Summary: This Magellan 4045-LM is the best GPS with the most useful options I have found on the market. I have tried Garmin & Tom Tom as well. But this Magellan Road-Mate has all the most useful options for highway travel I have tried.
Summary: As someone who owns an Android phone with Google Navigation I thought my owning a stand alone GPS days were over simply because, well, I have a GPS on my phone for free so who needs to buy one now.
Summary: This was my third Magellan and probably my last, it like the others just died shortly after 1 year. So what is the point of lifetime maps and traffic. During the time I have gone through these three Magellans my wife's Garmin has continued to operate with no problems.
Summary: We've had many GPS devices in the past and always keep coming back to this one. The bell that lets you know without looking that you're on the right path with turns and direction is invaluable. Allows us to know without taking eyes off the road that we're following the directions correctly.
Summary: I have 3 Magellan units with FREE LIFETIME Map Updates. I have 2 5045LMs and 1 5145TLM. The only problem is, Magellan has only released 1 (ONE) map update in the last 8 months in comparison to my Garmin which has received 1 Free Map Update every 3 months.
Summary: Just used the unit a few times, but so far it has worked well. Using it side by side with my old GPS, this one acquires signal quicker and recalculates routes in half the time. The maps are clear and the direction spoken are accurate, the voice is a little difficult to understand, sounds a little...
Summary: This is my third unit since the first GPS came on the market for $1,200.00 I would not go away with out it. Wish they would include a 110 Volt charger or at least point to it at the advertising it would save additional shipping costs.