Summary: I was a bit leery about buying a refurb, but it came with the same warrantee, so I went for it. I am very pleased. There were a few slight scratches on the sides of the unit, but the screen was like brand-new! It works great, and I went to upgrade the maps online, thinking that they would be out of date, but they WERE up to date! It does everything and contained everything that was in the description. You cannot beat this deal, even comes with free lifetime map updates.
Summary: I am in transportation business. A GPS is a must tool. On day 1, I needed to go to 50 locations. It led me to wrong spots 2 times. After that, I had to pull over to look at a map. I definitely need to return it.
Summary: Magellan sent a new auto charging cord but that didn't help. They told me to plug it into the computer to charge. It did charge the first time that way but wouldn't boost the charge while I was in the car so the battery ran down before we got to where we were going. Now it won't charge either way. The manufacturer is sending another refurbished unit similar to it - hope it will operate as it should.
Magellan GPS 5045 Nothing Special At All..Waste Money.
1 August 2014
Summary: Purchased this item to replace my older Garmin. Bought this over another Garmin since it advertised it contained AAA Tourbook since i travel a lot and find this handy vs. carrying many paper tourbooks. It all went downhill from there. First thing is if you are interested in this device for something other then navigation, don't buy it. 1) The poi's are so out of date and don't even list major items. I saw a lot of duplication of stuff.
Summary: My husband was pretty excited to receive this purchase in the mail, but that was short-lived once we opened the package. First off, the battery was 100% dead--most devices have at least a little bit of juice, but we figured a refurbished item may not. The charger port is very loose and will not acknowledge the charger unless you hold it in and carefully place it on a table so as not to jiggle it the slightest bit.
Summary: Purchased this refurbished unit to repace another magellan roadmate that is about 10 years old. My old unit works perfectly but I didn't want to pay $37.00 to up date the maps. So far the this one works as expected, great. Love the audible ding when to turn, great for eyes free driving along with the verbal directions & turns. The only negative was the case has alot of scratches which is not a big deal.
Summary: I was a Magellan user for a long time. It has some features that Garmin does not have. But this particular one has wrong maps and gave lots of wrong turns. Do not but it. I'll still stick with Magellan but not this model.
Summary: Well, not really sure how great this product is because after two days of receiving it we are unable to use it. I purchased this as a birthday gift for my husband because he needed it for his job. After two days it froze up and we contacted tech support and they told us we needed to update it. We do not have Internet at our house so this has become impossible because in order to update it you have to install content manager on your computer, which we do not have!