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This review is from: Garmin nuvi 2445LMT 4.3" Sat Nav with UK and Western Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates and Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
Given the Garmin's counter-intuitive pricing for paid-for map upgrades, it seemed a 'no-brainer' to replace my 5 year old Garmin, which had no traffic reports, with this unit.
Noticing that the 'manuel' (of the scimpy 'quick start' variety) was dated Feb 2012, I followed the instructions to update maps. No real problem, though it's a bit 'geeky', connecting, registering and downloading the necessary extra software required. Finally got to the map-updating, which took 2+ hours, which completed with a "Your maps are now up-to-date" message. Switched on the GPS to be greeted by a message that said "No detailed maps on this device" and indeed there were no road-maps. Assuming I had made an error, repeated the whole process. Same result!
I know that "one swallow does not make a spring" but on the basis that life is too short, have returned the unit for a cash refund.