Sometimes it's better than nothing, sometimes is the same as having nothing
2 July 2013
Summary: I bought this because when I went to "prepaid" I lost the use of "My Navigator" on my cell phone service. It's an "ok" device as in "better than nothing" but I'm not 100% impressed with it. We went to Wisconsin Dells and tried to use it for directions to a Water Park. We only had the name of the place but not the physical address. Without the physical address, this device was worthless. We ended up googling the place and using their posted directions.
Summary: About 1 1/2 years ago I bought a Magellan Maestro 4250. I used it occasionally and was satisfied with it's performance. One day, about 2 month after the 1 year warranty expired, I turned the unit on. Simply depressing the tab, that activates the on/off switch, caused a failure of the unit, that is, I could no longer turn it on or off. The unit was not dropped or bumped in any way nor was any other physical force brought upon it.
Summary: It is a nice unit for the money. Not as good as my Lowrance but will do the job at 1/3d the money. Sometimes the GPS takes you all around to get where you want to go. I thought the voice function would allow you to speak the address but you still have to enter it. The blue tooth function sometimes does not hang up right away. But if you use it as a GPS only it will work. Oh one more negative the sound is a bit low.
Summary: The unit was easy to operate as advertised, however, after just a few weeks, it froze up and sometimes would not get any satellite signals. This was not convenient when I was far away from home! I sent it back for a replacement, so let's hope the second one is more reliable than the first.
Summary: I actually love the my Magellan 3250. This Magellan 4250 was a gift for my daughter for her birthday. We used it for a roadtrip one Saturday and found that the maps are very outdated. I first emailed Magellan about the problem and got no satisfaction. Then I called them and was told to fax my receipt and they would send me a disk with updated maps, which I did. After a week I didn't hear anything, so I called again and was then told to email my receipt, which I did.
Summary: This is the first GPS that I've owned. We purchased it at the end of December and have been using it fairly regularly for about a month. Since they have been around for several years now, I was disappointed with some of the quirks and other issues I've discovered with this unit: The screen is way too bright at night, even on the lowest brightness setting. It's nice that the screen turns to a black background automatically, but it's still too bright.
Summary: Well, after reading all the reviews about Garmin, Tom Tom, and Magellan(M), I decided that the price and ease of use of the M was the deciding factor. After I received it, I set it up, turned it off, registered and called it a day. The next day, I tried to turn it on and it wouldn't come on. I tried looking for tech support and got a message saying the support is 6-5 PST, of course it was past that time. I sent an email into support, and it bounce back undeliverable.