The Magellan SmartGPS 5390 connects the car and the driver to the Internet with a multi-directional antenna, a highly sensitive global position system and an included mobile application. These features allow the driver to decide where to stock up on gas and dine out with online reviews and price monitoring.
The Magellan SmartGPS 5390 includes the SmartGPS Eco software that uses cloud computing to sync the GPS unit and the driver's devices together in a way that enables them to share data. This connectivity also ensures the maps the unit uses are up to date. Maps may be updated up to four times a year. The unit's display is 5 inches, giving the driver a wide range of view, and its glass touchscreen ensures its responsiveness.
Drivers are able to plan out their trips with the unit's included traffic and weather monitoring features. Individuals who purchase the unit receive a one-year subscription to PhantomALERT, a service that sends drivers regular updates on red light frequencies and speed cameras along the routes they choose, as of April 2015. The unit also lets drivers track five-day forecasts for up to five different cities.
The Magellan SmartGPS 5390 includes features that make it simple for drivers to search for destinations. These features include preloaded destinations and maps, as well as a QuickSpell software that searches for cities instantly.