Reviews and Problems with Magellan RoadMate 5255T-LM
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Unable to update free liftime maps
Greco "GRW", Amazon
23 June 2014
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 (Windows OS) So it is out of date already.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: Magellan RoadMate 5255T-LM I opted for this unit because of the 5" inch screen size (that's all the room I have), the integrated/matched backup camera and the price. The installation went without a hitch. It went downhill from there. I finally uninstalled the system and exchanged it for the Garmin 560LMT. (More about that below). My major disappointments with the 5255-LM 1. Locating the GPS satellites took 2-5 minutes.
Cons: poor signal acquisition, poorly matched camera
Summary: This review is not a reflection on Crutchfield. The product was delivered in a very timely manner. I am very disappointed in the quality of the product and its display. The contrast is very dim and during the day any little bit of light on the dashboard makes it impossible to see anything on the screen. Had to purchase a visor for the screen (add another $20 to the cost) which helps a little.
Pros: display at night is okay. Camera shows nice picture but even then, the speed of the wireless picture skips around. Nothing good to say about any features. Camera is a very nice feature to have and was one of the main reasons for getting this product. However, you have to go very slow when reversing so the picture keeps up with you.
Cons: Very disappointed with the overall product. Loved the Garmin that I had for 5 years till it went bad. Got this one for the features like lifetime maps updates and traffic reports. Found out later I needed to buy another hardware item to get the traffic reports.
Summary: This was a Father's Day gift. It took only 15 minutes to install and it is very easy to use. The GPS and the backup camera are so great; it was the best gift. It was installed on a truck that is used to pull trailers and boats. The backup camera makes it a breeze to line up perfect every time.
Pros: We just installed it because it is a "Father's Day Gift" so we are still checking out all of the featrues. GPS and camera is great and the price is so reasonable! Easy to intall and use!
Cons: It works best with the GPS in the middle of the truck. Installed on the left side of the windshield driver's side and the reception kept breaking up with the backup camera. Not a big deal; we just moved it by the rearview mirror and it is good to go.
Magellan Roadmate 5255T-LM: Good unit for the price.
27 May 2013
Summary: I was interested in the 5255T-LM because of the wireless backup camera and the affordable price point. After eight months of use I am satisfied overall with the unit. In September 2012, we installed this unit in a 2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD by tapping into the reverse light wiring right at the tail light. The unit can be delayed several seconds before engaging into reverse.
Pros: Frequent voice prompts are helpful in unfamiliar areas; easy to read maps; a thin case with an easy to use windshield mount. This is a good unit with the basic features needed to take vacations and trips to new destinations.
Cons: At night, the brightness does not go low enough and in order to eliminate a distractive reflection on the windshield, you will need to either buy or make a hood to block the light emitted from the unit. I would have liked to see longer cables for a cleaner installation; an included hard-wire kit for the vehicle would have been nice. Backup camera nighttime performance is poor but it was a free camera. Windows CE is a bit slow and I had a system failure that required a...
Summary: The Magellan Roadmate 5255t-lm is an excellent gps. The screen is big enough to see and not block your view on your windshield. This gps contains all the features of the more expensive gps's without the big price. I would recommend it to anyone.
Pros: Nice size viewing screen. Also like that it informs the driver many times before they need to make the turn. Comes on quickly.
Cons: Would like to see more of the viewing area when backing up. Also would like for the picture to be more clear and not have a stretched look.
Summary: Not the best GPS i have used,pretty slow to start with.Sometimes the boot up takes more then 2 min. The worst part is the touch screen it's too slow ,wireless camera is not bad but the installation is tricky probably not a DIY ,a night vision would have been a good addition .
Summary: I am being kind with two stars, giving one star for the GPS and one star for the back up camera. 1+1=2. I cannot believe that a company with a name like Magellan would release a product like this for sale. The GPS is extremely slow to reroute, navigating the menu unfriendly and even brand new out of the box did not recognize a road in TN that has been there for five years (major four lane state hwy).