Magellan RM2055T-LM 4.3" GPS with Lifetime Maps and Traffic

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Where you want to be. Not only does the RoadMate 2055 get you where you're going, it also takes you places you never knew existed.

Spoken street names and directions, in addition to automatic re-routing, help you easily navigate the roadways--even if you make a wrong turn. And, the generous, 4.3" diagonal color touchscreen display allows for clear viewing of all of the preloaded, premium maps. Plus, with this model, you get free map updates and traffic alerts! Millions of points of interest help you discover new destinations, or use the built-in AAA TourBook to find places to stay, eat, and play along your route. Advanced Bluetooth technology offers hands-free calling, making your driving experience even more convenient. From Magellan.

Use of Bluetooth technology may require Bluetooth software and compatible accessories.

  • Includes RoadMate 2055T-LM, windshield mount, vehicle power adapter, USB cable, and user handbook
  • 4.3" diagonal color touchscreen display
  • Preloaded premium maps
  • Free lifetime maps and traffic alerts
  • Advanced Bluetooth technology
  • Spoken street names and directions
  • Multi-destination routing
  • Automatic re-routing
  • Route customization
  • Highway lane assist
  • Millions of points of interest
  • Highway exit points of interest search
  • QuickSpell feature
  • One-Touch favorites menu
  • Built-in AAA TourBook
  • Address book
  • Auto night view
  • Measures 5"L x 1/2"D x 3-1/4"H
  • 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Made in China



Q: Why doesn't my Bluetooth work?

A: Not all cell phones are compatible, and not all features are available on all handsets. Unfortunately, Magellan cannot work with cell phones equally, as each manufacturer implements Bluetooth differently. Check the Bluetooth compatibility cell phone support list for your phone model.

Once you verify your cell phone is Bluetooth-compatible, follow these simple instructions to pair your cell phone:

  • To use Bluetooth, press the Bluetooth icon on the map screen. The receiver will automatically ask if you want to pair a phone. After selecting "Yes" your GPS navigator is in pairing mode.
  • Follow the instructions in your phone manual to set your cell phone in pairing mode.
  • After the phone has searched for new devices, select "Magellan" from the list. Your phone will ask for a passcode. Enter "1234". Tap "Yes" on the GPS screen. A message will confirm the pairing is successful.

Q: Why is my map download taking hours to update?

A: This is a function of Internet connection. The map is a very large file (2GB). The download on a quick Internet connection can be as fast as 90 seconds. The most common time to load is 33 minutes at 1MB/second. However, it can take up to 9 hours if you are using a dial-up connection. Download times vary based on your available Internet connection speed and computer performance. Even a fast Internet connection can become congested during peak Internet usage periods.

In the case where you are experiencing a long map download time, you may disconnect your GPS navigator once the download has started. This is required because the GPS navigator battery lasts about 2 hours. Once the download has finished, plug your GPS navigator back into the computer and follow the instructions for map download. In this manner, you can let the map download overnight while the Internet usage is at its lowest.

Q: How do I interface my GPS unit with a Macintosh computer?

A: Content Manager is Macintosh-compatible and works the same as with a PC. You are able to complete your registration, download software updates, activate map upgrades, share your address book, and more. The Macintosh system requirements are listed below:

  • Operating system: Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • RAM: 256MB
  • Video Card: Video Card DirectX 9.0 compatible, with 128MB of VRAM
  • Disk Space: 50MB free space for installation, more free space required for maps

Please ensure you have the latest software installed in your Magellan product and you are using Content Manager when trying to connect the device to your computer. You can download Content Manager at the following url: www.magellangps.com/contentmanager.

Transform your device to being Macintosh-compatible without the use of a PC by following these simple steps:

  • Visit our website and download the software package for your specific GPS navigator on your Macintosh or onto a SD card.
  • Insert the SD card into the device and the original software will be upgraded.
  • Connect to Content Manager on your Macintosh to receive all your upgrades which include software and maps.

Q: Why are some POIs missing? How about a missing address?

A: Points of interest (POIs) are a critical component to making a map useful. These include restaurants, grocery stores, beaches, and anywhere else a GPS user might want to go. If you are having trouble finding a certain location in the GPS search list, check the exact spelling of the name. For example, In-N-Out Burger will be found if searching for "In N Out Burger" or "In-N-Out Burger," but not "In-And-Out Burger." If that does not find the location, try a search through the category section under the POI icon from the main menu.

Should these attempts still not turn up the desired destination, then there is a chance that it is not entered into the mapping database. In this case, the next step is to directly notify the mapping company of the oversight. Entire companies are built around providing a digital map with the most accurate road system and POIs. Magellan uses a leader in the digital map provider field, Tele Atlas. Tele Atlas has the highest standards of data collection, which is why Magellan chose to partner with them.

Tele Atlas employees fleets of people who are constantly verifying the POI database. With 7 million POIs to manage, the job is huge. There are times when certain landmarks or stores are missed. On rare occasions, even something as huge as a mega-grocery store that has been around for 5 years can slip by undetected.

You can help by notifying Tele Atlas directly through a special web portal set up to allow users of Tele Atlas maps to improve the experience for everyone. If you come across a POI or an address that is not in the database, use the link below to let them know. Your change will then be included in all manufacturers' devices that use Tele Atlas maps.


If you would rather report it to Magellan, we will forward your experience to Teleatlas. You may use this link:


Q: My GPS unit froze. What can I do?

A: Your RoadMate is a small computer with a touchscreen, and just like a desk computer, it may experience situations where a reset is required. If you encounter a situation where the screen "freezes," then a system reset is appropriate. To do this, find the on/off slider switch on the top of the unit, slide to the left, and hold for 10 seconds. The unit will shut down and the next time you turn it on, the unit will be refreshed.

Q: My GPS navigator is responding slowly to my button presses. What can I do?

A: In some instances you may experience a small lag in the touchscreen response time. This could be due to a couple of possible situations. The most likely situation is that the GPS is trying to perform many tasks at once, such as obtaining a GPS fix, switching menu screens, or searching the database.

Occasionally, the unit needs to be shut down to clear its cache memory. This simple reset will start the unit fresh again. You can reset your device by pushing and holding the power slide to the left for 10 seconds.

Q: My GPS unit seems to be "confused" as to where I am. What should I do?

A: Factors limiting the accuracy of GPS include (but not limited to) atmospheric distortion and multi-path. Increased atmospheric distortion can be caused by periods of high solar flux/activity. Multi-path is receiving the same satellite signal twice—one being the true signal and the other being the signal reflected from a building or a cliff. This situation should correct itself once the interference has been removed.

Q: The route presented to me is not the best route. How do I fix this?

A: Magellan engineers have constructed a very complex routing algorithm that performs great in most cases. The first thing many people do with their GPS is to test it in an area where they know the best route. If your GPS does not give you the route you expect, then verify that the route given is truly longer or slower with the posted speed limits. Usually, the GPS algorithm does what it does best—crunch the numbers to the fastest or shortest route. But there are always cases where the general purpose algorithm designed to work over all of North America misses the best route in certain areas. If you have a case where you are sure you have a faster or shorter route than your Magellan gives you, please share it with us. Our engineers are passionate about their algorithm and will do some tweaks if a condition arises where it could be better. If you have that better route, please let us know via the following link: http://www.magellangps.com/s.nl/sc.56/category.43975/.f.

Q: Why isn't my map and vehicle icon moving?

A: You may need to perform a full shutdown and restart of the unit. Please slide the power switch and hold for 10 seconds. Your device will shut itself down. Once the shutdown has completed, turn the device back on. This process should resolve your issue.

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E222575 - Magellan RM2055T-LM 4.3" GPS with Lifetime Mapsand Traffic 2.3 5 59 59
It gets me where I need go! I bought this product awhile back and had it for awhile now. I love it. It takes me where I need to go and love the additional features. Its definitley an upgrade from my last one. My tom-tom was stole from my car, that I loved so much, although it was probably time for an upgrade I came on here to look for a new one. I dont use it much, but when I do its great to have something to depend on when traveling with lots of cool features. I would say Tom-tom's and Magellan's are the best products. The payments options were great! 03-10-13
Excellent product! I moved to Texas from California and this GPS has been a lifesaver! The maps seem a slight bit outdated and I'm trying to figure out the free lifetime maps but overall it's great! 02-27-13
good buy this is my second one and like it. but seems to be a little slow when you first start it up. i figure it justs needs to boot up like a computor. but it does what it suppose to do. 02-03-13
Never Get Lost Again This product is very easy to use, even for computer challenged. Plan on getting one for my daughter who is an on the road sales rep. 12-31-12
I should have read the reviews before I purchased! The directions are fine, but the hands free bluetooth phone connection..NOT GOOD. I can hear others fine BUT they cannot hear me very well. I bought this for this feature and it was a let down. I am considering returning but I do need GPS for this vehicle. 12-05-12
A big help when on the open road.... After reading the reviews on this unit I'm really surprised. I bought mine just before taking a 5 weeks 13 state trip this past summer. Not only did I not have any problems with it…. I had put my great niece and nephew (13 & 10) in charge of navigation. Both were able to master the unit without any problems at all. They used all the functions and had a ball “being in charge”. I do have to say that it does take you the long way around at times, but when you’re in an unfamiliar place, it’s still a big help. I didn’t find it to be too out of the way, mostly just taking you straight through towns when there was a shortcut or bypass available. But then, if you see the shortcut, you can always go that way and the unit will re-calc with no problem. I’m really glad I made the purchase and look forward to my next outing. 11-22-12
Don't order! Thought it was a good deal on the t.v. with the free mapupdates, 3 yr warranty (as my garmin Nuvi 1300 decided to die on me on a trip to the east coast and 1.5 months out of waranty). It took me all around the mulberry bush when their was a shorter distance and quicker way to the freeway from my house. It took me the complete opposite direction only to bring me back where I could have gone in the 1st place.Then if you want a written direction, you need to go back to menu and hit the turn by turn then hit the arrow to (hopefully) get on the screen to where you want to go. There were times I was wondering why I was going up and down roads/freeways because at times the directions were not clear. I used the pedestrian part to go to a street a few blocks from my house and I went back and forth 4x because it kept looking like it was telling me to go in the opposite direction! I miss my Navigon! Garmin (I bought when my Navigon got stolen) has too many times where I was driving to a "coordinate" but it was easier to operate. 11-18-12
Sorry to return Yes, I do have to return this because it would have been a gift for my daughter however I didn't know she had just purchased a newer type with voice commands. After reading other reviews, I've decided not to keep it for myself and get one like she has. 11-03-12
Save your money I have had Megellan GPS in the past and they were the best. This one is the worst. It lasted about 20 minutes when I first used, it quit working. I was traveling alone and thankful that I had brand X still in the vehicle. What happened to the quality product the used to offer from Megellan? From the presentation I expected much and got nothing - save your money. 11-01-12
Really good unit for the price "I have had this unit about three weeks now. I use it in my car and on my motorcycle. It's not waterproof so I keep it in a waterproof case while on my motorcycle. So far, I have not had the first negative issue with this unit. I registered and updated the maps right after I got it. It took about 45 minutes to update. The unit is easy to use and I really enjoy the traffic alert on this unit. As long as you understand it's not the top of the line unit, this will serve you just fine. I would think it to be perfect for your kids going off to college or moving out for the first time. They can always press the "take me home" button to get back to Mom and Dad's house. Overall, very good unit for the price. Lot of these features are not available on some of the higher price units." 10-21-12
Terrible Product This product was touted as "great" when it was sold on the air. One of the worst products I have ever purchased . We were about 400 miles from home the other day and really needed a good road map - this thing just froze up and it has stayed that way since. What happened to the "Quality" standards here? There is no "Value" as we will have to purchases another GPS - and as for "Convenience" - this thing froze when we really needed it. A lot of money wasted. 09-22-12

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