Summary: I bought this GPS because I was tired of getting lost when I would travel to new places or go out of state. It's not a horrible product but it doesn't give the option to avoid the tolls and doesn't even tell you if the route you are taking has them or not. I had one experience where it made me go through an unnecessary toll when traveling to WI ($1.50) and it's frozen on me several times while in use.
Summary: Love it! Easy to use, lane assist is awesome! Received it as a gift and tested it out from home and it is 10 times better than my Garmin App on my I phone. I would love to keep this unit but my 39.99 Garmin App and $1000 double din headunit would become a huge waste. I would suggest to anyone that if you are looking for a solid GPS go for the Magellan before any of the other pretenders.
Summary: I have owned 2 other GPS from Magellan. This one is by far the best. There is a learning curb...short but free. I got this morning and drove over 250 miles stopping at 15 different addresses in different cities. It performed really well. There was a traffic alert the gps alerted me to, which I thought was bogus. It was real. Im in Northern Ca and thought the traffic alerts did not work up here....but they do.
Summary: Nice features. On first trip froze and rebooted during normal driving. Slow route recalculation. Froze in POI function. Sent two emails to Magellan support with no response. Returned unit. Would not waste your money on this unit.
Summary: I received a Magellan RoadMate 5045 from my parents four months ago. Prior to that, I would always borrow my dad's Garmin Nuvi whenever I needed a GPS. Maybe the Garmin spoiled me, but I have not been very pleased with the Magellan since I got it. First of all, the Magellan is nowhere near as good as the Garmin at calculating a route.
Summary: About an hour into our first drive with this unit, it turned itself off. We couldn't turn it back on. We stopped at a rest area and fiddled with the power switch and power cord for several minutes and it suddenly turned back on. We started driving again, but about 10 minutes later it turned off again. This time we were not able to get it to turn back on. It seemed to be a good product for the brief period of time it worked, but it obviously can't be relied on.
Feel comfortable driving in unfamiliar territory with a Magellan Roadmate!
20 June 2012
Summary: This is my second portable Magellan GPS. I have been happy with the Company and therefore stayed with it. The lifetime maps and traffic updates is a great feature and lets me believe if I take care of the unit, I won't need to purchase another one for quite a while. The unit slides easily into the bracket. ( my previous unit was a little trickier). The power supply plug is part of the bracket (a plus in my mind).
Summary: I got this to put on my motorcycle to keep track of my current location while doing some charity volunteer bicycle escorting. Before putting it on the motorcycle I thought I'd play with it in my car. Glad I did so I could see how awful this thing is. I updated the operating software and the maps as soon as I got it. However it locks/freezes for 10 secomds or more routinely while selecting screens or trying to click a position on the map.