Summary: It's so big and the base is so tall that it blocks vision, the display is hard to read in daylight, it tells me to go the wrong way at times, the street the names appear with dots rather on the streets themselves, and it shows me driving through fields rather than on roads at times. It does pick up satellites quickly, but the interface is cumbersome and requires taking one's eyes off the road too much. I haven't been able to connect to it with Bluetooth at all.
Summary: I"m a regular guy with an average knowledge of computers and computer programs. I can't get any of the software to install for my Magellan. The firmware update simply will not install itself onto the unit. It *could* be my computer, but if I'm having this issue with mine, surely others are as well. Nor can I install the custom POI's program either. It gives me a error code which the online Magellan support does nothing to help for.
Summary: I was looking for a good GPS for my daughter to use. Although the unit has plenty of internal features, such as speaking what you type as you enter it to make it easier when behind the wheel, their maps are horribly NOT up to date. I even purchased the 2008-2009 supposed map update, but it still doesn't show our local Wal-Mart store which moved to the edge of town over 17 months ago.
Summary: This was a refurbished Magellan 4050 and it works "OK". For the money, it was a good buy. However, it does not have the current Magellan map software, which can be downloader for about $70, and several addresses cannot be entered. Also, there is an occasional lock up with the unit that apparantly can be fixed with an $80 frimware upgrad purchased from Magellan. I suggest getting a new unit if you wish to aviod some of these minor frustrations.
Summary: Okay. I got this for my mother for Christmas. She is not the most technical person in the world but I am an Engineer who deals with computers every day. I wanted to check out the unit before I give it to her for Christmas. Physically it's a nice unit. Navigation using the touch screen menues is okay but you end up doing a LOT of cancelling. Sometimes the on screen keys are hard to get to respond or the wrong one responds but..
Summary: Dissatisfied. I returned my new Maestro 4050. I drove 250 thousand miles with a Roadmate 700 and loved it. After 5000 miles in 7 days with the Maestro, I returned it. The new voice is difficult to understand and poorly engineered. For example, it pronounces "S Florida Tpk" as "sssFlorida T-pak." The new database in nice ... if you only drive to restaurants. There are 55 categories of restaurants ... but the database does not include all the interstate rest areas.