Magellan Introduces WiFi Enabled RoadMate 5175T-LM GPS

Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM GPSMagellan, famous for its GPS devices, has just unveiled its newest product, the Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM GPS navigation device. Now this may seem like any old GPS, but it isn’t. The RoadMate 5175T-LM is the first Magellan RoadMate GPS to come with WiFi.

This device is available now and is a full-featured GPS navigator with a 5″ high-resolution touchscreen. It also includes several different applications that allow business travelers to locate favorite local areas for client dinners or vacationers to plan daytime excursions.

One of the best features of this device is the high-resolution 5″ screen. A lot of GPS devices only have a quarter VGA screen though the RoadMate allows you to experience a full wide VGA screen. In addition to that, this GPS allows you to view maps and directions in both landscape view as well as portrait view by simply rotating the device.

The built-in internet browser also allows you to search for destinations on popular social travel sites or to look for points of interest. Anytime you are in a WiFi hotspot you can also press a button that lets you know if there are any software or map updates that can be downloaded instantly.

Another cool new feature is the TourDirector. This is specifically designed for travelers and acts as a personal guide to help you plan tours to nearby attractions and restaurants. TourDirector also gives you a lot of useful information about the locations as well. One button press gives you the address, phone number and a detailed description of the attraction or restaurant.

Lifetime maps are also included so when a new map update is available, you can get it completely free! This GPS also comes with premium map of the United States as well as Canada and even Puerto Rico. You also get more than 6 million points of interest in both the United States and Canada.

According to Mike Wagner, Senior Director, Product Marketing at Magellan GPS, “The Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM is designed to go from the car to the boardroom to the hotel, helping make the summer and business travel planning a cinch. At stops or between meetings, the unit’s built-in WiFi can connect to the convenient hotspots to search for user-rated dining and other destinations. While out on the road, the new TourDirector features will help travelers plan a perfect day out.”

The Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM is available now for a retail price of $299.99.

Source: Engadget – Magellan Roadmate 5175T-LM connects to WiFi, plans your Great American vacation

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