Magellan Maestro 4050 Car GPS Receiver Reverbished
1 January 2010
Summary: It helps me get where I need to go in Dallas, TX I purchased it on the recommendation of a friend.It appears to work well although I did not receive all the parts of the unit from the seller. I will not be able to use the AC charder, only the car charger.
Summary: Product is easy to use, VR command is a good feature, I have had no problems so far. Don't know how good it would be compared to Garmin. For some reason Magellan Customer Support is lousy. Very hard to make telephone contact and email response is just no damn good.
Summary: I've owned two pocket Garmin GPS units, one DeLorme GPS unit, one Lowrance 500C console GPS unit, a Garmin 650 road unit, and this Magellan 4050, based upon a good experience with same by a friend. The advantages of the Magellan 4050 compared to Garmin and Lowrance units (the latter was a top-rated "brick like" GPS from a few years back) are --the user interface is vastly improved, over both units; Magellan stores old searches, even if you haven't saved them in...
Summary: Overall, I'm pleased with this product. One problem is that the directions given when updating the system software and the map software are less than clear and actually incorrect at some points. The other day I had an interesting problem: Magellan (a nice female voice) told me to make a left turn into Grand Ave. in Oakland, CA.
Summary: Other than the fact the thing has a mind of its own, it will quickly become a companion on a trip. It talks to you sometimes, so, it may have the accidental effect of preventing highway hypnosis, without the synthetic Asian voice that invokes Pearl Harbor flashbacks in octogenarian VFW vets -- who may need a GPS! It also happens to be at least an accurate a speedometer as the dashboard, an unlikely benefit if you have slightly non-standard size tyres, such as mine.
Summary: I like this unit; it's everything I hoped for in a GPS and, while it is still early after the purchase, it feels like a quality product. The voice quality is very good and the directions clear and concise. My only issues are first, that the maps are out of date, and second, my initial experience with the suction cup mount is less than satisfactory. It dropped off the windshield after several minutes.
Summary: This was my first GPS. I bought Magellan for $110. The traffic feature is nice but probably not worth the $60-a-month. The traffic alerts sometimes aren't accurate. The only other thing I don't like is the limited voice-recognition feature. You can only say so many things. Otherwise, this thing is great. I like that if I miss a turn, we automatically get rerouted. And this happens quickly enough usually. It shows you where the lakes/parks are when you're driving.