Summary: This is a step up for me, from a basic TOM TOM 140S. I allow Consumers Reports to guide my purchases of all things electronics. The Maestro takes some getting used to; has alot more bells and whistles. i do wonder why it says its sitting in my neighbours driveway...I am mworking on that. I look forward to the integrated use of my phone...and putting some tuneage on a card...and driving with it. I am happy to this point. Also, this is most defintly a $200 unit...
Summary: Great product. It has a lot of functions, yet it is very easy to use. It has some great features to it. I mostly enjoyed the bluetooth capababilities of the phone and the ability to transfer mp3 songs onto the GPS receiver from your computer. Overall, a great buy and I would certainly recommend it to anyone else looking for a GPS receiver.
Summary: Purchased this in 2009 and to return the unit to Magellan after several talks with their customer support. They initially sent back the original unit with an NTF. After serveral MORE calls they agreed that they had not tested it as to the specific problems and then agreed to send a new unit. This one worked fine for 2+ years. It has great features such as one-touch programable POIs and exit POIs that no other manufacturer seems to have copied.
Summary: The included maps weren't up to date and Magellan doesn't have any updates for the maps. If you want updates, you have to pay for it through another website that is not associated with Magellan. The only thing you can do is update the program. Also, the traffic updates are only free for three months. You are much better off buying something with lifetime maps and traffic updates.
Summary: I HAVE YET TO EXPERIANCE A BETTER GPS. BLUE TOOTH IS EXCELLANT FOR MY PHONE, THE DIRECTIONAL VOICE IS PERFECTLY CLEAR. THE ADDRESS ARE RIGHT ON. ONE THING THAT I NOTICE FROM OTHER VIEWERS IS THAT NOBODY MENTIONS THAT YOU CAN ALSO PUT 2 FULL LENGTH MOVIES ON THE 2 GIG MEMORY CARD(IN AVI FORMAT)ALSO I HAVE 100 SONGS AS WELL ON MY MEMORY CARD. I HAVE 2 MOVIES, AT LEAST 100 SONGS, THE BACK UP FOR THE GPS. AND SO FAR ABOUT 75 PHOTOGRAPHS ALL ON ONE 2 GIG CARD.
Summary: Not a difficult interface, though the screen could've been more sensitive. I live at the top of a hilly street and this GPS thinks that my house number is closer to the bottom of it. Not a problem since I know where I live but it's quite off. It often misses obvious routes. For example, in the "fastest" route, going one block further to get onto a highway is faster than going 4 miles through a 25mph zone.
Summary: The information in this GPS unit was from 2007! I called Magellan and asked where I could find the updates to it. The answer: At this time you cannot update it. The maps were old of course and there were new roads so the GPS was taking me far out of my way, not recognizing the new roads. I returned it and purchased a different unit.