Summary: I purchased the Magellan GPS because of the lifetime updates. I purchased another one before this but I couldn't update it. I travel often and it was a great reassurance that I had a GPS that would always be up to date as I go from state to state. It was easy to setup and very easy to use even without reading the manual. I like the features, it has a large screen, and I just think it's a great product at a great price.
Summary: I was using Garmin Nuvi and Garmin steetpilot. Both are doing bad. The worst part is Garmin Nuvi. It gave me much trouble giving wrong direction. So I decided to buy another one but not Garmin. When I read the review about Magellan 5045LM, I was not sure about its performance. But I decided to try it anyway. Magellan Roadmate 5045LM works so great. Compare to Nuvi, its performance is magnificent. I wonder how Magellan can sell this product so cheap.
Summary: I bought this gps on 10-14-14 and the second I use it on the road, two things happen... the gps charger doesn't work and the gps itself doesn't hold the charge after I charged it all night. It's a piece of garbage and I'm gonna get my money back and get a brand new one!
Summary: We have used this GPS for two vacations and several other small trips. It really helped us get to where we were going without any mishaps. It no longer says "calculating" which is great. We still get "make a legal U turn" sometimes. But if I have chosen a different way to go than the way she wanted me to go, I just keep going. Eventually she catches up.