Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM 5-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps and Traffic
Mr. Muff "Charlee", Amazon
29 October 2012
Summary: I was very disappointed with the Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM GPS unit. It took at least 5-10 minutes each time to program an address due to sluggishness. When I try to program in a street name with double letters (i.e., ee) in the spelling of a streeet, the unit does not allow me to do that. It starts to hang up. I have to cut the unit off and go back and start over again and it still gives me the same problem every time by hanging up, plus the touch screen always sticks.
Summary: Product as advertised, works as advertised and expected, what more can I say, would use this vendor again, the power plug is in the way when attempting to rest unit on dash and other places, no big deal just a small irritant
Summary: I have used this in eastern and western Europe as well as parts of the U.S. and have found it to be a good, reliable product. The few glitches that have happened were minor and usually seem to be the fault of the programmers rather than the unit. Although I have not yet used it in pedestrian mode, I have noticed that, as others have mentioned, the battery life seems to be quite short. But if you're just using it the car with the power cord, it should work as advertised.
Magellan has all the features of the higher priced GPS'. Why pay more?
16 October 2012
Summary: For many years we have used an older model of the Magellan Roadmate until we finally wore it out. It still works, it just has to be turned off and back on occasionally. So of course when we were ready to replace it, we went with what we know works, and works well. It has never let us down. I would recommend Magellan to anyone looking to buy a GPS.
Summary: We decide going on a road trip to east coast for vacation last month, and I was look for a new GPS since we will spend a lot of time driving. At first I was worry about all the negative feedback and take my chance for these Roadmate 5450. I glad I did. (update the map and o.s first) it guide me via the complex highway system and local attraction from D.C to NYC & Boston which I am sure we will get lost many times without it.
Summary: I have a built in navi in my car, but needed a portable for when I travel and rent cars. This is best I've had. I don't need blue tooth. It is loud enough to hear clearly. A Garmin I once had was barely audible while driving in traffic. Announcing the street name, in addition to saying, "turn left in 500 feet", is a great feature that my built in system, and several models of portables, don't have. It looks good and is easy to use.