good Gps ,good maps, super fast, easy to use, I love it
3 May 2012
Summary: It is way faster GPS than older magellan I had. Its easy to use and everything is laid out well. I paid 80 bucks for this used one and its still like new! Took a trip from michigan to north carolina and it never let me down. it helps find food or gas if you need it to. I seen a similar model had good revews in consumer reports so I got this one and love it.
Summary: Pros: The "Only" Pro I can see in the gps was when the mailman drove away with it, to Return to Sender. Cons: If you have never heard the phrase "When Possible Make A Legal U-Turn" then you should get this gps, the possibilities are endless. This thing attempted to direct me miles out of the way to go 4 miles.
Summary: This is by far the worst GPS i have ever owned. the first three times i tried it , i used it on routes i knew, just to test the units maps. and against my older 4040. Let me tell you , i was more than frustrated.This thing had me making U turns every time i turned a corner.Also the routes were more than double the length of what they should have been . So i did the old update the maps, no change except the U turns were gone. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!
Summary: The Roadmate 5045 LM worked pretty well until I attempted to get the first map update. I tepeatedly followed the instructions to the letter, but now the unit hangs on the startup screen. So far, there has been no response from Magellen "support" and based on similar reviews I'm not holding my breath. Magellen should rename this Electronic Brick.
Summary: I don't know how long this unit has been out but there are bugs that even Magellan has not yet fixed. Map updates and program updates can't be executed because the unit is not always loaded properly into the computer. I had to return it to Magellan to update the program and maps. Magellan promised to have a fix out soon. I miss the 3-D map feature found in other models.
Summary: This Magellan 4045-LM is the best GPS with the most useful options I have found on the market. I have tried Garmin & Tom Tom as well. But this Magellan Road-Mate has all the most useful options for highway travel I have tried. Among other helpful options (like lifetime maps included), the 3D screen image can bet set and then remain at whatever scale one wishes. I do wish the purchase included a 110 volt power supply attachment.
Summary: I bought the Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM GPS out of nasessity because my old Magellan Maestro 4370 had died on me when I was on my way to pick up a large settlement for the law firm I work for and God forbidd, gotten lost. I also bought it for the free life time Maps. My problem I mostly incounter with Gps's I've owned was that after a while the model is replaced by a better model and the company that producese it no longer provide map updates for it.
Summary: As someone who owns an Android phone with Google Navigation I thought my owning a stand alone GPS days were over simply because, well, I have a GPS on my phone for free so who needs to buy one now. Well recently my job now requires me to drive up to the northern suburbs of Chicago regularly as well as parts of Chicago which I am not all that familiar with.
Summary: This was my third Magellan and probably my last, it like the others just died shortly after 1 year. So what is the point of lifetime maps and traffic. During the time I have gone through these three Magellans my wife's Garmin has continued to operate with no problems. If you are looking to get a reliable unit don't look here.