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.
Strange routing, errors, crashes, avoid the product
Amazon Customer, Amazon
5 July 2010
Summary: I've had this for a year now, and it crashes usually every 2 or 3 trips, which is annoying enough, but it has other problems. For one thing, it warns about curves in the road, but says nothing about some intersections, requiring me to look at the screen when I'd expect some guidance. It has told me to get on an access road and back on the highway, which makes no sense. (Rt. 128 at the Rt 3 intersection in Mass. It ALWAYS does this; not a fluke.
Summary: UPDATED 1/2/11: One of the worst products I have ever bought. I returned the first one to Magellan after this signal locking problem perpetuated for far too long. It was under the 1 year warranty so they sent me a new one. The signal locking problem was better, but not perfect. And then different problems began: When the power went off, the entire thing resetted, losing all my previous addresses and other settings.
Good unit, good price.... well, maybe not so good after all....
17 September 2009
Summary: I always used to scorn GPS units, preferring the time tested method of map and compass (often to the dismay of passengers when I'd hand over a map and ask them to find where we were at on it for me). When I needed a better set of directions, I'd just print something off the internet. Well, the maps still may be in the map pockets on the doors of the truck and the compass in the glovebox, but my Magellan has finally gained a spot on my dash.
Summary: The Magellan Maestro 4350 was broken right out of the box. I tried to use it on a trip to Stroudsburg, Pa. First it would not accfept the Building number of the motel. Then I set it just for a routing to the city. We left on the morning of 9/14 and within 2 minutes it started showing the demoration tour of what the unit can do. I reset it and the same thing happened. This kept happening about 6 times until we turned it off and put it in the trunk.
Summary: THE BIGGEST GRIPE: UNIT FROZE WHILE I WAS ON THE HIGHWAY AND DON'T KNOW WHICH EXIT TO TAKE. A FINE TIME TO FREEZE UP WHEN I NEED IT THE MOST! UPDATING SOFTWARE DIDN'T HELP! The Pros are: a. Ding dong bell chimes alerting you to make the turn. b. When typing address, keys grayed out when there is no such name combinations. c. Nice big screen display. d. On off switch turns on with a light touch. The Cons are: a. Arrived at destination on the wrong side of the road.
Summary: I received from Amazon the Magellan Maestro 4350 yesterday. This GPS is now on it's way back to Amazon just after 24 hours... The Good: 1) Has a lot of features. 2) Easy User Interface. 3) AAA Handbook in one small device. The Bad: 1) After being plugged in the wall for over 12 hours, the device still said that the battery is still low, and it would shut down. I also tried plugging it to the USB on my computer. 2) Can't upgrade with a Macintosh.
Summary: The features and price of the 4350 are impressive. The routing, at least for me, was anything but. Maybe that's the reason the price of the 4350 has dropped like a rock since it was released in September 2008. The poor routing is my biggest complaint and was very concerning. Two cases in point: 1) I set up a route to my parent's place (about 950 miles away) and no matter what routing option I selected, it took me on some really weird routes when I got within a few...