You've been asking for it, and it's finally here! Introducing the Magellan RoadMate 6630T-LM, a dashcam and turn-by-turn GPS navigation unit all-in-one device, now with live traffic updates as well!
If you're not familiar with the Magellan brand, Magellan is well known for making high quality portable GPS Navigation devices for cars, boats, RV's, airplanes, and more. Founded in 1986 and with over 200 key patents in GPS technology, Magellan is recognized as an industry innovator and leader. Magellan is the creator of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate, and Maestro series portable car navigation products, as well as the Magellan Triton and eXplorist outdoor handheld navigation devices. As you can see, Magellan devices have a long history and a proven track record, and the new addition of a camera lens to their navigation device ratchets up the functionality to a whole new level!
Essentially, the RoadMate 6630T is two devices in one. You get a fully functional, modern GPS Navigation device, as well as a fully functional Full HD 1080p dashcam, in the same physical device. On the navigation side, you get everything you would expect such as address search, point-of-interest database, turn-by-turn directions, and free lifetime updates on the detailed pre-loaded North American maps. On the dashcam side, the story is the same! You get high definition video and audio recording (with looping when the card is full), wide angle lens, G-Sensor for impact detection, and more. The RoadMate 6630T is perfect for those who want both a GPS navi unit and a dashcam, but don't want to have two separate devices on their windshield.
Magellan's RoadMate 6630T-LM features a perfectly sized 5" (12.7 cm) high-resolution touchscreen display (not too big, not too small), for easy viewing of the live map or turn-by-turn directions. The 6630T is a deluxe navigation device, offering lane assistance (shows and tells you exactly which lane to be in when approaching confusing intersections or interchanges) as well as landmark guidance (informs you when to make turns based on both distance and the nearest landmark or point of reference, e.g. "turn right in 200 feet, just before the Exxon gas station"). Now that's handy to have on today's hectic roadways! Even better, you will always see the speed limit of the road you're driving on the screen, that way you can be sure to be in compliance with the local laws at all times. The RoadMate 6630T also contains built-in information on the best parking lot and garages (including their prices and hours) near you wherever you are, a very useful feature when parking downtown.
The RoadMate 6630T dashcam forward-facing camera lens records video in Full HD 1080p resolution. There's even a G-Shock Sensor built-in to detect sudden impact, in order to lock certain video files and data to preserve any critical event such as a fender bender.
What sets the Magellan RoadMate 6630T-LM from other similar dashcam + navi models? The 6630T is the only dashcam + navigation device in it's class that also offers live traffic information, automatically and right on your dashboard! The 6630 will inform you if there are any incidents to avoid (accidents, construction, or other traffic backups) on your intended route, and will automatically re-route you to a faster route if possible. This feature alone is worth it's weight in gold, as we all know time is the most valuable resource we have.
If you don't necessarily need the live traffic updates of the 6630T-LM, check out the Magellan RoadMate 6620-LM, which is essentially the same as the 6630T, except without the addition of real-time traffic / obstacle information which can alert you of incidents on your route and automatically re-route you on a faster way.
Is the RoadMate 6630T hard to install or use? Not at all! Just attach the front camera to your front windshield using the included suction cup mount, plug in the RoadMate 6630T to the cigarette lighter power outlet, and you're all set! The RoadMate 6630T will begin recording from the front camera lens as soon as you turn on your car. You can also use one of our dashcam installation kits if you'd like to ditch the standard power cord in favor of a more hidden solution that will still power on and off automatically.
A Micro SD memory card (8, 16, 32, or 64gb - Class 10 or higher) is required for use with the RoadMate 6630T (to store the dashcam video recordings). An 8gb memory card is included inside the RoadMate 6630T box, so you can begin using the 6630T right away, and upgrade your storage capacity later if you like. The included 8gb memory card holds about two hours of full resolution HD footage, whereas a 64gb memory card will hold up to 18 hours of Full HD video.
This item includes FREE ground shipping within the continental United States. International shipping is also available on this item.
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We think extremely highly of Magellan's new RoadMate 6630T. This device truly addresses an unmet need in the consumer electronics world, and does it very well! Our only nitpick would be that we couldn't quite seem to position the device on our windshield to get the suction cup mount completely out of the view of the dashcam lens (you can see a tiny bit of the suction cup in the edge of the dashcam videos), but this is a very minor issue and can probably be solved by playing around with the placement of the 6630T in your vehicle. Other than that, this is a fantastic device and would make a great gift for anyone in your family, or for yourself! Avoid sitting in traffic with live traffic condition updates, and protect yourself with a dashcam at the same time, nice!