Summary: This GPS is exactly the same as one I had before. However, every time I plug this one into the car lighter, I get a message that I should go to a website on my computer to up-date the data. This is not helpful when I'm in the middle of a 2000 mile trip.
Summary: This unit is user friendly and the voice prompts are clear and easy to understand. Also calculates altitude which some higher end units don't do. The big drawback is that to update maps or POIs, you have to have software that comes on the disk with the unit when it is new. It is not on the internet, so if you don't have a disk, you're out of luck. Another caveat is that the car charger needs to be an OEM Charger.
Completely satisfied with this product, would recommend to others
22 August 2012
Summary: My only previous experience with using GPS units were with Garmin products. I was somewhat uncertain about buying a Magellan since I had not personally tried this brand before, but decided to purchase a manufacturer's refurb model and give it a try. I am certainly glad I bought the Magellan Maestro 3225. In a matter of minutes I was able to navigate through all the menus, set all the options, and start using it without even really needing to read the instructions.
Summary: We are GPS newbies, this older Magellan is our first GPS product. We LOVE it. We call "her" "Ms. Magellan." On our trip from northern Arkansas to Atlanta area, we were trying to go by directions from Google Maps; we got "lost" trying to get on I-22 which is actually I-78, "future I-22 corridor!" ... we turned on Ms. Magellan, who turned us around a couple of times and drove us down some back roads ...
Summary: I'm very impressed with the Maestro 3225. I've owned two other Magellan GPS Navigators and I have to say that this on is clearly the best choice even though the higher models were not as good in my opinion. It simply works and works well. No complicated menu's and unnecessary features to get in the way of what a GPS was designed to do in the first place.