Summary: I bought one two weeks ago--immediately the device called for an update. So I did, checked then for Europe maps, not there! Spent 35 minutes waiting for support on the phone, they ended up wanting to send me another one (claimed it would be new). I asked couldn't they just flag that I could download the Europe map? She said hold on for the manager. 40 Minutes later he picked up. He tried a couple of different ways, but couldn't pull it off. So I returned it.
Summary: This is a nice little GPS, and the price was right, so I got it. The response time is not as good as I would like it to be when using the touch screen. I would also have liked to see a "Show Me An Alternate Route" button. Today, the exit from the highway was closed and I needed to use surface streets, and it was useless in helping me. It kept trying to send me back to the highway. Also, there should be a "Use Highways as Much as Possible" button.
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!