Summary: We love this GPS....We have one in our RV now and I must say this one is our favorite. Great features and the best part is your told when and where to turn, but so you don,t turn to soon a little ding ding sound goes off prior to your turn.This has been a big help for us, sometimes just telling you is not enough.
Summary: Loved the ease of setting up the address book. City and Street Name recognition made it faster. Mostly accurate directions, although I know better ways out of my immediate area. Only critisism is it yells at you when you're not expecting it. I was exiting a bridge that had a "U-turn" type exit and it screamed at me "MAKE A LEGAL U-TURN!" I wasn't expecting it and it did make me jump in the middle of my turn.
Summary: As these thing go, this was a bargin. The only hitch is that the connecting cable can seperate from the display unit without you knowing it. That leaves you on battery only even though it's plugged in. Surprise when it goes dead and you can't figure out why. Now you'll know.
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 replaced my Garmin Nuvi 765T because the power cradle kept failing, after the third replacement, I gave up. Please note that the 765T was not the point of failure. The Magellan Roadmate 5045-LM had a larger screen, increased lexicon (pronounced all road/street names), and LT map and traffic. The Magellan unit uses the (Total Traffic Connector.com) service. I didn't know the coverage area in advance.
Summary: I love my new Magellan 5" screen 5045-Lm; the screen is easy to see because it's big. The best feature - Lane Assist - you can see the actual beltway sign (like I-95 and I-295) and it shows you exactly what lane to be in for your next exit or where you should be when there is a split on the road. The recalculation when you stray from your path is so much faster than my old Magellan.
Summary: This unit is going back to Costco! I used it for a week to look for property in the Corvallis Oregon area. When traveling to my son's home on NW Circle, Corvallis, from Albany Oregon the unit directed me past SE Circle and north into the downtown area. For grins I thought I would follow it to where it took me. It had me meander around on side streets in Corvallis taking me on a wild goose chase until I got fed up and turned off the unit.
Summary: I got the bigger screen thinking it would be easier to see while driving, but now I realize you don't really look at it but listen as it gives directions. Once in a while I can't understand the voice but it generally works well. The traffic feature is nice it just kicks in when you are approaching traffic and gives you the choice to take an alternate route-really surprised me the first time it did it.
Summary: Impressive right out of the box, easy to set up, intuitive to use features. I played with it for about 3 days until I took it on a cross country. From Hutchinson, KS to Springfield, MO, it should have taken me through Jasper, MO but instead it took me down to Joplin. Not the fastest route, which I had requested.