Excerpt: The Magellan RoadMate is a great alternative to the TomTom or the Garmin GPS brands. I find Magellan GPS models are usually cheaper than Garmin Nuvis or TomToms. I decided to get and try out the Magellan RoadMate 2045 to see if this cheaper GPS is better than my …
Summary: This unit seems to do all I would like it to, but the screen becomes nearly invisible when the sun shines in thru the window. Tried putting black, non-reflective cloth in front of it and an anti glare filter on the screen but these did not help. I am comparing to a Garmin unit in our other car.
Summary: I had a problem downloading an update to the Magellan Content Manager and the 2045T-LM froze. I was unable to unfreeze and called the Magellan Customer Service number. After 3 calls and waiting over 2 hours without human contact, I gave up.
Summary: I needed to get a GPS quickly for a trip. We had an old Magellan Maestro that I didn't want to pay for map upgrades on because the cost was almost as much as a new one. This new unit was easy to use and worked quickly when we tried to use the road signs to direct us to the airport and ended up about...
Summary: Bought a Factory Certified Refurbished device. When I tried to update the software and maps (it needed both), the screen froze and could not be reset or unfrozen. Useless to me. On the other hand, Amazon was quick to correct the situation and refunded my money to me promptly.
Summary: We have had this item for three months and used it very little. On a recent road trip the button for scrolling down to the address book quit working which meant that all the addresses on our itinerary that we had painstakingly entered, 32 in all had to be re entered.
Summary: I loved this product until I bought a Garmin and that one was so much easier to use. The Magellan is a bit finicky and sometimes has problems finding satellites. Consequently, I was lost for 10-15 on many occasions in large cities and was not comfortable. I would not get another one.
Summary: It's fine when it works. I've also owned Garmans and Tom-Toms and they all work fine, just minor differences between brands that you can live with. The Magellan died one day, on a long trip where I really needed it. Display still worked but could not receive GPS signals rendering it useless.