Magellan RM5265T-LMB 5" GPS w/ Lifetime Maps & Traffic with Bluetooth
Does the trick for me
I purchased this GPS in February of this year, because of loyalty to this brand, as well as to replace my first Magellan which died all of a sudden - I honestly don't use it often, but it serves the purpose just find when I need it.
Love this gps! We originally had another gps made by another company but it didn't come with lifetime maps so I gave the one away and purchased this. Very easy to use. Love that it shows you what lane to be in and has all the signs.
I loved the TomTom I bought from QVC about 5 years ago, but was tired of paying for map updates; so I thought this would be a good buy. I take a 5 hour road trip quite often and I like to use the gps, to keep me on my toes for what freeway interchanges I need to take and in case of construction or emergency and I end up in an area I am not familiar with. I have a route I prefer to take that lets me avoid driving right through Chicago and this gps will not let me tell it what roads to avoid so I don't have to drive through there like the TomTom did. There is also an address that this unit says it can't find. Again the TomTom and the gps on my phone have no problem with this address. I have contacted Magellan about this and have never gotten a response. So sorry I bought this and didn't use it sooner, so I could have sent it back.
This will be the only time I ever purchase a Magellan product. It is made cheap, did not automatically sync to my computer, is not touch sensitive. I have used Tom Tom for years, happily I might add, and now use a high end Garmin. I am returning this item for a refund and will order my son a Tom Tom.
haven't really tried it too much but its definately an upgrade from my old magellan .this one has normally use it for traveling to work (usually different locations ) and so far pretty good i did type in an address for alocation and it wasn;t found . one of the things ifind just a kittle frustrating is it froze the map but still was upto date on turns thows a naphe other would be the slow refresh rate when redirectng after turning some of the speed limits on the gps don;t match road speed limit and gives a false warning . my tomtom refresh rate is much faster as is thr traffic updates one feature that my tomtom has that magellan has but is not as noticable is if faster route is found tomtom device asks if i want to take the faster route where as the magellan shows amap with flashing arrow to for an alternate route around traffic or faster route thas is probably the most frustratingthing about the hpst
HUBBY LOVES IT
Gave it to my husband to replace the out of date GPS. This little GPS has all the bells and whistles anyone needs to use. He loves that he can answer the phone through it and even leave text messages while he is driving without using his phone. Also likes the fact that has lifetime updates which is worth the price alone. I drive a luxury vehicle with a built in GPS and I am jealous of his Magellan....it is better than mine.
ALMOST THE SAME AS "ONSTAR"
I purchased this for my husband to replace the "onstar" system that came with the vehicle he recently sold. He loves it! We both love the added directions to narrow down the correct route, ie "the circle k is on your left" and all the other info it gives you. It is very easy to use and we would not be without it now. Big thing-automatic updates for life-can't beat that. Don't hesitate to purchase.
I purchased this unit in Nov. 2012. It's easy to set-up and use. Luv the large 5" size screen, bluetooth compatibility, lifetime maps and traffic updates, the speed trap and camera alerts. Used it for a long distance trip on the 15th of Dec. and it performed very well, taking me directly to my destination with no trouble. It re-routes itself easily when you deviate from the directions it gives. It does not come with a carry/storage case or AC/DC indoor wall charger which are drawbacks. It would be great to have these items included with the purchase price. Also, I am not fond of the winshield mount. I purchased 2 additional units as Christmas gifts this year. I would purchase this unit again as it's perfect for any driver!
I really like this GPS. I am one that can easily get lost using a GPS , until now. This one gives me landmarks to turn at , and is very user friendly. As for the Bluetooth , no problem connecting and all of my contacts were pulled in. Love it
it easy to set up and easy to use love it it works great thanks QVC
Gift to my guy!
His first real gps and he loved it... Something he never would have purchased on his own (guys like to think they have this great sense of direction) ..I havent actually used this yet myself but he has had no complaints.. it works perfectly ..a great item to have for everyone and yes soooo much better then a cell phone gps!!!
My first GPS
Today is the 2nd time I've used this and it works fine. I did have a couple of things that I had a problem with. The manual indicated that you needed to charge the battery, but there was no cord to connect to the wall plug. So before I could use it, I had to buy a universal cord...this should be indicated in the description and/or included with the product. I also found the manual to not be very clear. Perhaps this is because I had not used a GPS before, so I had to experiment with the unit before I could actually use it.
That said, the maps are good - I even tried to fool the system by taking some odd turns and it was able to pinpoint where I was and redirected me.