there are probably better similar products out there
Dr. Kingstone Shih "proroot", Amazon
3 November 2008
Summary: the price seemed reasonable enough, but some maddening glitches have rendered this item collecting dust on the shelf. will not function when is is being charged, which does not help when you are in the car looking for a route with the battery low. i would look into other models or manufacturers before settling on this one.
Unit works well, newer maps should be included at no charge!
Z. Johnson "musician_from_cal", Amazon
15 September 2008
Summary: I've been using my new Magellan 4250 for about 2 weeks. I can't complain about the functionality, I upgraded it to the 4.60 firmware and it seems to be working just fine & functions just as I would expect it to. But I'm really upset that Magellan as a company would sell this as a brand new unit and intentionally NOT include the newest updated maps with the unit!
Summary: I bought this and the Garmin Nuvi 650 and took them both for a long trip from Dallas - Atlanta - Destin, FL - Back to Dallas. It was a very good test of both systems and I actually returned the Magellan 4250 because of the following: 1. It gave me a weird route from Atlanta to Destin, FL that was 3 hours longer than Google, Yahoo and the Garmin. I had selected Quickest route when it did that.
Nice product, terrible support for Bluetooth concern
Porsche 951, Amazon
29 December 2007
Summary: We purchased two 4250 units for Christmas despite the potential Bluetooth concern (silly us!) Indeed, we confirmed that one must re-pair the phone and GPS system each and every time one device or another is turned off. After reading a review, we thought that a software upgrade solution would be on the horizon to fix this glitch and therefore were not concerned.
Summary: I purchased a Maestro 4250 in November 2007. I spent many weeks researching the internet about the differences between Magellan and Garmin including borrowing a friends Maestro 4000. My final decision was based on the fact that Magellan had AAA POI's, the ability to call AAA road service with your location and had real time traffic with a free 3 month subscription to the service.