Magellan announces extra-large 9055-LM navigator, lifetime map updates

With a massive 7-inch screen and lifetime map updates, Magellan's RoadMate 9055-LM is a GPS navigation device like no other.

Magellan 9055-LM GPS navigator
With a massive 7-inch screen and lifetime map updates, Magellan's RoadMate 9055-LM is a GPS navigation device like no other. Magellan GPS

It's been a while since we've taken a look at the largest of Magellan's GPS devices, the 7-inch monster RoadMate 1700, but today we have news of its successor: the extra-large RoadMate 9055-LM GPS navigator.

On its surface, the 9055-LM is similar enough to the 1700; both units have 7-inch WVGA widescreen displays. However, the LM suffix in 9055-LM denotes Magellan's decision to provide the newer unit with free lifetime updates of its maps and points of interest for the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Lifetime traffic alerts on the RDS-TMC system are also included in the unit's purchase price.

The new 9055-LM also adds Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling with contacts syncing when paired with a compatible phone, as well as a noise-cancelling microphone to ensure that those hands-free calls are as clear as they can be.

If you're looking for a standalone navigation device with a screen the size of a small tablet, the massive RoadMate 9055 GPS navigator can be yours for an MSRP of $299.

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