Summary: Initially took 20 minutes remove the glue left on the screen from the fake screen display showing a typical screen display. Allowed unit to charge while carefully cleaning the screen. A beautiful display appeared..I entered my home address ..then a fiends address ..
Summary: I have previously owned a Magellan GPS and was looking forward to using a more up-to-date version, so I tried the 5045. (As far as I can guess, the Magellan is the only GPS that have a sound cue - a "ding" - when you are making a correct turn, a feature I like.
Nice Features set, if only the routing worked as good
spinningPro "paintball", Amazon
13 January 2011
Summary: I own a Maestro 4250 and have been perfectly satisfied, excellent routing and re-routing, good Poi's and have had it for two years and only looked for another unit because of the maps getting out of date.
Summary: I've had a Tom Tom and bought this for a second vehicle. When first trying to update maps and traffic, it was frustrating because you have to search for info. There is no software that is installed. It is not user-friendly and would never suggest it for beginners.
Summary: So previously I had a Magellan Maestro and wanted to get a new Magellan with lifetime maps and traffic reports. My previous Maestro was great and rarely had any problems with it. This new unit has terrible routing.
Summary: Magellan used to be better. I had 4 different models and let me tell you: They were way better. I guess Magellan, like other companies, are using cheaper parts to built the unit missing that actually it won't pay off. You can't neglet quality if you want to be competitive.
Total Nonsense! It's been malfuntioning from very first day!
Dae I. Lee, Amazon
15 December 2010
Summary: What a disappoinment! I like Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM 5-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator user friendly interface. However, It's been malfuntionin from the very first day of operation. First day, It was displaying wrong side street names but I thounght that was temporary.
Summary: Magellan has failed miserably with this device. My old gps was Magellan. After 4 or 5 years it started to get flakey so I decided to get another Magellan. What a mistake. My old device knew exactly where my house was. It always said 'You have arrived' when I pulled into my driveway.
Summary: Ordered for my wife because of the AAA feature. She had a Garvin Nuvi 265T and it was very reliable. We received this unit 12/3 and yesterday the unit was stuck on our home location, never moved and night mode.