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Magellan Roadmate 5045
 
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$132.99
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Summary: This Magellan has a 5-inch LCD screen. It is preloaded with maps covering the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
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Type: 4.7- to 7-inch screen GPS
About - Magellan Roadmate 5045
The Roadmate 5045 has a 5-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 5045
info Screen size (in.) 5.0
info Weight (oz.) 6.4
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 5045
Product Name RoadMate 5045 Automobile Navigator
Product Type Automobile Portable GPS Navigator
User Reviews - Magellan Roadmate 5045
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1.0
Hateful Device!!!
7/2/2013
Pros
Cons
Acquires Satellites Slowly
Inaccurate
Best Uses
Comment:
As soon as i get home, this piece of useless equipment s goin back!! Better use out ofour od Nextar!! And this was supposed to be uptodate!! Not!!!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Loses Power Connection
3/23/2013
Pros
Easy Menus
Easy To Read
Easy To Set Up
Large Screen
Reliable Performance
Simple Controls
Cons
Flimsy Mounting
Best Uses
Comment:
I really liked this model, it was easy to read and generally took me the route I would choose if using a map, it easily took me to some out-of-the-way places. However, the way the power connected through the mount caused it to disconnect very easily. After a little over a year it quit connecting completely (while on an out-of-state trip.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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3.0
5045 Lock Up
6/10/2012
Pros
Acquires Satellites Quickly
Compact
Easy Menus
Easy To Read
Easy To Set Up
Large Screen
Simple Controls
Cons
Short Battery Life
Best Uses
Faster Routes
Rural Navigation
Urban Navigation
Comment:
The unit worked great with accurate maps etc. However after the map upgrade, the unit locks up when you try to use some features like the Points of Interests screens. The unit will lock up and after several minutes it reboots. Contacted Tech support and was told that many users are having lock up issues after the map upgrade and that Tech was working on a new map update to address the issue. Meanwhile the unit is only half useful.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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