Summary: Even the most current version of the maps is old in comparison to the competition, that is, Apple, Garmin, and Google. All the other maps found the addresses in the neighborhood built about two years ago but not the Magellan maps. Otherwise, the device, which I bought refurbished, works fine.
Summary: I love my Magellan Roadmate! I had a Garmin nuvi and it was always off by as much as 50-100 feet notifying you of your turn, so if the streets were poorly marked, you could easily miss your turn, as I did often! Also, the maps would become outdated and it costs almost as much as the gps to get the updates! The Magellan is great, inexpensive, reliable, and well constructed.
Summary: This item works great for me, the traffic updates are fantastic, I never have to be stuck behind an accident again. The Magellan Road Mate 5045LM GPS come with map updates I downloaded from the Magellan website. If you want to get to where your going and you need a little help, pick up one at your nearest Wal-Mart. I did and I'm glad I did.
Summary: I used this GPS twice. Half way through my second trip it quit working. I used it twice in 3 days and it left us guessing how to get to our destination. The stores do not carry this anymore so I had to buy one for 3 times as much to get home. Wal-Mart did refund the price but it cost more on my trip that took 10 hours instead of 7.
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.