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Portable navigator for truckers — includes free lifetime map and traffic updates

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GPS navigation for the long haul

You're a trucker with no time to get lost, because time is money. Magellan's RoadMate Commercial 5370T-LMB portable navigator helps ensure you'll make every pick-up and drop-off efficiently. It offers a convenient 5" touchscreen for viewing the maps, plus custom settings and tools that help you manage your time behind the wheel. Built-in Bluetooth® compatibility lets you talk hands-free with loved ones back home. And you'll also enjoy free map and traffic updates for as long as you own the navigator, plus a year's worth of helpful traffic camera warnings. When you do get back home, you can use this versatile navigator in your car, too.

See the road ahead

The navigator's bright 5" color touchscreen display gives you a great view of Magellan's maps of Canada, Puerto Rico, and the entire U.S., plus you'll have over six million searchable points of interest at your disposal when it's time for a pit stop. Magellan's special "Exit POIs" give you a quick heads-up for destinations right by highway exits, including restaurants, weigh stations, and truck stops. Once you find a truck stop, you can pull up a list of services offered such as showers, Wi-Fi®, truck scales, and more. It also includes Landmark Guidance for those who prefer not to squint to find tiny street signs for upcoming turns: you'll hear "turn left at the Federal Bank," instead of "turn left on Sullivan Street."

The RoadMate also features a dedicated A/V input for a rear-view camera, to help you get in and out of tight spots more safely. Just add a rear-view camera, and the navigator will automatically show you what's behind you when you shift into reverse.

Rig-friendly details

The navigator's Information Dashboard keeps you updated on essential driving info, such as your direction, elevation, and truck speed limits. This Magellan will let you know if you exceed the speed limit for trucks, so you can adjust accordingly. You can also log trip information such as mileage and hours right through the navigator, and it'll even help you keep track of state mileage and IFTA fuel usage. Simply export the logs to your computer when you get off the road. It'll even allow for multiple driver logins if you're driving with a buddy.

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A clear path to your destination

Once you input your rig's specs, the navigator can calculate routes for you based on vehicle height, weight, width, length, and hazmat restrictions. Text-to-speech voice prompts say the actual names of roads at upcoming turns, and you'll hear them easily over engine noise through the extra-loud built-in speaker. You'll also get lane assistance and junction view that'll keep you in the correct lane when you're approaching complicated intersections.

Lifetime maps and traffic

The navigator offers free lifetime traffic alerts with no subscription fees, providing real-time traffic information in most urban areas. You can see upcoming congestion on the display, so you can pick an alternate route around it. You also get up to four map updates per year for the life of the navigator, to better help you avoid routing to recently closed truck stops or other important destinations that may have changed.

Traffic camera alerts

Magellan also includes a free one-year subscription to PhantomALERT, which gives you audible and visual warnings of approaching traffic and red-light cameras along your route. For an additional fee, you can receive alerts for known enforcement areas (speed traps), as well as road locations with high accident rates.

More road-friendly extras

You can make and receive hands-free calls with your compatible phone through the RoadMate's built-in Bluetooth wireless connectivity. Route optimization helps you plan excursions by showing you the most efficient way to hit multiple spots on the same trip. Magellan's OneTouch™ menu lets you save your favorite destinations and searches so you can pull them up without scrolling through multiple screens.

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Highlights:

  • portable GPS navigator for over-the-road trucks and RVs
  • includes FM-TMC traffic-info receiver with subscription-free updates
  • lifetime map updates (receive up to 4 map updates per year without additional fees)
  • one-year subscription to PhantomALERT traffic camera alerts
  • suction-cup windshield mount
  • A/V input and headphone jack
  • USB cable, AC power adapter, car power adapter, and built-in rechargeable battery with up to 2 hours of life
Navigation features:
  • 5" color (800 x 480 pixels) display with touchscreen control
  • internal flash memory preloaded with maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico
  • allows truck-specific restrictions when routing in the contiguous 48 states and Canada
  • automatic IFTA mileage and HOS tracking
  • allows logging for multiple drivers
  • 6 million points of interest (allows custom points of interest)
  • text-to-speech voice prompts announce road names
  • speed limit indicator
  • Landmark Guidance announces names of landmarks (buildings, businesses) at maneuvers as well as street names
  • highway lane guidance and junction view (contiguous 48 states only)
  • multi-destination routing: route optimization (up to 20 destinations)
Expandability:
  • microSD card slot
Other features and specs:
  • Bluetooth technology allows hands-free calls with your compatible phone
  • dimensions: 5-5/8"W x 3-7/16"H x 5/8"D
  • weight: 6.1 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • RoadMate Commercial 5370T-LMB navigation device
  • Cigarette lighter adapter (with attached 51" DC power cord)
  • 32" USB cable (with USB type-A connector on one end and a mini-B USB connector on the other end)
  • Suction cup mount/cradle
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Lifetime Maps info card
  • Initial charge info sticker (on the device)
  • Support info (inside of lid of the packaging)

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General Features
Navigation Features
Traffic Information
Power Requirement
Computer Requirements

General Features

Made for Truckers: The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5370T-LMB is a GPS device that is specifically designed for truckers. The high-definition 5" touchscreen offers large vehicle settings based on vehicle height, width, length, and weight. This intelligent navigator will plan truck-specific routes according to your preferences, making the drive more efficient, and more enjoyable. You can even preview routes in advance to become familiar with it before driving. Turn-by-turn spoken directions let you keep your eyes on the roads.

Vehicle Profile: You can set your vehicle profile so that when routes are being calculated you will not be routed over roads that your vehicle cannot travel on. You can set the following vehicle parameters:

  • Vehicle Type: Choose from Van, Pickup, Single Unit Truck, Truck with 1 trailer, Truck with 2 trailers, Semi/Tractor with 1 or more trailers
  • Dimensions: Enter Width, Height, Total Length, and Weight
  • Hazmat Type: Choose from None, Explosives, Gas, Flammable/Propane, Flammable Solid/Combustible, Oxidizers/Organic Peroxides, Poison, Radioactive, Corrosive, Any Hazardous Material, Poisonous Inhalation Hazard, Goods Harmful to Water, or Other

Multiple Driver Login: The 5370T-LMB is set up for multiple drivers by letting each driver log in and out as you travel. The unit lets you log your hours of service and driving status, tracks your hours and records state mileage for IFTA fuel logging. At the end of your trip, the unit facilitates preparation of required compliance reports, allowing you to easily export comprehensive trip log information for each driver.

Bluetooth Technology: The Magellan RoadMate 5370T-LMB 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.

A/V Input: The Magellan RoadMate 5370T-LMB features a 3.5mm audio/video input which allows you to connect the optional Magellan Wireless Back-up Camera 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.

Navigation Features

GPS Receiver: The Magellan RoadMate 5370T-LMB 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).

PhantomALERT: The 5370T-LMB comes with a free one-year subscription of PhantomALERT, which warns drivers about upcoming red light and speed cameras, as well as speed traps and dangerous intersections along their route. PhantomALERT's database is the largest in the world, and the most accurate. It is constantly being verified and updated by subscribers who share new points of interest.

5" Touchscreen Display: The unit features a large anti-glare, 5" WQVGA touchscreen 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.

OneTouch Favorites Menu: The RoadMate 5370T-LMB 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 5370T-LMB 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 RoadMate 5370T-LMB 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 RoadMate 5370T-LMB is equipped with Text-to-Speech. As you navigate to your destination, the RoadMate 5370T-LMB will announce the names of the street or exit ramps (or both if desired) that are involved in each maneuver.

Landmark Guidance: The 5370T-LMB 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 RoadMate 5370T-LMB 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 5370T 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 5370T-LMB 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.

Points Of Interest (POI): The Magellan RoadMate receiver has approximately 6 million preloaded Points of Interest (POIs) that can be used as a destination for a route:

POIs Description
6-Million POIs The RoadMate 5370T-LMB offers 6-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 Branded POIs display your favorite coffee shops, restaurants, and more by their respective logos.
Highway Exit POIs 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 it.

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 RoadMate 5370T-LMB will automatically re-calculate the routing information to get you to your original destination using the routing method you selected when creating the route.

Traffic Information

Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts: The Magellan RoadMate 5370T-LMB 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 5370T-LMB 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 adapter.

Speed Warning: The Magellan RoadMate 5370T-LMB provides visual and audible speed limit warnings for applicable roads, such as Highways, Freeways, and Interstates.

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.

Power Requirements

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 two hours 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.

Optional AC Adapter: An optional AC power adapter (sold separately) is available from the Magellan website. The optional AC power adapter provides constant power to the navigation unit.

Computer Requirements

mini-USB Port: The Magellan RoadMate 5370T-LMB 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 website.

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 online 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 Chrome.
  • 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.
 
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Magellan Commercial 5370T

Written By Sandy, Apopka FL on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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Awesome GPS great for the price, Love the one touch address for the frequent stops
Pros:
easy to use, easy to read and love the bluetooth for the phone
Cons:
needs to have longer power cord to fit correctly in all Semis
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