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: I bought it at a discount price. and it is my first GPS. Big and bright screen. Only one thing I feel not comfortable, you can't charge it through USB by PC even the manual said so. I had difficulties to turn it on since the battery was run up when I got it. But everything is working well after I fully charged it in my car.
Summary: I have had a Garmin GPS for several years, having bought it because it included European maps as well as North American ones. I had difficulty trying to download map updates so when I found this Magellan unit that also included European maps for less money than map updates I bought it. I have only used it in our province but it seems reasonably accurate, but the voice is a bit wavery and not as clear as the one on my Garmin.
Summary: Let's say your street name is called ''Avenue du Mont-Royal'', well normally you would use the letter ''M'' to search for Mont-Royal on Garmin, TomTom and Google. But not with Magellan, with Magellan everything starts with the letter ''D''. You have search for ''du Mont-Royal'' with the letter ''D'' first for ''du'' this made this GPS unusable in the streets of Montreal where many streets have a the words du or de preceding the name.