Summary: some streets are missing e.g..Mackland road in douglasvjlle Georgia.Some destinations are off,not far anyway, but enough to have you looking for help by asking questions.however it has the ability to reroute you if you missed your major route without getting you into a panic mode.Overall this a fairly useful machine for the money.I will be buying a better magellan soon.
Summary: This was an excellent buy for the money, inasmuch as it performed the way you expected it to and the way more expensive models perform, directing and speaking to you from intersection to intersection how to get to where you are going. I used it on Thanksgiving Day to travel from Arlington, Viriginia to Culpeper, Virginia and on the return trip, approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes drive one way.
Summary: After reviewing all the different GPS unit's I found this one to have all the features that I was wanting especially free lifetime updates & traffic alerts. Very easy to use for older individuals like me and my Husband. Just plug it in and go. I would recommend this 5" unit to any one, and also buy it as a gift for someone wanting one.
Summary: My wife and myself already had Magellan road mate GPS in our cars I got this one so I was able to put one in my semi truck I like them they have never let me down we now have them in all of our vehicles anyone looking for a good reliable unit Magellan is good choice and with different options there is one to fit everyone's needs
Summary: I received this unit the day after I ordered it. I immediately charged the battery until a full charge was established, plugged in GPS to laptop via included USB, and followed instructions for content manager map updates. After about 30 minutes, all updates were complete and I set the unit up in my vehicle. The GPS has worked flawlessly and has surpassed my expectations.
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: Good price, right? So I order one, wait a week and it get it home to find out it simply shuts itself off after being on for a second. Okay, no worries, I figure Wal-Mart will take it back. So I take it back and order a second. That one comes home and boots up just fine. I think, sweet, this one works, now to update the lifetime maps. After hours of downloading and about eight 30 minute attempts to update the maps now it won't boot up. This piece of garbage is going back.
Summary: So far I have been pleased with it, but the charger that came with the refurbished unit was "dead" in the box. Magellan customer service sent a replacement in 5 days total time. The unit works fine. My only complaints are it does not show speeds, either actual or posted. The other pesky issue is that the Magellan Content manager software is known for causing computer issues, as it did for me: always asking for permission at boot-up for a Magellan .exe file.
Summary: The 5045LM mostly met my expectations. Navigation was clear although the voice warning usually came a bit late (just as you come up on the turn, should be at least 100ft before). Single click destination was a nice plus(shows a grid of favorite destination icons). Love the lifetime maps and traffic-this tells you there's a blockage up ahead and offers to route around it showing you time saved.