like the "LifeTime real-time traffic information" feature the best because it would become really useful on my way to work. I would never have to renew the subscription for it, unlike other navigation apps.

I like the lifetime real time traffic being included. At&t says theirs is better because of the traffic updates so the moment fee is worth it. This proves them wrong!

By far the coupons would be the coolest. While on road trips I would love to know that I could save money on lunch by using the in app routing to specials.

Definitely the multitasking support. It would be nice always having it running in the background in the car when you wanted to use other apps.

iOS 4 compatability would be the best new feature for me, listening to pandora and being navigated in my car would be awesome!!

I'm liking the coupon and location based feature. Could be a useful tool in saving so that I can spend more on the kids for the holidays.

I like "instructions and continuous routing to run in the background while using other applications."
YES! Why is it so hard to understand the desirability of this feature?
I have been a (stand alone) TomTom user for over two years (even updated my hardware), but it's still crashing a great deal out of the blue AND it's one more unit to carry on the two week drive I am taking to visit my son for the Holidays. I could really use software other than TomTom that just works even if I am making/taking a phone call.
Thank you for your consideration,

Coupons and offers - would make it easy to know where/when to pull off the interstate and which hotel to choose!

I would love all new features! I'm directionally challenged! Seriously I would love a good GPS app. Maybe I wouldn't be afraid to venture out to new places. Thanks for the opportunity!

Really interested in the multitasking and the ability for the program to continually run in the background.

For me, being a courier, the best two are the multitasking support and the real time traffic. Those are absolutely huge for me. I've been wanting to try this app, so come on give me the chance!

I love the inclusion of location based deals. As a poor college student, finding ways to save money is always a good thing. With Magellan, it would really help me find the cheapest places to find food!

Free real-time traffic information. You have to pay for it on other GPS apps. Coupons is cool add-on since I do like to save money.

I love the lifetime traffic updates! thats amazing. thats one thing that alot of gps programs lack, and we all hate traffic! lol this update looks awesome (as always Chad).

For me the best new feature is the traffic updates. No more getting stuck in traffic in an area I'm completely unfamiliar with! Way to you Magellan!

Multitasking is always key in my book, especially when phone calls or txt interrupt what your doing.

I love the free for life traffic updates! Probably the best, since all other decent apps that cost $40+ make you pay per month! Best Nav app in the App Store!

I don't have $40 for App so I don't know all the features but what I have read from your blog, I would say that ---> Location-based offers and coupons – First branded GPS App to provide relevant offers on-screen while you route to your destination. Users can re-route to the sponsoring store’s location or save promotional coupons for redemption at a later time. Thats sick because if your diving and you want a bite to eat or coffee it will give u a coupon, hot awesome!

Definitely Real Time Traffic. Commute to work is a chore and this would obviously alleviate the stress.

I like the fact of location based coupons etc. from stores and re routing option to them. I do alot of driving for work and theres many times id like to stop for a coffee , gas, or a store or to and dont know where there located

I definitely like the real time traffic addition, very handy. I'd love to give it a try with a free promo code :)

Holy crap, the real time traffic update Is incredible! On my drive into Boston, I have radio traffic that is, at best, infrequent. An awesome updated app will finally let me decide if the Pike is worth it or I can chance 495. I want it please!

I love the traffic live updates, to avoid those pesky time wasting roads (not to mention the stress that comes from a 2 hour traffic jam).

LifeTime real-time traffic information!
The other two "big navigation apps" offer paid traffic only. And its only valid one-year at a time. That Magellen offers Free LifeTime Traffic is a huge plus over their competitors.
My favorite feature by far - Go Magellen!

Overall, the total package is well worth the purchase. However, I'm going to say that I love the coupons and promotions, so that when I see the traffic in real-time and know I don't want to drive, I can pull over for a a free cup of joe or other something else. Oh, the multi-tasking is nice, too!

Free lifetime traffic is the best feature for this update. It would help me alot in southern california for my commute to work. The traffic is horrible here.

My favorite feature is the sharing points of interest. That's awesome because with all the social networking going on, this is an obvious and great addition and will be I think the most used feature for the app, at least for me it will. Thanks TiPb!!!!

LifeTime traffic info., definitely, lifetime traffic info.
Although, being a fan of Yelp and UrbanSpoon, I like the shared POI, too!

Real-time traffic is great to have. My regular route to work can get trafficky, so it's good to have suggestions on other routes.

Lifetime real-time traffic updates. Those are always helpful when driving around. (oh this app for free, too)

The real-time traffic is the most compelling feature for me. This looks like a good gps app and I hope i win!

The traffic feature for sure! Traffic is always a problem in Seattle, I think I need this app to steer clear of it!

Real time traffic is going to be fantastic. Our old gps system quit on us. I would love to get this for my wife and I with the free promo please :D.

I like how it has free traffic, and not an add on subscription. Makes life easy! I'd love to try it out.

Real-time traffic updates. In Philadelphia, especially with the bridges in and out of town on the East side -- that would be a godsend.

I like the whole package. I'm driving all over the west coast for my job and have been using mapquest. Is good, but is missing features. Ie: total distance left & time left till destination.

Best feature - iOS 4 support, as this brings both a great nav PLUS the knowledge that multitasking is on the way.

Would love this app. The traffic info is key, especially in the traffic jam that is Atlanta.

Real time traffic! I travel all the time for work and avoiding congestion, especially in unfamiliar areas, would be fantastic!

The location based offers and coupons is a great feature and so is the Life time traffic reports. Overall it looks like a great app -- one that I'd be happy to win a promo code for :)

1) I love the new backgrounding feature. I can use this foe my daily commute! It'll help me be much more productive.

Would love the coupon feature. I'm always looking for a deal!
Speaking of a deal. would LOVE to get a copy of Magellan RoadMate!!!

Of the newly added features the traffic included for free is definitely the most useful! Other nav apps charge extra for such services which has led to me going back to the regular old Maps app for my day-to-day navigating and traffic check.

UI is much more compelling then my Tom Tom. Love real time traffic the best out of all the goodies.

I work with adults with developmental disabilities and using the gps to find a nearby starbucks offering coupons would give me the caffeine boost I need to get my morning going!!

The ability to share POI's will be great! Road trips in caravans and scavenger hunts in the future

Multitasking is a great new feature. This means now you can mount your iPhone in your car use your nav program, listen to the talk radio on your radio app and take phone calls all on one devise at the same time.

Real time traffic for sure. I'm really hoping the Magellan app is solid, as I own three of the four big maps on-device players (Navigon, copilot, and Sygic aura) and all fall short in one way or another. Here's to hoping to win one that's worth it!

I really like the lifetime real traffic information. really helps to avoid traffic especially when there is an accident and unexpected congestion.

what could be more important than real-time traffic? Pointing you to the right direction is one thing, getting there on time is another. Thank you Magellan for updating your app.

movies, movies, movies, so i can program and drive it to the nearest theater. that's what i'm talkin about baby!

I would have to say real-time traffic update will serve me best. My pastoral duties require quick response to those in need. I can't afford to get stuck in traffic while my parishioner is in crisis.

i like the location based coupon system. couldn't find any other gps that could locate local businesses so well.

I love the real time traffic feature Its free tired of the crappy google map app which needs an update for route alternatives on traffic this app will really help me skip traffic when I'm heading to work or stop me from getting late.

Multi tasking is nice, but that's easy now. I like being able to know what's around me when I'm in a new place. So location based services are my pick.

Location based offers for the savings win!!!
Oh if only I'd realized I was getting an iPhone and I would never have even looked at a stand alone gps!

The freedom to be able to go anywhere at a moments notice is what makes me dig this app, and it's from a trusted GPS brand already. I love the idea of stripping away another device and putting it on my phone.
I was actually about to buy a similar app on Saturday. My girlfriend and I were taking a trip to Atlantic city. I found it curious that there were so many brands that I hadn't heard of. Unfortunately, my girlfriend wouldn't let me get it.