Summary: I ordered the product, excited to finally get a new GPS. The other one started sending me in circles. Before I started using it I decided to update the maps. The maps took time, but it updated. The system wouldn't turn on when I went for the on button. If it was on, it stayed on 1 minute.
Summary: THIS IS MY SECOND MAGELLAN. THEY HAVE DEFINITELY UPGRADED TO MAKING THIS EXTREMELY USER FRIENDLY. I LOVE HOW I CAN ENTER DIFFERENT DESTINATIONS INTO THE ADDRESS BOOK AND SAVE THEM. ALSO I CAN USE ZIP CODES AND THEY WILL LIST CITIES WITHIN THAT ZIP CODE THAT YOU CAN JUST CLICK ON TO.
Update with Caution ... unusable after update for me
C. A. Cobb, Amazon
26 June 2013
Summary: Why 3 stars for something that is really just a stylish paperweight (right now). Because I really liked it while it was working. My husband bought this for me for Mother's day (2013) and I have to admit that I had a little bit of trouble converting to the Magellan interface after the TomTom...
Summary: I recently purchased the Magellan 5045T-EU product for a trip on the East coast and in Germany. The east coast went reasonably well, not perfect, but Germany was a complete fiasco. I drove from Munich to Hohenschwangau to Berchtesgaden and then back to Munich Airport.
Summary: at first after i fulled charged it from the wall, i used it for the first time and it kept turning off. Also, it zooms in A LOT onto the map so it's hard to see your next turn. I think there's a setting that changes that though. I was just so used to my Tomtom that my brother and dad lost..
Summary: I've been using this unit for quite a while now, and I have to say, I'm very satisfied with the product. The mount is easy to use. I love the fact that the cord installs into the mount, and then the unit is connected when you slide it onto the mount.
Summary: I really don't get the lower ratings for this item. I'm glad I ignored them and bought this anyway, as we were very pleased. Previously, we had a Radio Shack branded GPS that we HATED. It was awful, and the touch screen wasn't responsive. Just terrible.