Summary: The Pros: A good starter unit. This is an overall good GPS for an older unit. The display is clear and easy to read, the map displays direction, time and speed, as well as the name of the street you are on. Trip mapping display is even more informative and easy to follow. The Bluetooth function is easy to use and works well in a quiet vehicle. You can add your own POI's to the SD Card with Magellan Software. The Cons: Map upgrades are expensive and out of date.
Overall: Worth the investment, but have a mapbook handy.
2 July 2011
Summary: GPS is very helpful for me when driving in San Francisco. It gives me the best route thru the City. Also great for the Oakland Hills with it winding roads, and tight turns. Using a GPS really takes alot of stress away from driving. Negatives: Buying a used GPS means you get an outdated software. This GPS has old data, and doesn't recognize 3-yr old bridges and new on-ramps.
Summary: got this off of ebay for backup unit find it be very reponsive gets you werw you need to go dont like the 79.95 magellan trys to charge for map update goin to get traffic kit to see how that works like i said nice gps
Summary: I ALREADY HAVE MAGELLAN GPS AND I LIKE IT. I BOUGHT THIS ONE AS A GIFT.I HAD MINE NOW FOR 4 YEARS WITH NO PROBLEM, SO I HOPING THIS ONE WILL LOST A LONG TIME, I LIKE THE THE WAY THE COLOR CHANGE AUTOMATIC TO MATCH DAY OR NIGHT, BOOTH UP FAST. THE BAD UPDATE THEY DO NOT GIVE YOU MUCH A CLOCK WOULD BE NICE.
Summary: The gps works good,loud voice,large screen.It can find most older locations easily.This model is older,but you can buy a update,though i did not.It will have a problem finding new subdivisions,or new streets,and business without the update.But i like my model.I would recommend it.
Summary: It is a good GPS and easy to get to places, the only set back from this brand is that they do not offer free map downloads as Garmin or Tom Tom. But Garmin do not specify what street to turn to, therefore on average Magellan is better that other brands because really make you get where you want to get.
Summary: The Magellan Maestro has just about every feature you'd want in a GPS device and for the most part, works very well. It offers voice commands, blue tooth, street names and is easy to use. On occasion, it doesn't seem to have any idea where it is. When this happens, the map doesn't update and directions are not given. I've found that re-setting the device will usually fix this. This is the only fault I've found with it.
Summary: Overall dimensions of the Maestro are ideal for car use. Big screen, bright enough even in the sunny Athens, fast enough processor for it's price. Easy operation for the amateur, you haven't anything to fiddle such as comm ports, baud rate etc. On the other hand blocking access to Windows Mobile 5 that are running behind is a major draw-back for the experienced user who lacks the opportunity to load some other useful software.