Summary: I fully charged the unit, registered it, and updated the maps and software via Magellan The first outing, the GPS took over 14 miles for it to acquire a signal (even with clear skies) . Even then the GPS had me travelling off road , and way back from my actual position, then it lost signal. All very difficult to talk around when your wife is sitting next to you asking whats going on! Yes, I set the GPS position and I did the hard reset before you ask.
Summary: This is my second Magellan Roadmate. My first one was a 4" version. This version has the ability to have downloads to get updates. I've always liked the ease of entering your destination addresses and the different options for different routes, etc. The mounting bracket is better than the old version. Not being used to the larger screen (1" larger doesn't seem like a big difference) I found that I was looking around it more not wanting my view to be blocked.
Summary: some streets are missing e.g..Mackland road in douglasvjlle Georgia.Some destinations are off,not far anyway, but enough to have you looking for help by asking questions.however it has the ability to reroute you if you missed your major route without getting you into a panic mode.Overall this a fairly useful machine for the money.I will be buying a better magellan soon.
Summary: After reviewing all the different GPS unit's I found this one to have all the features that I was wanting especially free lifetime updates & traffic alerts. Very easy to use for older individuals like me and my Husband. Just plug it in and go. I would recommend this 5" unit to any one, and also buy it as a gift for someone wanting one.
awesome product, great value for the money, it's your peace of mind!
2 November 2013
Summary: To be honest, this is the first gps I purchase. After days and hours of comparing the Magellan RoadMate 5045 to other brands & customer reviews I decided to try this one. Highly recommend it! My son (18), is new to the roads/car, so it has helped him many times get to places and back. Clear speaking voice. Ample time in directions before turning. Good size screen. Great for night traveling, like the brightness on screen. Free maps for life!