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Magellan SmartGPS 5390 offers connected services with no subscription

Magellan's latest connected GPS device gives you fuel prices, traffic, weather, and more all without charging you a yearly or monthly subscription
By Shane McGlaun from Mar 28, 2014 @ 9:36 CDT

Several GPS devices on the market today offer connected services like fuel prices and traffic. Typically, those connected services require you to keep a monthly or yearly service subscription. Magellan has a new connected navigation device called the smartGPS 5390 that gives you all those services with no subscription needed.




It does this buy linking with an app that runs on Android or iPhone smartphones. The GPS device will navigate for you like any GPS device. The connectivity from the smartphone does things like give you traffic information and prices on fuel nearby.


You can also get the location of places to eat as you drive. The app also offers connectivity via the GPS screen to Yelp reviews and foursquare. That means you can find out if that local eatery is good before you drive there.


Other features of the device includes a red light camera alert system and weather reports. The weather reports are a nice way to find out what the temperatures are along your route. The GPS device is available to purchase now for $229.99.


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