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: 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: 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.
Summary: The routing leaves a lot to be desired. It does not seem to know the best route, I have kept my maps updated and software updated. Once I was routed to an address 1/2 mile away from where I wanted to go. It put me on the correct street, but wrong address. It was in a different subdivision (residential). I always confirm with Google maps so I know the best way to go. I just use the GPS as a backup now.
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!