Reviews and Problems with Magellan RoadMate 5255T-LM
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Not quite what I expected
23 May 2014
Excerpt: I purchased this mainly for the back up camera.<br />We already have a competitors LMT GPS receiver.<br />The Camera is mounted on my Ford F150 so installation was easy with access through the truck bed to the back up light. One note after connecting the transmitter to the light the light no longer works. I perceive this is due to the current draw. The other thing I don't like is the camera itself. It does not work well at night.
Summary: The main reason for purchasing this product is Back up camera. I am surprised why Magellan company does not withdraw this product from the marketplace. The GPS works well, although sometime gives wrong route, but the camera is a waste of money, First time it takes a few minutes to display on the screen, Now totally stop. As a result, I have scratches on my car. Because trust on this.
Summary: Bought this several months ago and just tried to update the maps. The website states there is an update available, but there is no way to download it. (Windows OS) So it is out of date already. The Backup camera works fine but you have to plug a receiver and power cable into the unit for it to work. It does not have Lane Assist.
Summary: This is my second Magellan Gps and with free lifetime maps updates and the live traffic updates you can set it for 10, 20 or more km or mph over speed limit and if you exceed your settings it will audibly warn you that you are exceeding the input max.As you enter a new speed limit zone it updates immediately and always shows you the posted limit on your gps screen.
Summary: There is no way to update your device to take advantage of your "Lifetime Maps" subscription if you are a Mac OS X user running anything after 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later. Magellan (outsourced) support confirmed this after I spent a couple of hours trying to figure out their software. Returning it for a Garmin, which I know from experience work just fine.