Magellan RoadMate North America updated with Yelp integration and Google search [give-away]

Magellan RoadMate North America has received a big update that includes Yelp integration, Google local search, lifetime maps, and a new UI.

Yelp API

  • Integrated within the RoadMate app opens a whole new world of restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and more for you – connect with old favorites or explore new ones.
  • Easily search for venues and destinations, browse user ratings, and decide where to go and route to it, all from within the app.

Google Local Search

  • Find out where you’d like to go using real-time Google Local search. Then route to your searched location with a tap of the GO button.

New User Interface

  • Designed for when you’re on-the-road – a collapsible dashboard creates a generous screen size making it easy for you to view while routing.
  • Plus, personalize your dashboard icons and view your arrival time, distance, and speed all at once.

Includes Lifetime Maps

  • Roads change more often than you realize. Get on board with the latest available maps so that you will always be up-to-date.

To celebrate the update, Magellan RoadMate North America has given us some promo codes to pass on to you, our awesome readers. For a chance to win, just leave a comment in the thread below telling us which of the new features you like best.

UPDATE: Congrats to winners Jason and Bassistfrmsbwy. Enjoy!

Screenshots after the break!

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Jbbarrette says:

Love the life time maps! I'm on the road everyday and roads are always changing. This is a great way to stay up to date when I'm someone new!

Guacho says:

Lifetime updates for sure...

bayourock says:

Someone Nice

ankitgada says:

Magellan has been a leading in gps industry and with the new additions the app becomes super .... Lifetime maps is a killer feature .. no need to worry about latest updates .... also yelp integration helps .... would love to have one :)

Francois Julien says:

For me, the best new features if the Google local search. A Must for me on a gps

Bobby W says:

Love the lifetime maps! Great feature

Xianfox says:

Love the Google Search add.

Owen says:

Love the new Yelp integration! says:

My wife needs this to navigate the contruction north of DFW

bayourock says:

Lifetime Maps is a pretty great feature. Yelp integration could come in real handy on road trips......

mtva says:

Dig the Yelp integration. Potentially seriously helpful.

madisonjar says:

Leanne I think you have very pretty eyes and a nice smile, that is probably my favorite features....oh wait you meant of the gps program...I LOVE google search and I have to say the lifetime maps are pretty nice as well...

madisonjar says:

leanna, sorry, Dont know how that e got in there.

Darin Casier says:

I think the Yelp integration is awesome!!!

LostintheUSA says:

The Google local search and Yelp API are great additions. I'm planning to drive from NYC to California next month and I can imagine how awesome it would be to be able to search for food, gas, or hotels on my route without having to leave the app. My trip would be so much easier.
That is the kind of feature that turns an okay product into a great product! Keep it up Magellan.

Mike Dudziak says:

Looks like the interface is easy to use and read and looks like it might be customizable

Eric says:

I think the best new feature is the google search. I never know addresses!

deeptali says:

Thanks for the offer. I would appreciate if i get.

baloghjz says:

The Google search feature is the best new feature by far! Google can find almost anything, and by integrating it with a navigation app, you've got a real killer!

pink2 says:

The user interface showing speed and ETA as well as the Yelp integration top my list. I have been looking for a new navigation app and really need one soon. Thanks for the opportunity to win!! BTW - I'm Robin on your site.

Cuilo says:

Lifetime Maps is a must feature! Love the new Yelp integration!

Brent says:

I would love this. 9.99 per month for AT&T navigator is not attractive!

Gordon says:

Google Local search = Awesome !

Firestrife says:

Google search is definitely a big plus

Gregory Pleau says:

For me, it's all about the lifetime maps.

pastorwalters says:

The ability to easily view it while driving sounds neat to me!

Anderson_46 says:

I like the search venues add on.

Andy Moore says:

This is pretty awesome. They Yelp integration is super helpful, as is the lane suggestion.

Rr4him says:

Lifetime maps and Yelp? Oh yea!

Kenneth says:

Lifetime Map updates are definitely cool.

Chris says:

Google search is a big plus.

Vincent Pascual says:

I dig the Google and Yelp search tools!

Corey says:

Definitely the yelp integration

ClintMc says:

Google search is a big help when trying to find something nearby in a new place.

Smurph2020 says:

I like the ability to customize the layout. I was driving around Nashville (I live in Houston) wondering what the speed limit was because it felt like traffic was slow for no apparent reason. So I like having the speed limit up ALL the time! says:

This is definatly better... I am so directionly challenge, please give me a code :)

J. Wagner says:

I like the lifetime maps feature.

Getchell Jordan Williams says:

Looks great, so I am looking forward to the new interface. I could really use that promo code :-)

Karen Gallahan Coulter says:

Lifetime maps is great. There's always lots of construction near me so the roads change frequently.

JerseyShoreDeb says:

I like the large user interface and the Yelp integration. It is definitely time for me to look into this product!

Moez Tharani says:

The Yelp integration, for sure. While the lifetime map updates are a close second, the Yelp integration surpasses this. In addition to providing useful information, it should expose more people to Yelp, which will undoubtedly increase the amount of good reviews for establishments.

Dave says:

Yelp integration is my favorite new feature

Jptv says:

I like everything about the look, but having that speed limit displayed keeps me under that radar of the law :)

Rick says:

Lifetime Maps is probably the best feature. I have another Magellan which is out of date since they wanted 70% of the purchase prices to update the maps.

jeck77 says:

Google Local Search is big, that's one of the best parts about Google Navigation.

Melvin Long says:

Sure love to have that app!

Slickvic621 says:

Lifetime maps and live traffic are definitely the two greatest features to the newest updates. Lifetime maps is the biggest simply because maps are the sole purpose of GPS nav, and they aren't static, and live traffic is simply amazing, so we don't have to waste our life away sitting in traffic! Good luck everyone, I'd love to have a copy myself!

Don O. says:

It's gotta be the lifetime maps.

Stynkfysh says:

Awesome! I need a good navigation app!

Charles says:

Lifetime Maps is my fav!

Bassistfrmsbwy says:

I love that they added the Yelp integration because I typically don't want to just search for ANY food, but a restaurant with good reviews and reputation. Awesome.

MattWaso says:

I like the ability to customize your dashboard icons.

tlhorgan says:

Wow, this is cool I have Navigon and Mapquest, but this includes some great functionality. Hope I win!

Disturbed_Angel says:

I think the google local search is a great feature, let's you find what you are looking for with out relying on a built in POI list.

NateDGreat says:

Love that collapsable dashboard!

Ej Schenck says:

I'm all about the Yelp integration! Navigon can help me find a restaraunt but this one will actually tell me if it's worthwile!
Lifetime maps are a plus too!

Chris Gambill says:

I think the Google integration is a great addition, along with the lifetime maps.

Jason Ellis says:

Wow... this is really sweet. Anything that works with Google is ok with me.... I would love to try this one out!

Joel Hughes says:

I think the local search feature with Google is the best. With the addition of Google and lifetime maps this app can't be beat!

Scott Urman says:

Definitely Google search. Pick me!

mysimba97 says:

The best part? Easily the Lifetime Maps!

Chris says:

Google local search is a great addition!

Jeff Akin says:

The direct connection to Google search is like mashing together the two map apps that I use today and have to use Cut & Paste to work.

Bryan says:

I love the Includes Lifetime Maps, its always good to have the newest maps.

asggold says:

The best new addition is a toss-up between Lifetime maps (because, as you said, "Roads change more often then you think.") and Traffic integration. Having the ability to adjust your route based off of Traffic and have all the "New" roads to choose from can save you HOURS on the road. Especially in the large metro areas (DC, LA, etc...).

ldeffinbaugh says:

Google local search is a huge plus for this!

gibhyder says:

I really like the lifetime maps feature, as it comes in handy more often than you think.

jgr627 says:

Google Local Search
Find out where you’d like to go using real-time Google Local search. Then route to your searched location with a tap of the GO button.
That's the feature thats going to sell this bad boy right so plz hook me up TiPb

Ejbart says:

Looks really slick, Id love to try it out

Jim says:

I will never be lost again. Google your the greatest!!!

dezi20 says:

I like all the nw additionsto this app.

Jasn says:

The Yelp integration look amazing. Yelp is an invaluable tool that is too often overlooked. Google local search is almost equally as nice. I love technology :-)

PG says:

Lifetime Maps! Really curious to see what this app will look like in, say, 60 years :-)

drberezin says:

I like the Google search. Working in real time - looking up hotels or restaurants while on the road is a nice addition.

Eytan says:

My favorite feature has got to be lifetime maps!

Zeff74 says:

Google local search by far is a great addition

Vaibhav Patle says:

Hands down the best feature is Google Local Search. If I am in an area and looking for particular shop, all I have to do is do local search and voila, I can use GPS to drive to the location.

AchillesPDX says:

I am most interested in the new UI as that seems like something most companies have the most problems with.
Google Local Search already exists in my current Navigon navigator and has for a while, so I'm not too impressed by that.

Sketso says:

It's hard not to pick the Google Local Search complete with "GO" button as the best new feature... so I'll just give in and do it! Very cool feature!

Shawn Grim says:

The Yelp! integration will be useful when on family trips.

chrishull says:

I love Googling, so adding that is awesome!

Kuruptlon says:

yelp integration, sweet!

EJ Stat says:

Magellan has made a great many improvements that sets it apart from other navigation apps. The new screens look awesome!

Wonicorn says:

Having integrates Yelp reviews will save a ton of time deciding where to eat!

jeffcalloway says:

All of it! Compared to what I am using - MapQuest 4, winning this app would be like the lottery! I do have to say the Google Local Search would be sweet to have in a navigation app.

Joseph says:

Google search is the bomb!

Ryan Winderweedle says:

The Google local I think will come in very handy. Yelp is pretty sweet too.

Rob Lund says:

I already own this app, and was pretty pumped for the update. It's amazing!

OMMBoy says:

Lifetime Maps and, I don't think anybody has mentioned this yet, Google Local Search ;)

Alfredopulleghini says:

I love this! Google included. Great for daily use or travel.

Dianne says:

I love the clear signage for directions. This is an app that I could really use to get around an unfamiliar metronarea.

kenric8 says:

Google Local search and Lifetime Map updates brings Magellan closer to being on par with TomTom. Throwing in the Yelp feature sweetens the deal!

Khyrk says:

The New User Interface - the collapsable dash alone is worth getting this app.

Richleland says:

The lifetime maps do it for me. What a great feature!!

Clubcarib says:

Without a doubt, having Google local search is a total win

Hoops1003 says:

really like that google is integrated!

zag says:

Liking the lifetime maps and UI. Would be interesting to compare this to Navigon for offline maps or MapQuest for online routing (which I find myself using more than Navigon).

Mfaga says:

I will use it for directions taking my little 6 year old girl to Hersey Park.

Seth Howerton says:

Lifetime maps! I hate having to keep paying for new maps and updates... This is great!

Michael Mckay says:

google local and free lifetime maps ?? Awesome....

icw70 says:

Love the icon and the simplicity. Now I can throw away my TomTom, also really like how you can easily search for venues and destinations, browse user ratings, and decide where to go and route to it, all from within the app.

Jamey Holt says:

With this update is this the best option for nav on the iphone?
What about real time traffic?

Lazydogrex says:

Integration with Yelp is a real plus ... seamless! Life-time updates is a close second. Thanks for the opportunity to snag a copy.

Arist Athanasopoulos says:

Yelp and Google integration are a must. Local search on top if the great UI make it hard to beat in nav apps. Thanks!

jackflag33 says:

I like that the drive is going to "Glendale----for a real good meal" [anyone?]

Cornbo says:

Definitely has to be the Lifetime Map Updates for me. I travel a lot with my job. Roads change every time I visit Tennessee or Georgia. This handy dandy app would be the most appreciated of any price I could ever receive from TiPb. I could eliminate the need for a separate GPS on every trip. Thanks and best wishes to whom ever wins!

Tommy says:

The google local search sound pretty handy.

Maggard says:

I have to say I love the Yelp! integration as that will allow the wife and I the ability to discover the "little spots" on our trips and build unique, non-McDonald's memories!

Sean R Ehlert says:

I definitly have to go with the google local search

Kyle says:

YELP!?!? Love it already!

Kyle says:

YELP!?!? Love it already!

Jonathan Seals says:

Yelp and Google search are awesome features.

Jeff says:

I love the new integrated search options, both Yelp & Google.

richard_rsp says:

I have a "competitors" app - and I cant stand it. Its so nice to see a company that is actually updating their iPhone apps and that shows the total distance remaining until your destination.
As for updates: Im glad that they integrated Yelp into the RoadMate App. My wife and I are big "food" people; we love to eat out. Magellan already had a pretty decent list of POIs, but having this integration would keep me from having to look up reviews on restaurants while out of town in a separate web browser. Nice Touch! :)

A.D. Maynard says:

definitely love the new UI, but think the Yelp integration is cool as well. Had a tire with low air in downtown Nashville one night and had no idea where any gas stations were that would be close by... downloaded and installed Yelp and it was a big help in finding some gas stations so I could get air in my tires!

Matt Billow says:

Probably the local Google Search.

Ryan Harper says:

Hands down... Google local search!

Acolthirst says:

I like the Yelp integration. It would come in handy as I am on the road a lot.

Allen Siorek says:

Some excellent updates, indeed!

erpa2b says:

Definitely the Google Search. It "just works."

SvedishChef says:

Google search is my favorite new feature. Thanks for offering this as a giveaway!

Alex Ruffolo says:

I really like Lifetime Maps cause living in Chicago with all the road construction it will be real useful.

Alex Ruffolo says:

Also Google search that's also pretty sweet

DBGood says:

Love this review, but i haven't purchased the app as of yet. The reviews really help but not real sure it is worth $39? A lot of money to spend on an app that is eventually sent to the back pages of the app files

Fbcmusicman says:

I just got back from a trip I could have really used this app. Atlanta, GA is a tough place to navigate without being very familiar with Atlanta or having a GPS. I would love to have this for my travels.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Riled says:

Google integration would make this a killer app for me!

Devon Henderson says:

I love the updating maps! My dad's Garmin still tells us to drive south on the street we live on... and it's a one way going north XD

Jennifer says:

The google search integration into the app is the function I'm most excited about.

mgorman85 says:

I'm always a fan of lifetime access to anything. Lifetime maps FTW.

Andrew Stone says:

Google Search integration and the Yelp integration are killer! Top that off with map updates and this is amazing!

pdxwayne says:

Megellan defines "lifetime" as a maximum of 3 years (per the App Store description), so "lifetime" updates aren't really lifetme updates.
Now with that said, I'm looking forward to testing out the new features.

Lee Miran says:

Google local search FTW. It's a useful feature that should be integrated in all GPS smartphone apps. Magellan has a winner here.

jfaneuf says:

The lifetime maps would be my favorite.

misterlab says:

I think the lifetime maps is a great feature along with the Yelp integration.

Kmichalec says:

Yelp integration is nice! Would love to try it out!

Wjkowalski says:

Lifetime maps - big thumbs up. Yelp and Google integration - very useful! With Navigon maybe disappearing, I'd love to give this a try.

Joe Iannarella says:

life time map updates and local google search also like the new dashboard

Cadamus says:

The Google local search will be great!

L. R. Robinson says:

I like the integration with Google Local Search. The ability to get localized information about WHERE you are is key.

rqbird says:

Love the lifetime updates, could get me working out more than I do now...

Jonathan says:

Lifetime maps sounds great to me!

Mike says:

Lifetime maps! How can you argue with that?

Harlan Lachman says:

I like the discount coupon feature the best. Navigation apps are too expensive for many of us. I hope those who win them find they are sufficient for buying versions of the program for their friends or family (since I assume most will own a copy).

Pnut says:

Lifetime Maps! Orlando is ALWAYS changing and this would be great for someone like me!

pink2 says:

I'm hoping they pick a winner soon, if I don't win I'd like to be able to take advantage of their sale price going on right now - But I'd really rather win and brag how wonderful TiPb is. I'm looking forward to not getting lost again - Did I ever tell you I was supposed to pick up my husband from his work and I was at a conference for my work and when I got on the freeway I went the wrong direction and didn't know it for 30 minutes - so I had to go back and I was 2 hours late picking him up because I didn't know how to get there.

Kevin Sesock says:

I could so use a copy! Gimmie the promo code!