Magellan has just announced an update to its RoadMate app that’s available for the iPhone. Now version 2.0, the RoadMate app provides a new user interface, free lifetime maps, free traffic updates, Yelp API and Google local search for the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Other features include POI (points of interest) sharing, a OneTouch favorites menu, and highway lane assist. Users can also take phone calls (not recommended unless with a hands-free kit) while real-time navigation activities and routing goes on in the background.
In case you didn’t know, Magellan RaodMate turns the iPhone into an even more fully-featured GPS navigation device, saving users from the hassles of having to shop around and spend a fortune on dedicated devices . Magellan RoadMate also works on the 3rd and 4th generation iPod Touch with the addition of the Magellan Premium Car Kit that can be bought separately.
The Magellan RoadMate 2.0 update is free for existing RoadMate users, while for those who don’t own RoadMate can purchase if tom the Apple App Store for $59.99.