Summary: I've used the Magellan for about two months now with three cross-Midwest drives. The accuracy of the roads is not all that good in the more rural areas. But major cities and main highways are good. One thing on the POI interface is it allows you to add a POI to go to without losing the main trip info. The accuracy of the POI location is sometimes about 1 block off. Visibility is difficult in direct sunlight but I'm not surprised by this. Large screen size is a big plus.
Summary: Excellent service. We love this product and it has worked beautifully on trips. It is great to have help when you are driving in unfamiliar city, and congested streets as well as freeway exits.
Summary: This is my second Magellan GPS, I had a Magellan Maestro 4000 that only contained maps of the 48 U.S. States. Could not buy/update new maps on it...ie: Canada. Bought the Magellan 5045 Roadmate....What a Difference! Fast Response time, Fast Satellite aquistion, slimmer and smaller windshield mounting footprint. I had compared the 5045, 3065, and the 1700.
Summary: I purchased this item because I wanted the live traffic and also the step by step directions. The step by step directions is handy in that you can review the turns and directions in order that you can determine howthe GPS is navigating you. I have been very happy with this product in that it seems to be right on with traffic delays and arrival time. However, there is one major annoying feature that I absolute dislike.
Summary: I previously had a Magellan Maestro from 2006 but it recently was stolen. I loved the unit and wanted to replace it. When I found this RoadMate for under $200, I thought I would give it a try. I have several observations: 1. 2010 maps provide a lot better navigation experience than the old ones from 2006. 2. RoadMate has a comparatively huge display that is very appealing 3. RoadMate does not support voice command, while Maestro did/does.
Summary: If you are then this is the unit for you. It comes with North American and European maps. I needed some help with getting access to the European maps (select region). I used this in Spain and it make driving - especially in the cities, easy. Used it in Barcelona, Madrid and Seville. Highly recommend it - even if you are normally a Garmin user.
Summary: This is the first time I buy a Magellan GPS. I just bought a RoadMate 5045T-EU for my trip to Turkey. I loaded the Europe maps and made all the updates availables. I tried to enter my destinations in Turkey and I found none of the hotels I’m going to even if they a in touristic cities! In fact many cities seem not to exist nor the roads! Sometimes there are city names but no streets!
Summary: Purchased this unit as our first-ever GPS for the car. We live in a major Canadian city. It steered us wrong probably 4-5 times in the 5 days that we owned it (before we took it back to the store). It also froze up regularly. We tried shutting it down and restarting, we tried re-booting according to some instructions we found online from other dissatisfied customers... nothing worked to help the freeze problem.