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Magellan Roadmate 2045
 
Approximate retail price:
$150
Summary: This Magellan has a 4.3-inch LCD screen. It is preloaded with maps covering the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
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Type: 4.3-inch screen GPS
About - Magellan Roadmate 2045
The Roadmate 2045 has a 4.3-inch LCD screen. Notable features include multi-destination routing, an exit guide, reality view, and lane assistance. This unit is preloaded with maps covering the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
About This Brand

Magellan lays claim to developing the first commercially available handheld GPS receiver, the NAV 1000, introduced in 1989. The California company makes portable navigation systems for hikers in addition to automobiles, and it is the supplier of the NeverLost system used in Hertz rental cars. Magellan units have scored well in our testing, and we've been impressed with some of Magellan's newest models. The company is credited with introducing the first portable nav system that can respond to voice commands. But like other portables with that feature, we have seen mixed results in our testing.

Features & Specs - Magellan Roadmate 2045
info Screen size (in.) 4.3
info Weight (oz.) 5.2
info Bluetooth hands-free calling No
info Spoken street names Yes
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Additional Information (The information below has been supplied by an external source.)
General Information
Manufacturer Mitac International Corporation
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.mitac.com
Product Line RoadMate
Product Model 2045
Product Name RoadMate 2045 Automobile Navigator
Product Type Automobile Portable GPS Navigator
User Reviews - Magellan Roadmate 2045
User Reviews
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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Excellent GPS unit
3/27/2011
Pros
Acquires Satellites Quickly
Compact
Easy Menus
Easy To Read
Easy To Set Up
Easy to use
Large Screen
Reliable Performance
Simple Controls
Cons
Bad glare in sunlight
Short Battery Life
Best Uses
Faster Routes
Finding Specific Address
Rural Navigation
Urban Navigation
Comment:
You need to purchase an anti glare screen. But most GPS units seem to have this problem. Otherwise, very accurate and gives you plenty of notice on turns and other road directions.<br />Tech support easy to contact, very friendly, and helpful.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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