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. Well recently my job now requires me to drive up to the northern suburbs of Chicago regularly as well as parts of Chicago which I am not all that familiar with.
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. If you are looking to get a reliable unit don't look here.
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. Easy to program, easy to see, just plain easy!!
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. Magellan recently switched to TeleAtlas and in an e-mail communication in December, Magellan Tech Supprt told me that they had released v45 to replace v43 maps which were released in June 2011, but their release had...
Summary: When My friend and I take short ROAD TRIPS and we sometimes get lost. The first time I used it guess what. No more U turns or stopping for directions. I saves a lot of frustration.And the traffic updates worked great.
Summary: Upgraded from a Magellan Roadmate 6000. Bought two of these and they are fantastic! Larger screen but much thinner and lighter. Better features with lifetime map upgrades and lifetime traffic make this a great buy.