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!

[iTunes link]

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!)

[gallery link="file" columns="2"]

Have something to say about this story? Leave a comment! Need help with something else? Ask in our forums!


Senior Editor at iMore and a practicing therapist specializing in stress and anxiety. She speaks everywhere from conferences to corporations, co-host of Vector, Review, and Isometric podcasts, and should be followed on Twitter @Georgia_Dow.

More Posts



← Previously

2010 TiPb Award for Favorite Addictive Game goes to...!

Next up →

iPhone live podcast 126: Beatle Battles

Reader comments

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


Of course, Multitasking would be the obvious pick, bu what I really missed being with my TomTom-app wasn't that. It was free real-time traffic information. Just because it really sucks having an awesome route calculation but knowing that you have to pay a fortune to really get fast from A to B without running into some stupid traffic jam.

The real time traffic sounds good, because the only way I can see that now is the google map app (not great) and the local traffic cam app (crashes everytime).

real-time traffic is very necessary here in southern california. the roads go from fine, to nightmare, in the course of 20 mins, and it can take an hour to get to the next exit sometimes.

Commuting 60 miles each way daily in Northern Virginia the live traffic is the best new feature. It would assist my commute greatly.

To me, the lifetime traffic is the best new feature. As for coupons, don't have them pop up while driving, wait until I reach the final destination.

The feature I think is the best is the real time traffic feature. I also love the idea of the coupons, although it wouldn't get utilized every day like real-time traffic.

LifeTime real-time traffic information. The GPS App I use doesn't have it for free, and it would be really useful.

The menu for nearest emergency services/nearest gas. Real-time traffic may be nice, but knowing where you can fuel up or where a hospital is is truly invaluable.

iOS 4.0 support
The fact that I can get in and out of the app without having to wait for it to get a signal again and start routing me correctly is a must!

I like the location based coupons , that seems to be the hot trend in alot of APP's . I love getting a great deal on a comfort food diner when I am on a long road trip .

I think the real-time traffic info is awesome. It always seems ass though the traffic info on the google maps is behind.

Defintiely the free real time traffic. Highways here can be notoriously clogged and being, and you never know just when. Multitasking is a close second

Multitasking hands down!! The real-time traffic is a must have here in Houston and location based coupons is pretty cool.

How can I pick just one of those features? They are all pretty important. If I do have to choose, I would go with the traffic information. I can't stand sitting in traffic.

I really like the location based coupons. I would love that feature. I always appreciate features that makes life more affordable in this economy.

Sharing Points of interest and the location based coupons sounds great. Multitasking is a must!

I bought RoadMate shortly after it came out, prior to iOS4 and multitasking. I had patience for the day that it would be updated to support multitasking. Wow, I lost patience! It took Magellan almost a year to "add 4 lines of code" as Jobs put it in the big iOS4 press release.
I found Waze about a month ago and have fallen so in love with it, that I rarely fire up RoadMate anymore, even with its multitasking update (finally!).
Here's the bottom line for me: RoadMate takes about 30-45 seconds to fire up from start. Waze takes under 10, including the first route navigation!

I love the new feature for location-based offers and coupons the most. I would love to save more when dining out with family and friends.

Oh, Location-based offers and coupons is something new that I haven't seen before. I have Navagon and this is smoething that I can see as being useful and helpful.
Traffic info, iOS 4.o support are in other apps, but Location-based offers is a new feature that I like alot.

I have to say I like the Location-based offers and coupons, it's innovative. No other GPS application does that now.

The coupon idea is a good idea. Coffee or meal coupons might work the best. I hope they're not tracking us when we use them though.

wow, seems like an awesome complete package. been dying to get a navigation app for a while but they are so expensive. would love a free promo code!

How does Magellan compare to TOM TOM or Navigon? I'm considering purchasing a GPS software for the iPhone but can't decide on what to get.

Sounds like a great update but believe that that the real time traffic update is the best part of it.

I think the LifeTime real-time traffic information is the best new feature. Most other iPhone GPS apps only provide a month or two of traffic data before requiring one to purchase a subscription. Having it as part of the package is a great deal.

Multitasking for IOS4 has to be the #1 choice. A GPS app w/o it is just not very useful. I need my phone for other things.
But the real time traffic and local offers are great too.

Real time traffic is a huge plus for me.
Considering I am driving basically every day for work, having that right in the palm of my hand (and without any extra fees for it) is a huge plus. It would be a nice thing to have so that I can actually get to appointments on time rather than praying the Traffic Gods are feeling cooperative.

My wife drives to different high schools all the time to help them get into college so the Traffic feature would be awesome for her to get to the schools in time so she doesn't miss the class period!!

It is a toss-up between multi-tasking and Lifetime Traffic. I think I will have to give it to LifeTime Traffic. I have a Magellan Roadmate GPS, and can't get that feature, as well as having to pay an arm and a leg to get map updates each year. I might have to give this a try.

i'm most excited about the added multitasking, but lane assist, and traffic updates make this just about perfect.

iOS 4 multitasking support is the must-have yet obvious updated feature. for my uses free LifeTime Traffic makes the app worth its price. Thanls

I would definetly like to have it on my iPhone. The feature that I would love most is definitely the multi-tasking so that I can listen songs and also get directions at same time.
Win or loose I love this give-away deals from tipb. Thanks

I really like the whole offers and coupons feature! It seems like it would work wonders on road trips!

Looking at the pics of the screeshots it looks very useful and professional, I can see that the gps would be a very useful app on my iphone, and if it was discounted or almost free, that would be cool too! This website is awesome, lots of cuting ege info.
Just awesome!

The live traffic would be great as I am on the road everyday. My family souls appreciate me being home a little earlier at night.

I would like to give this to my wife; she would love the coupons (best new feature). With all she does for me and our children, something to make her life easier would be great.

I like the coupons. They may help me finally choose where i want to eat! Also the traffic would get me there in a jiffy.

I've owned a personal Magellan Roadmate for three years now and it's in need of an update(which is normal for all GPS units), but the update cost is over $75.00. I'd much rather have the roadmate on my new iphone 4. Magellan is a great product and I don't know how anyone can travel without one. It's also fun to travel with a GPS system.

Pictures look great; hope the performance is up to the pictures. I like best the ability to run in background while answering phone, etc. Unanswered is what to do with LCD going off, or how long display will stay before battery wears down running gps.

I do trust all the ideas you've introduced on your post. They are really convincing and can definitely work. Still, the posts are too brief for novices. May you please prolong them a bit from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.