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Magellan Jumps on Lifetime Map Highway

May
18
2010

Following TomTom and Garmin, Magellan is now offering new GPS models that include map updates. A few different flavors are available, for example the RoadMate 3045-LM offers lifetime map updates included while the RoadMate 3045-MU offers a single free map update.

The “rules” for the single map update go like this:

Map update program entitles you to receive one (1) free map data update during the life of the GPS receiver or until Magellan no longer receives relevant map data. Internet connection and Content Manager required.

The lifetime map update rules go like this:

Lifetime Maps entitles you to receive up to four (4) map updates per year, for the life of the GPS receiver or until Magellan no longer receives relevant map data. Internet connection and Content Manager required

Also interesting is another model popping up which bundles the RoadMate 1470 with a bean bag mount accessory, dubbed the “RoadMate 1470 Bean Bag Mount Bundle”.

10 Responses


  1. Life time maps, is that for the life time of the unit or life time of Magellan? how many maps are they going to release per year?
    Magellan is now included with Mio and Navman as one, really said to see a great company losing grounds like this. It’s really to bad.

    James - May 23rd, 2010
    • James, I put that information right into the body of the post. :)

      during the life of the GPS receiver or until Magellan no longer receives relevant map data

      Tim - May 23rd, 2010
  2. Life time maps, is that for the life time of the unit or life time of Magellan? how many maps are they going to release per year?
    Magellan is now included with Mio and Navman as one, really said to see a great company losing grounds like this. It’s really to bad.

    Amy - June 4th, 2010
  3. Is it possible to change the voice on the magellan roadmate 3045?

    Tim - August 30th, 2010
  4. id like to find a way to down load free maps to my magellan maestro system but i keep getting bounced every where except to a place so i habve free maps to down load can u help i was told the first one was free but how do u put it on the reciever

    kathleen - March 9th, 2011
    • Magellan offers a 30 day map guarantee, otherwise the only legal way to obtain map updates is to purchase them.

      Tim - March 10th, 2011
  5. I just bought a Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM today and I don’t even see it listed. How do I get started? Thanks. Sher

    Sherry - May 12th, 2011
  6. I recieved a e-mail that a new map upgrade was ready for my magellan roadmate 3045-lm how do i down load it to my gps thanks

    bill - August 17th, 2011
  7. Help please! How do I access and download any map updates for my 2136T-LM?

    I have MAC OS X or Microsoft XP.

    thanx, John

    John - August 19th, 2011
  8. “during the life of the GPS receiver or until Magellan no longer receives relevant map data.”

    IMO this is corporate-speak for “until we stop supporting your GPS or until we decide we not longer want to accept relevant map data.”

    Magellan offered me a “customer loyalty exchange” on my dead Maestro 5310 with a deep discount on a 1424LM. “How come so much discount?” I asked. “It’s a discontinued model,” said the agent. In other words, the “lifetime” of the 1424 is almost over!

    tOM - September 8th, 2011



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