Magellan has released a GPS navigation device of their own that sports Wi-Fi connectivity – something new from them, and it does lead us to wonder – how come nothing like this was developed in the past? Guess the various GPS manufacturing players decided there wasn’t really a need or market ready for such a device, so there’s that. Anyways, here we are with the Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM which sports a 5″ display, where you are able to connect to a local hotspot so that you too can add this to the list of devices which you are able to browse the Internet on. When in landscape mode, it will function as a miniature tablet of sorts, but we would advise against you using this as your primary Internet surfing device because you might just use up its battery life before you realize that you need it to help you navigate to your destination in an unfamiliar territory.  

The RoadMate 5175T-LM will also sport a new Tour Director which enables you to select a schedule of multiple locations to visit, plotting the route between all of them. Needless to say, Magellan AAA’s TourBooks guides will accompany the GPS device, delivering recommendations, lifetime map and traffic updates to boot. No idea on pricing, but it does seem to be listed at $300 territory.

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