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Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM

Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM
alaScore 80

1107 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1107 reviews of Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and maps are overall positive. The price and performance also get good reviews. There are some mixed comments 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. Comments about the durability and price are generally positive. The reliability and usability also get good opinions, but there are some mixed comments about the performance. 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, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1047 user reviews of Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the screen and price. The maps and performance also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, performance, maps, price, screen

64% 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 TrafficMagellan RoadMate 5045 5-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic

Aug, 2015

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
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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)

Expert Review

 
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: 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: 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
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