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Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler

Portable navigator (with built-in Wi-Fi® plus lifetime map updates and traffic alerts)

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  • Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler

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by Dominic Devito
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Who needs a portable navigator?

Portable GPS puts you in touch with the world when you're on the road. Tap the restaurant icon, and it asks you what kind of food you're looking for. Type in "Mexican," and you're eating a burrito before you know it. A portable navigator not only gets you to your destination, it can also find museums, theaters, and other spots along the way. Many navigators receive traffic reports, so you can avoid jams. Other cool features range from hands-free calling to 3D graphics and lane guidance. Best of all, you can move a portable easily from car to car, a big plus for multi-car families.

There are lots of portable GPS navigators on the market. So why should you spend a little more to get the Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler? Consider this — built-in Wi-Fi keeps you 100% up to date on points of interest around you. Plus, you'll get up to four free map updates per year for the life of your navigator with the 5175T-LM, so your directions will always take the latest changes into account. And you'll get some other cool features that you won't find on less-expensive models.

Built-in Wi-Fi
The Traveler's built-in Wi-Fi is a real game changer. You're no longer limited to the pre-loaded points of interest in your navigator — when you've got Wi-Fi service, you can browse the Internet for the newest restaurants and other services, adding them as destinations or filing them in the navigator's address book. And operating software updates occur automatically when they're available, too.

Tap into the resources of AAA
The Traveler gives you the best in travel information with its included AAA TourBook®, featuring the in-depth info on recommended destinations and services you expect from the experts at AAA. And if you're an AAA member, you can quickly access a phone listing for AAA Roadside Assistance™ in case of emergency — you'll also get your exact GPS location so help can find you quickly.

The RoadMate 5175T-LM also features Magellan's TourDirector, a point-of-interest directory with expanded editorial content, including ratings and descriptions for some destinations. You can add POIs to your route from TourDirector instantly for on-the-go trip planning.

Accurate maps and guidance
Drive with confidence — the Traveler's detailed maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico will get you there with ease. You can follow the action on the 5" display that works in portrait or landscape orientation, or listen to the voice prompts that eliminate confusion by announcing actual street names at turns. Worried about messy interchanges? Lane guidance will ensure you're in the right spot to make the next turn. Speed limit warnings let you know when you should lighten your foot. And you'll get free traffic updates in most metropolitan areas, so you can avoid messy jams.

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Highlights:

  • portable GPS navigator
  • lifetime map updates (receive up to 4 map updates per year without additional fees)
  • traffic alerts receiver with subscription-free updates
  • suction-cup windshield mount
  • supports portrait or landscape orientation of the screen
  • built-in Wi-Fi for web browser and software updates
  • USB input
  • car power adapter and built-in rechargeable battery with up to 2 hours of life
Navigation features:
  • 5" color touchscreen control (800x480 WVGA) in portrait or landscape orientation
  • internal flash memory preloaded with maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico
  • 6 million points of interest, including TourDirector listings with expanded editorial content for some POIs
  • text-to-speech voice prompts announce road names
  • highway lane guidance
  • speed limit warnings
  • multi-destination routing: route optimization (up to 20 destinations)
Other features and specs:

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
Features
Maps
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Free lifetime updates
Map Coverage
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US (50), CA, PR
Points of Interest
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6,000,000
Multiple Destination Routing
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Yes
Screen Size
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5"
Widescreen
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Yes
Bluetooth Capable
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No
Photo Viewer
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No
Digital Audio Playback
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No
Text To Speech
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Yes
Voice Control
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No
Dynamic Content Services
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AAA TourBook
Removable Memory Type
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microSD
Battery Life
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2 Hours
Warranty
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • RoadMate 5175T-LM personal navigation device with Lifetime Maps
  • Suction cup mount with integrated car cradle
  • Cigarette lighter adapter with attached 4' DC power cord (5V/2A)
  • 32" USB cable (with Type A USB on one end and a Mini-B USB 2.0 on the other end)
  • User Handbook
  • Lifetime Map Updates offer card
  • 2 AAA info cards (Eng/Fren)
  • On-line registration sheet (Thank you note)

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Navigation Features
Traffic Information
Built-In WiFi
Mounting Options
Power Requirement

Navigation Features

GPS Receiver: The Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler is equipped with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, which provides positioning accuracy down to 3 to 5 meters (10-16 feet).

Lifetime Map Updates: The RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler comes with detailed maps and destinations of the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, and Puerto Rico, preloaded onto the built-in flash memory. With Lifetime Map Updates, you can receive up to 4 map updates per year, for the useful life of the receiver, or until Magellan no longer receives relevant map data from its providers. An Internet connection and Content Manager software (Windows compatible only) are required.

5" Touch Screen Display: The unit features a large anti-glare, 5" WVGA touch screen display. The display's brightness can be adjusted for easy nighttime and daytime viewing. With the Auto Night Mode, the screen will automatically change from bright colors in daytime to dark tint colors for nighttime use. The screen can be viewed in portrait or landscape mode to fit your personal viewing preference.

Tour Director: This exclusive feature will help you plan your visits to nearby attractions. The Tour Director lets you search for local shopping outlets, restaurants, and other attractions, complete with directions, ratings, descriptions, and approximate visit time.

Text-to-Speech: The RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler is equipped with Text-to-Speech. As you navigate to your destination, the RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler will announce the names of the street or exit ramps (or both if desired) that are involved in each maneuver.

Turn Warning: The Magellan RoadMate will sound an audible beep, bell, or chime to notify you of an upcoming turn. You can turn this warning tone off, if desired.

Highway Lane Assist: The RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler will display highway signs as you approach a highway interchange, giving you a visual indication of which lane you should be in. This feature is available in the 48 contiguous United States only.

Maneuver List Screen: Each line of the Maneuver List screen provides details about the maneuvers in the order that they are to be made. The bottom bar of the Maneuver List screen indicates the distance and time to the next maneuver as well as the total distance computed for the route. The Maneuver List can be modified if you want to exclude one of the maneuvers to avoid traveling on one of the streets listed.

OneTouch Favorites Menu: The RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler features Magellan's exclusive OneTouch favorites menu. The OneTouch menu provides easy access to those destinations and searches you use most. The OneTouch Favorites menus provides instant access to your personalized bookmarks of favorite places. You can bookmark your personal favorite destinations, and access them whenever you want from the OneTouch menu.

Keyboard Options: When entering your destination or other data, you can use the on-screen keyboard to spell out the name of the location. You can choose to use the standard QWERTY keyboard layout, or switch it to an ABCDEF keyboard layout.

QuickSpell w/ SmartCity Search: QuickSpell with SmartCity Search narrows your address and city searches, making destination entry easy. To help you make sure you enter in the correct destination, the RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler will automatically correct spelling errors and complete your destination address. QuickSpell with SmartCity search also uses information in the unit's database to limit the keys that need to be pressed, presenting only those which can access information in the database.

Current Location Screen: The Current Location screen displays approximate address information, the distance from the next and previous cross streets, as well as your latitude and longitude. There is also a compass point in your direction of travel, calculated elevation and speed.

Points Of Interest (POI): The Magellan RoadMate receiver has over 6-million preloaded POIs that can be used as a destination for a route. These include gas stations, restaurants, ATMs, hotels, and more. You can search for POIs by entering the name or by selecting from a list of available categories and sub-categories. If desired, you can choose whether or not you want POI icons to be displayed on the map, including Branded POIs that display the logo of certain national chains. The Highway Exit POI feature provides a listing of restaurants, gas stations, auto repair shops or hotels near approaching freeway exits.

Customizable Route Method: There are a wide variety of methods you can use to create a route. You can set the RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler to calculate your route by Fastest Time, Shortest Distance, Less Freeways or More Freeways. You can also Enable U-Turns and Avoid Toll Roads for any routing method. You can compare the travel times of each option on one screen.

Multiple Destination Routing: If you're planning a trip with multiple stops, the RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler will allow you to place the destinations in the order you wish, or allow the unit to order the stops for the most efficient route, saving you time and money. You can change the order of stops at any time.

AAA TourBook: The AAA TourBook provides ratings and descriptions on AAA approved places to stay, play, dine, and save. The RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler includes travel information from AAA to make your trip safe, easy, and hassle-free. If you are a AAA member, you can take advantage of discount listings wherever the AAA card is accepted. There is an option to calculate a route to any of the locations provided in the TourBook. AAA TourBook categories include:

  • AAA TourBook Information: View information about accommodations, restaurants, destinations, attractions and events in locations near your current position or near any location you enter. (Restaurants and lodging destinations include AAA "Diamond" ratings info.)
  • Show Your Card & Save: Search for businesses that offer discounts for AAA members.
  • Approved Auto Repairs: Search for AAA-approved automotive repair facilities, including hours of operation and services offered.
  • AAA Branch Offices: Search for AAA branch offices with information on hours of operation and services offered.
  • Campgrounds: Search for campgrounds rated by AAA.

Note: AAA membership required. Visit AAA.com/GPS to register.

AAA Member Roadside Assistance: AAA Member Roadside Assistance gets you help fast with a toll-free member service number to assist you in finding an AAA approved tow truck or repair shop. The menu also shows your exact GPS location so you can provide precise information to your location.

Note: AAA membership required. Visit AAA.com/GPS to register.

Warranty Extension for AAA Members: AAA members can get an extra year of warranty added to the manufacturer's one year warranty by registering their GPS unit within 60 days of purchase.

Emergency Button: The unit's Emergency Button provides immediate directions and phone information for the nearest police station, hospital, or car repair facility.

Traffic Information

Lifetime Traffic: The RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler offers Free Lifetime Traffic alerts, providing real-time traffic information with no subscription fees. If a traffic incident, slow traffic, or stopped traffic is detected along your route, the traffic icon on the unit's Map screen will display the computed delay. You can select to avoid any or all of the traffic incidents along your route, and the unit will calculate an alternative route.

Built-In WiFi

WiFi Enabled: The RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler has built-in WiFi capability and web browser, which allow you to search for destinations from any location with a WiFi hotspot. You can also receive the latest up-to-date software updates via WiFi.

Mounting Options

Mounting: The RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler comes supplied with a mounting cradle and adjustable arm that can be mounted to either the windshield or dash of your vehicle using a suction-cup mount. Please check the applicable regulations in your state regarding windshield mounting. An optional self-adhesive hard plastic dash disk is available should you wish to mount the unit on your dashboard.

Power Requirements

Rechargeable Battery: The Magellan RoadMate GPS unit has a built-in Lithium-ion battery that permits use of the receiver for brief periods of time while not connected to external power. The unit's rechargeable battery that offers up to 2 hours of continuous use. An on-screen Battery Strength Indicator shows you how much battery life you have left. You can recharge the unit's built-in battery with the supplied vehicle power adapter in your car. It can take up to 4 hours to fully charge the battery.

 
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2 out of 5

Great Software Clunky Case

Written By MAGELLAN GPS #4, CVILLE on Tuesday, September 27, 2011
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Great software, the power input plug is not very sturdy. The provided rack is not a good fit for the input plug in most positions.

The problem of unsturdy input cords is not normal for Magellans but they do tend to have the least mounting accessories. Why is it that after 10 yrs of standalone GPS we still do not have self powered wireless devices and easy to use no suction cup mounts.

I have not been able to get the WIFI feature to work routinely. It receives well below the dash, but the WIFI apparently requires a hot spot. OVERALL I am not yet happy with this product, but I bought a bean bag mount with a new universal plug that I hope will solve MOST of my problems with this UNIT.

THe one touch features and menus are easy to understand for most users.
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