Summary: Bought it as a gift for someone who is not super tech savvy. I have used the older Magellans and they have always performed wonderfully with easy user interface. This one was no different. The person I gave this too loves it and has no problem figuring out how to navigate through the menu options and still tells me to this day how this is one of the best gifts she has ever gotten because after having used it every day, she feels now she will never have to worry about...
Summary: works great, easy to use lots of features; the negative; if you leave a parking lot, it doesn't tell you which way to turn onto the street. Once you're on the street you're either going the right direction or told make a u-turn. Also if you turn it off at one location, but then turn it on at another location, it won't recalibrate to the new location sometimes for 5 minutes. Other than these small frustrations this unit is great.
awesome product, great value for the money, it's your peace of mind!
2 November 2013
Summary: To be honest, this is the first gps I purchase. After days and hours of comparing the Magellan RoadMate 5045 to other brands & customer reviews I decided to try this one. Highly recommend it! My son (18), is new to the roads/car, so it has helped him many times get to places and back. Clear speaking voice. Ample time in directions before turning. Good size screen. Great for night traveling, like the brightness on screen. Free maps for life!
Summary: Maps of Europe are not very accurate. Limited functions, as example can not navigate to a GPS position have to use address,, city center, etc. actually am so disappointed I have used it once and plan to return. Very disappointed.
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. The 2 times it did stay on for 3 minutes, it was slow when I was typing in the address. I charged it in the car, in a wall outlet and on the computer. No charge. Makes no sense.