Summary: I really love this product. very easy to use and delivered on its promise. The only problem I had was figuring the stand/suction part of the assembly. A little difficult to figure out but no big deal! Very pleased with the product.
Summary: I recently bought this magellan product because I had a good experience with another Magellan a few years ago, although I was somewhat reluctant given the several poor reviews re customer service. This time I had problems in downloading the map update, so I had to use the customer service. Contrary to some other reviews I got immediate help from a real person and the help I received was excellent. All issues were quickly resolved.
Summary: I had an old Tom Tom and I hated the touch screen and the alpha keyboard. But there were things I liked about it that the Magellan doesn't do. This GPS doesn't give me enough options about my route and about 15 % of the time it leads me off into some weird route that takes forever and simply isn't direct. I always select either shortest distance or fastest and it gives me the same route.
Summary: I got this to put on my motorcycle to keep track of my current location while doing some charity volunteer bicycle escorting. Before putting it on the motorcycle I thought I'd play with it in my car. Glad I did so I could see how awful this thing is. I updated the operating software and the maps as soon as I got it. However it locks/freezes for 10 secomds or more routinely while selecting screens or trying to click a position on the map.
Summary: My first Magellan GPS was used only once because immediately after that it was stolen. But I was very satisfied with the first use. I bought this one (RoadMate 5045 LM) for AAA tour book and free lifetime map updates; traffic info is of no use for me because my daily commute routes are not covered by traffic alerts. Before using it, I downloaded updated maps (copyright changed from 2010 to 2011). Map updates took one hour.
Summary: This is my second (and last) Magellan GPS product. I really DO like it. My ONLY complaint is that I bought 'lifetime maps'. For those of you expecting maps as long as the unit works, beware! 1. 'lifetime' is defined by Magellan as a product lifetime of '3 years'. If you buy it near the end of it's lifetime, that's your problem. 2. I'm trying to get a map update now. I've owned it for a year (bought it new here at Amazon). I'm told I have to BUY the maps.
Summary: After renting a car with a Magellan GPS (different model), we decided to come into the 21st century and buy one. After doing a bit of research, we settled on this particular model of Magellan. So, far we are quite pleased with the larger screen, ease of use - including its initial online update, and the fact that it contains the AAA Tourbook information.
Glad everyone else appears satisfied. I've been disappointed.
2 June 2012
Summary: I must have received a lemon. This thing is slow and sluggish. It's like it has a stutter. Whether using in the city of Atlanta area or in rural Georgia, it gets confused often, doesn't seem to know how to re-calculate a change in route? Very disappointed in this product.