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Summary:This Magellan has a 4.3-inch LCD screen. It is preloaded with maps covering the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
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
Screen size (in.) The diagonal length of the display screen measured in inches and rounded to the nearest tenth on an inch.
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Bluetooth hands-free calling Allows user to make and receive hands-free telephone calls using the unit's internal speaker, microphone, and screen. Automatically quiets directions while call is being made. Can display user's telephone book, and shows caller ID on the screen. Can also dial phone numbers of point of interest locations. Requires a Bluetooth-compatible telephone.
Bluetooth hands-free calling
Spoken street names Commonly referred to as "Text-to-Speech," this helpful feature is the ability to pronounce proper street names. For example, a system with this feature would say, "Turn right on Truman Avenue" rather than, "Turn right in 500 feet." Spoken street names allows the driver to confirm directions with street signs without looking at the screen.
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.