Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM

The Good The Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler features lifetime map updates and traffic data. The TourDirector feature lets users browse local attractions, set itineraries, and optimize travel time from the unit's menus. Wi-Fi connectivity allows users to browse the Web and update the unit's software.

The Bad Destinations in the TourDirector can only be viewed based on proximity, not rating or popularity. The included Web browser isn't ideal for extended browsing.

The Bottom Line In addition to being a solid navigator for the price, the Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler also packs a few features to help users to plan vacations and explore attractions in unfamiliar cities.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 7.0
7.3 Overall

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Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM

Magellan's latest 5-inch GPS navigator aims to differentiate itself from the ever-shrinking portable navigation market with a pair of unique features that should make life easier for sufferers of wanderlust. The RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler's TourDirector feature helps users to explore unfamiliar cities and Wi-Fi connectivity keeps them connected to the Web while on the go.

Design
The RoadMate 5175T-LM is built in the same slate configuration that we're used to seeing in GPS devices these days. At the core of the design is a 5-inch resistive touch screen with a WVGA resolution. Along the top edge of the device is the power button--the sole physical control to be found--and along the bottom edge is the Mini-USB port where the unit charges and connects to a PC for software and map updates. There's also a microSD card slot on the bottom edge for expanding the unit's memory for storage of more maps for multiple regions.

Out of the box, the unit is preloaded with maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico with about 6 million points of interest.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $300
  • Brand Magellan
  • Recommended Use Automotive
  • Features AAA Roadside Assistance, AAA TourBook, highway lane assist, lifetime map updates, multi-destination routing, speed limit warning, web browser, OneTouch favorites menu, Pedestrian Mode, Point Of Interest (POI), QuickSpell with SmartCity search, Smart Detour, TourDirector, Turn-by-Turn Routing, built-in speaker
  • Navigation Software & Services Lane Assistant
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