Summary: For some reason the Garmin GPS units are always rated higher than the Magellan, whether they come from these reviews or other sources like Consumer Reports.I have two Magellans, and one Garmin (one for each of my cars). Both brands seem to work well. I like the Magellans better for two small reasons: They 'ding' when you are required to turn, and they give you more notice when a turn is coming up.
Summary: I have now had this product for almost two months now and I am not impressed with this product at all. I am a very big Magellan fan but this one is really making me wonder if Magellan is going down hill. This product takes a long time to acquire satellite feed. It is not easy to put an address in the quick section of the GPS. Every time I do a point of interest search it locks up and shuts down.
Summary: We travel a lot to all the corners of the US as well as Canada. We are going to Europe and our Magellan was not compatible for the upload of the European map. THIS ONE IS!!!! Will be able to update after the trip.
Stopped working in warranty and could not get support to help
Thomas G. Shannon, Amazon
24 June 2013
Summary: Stopped working about 3 months after I received it. Traded e-mail with support for weeks and never received good help. Support had me buy ($) a memory card to load a file for the fix, and did not send the file in 2 try's. Will have to scramble for summer trips. Okay if it works but if you have a problem save your self aggravation and throw it out.
Summary: [Disclaimer: My experiences are with the 2145T-LM model of this GPS, but I've checked other reviews for the 2045 and see references to the same problem. I'm adding this review to try to warn anyone who's thinking of buying this model.] It appears to be impossible to update this unit with any Windows OS later than Windows XP.
Summary: Turn off the brain and drive! Eliminates the worry of getting lost. Free lifetime download of maps = awesome. Alternative traffic routes when there's an auto accident = awesome! This product even has a function for walking directions. Haven't tried this yet; but, I am sure it's great for City walking!
Summary: I've been through 3 other models, one of which I had to ship back due to it not working properly. I like this model the best. Works great, Good price, and I like the way it shows the lane you are in when you are driving. Its comes in handy, esp. for my mobile notary business! I ended up ordering another for my cousin who just moved here to get around, she loves it as well.