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 use it everyday , It is clearly better then the other brand I was using, far more user friendly and slightly more accurate. Only thing I wish i could do is change the keyboard to type writer configuration. Very good product for the money.
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.
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.
Summary: The magellan Maestro 4050 was very accurate and efficient with a very clear voice instructions. The multiple functionalities absolutely help my family and I navigate not only our directions but other facilities like rest stop, restaurants, and gas stations.
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...
Summary: I love my Magellan! This is my first GPS purchase and after researching the different brands/models on Amazon, I am very pleased with my choice. I bought this before a multi-stop trip to the midwest where I did not know the routes to my destinations.
Summary: I bought my Magellan Maestro 4050 about six months ago on Amazon.com. Sofar I am pleased with all the features and its functioning, but still a bit dissatisfied when I was holding my GPS 4050 at point A and tried to get direction from point B to point C. Magellan Maestro does not have that route.
Summary: My other cars all had intergrated GPS. This is my first "portable". I did not like the mounting hardware supplied with unit, as I did not want it stuck to the windshield. The attached Road condition receiver made a bulky package, but the extra info while traveling made it worthwhile.
I bought a refurbed, so i think for the price its good
C. Geddis, Amazon
23 May 2008
Summary: I bought the maestro 4050 refurbished for my husband. And so far so good. He had been using "verizon navigator" on his phone for the last year except for the many rental cars that came with the built in navigator. Out of the box magellan was up and running in less than 10 minutes.