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Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM GPS navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • 5-inch touchscreen GPS navigator with lifetime maps/traffic, Wi-Fi connectivity, OneTouch favorites menu, and more
  • Pre-loaded maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico with six million searchable Points of Interest, highway exit POI search
  • Real-time, subscription-free traffic updates sent directly to your GPS unit; lifetime map upgrades for the latest maps
  • WiFi Browser allows you to search for destinations on the web from your hotel and keep you software up to date automatically
  • Exclusive TourDirector is a personal guide that helps you plan visits to nearby attractions and activities
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Product Description

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Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler

The Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler GPS navigator helps you create and enjoy spontaneous adventures--whether you're on break between business meetings or looking for vacation attractions. With a Wi-Fi browser to search for local points of interest and the TourDirector feature to choose attractions and plan your day, this companion can keep you on the right path or be your guide to the road less traveled.

The Magellan Traveler is a full-featured, Wi-Fi enabled GPS navigator with a large 5-inch high-resolution touchscreen with flexible viewing in portrait or landscape mode, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Lifetime Traffic Alerts, and automatic software updates.

To make sure that you can choose the best places to stay, play, dine, and more, Magellan has partnered with the most trusted name in travel--AAA. Only Magellan navigators include the built-in AAA TourBook with Diamond ratings and descriptions on AAA-approved places. With the "Where am I?" feature you can identify your location, and if you are a AAA member, you can easily access Roadside Assistance phone numbers from your device.

The Magellan Traveler GPS also enables you to personalize your travel experience, with the OneTouch menu of your favorite places and searches. Bookmark your favorite coffee shop, restaurant, gas station, or bank to find your favorites wherever you travel.

Enjoy subscription-free Lifetime Traffic Alerts, Highway Lane Assist, and Spoken Street Names to ease your way. Premium maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico make this companion perfect for everything from local road trips to cross-country travel.

RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler Features

Large 5" Hi-Resolution Touchscreen
The 5175T-LM's touchscreen makes detail easy to read for a safe and secure experience. It is ideal for any vehicle including Cars, Trucks, SUVs and RVs.
Large 5in. Touch Screen
Exclusive to the Magellan Traveler GPS, this personal guide will help you plan visits to nearby attractions and activities. It includes location ratings, descriptions, and approximate visit time.
Wi-Fi Web BrowserWi-Fi Web Browser
Allows you to search for destinations from any location with a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Wi-Fi Web Browser
Wi-Fi Software UpdatesWi-Fi Software Updates
Keeps your navigator up-to-date with the latest software updates delivered automatically to your device.
Wi-Fi Software Updates
6 Million Points of Interest (POI)6 Million Points of Interest (POI)
Search for gas stations, restaurants, hotels, ATMs and millions of other destinations from the huge pre-loaded POI database.
6 Million Points of Interest (POI)
Highway Exit POI SearchHighway Exit POI Search
Search for gas stations, restaurants, hotels, and more near upcoming highway exits.
Highway Exit POI Search
Exclusive AAA TourBookExclusive AAA TourBook
Magellan exclusive built-in AAA TourBook provides ratings and descriptions of AAA approved places to stay, play, dine, and more.
Exclusive AAA TourBook
OneTouch Favorites MenuOneTouch Favorites Menu
This Magellan exclusive feature enables you to easily bookmark your favorite destinations and searches so you can easily find them wherever you travel. Find your favorite cafŽ or restaurant in any city with a single touch.
OneTouch Favorites Menu
Portrait and Landscape Viewing ModesPortrait and Landscape Viewing Modes
Easy-viewing screen modes adapt to whatever works best for your personal viewing preference.
Portrait and Landscape Viewing Modes
Free Lifetime Map UpdatesFree Lifetime Map Updates
Never worry about out-of-date maps again. Update your Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler with FREE Map Updates during the lifetime of your device.
Free Lifetime Map Updates
Free Lifetime Traffic AlertsFree Lifetime Traffic Alerts
Real-time, subscription-free traffic updates sent directly to your device. Get updates whenever you need them.
Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts
Highway Lane AssistHighway Lane Assist
Realistic highway signs point you in the right direction when you're approaching interchanges and exits, so that you'll choose the correct lane well before your next turn.
Highway Lane Assist
Spoken Street Name GuidanceSpoken Street Name Guidance
Street names and directions are called out so that you know when to make the next turn while keeping your eyes on the road.
Spoken Street Name Guidance
Speed Limit WarningsSpeed Limit Warnings
Hear and see warnings to manage your speed within local limits.
Speed Limit Warnings
QuickSpell® with SmartCity SearchQuickSpell with SmartCity Search
Enter destinations with only a few touches. QuickSpell narrows addresses and locations, making destination entry easy.
QuickSpell® with SmartCity Search
Multi-destination RoutingMulti-destination Routing
Plan a trip with multiple stops in the order you want. You can also optimize your itinerary for the most efficient route.
Multi-destination Routing
Premium MapsPremium Maps
Travel the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico with all the maps you need pre-loaded on your device. And, with Free Map Updates during the lifetime of the device, never worry about out-of-date maps again.
Premium Maps

What's in the Box

Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler GPS Receiver; Pre-Loaded Maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico; Windshield Mount; Vehicle Power Adapter; USB Cable; User Manual.

Product Information

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Technical Details
Item Weight8.3 ounces
Product Dimensions5.6 x 0.5 x 3.5 inches
Item model numberRoadMate 5175T-LM
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Display Size5 inches
Display Resolution800 x 480
Warranty1 Year Magellan
Memory Card SlotMicro SD Card Slot
Battery Life2 hours
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #127,907 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableJune 12, 2011
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By G. Hearn TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 25, 2011
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Electronics such as a GPS always have some good features. . . and then there are some which you wish it had. But unlike other electronics, with a GPS, the main thing is whether or not it can get you from point A to point B without a problem. I'm happy to report that the Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM does that well. Some might say "duh. . . it's a GPS. . .of course it can". But that's not necessarily so. I've had four different GPS systems, and one, the Garmin Nuvi could not find its way out of a wet paper bag. From constantly telling me to drive the wrong-way down a one-way street. . . to taking forever to "recalculate" the route if you pass a turn. (You literally have to pull-over and stop and wait for it to recalculate. So far, the Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM has not sent me the wrong-way down a one-way street. . . and it's very quick to "recalculate". Having said that, here is my take on some of the features of this unit:

* Lifetime map updates. What a GREAT feature.
* Street names are spoken
* A bell rings when you're about to turn left or right (but you can change it in the options)
* You can both plug-in the unit via USB to update, or use WiFi to update
* You can operate in "portrait" or "landscape" mode. Though . . . quite honestly. . I don't know why you would want to operate it in "portrait" mode, but you can if you like.
* It's a very flat (skinny) device.
* Large 5" screen. Though the screen is 5" diagonally, the unit measures 5.5" X 3.5". There is a stainless steel "frame" around the screen, which looks good, and feels good also.
* Bright, crisp screen. . . though, like with many such devices, it's not all that easy to see in bright sunlight.
* When entering an address, you can start with the zip-code.
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**Updated 08/31/2012**
This GPS just gets worse and worse. I've now downgraded the stars to just 1 for this piece of junk. I've owned two different Magellan GPS devices and I honestly do not understand how they stay in business because they do not make good GPS devices. The first one I had was approximately half a mile off on the GPS position, which rendered it fairly useless for navigating in areas you aren't familiar with. This one is just unresponsive. It should not take 10 minutes for the unit to finally register the key you've pressed. It should not take 10 minutes or longer for it to recalculate a route when you veer off course. It should not lock up every other time you try to select a destination.

The traffic updates are now non-existent. I use the original car charging cable that came with this GPS, and I no longer see any traffic information on this device at all, although other GPS devices can find traffic info for the same route at the same time.

I strongly advise customers to avoid the Magellan 5175T-LM at all costs. This is the worst GPS I've ever used and it is completely unreliable. Worse, its unresponsiveness make it a significant frustration and distraction on the road, rendering it actually dangerous.

I'm now looking to replace this GPS, most likely with a Garmin. My uncle lent me his Garmin to see how I like that brand before purchasing it and it is an absolute breath of fresh air after suffering with this Magellan GPS for so long. Between the bad device and the lack of support from Magellan, I would caution consumers against buying that brand, not just this model.

**Updated 05/25/2012**
When I originally posted this review, I felt the Magellan RoadMate 5175TLM GPS deserved 4 stars.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Deneau on September 8, 2012
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Pros: None. Seriously.

Cons: Took at least 10 minutes each time to program an address due to sluggishness. Often had to turn the unit off and then on again because it would "hang." Nearly unresponsive touch screen. Directions lag behind my actual position.

Summary: This happened to me with 2 units!

When I attempted to contact customer service the first several times, they told me to have patience and that a fix was coming. When my patience grew thin several months later, they offered to replace it with a unit that costs half as much. Then they simply stopped responding to anything, much like the GPS unit.

It took a complaint to the BBB to get a response. The response was sending me a new unit. That has EXACTLY the same problems as the unit I was complaining about.

Essentially I bought a $300 doorstop. It has no other use. The most satisfaction I've gotten out of it was smashing it on a rock today.

Save your money and buy something that works.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Let it go junior... on December 13, 2011
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For over a decade I've been using old fashion JIMAPCO road maps to find places. Two years ago I decided to get a GPS. I went with Magellan mainly because the road map resembles a paper street atlas at first sight. I've used the Maestro 4700 and RoadMate 5045T-LM. Traded both to get the 5175T-LM. This one is significantly faster on all fronts (faster CPU than the previous 2), as well as having a few extra functions to play with. Better screen resolution (VGA). Allow portrait view also (if you want to see more roads further ahead) just by tilting the device vertically.

I always like the bell sound before each turn (you have the option of selecting different sounds or turning it off). Rerouting is quick. I haven't tried the WiFi capability yet. Tour Director is great. I found out with the help of a Magellan rep that you can add personal addresses to a tour by creating the tour with predefined places first, 'optimize' it, then click 'GO' to begin your journey. Then go to the Main Menu and click on 'Edit Trip'. Now you can add any personal addresses or personal entries saved in the Address Book and 'optimize' the tour again.

I have no problems with the accuracy of the maps, so far. It always got me to where I wanted to go, so far. Be aware with the option(s) you select to get you to your destination ('avoid toll roads', 'shortest path', 'fastest time', etc.) as those particular algorithms will be used throughout your journey unless you go in and choose a different option.

Remember to also buy a separate charger (not included with the GPS) so you can plan your trip at home. Bon voyage and good luck with finding the right GPS for you.

UPDATED 5/19/12: (There is a remedy for this see UPDATED 6/1/12 below)

After updating to the latest software (1.
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