Summary: This is our 2nd Magellan GPS. It is great. Easy to use. Great display. The maps have been correct every time. We've used it for 3 long trips already. Love the food/gas feature. We were needing a gas station and when we touched the symbol on the screen, it displayed 3 options for various gas stations. It was better than we hoped!!! Only one small problem- it froze/ lost signal while we were in New Orleans. I unplugged it & then turned it back on..
Summary: I'm not thrilled with this GPS, but there are some nice points. PROS: 1) Large screen. Once you go big, you'll never want a little one again 2) loud and easy to read 3) maps and traffic updates. lifetime maps is a huge bonus. 4) quickly navigates out of wrong turns to get my where I need to go. 5) 3D Map is fantastic. CONS: 1) Not totally accurate. Constantly asks me to make u-turns when it's not necessary.
Summary: We've had to return ours TWICE (in less than six months) for repair or replacement. The second time it failed was after we were 200 miles into a 1000-mile trip heading out West. Plus, the software interface is, often, not very intuitive. It's even less impressive than the GPS units that we owned when they first came out 10 years ago. Sometimes, it won't even list valid cities (Lincoln, Nebraska, for example) when it lists all other cities of the same or similar name.
Summary: I've been driving around on a Magellan 860 for the last couple of years and have logged about 40,000 miles on it. As a last minute gift I bought the 5045 for my wife and then we went on college road trips for my daughter. The unit was flawless. My favorite features are the road sign prompts and the multiple destination trip sets. I bought two more for myself and my daughter when we finally get her a car. LOVE IT.
Tap your heels together three times. And think to yourself, 'There's no place like Home...'
11 May 2011
Summary: OR PICK YOUR FEATURES AND BUDGET AND THEN DECIDE UPDATED March 2013 I was using this new Magellan every day for four weeks back in 2010 when I first got it and then sporadically for several years because I needed it less frequently EXCEPT to get around heavy traffic. I frequently used it with another Garvin for comparison. I use it on familiar roads and new. I have no serious complaints, but have noticed trade-offs, especially at this price point.
Summary: So this is a midrange gps navigator that has a large (thankfully non-reflective) display, it has a good response time, and is encased in a somewhat cheap case. The Good It tells you which side of the road your destination is (unlike TomTom which shows you a tiny arrow if you have a magnifying glass). The voice and the bell right before a turn are amazing, not annoying and the bell grabs your attention at the exact right time. Perfect. Turns on instantly.
Summary: I recently purchased the Magellan 5045T-EU product for a trip on the East coast and in Germany. The east coast went reasonably well, not perfect, but Germany was a complete fiasco. I drove from Munich to Hohenschwangau to Berchtesgaden and then back to Munich Airport. From Munich to Hohenschwangau there were only couple of issues, the device told me to make a turn when there was nowhere to turn, but I could see the turn further up the road.
Summary: July, 2014- I bought one of these without reading the reviews and am still kicking myself!! The maps of Europe were not included and Magellan REFUSES to acknowledge that this is possible!! The telephone consultant told me that he could not help me and that I needed to try the chatline which was also of no use. He told me that they he would contact the software engineers to tell them there was a problem. Of course there is a problem, no quality control.