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Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM

alaTest has collected and analyzed 688 reviews of Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and maps. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, performance, price, maps, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The reliability and usability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the performance, and many are negative about the design.

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25% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 649 user reviews of Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the screen and price. The maps and performance are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, performance, maps, price, screen

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM 5-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps and TrafficMagellan RoadMate 5045-LM 5-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps and Traffic

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Magellan RoadMate 9055

 

If you've ever envied luxury cars, with their big, built-in LCDs for GPS navigation, the 7-inch Magellan RoadMate 9055 may be just what you need to cure your lust. MiTac International has taken its existing RoadMate 1700 ($299.99, 3.5 stars), which we...

Extra-large, 7-inch LCD. Very fast UI and POI search. Unusually flexible mount works in a wide variety of vehicles. Free lifetime traffic with no ads. Useful AAA TourBook. A/V input

Chosen routes aren't always the quickest. No speed limit signs. Map updates cost extra. Its sheer size could be an issue in smaller vehicles

Not only does the Magellan RoadMate 9055 portable GPS device pack a huge 7-inch screen, it's a solid performer on the road, and it's exceptionally easy to use.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM

 

The Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM ($249.99 direct), like other personal navigation devices, faces an uphill battle. Cell phone nav apps and in-car navigation systems are increasingly intruding on their turf, even though stand-alone GPS devices typically...

Includes lifetime map updates. Big, bright 5-inch screen. Very fast boot-up. Clear voice prompts. Easy address entry and POI search

Doesn't display road speed limits or current speed. A little too talkative on the highway. Occasional ads

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM

 

The Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM is Magellan's most popular model as I write this, and with good reason. It offers an ultra-wide 5” screen, along with lifetime traffic and lifetime map updates, all for a very reasonable price.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: L.A. Audio File (laaudiofile.com)

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Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Magellan RoadMate 9055 review

 

The Magellan RoadMate 9055 is one of several models offered by Magellan with a gigantic 7” screen, making it a good option for truckers and RVs. It comes with preloaded maps of the US and Canada, Bluetooth for hands free calling and lifetime traffic. 

The RoadMate 9055 is perhaps the best Magellan I've ever tested. I was very happy not to see any shutdowns or error messages in over a month of testing. There are a number of innovative features that make Magellan units stand out – OneTouch,...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Road Trip (tigerdirect.com)

Magellan Fan!!!

 

So far so good as an AAA member.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: JEN (tigerdirect.com)

Third Magellan and still a fan

 

This is the 3rd Magellan I've owned and I still like it. This one has a larger screen which is nice. The way the plug fits into the frame was a bit odd to figure out at first and not so nice for me since I frequently take it on the road for use in a...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: DLS (tigerdirect.com)

Great upgrade

 

Upgrade from an older unit (they stop working when you drop them into a bucket of water). Been using it for about a month. Works great out of the box, no-brainer to set up and use. Quite accurate - shows a lot of minor and private roads. It also shows...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: JJ (newegg.com)

circles

 

If it was not a gift it would be like a Ford. Dound on Road Dead from being tossed out the window. Falls off winshield all the time. Mount it close to dash because it will fall off

It was a gift so I did not pay for it. This is also a con because if I cant throw it away

In Houston, it cannot figure out many of the street names. It will not let you enter a number for a school that has been there for 20 years. Many of the roads have a city, county and state designation. I spend forever figuring out which one this gps...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: super sticky (tigerdirect.com)

VERY GOOD BUT HAS 1 FLAW

 

THE ONLY REASON I GIVE IT 4 STARS IN PERFORMANCE IS THAT IT CAN NOT SEE ONE-WAY STREETS BUT BESIDE THAT I THINK IT IS AMAZING I HAVE HAD IT FOR 2 MONTHS I HAVE NOT LOADED THE UP DATED BUT THAT IS AT LEAST 2YEARS AWAY THIS IS MY 2 SECOND MAGELLAN AND...

Aug, 2012