It can be rather safe to assume that dedicated GPS navigation units are slowly but surely dying out – for obvious reasons, too. After all, technology has advanced to such a level where your average smartphone already does navigation quite well with its built-in GPS chip, although it tends to be a battery killer, and even feature phones like the Nokia C2-03 will have free Nokia Maps that rely on cell tower triangulation to deliver accurate turn-by-turn directions. Dedicated GPS navigation manufacturers ought to think fast and quick to figure out a way to stem their shrinking market share, and the Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM might help the cause – if but for a moment. Why do we say so? Well, it sports Wi-Fi connectivity that helps you download maps and updates within a wireless hotspot, which is a whole lot better than booting up a computer, downloading said update and installing it on your GPS device after that.

This full-featured GPS navigator will come with a large 5″ high resolution touchscreen display, including a bunch of unique applications that allow business travelers to locate local favorites, while those on a vacation can plan daytrip excursions without missing a beat.
TourDirector was specially designed for travelers, where it will function as a sort of “personal guide” so that you need not hire one of those expensive tour guides.

Build your own itinerary and chain of events, where a single button press will provide you the address, phone number and detailed description of said attraction. Each $299.99 purchase will come with lifetime maps, where you can download up to four map updates each year.

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