Summary: I had a Magellan for at least 5 years and they are very easy to navigate and very user friendly. I have a Tom Tom that I purchased for my son and yet I find that the Magellan is a bit easier to work with.
Summary: I have previously owned a Magellan GPS and was looking forward to using a more up-to-date version, so I tried the 5045. (As far as I can guess, the Magellan is the only GPS that have a sound cue - a "ding" - when you are making a correct turn, a feature I like.) The 5045's audio has a serious problem. The directions are spoken clearly and accurately until the name of a road, highway, or town, etc. is spoken.
Nice Features set, if only the routing worked as good
spinningPro "paintball", Amazon
14 January 2011
Summary: I own a Maestro 4250 and have been perfectly satisfied, excellent routing and re-routing, good Poi's and have had it for two years and only looked for another unit because of the maps getting out of date. Read the reviews on the 5045 LMT, with a lot of negatives, but decided to buy anyway because of my satisfaction with the Maestro. Setup on the 5045 was easy, came with the newest software and maps preloaded, only had to register the unit. Used it on a trip to St.
Summary: It was for my Dad for Christmas and he has put it to the test. He loves how accurate it is! Every time he made a stop on a trip, the Magellan RoadMate 5045 calculated it and said estimated time of arrival to destination would be....and it was right on the exact minute! I was very pleased he's so pleased with it!
Summary: I've had a Tom Tom and bought this for a second vehicle. When first trying to update maps and traffic, it was frustrating because you have to search for info. There is no software that is installed. It is not user-friendly and would never suggest it for beginners. I tested the accuracy of the maps by using it where I knew where I was going. On one road, I needed to travel southbound by turning left at the intersection.
Summary: This is my 3rd Magellan. The main negative is trip routing is not adequately explained. I had to call the customer service # to get help. The other negative is the freeway exit screen is not as good as the Garmin. Its also not as accurate as my previous model as it off by a few hundred feet. I think this is due to their change to different software.
Total Nonsense! It's been malfuntioning from very first day!
Dae I. Lee, Amazon
16 December 2010
Summary: What a disappoinment! I like Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM 5-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator user friendly interface. However, It's been malfuntionin from the very first day of operation. First day, It was displaying wrong side street names but I thounght that was temporary. After using about two weeks, this device has gone to out of control whis is not showing side street names except major street names.
Summary: Magellan used to be better. I had 4 different models and let me tell you: They were way better. I guess Magellan, like other companies, are using cheaper parts to built the unit missing that actually it won't pay off. You can't neglet quality if you want to be competitive. They changed Map provider from NAVTQ to Atlas. They said Atlas is better that's why they changed. Do you believe that?
Summary: Magellan has failed miserably with this device. My old gps was Magellan. After 4 or 5 years it started to get flakey so I decided to get another Magellan. What a mistake. My old device knew exactly where my house was. It always said 'You have arrived' when I pulled into my driveway. I never had a problem finding an address or POI. This new model thinks my house is .8 miles further down the road. It can't find a Dunkin Donuts anywhere near me.