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!
Summary: Second Magellan GPS I have owned. Last one needed a map update and was almost as cheap to just buy this new one. Considering this has lifetime free updates you cant go wrong for the price. Have taken multiple trips and has worked like a champ, the highway lane assist is a great feature to make sure you are in the correct lane in big cities. Only negatives I have seen is I sometimes have to touch the screen multiple times to get a response, but not a deal breaker.
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: 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.