Summary: We now have 2 of these units one for my work and the other for personal use. We get along with them alright. The only thing I don't like about them is if you miss your turn it doesn't re-ajust for an alternate route unless you get into the menus and cancel the turn, otherwise all it wants you to do is make a U-turn. We're used to it otherwise I would have looked at different units.
Summary: Functionality - it does what is says it can do. 1. Traffic Updates - accurate and timely. 2. Map lifetime updates - you get 4 updates a year for life which is good 3. Tourbook - did not use it thoroughly ... due to the #1 issue (see below) 4. Graphics - OK - not earth shattering, not cutting edge 5. Lane guidance - OK - not cutting edge 6. Speed limit warning - Good and accurate My issues with the product: 1. Responsiveness - the interface is a tad slow.
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: I don't know how long this unit has been out but there are bugs that even Magellan has not yet fixed. Map updates and program updates can't be executed because the unit is not always loaded properly into the computer. I had to return it to Magellan to update the program and maps. Magellan promised to have a fix out soon. I miss the 3-D map feature found in other models.
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...
Dr A "A reader of biographies, history, and o..., Amazon
23 September 2011
Summary: We bought this unit to replace our Garmin GPS. We had a Magellan many years ago, and like its look and feel. We chose this Magellan because it shows you how the GPS will guide you by offering road to road directions to the destination. We returned it because the unit does not turn on each time. The problem is that the plug of the power cord is not properly designed - sometimes it works and sometimes not.
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.) The 5045's audio has a serious problem. The directions are spoken clearly and accurately until the name of a road, highway, or town, etc. is spoken.
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. Read the reviews on the 5045 LMT, with a lot of negatives, but decided to buy anyway because of my satisfaction with the Maestro. Setup on the 5045 was easy, came with the newest software and maps preloaded, only had to register the unit. Used it on a trip to St.
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. They changed Map provider from NAVTQ to Atlas. They said Atlas is better that's why they changed. Do you believe that?
Summary: If you like having a drunk woman giving inaccurate and misleading directions to the wrong destination, this GPS is for you! This is my first non-hiking GPS and, as you probably have guessed by now, I am less than impressed. If my destination is on the other side of the road, the GPS routes me to the next turn signal to do a U-turn, instead of suggesting a left turn directly into the destination.