Overview: The Magellan SmartGPS (RM5295T) is a new generation
GPS device that combines the reliability of a dedicated GPS device, the
convenience and mobility of smartphone applications, and the content available
of cloud-based services. The SmartGPS has a high-definition 5" screen with
capacitive-touch technology like many smartphones, so you can operate the unit
with familiar tapping and swiping actions.
Bluetooth Technology: The SmartGPS
features Bluetooth Technology for hands-free calling from a compatible
Bluetooth-enabled cellular phone. You can make and receive calls hands free
using the unit's built-in microphone and speaker. The SmartGPS and your
smartphone can also communicate via Bluetooth for transferring data on
points-of-interest and live, dynamic content.
Wi-Fi: The SmartGPS has built-in Wi-Fi to let you connect to
a network for obtaining new content via Magellan's cloud-enabled Smart
Ecosystem. When the unit is connected to a network, updated fuel prices,
weather, traffic events, speed camera warnings, and other information is
downloaded directly to the device.
Companion Apps: You can receive free companion apps for your
smartphone: Magellan RoadMate On-the-Go for iOS devices, and SmartGPS for
Android devices. The apps let you connect your smartphone to the SmartGPS
through Bluetooth, to create a connected car solution. On the smartphone app,
you can search and save a location (in the Smart Ecosystem cloud), then sync and
share the location to the SmartGPS.
Note: Smartphone apps are compatible with iPhone 3GS or
newer with iOS4.2 or greater and Android OSS 2.3.3 or greater with at least
a 1 GHz single core CPU.
Social Media: Using social media sites such as Yelp and
Foursquare, you can discover new places, find deals, and read reviews. As you
travel, information on local points-of-interest near your current location
appear in the various content squares on the screen.
Content Display: There are eight different content squares
that are available on the SmartGPS receiver. You can alter the screen view to
display all eight squares, four squares in a split screen with the map, or just
the map screen. You can select the four default squares, but during navigation,
only two non-customizable squares are shown (Alerts and Places+Fuel Prices). You
can "flip" through the squares for further content from the same source when
available. Content squares show the following information:
- Fuel Prices: The icon for a nearby gas station appears,
along with the current price and distance to the station.
- Traffic Alerts: If there is a traffic delay along the
route, the estimated length of the delay will be displayed. If you are
traveling along a route, the receiver will try to detour you around the
- Yelp: Information about restaurants and hotels appears,
along with any available special offers. When you select a displayed
restaurant or hotel, a route to the location is presented.
- Foursquare: Information on the displayed business is shown,
including available special offers. Selecting the business lets you create a
route to the location.
- Weather: You can see the current temperature and weather at
select cities at a glance. Tapping on the weather square displays the 5-day
forecast. You can "flip" the square to view other cities. You can change the
cities displayed in the menu.
- PhantomALERT: Red light camera and speed trap alerts from
PhantomALERT are displayed as you approach them.
- Current Location: Additional information can be displayed
about your current location, including latitude and longitude, streets ahead and
behind you. A Save button is displayed so you can save the current location in
your address book.
- Browser: If you are in range of a Wi-Fi network, you can
access the Internet through the web browser by tapping the Browser square.
GPS Receiver: The Magellan SmartGPS is equipped
with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that receives signals from
numerous satellites to constantly update your position. It has an
integrated multidirectional GPS patch antenna on the top of the unit, which
provides positioning accuracy within 3-5 meters.
Map Data: The device comes with detailed maps and
destinations of the United States (including Alaska & Hawaii), Canada, and
Puerto Rico, preloaded onto the built-in flash memory. A microSD card slot is
provided for loading optional specialty maps (i.e. European maps).
Lifetime Map Updates: 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. Map
upgrades are available from the Magellan website using the Magellan Content Manager
and can be downloaded to an inserted microSD card (sold separately).
OneTouch Favorites Menu: The SmartGPS 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 SmartGPS
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.
Multi-language Turn-By-Turn Voice & Visual Guidance: The
SmartGPS offers Turn-by-Turn visual guidance through it's wide
touchscreen display and voice guidance via its built-in speaker. You can select
English, French, or Spanish.
Text-to-Speech: The SmartGPS is equipped with
Text-to-Speech. As you navigate to your destination, the SmartGPS will
announce the names of the street or exit ramps (or both if desired) that are
involved in each maneuver.
Landmark Guidance: The SmartGPS provides voice instructions
in an intuitive way, using easy-to-recognize landmarks. Instead of simply
instructing you to "make a left turn," the voice guidance will say "make a left
turn at the Burger King."
Highway Lane Assist: The SmartGPS 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.
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.
Customizable Route Method: There are a wide variety of
methods you can use to create a route. You can set the SmartGPS 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 SmartGPS 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
Points Of Interest (POI): The Magellan RoadMate receiver has
approximately 7 million preloaded Points of Interest (POIs) that can be used as
a destination for a route:
||The SmartGPS offers 7-million points of
interests to help you easily find gas stations, restaurants, ATMs,
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.
||Branded POIs display your favorite coffee shops,
restaurants, and more by their respective logos.
||This feature provides a listing of restaurants,
gas stations, auto repair shops or hotels near approaching freeway
exits. You can select one of the POIs listed and create a route to
SmartDetour: When you slow down under 20% of the speed limit
on a freeway, after a few seconds the Magellan software assumes you are in a
traffic jam and displays the SmartDetour feature on the Map screen. Detours are
calculated using the same routing method that was used to create the route. A
list of alternate routes will be displayed.
Auto Re-Route: If you travel off the computed route, the
Magellan SmartGPS will automatically re-calculate the routing
information to get you to your original destination using the routing method you
selected when creating the route.
Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts: The Magellan SmartGPS offers Free Lifetime Traffic alerts. This allows the device to
provide real-time traffic information with no subscription fees. The receiver
uses traffic data from the Traffic Message Channel, which is part of the Radio
Data System (RDS) broadcast on the FM band.
Traffic Receiver: The Magellan RoadMate's vehicle power
adapter features a built-in traffic receiver. The SmartGPS can
receive traffic information to help avoid delays in your travel. When traffic
delays are detected along your route, the unit will alert you to the estimated
delay time, and provide you with detours to help you avoid
traffic jams and construction zones.
Note: Traffic warnings will not work if the unit is not
connected to the included power adapter or you are using a different power
Speed Warning: The Magellan SmartGPS provides visual and
audible speed limit warnings for applicable roads, such as Highways, Freeways,
Coupons and Offers: With Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts you
also get coupon alerts that apply to the POI searches you are performing. Along
the top of the POI Search Results and the Map display you will see a banner that
displays coupons and offers from various merchants.
A/V Input: The Magellan SmartGPS features a 3.5mm
audio/video input which allows you to connect the optional Magellan Wireless
System transforms the unit into a rearview monitor. The
Wireless Back-up Camera includes a rear-view camera with
integrated license plate mount, a wireless transmitter, wireless receiver, and
12-volt power adapter.
Audio Output: A 3.5mm audio output jack is provided for
connecting the unit to an external speaker or a pair of headphones.
Rechargeable Battery: The Magellan RoadMate receiver has an
internal battery that permits use of the receiver for a short time while not connected to external power. The unit has a built-in Lithium-Ion
rechargeable battery that offers up to 30 minutes of continuous use. 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.
Note: The internal battery cannot be charged through a USB
cable connected to a personal computer.
Auto Power: If the touchscreen has not been accessed or the
current position has not changed for a defined period of time, the Magellan
RoadMate can be set to power off to save battery life.
AC Adapter: An included AC power adapter provides constant
power to the navigation unit for loading content and syncing the device to your
smartphone or PC. The AC adapter has a USB charging port (Type A female). The
supplied USB cable (Type A male and Mini-B 2.0 male connectors) is used to
connect the device to the AC adapter.
mini-USB Port: The Magellan SmartGPS features a
mini-USB (type-B) port and comes with a 32" USB cable for connecting the
navigation unit to your computer for software and map updates from the Magellan
Magellan Content Manager: The Magellan Content Manager is a
free downloadable software application that syncs with your Magellan GPS navigator to
deliver new map updates, firmware updates, and easy access to your Magellan
account. Magellan Content Manager is compatible with the following Operating
Systems and web browsers:
- Windows XP and Vista using the latest version of Firefox, Safari, or
- Windows 7 and 8 using Internet Explorer 9, and the latest versions of
Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.
- Mac OS X 10.6 or later using Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion,
using the latest version of Safari, Firefox, and Chrome.