Summary: I just bought a 4350 Megllan Meastro GPS this is the best one out of 4 different ones i've bought. It has blue tooth, picture view, you can watch video's and listen to MP3's on it. The really great thing about it is that it has FM transmition to listen though your car radio speakers. This GPS is far better than any i've used, it has millions of P.O.I, AND it's very acurate with directions.
Summary: The first unit I received was defective right out of the box. Would not turn on. A brand new replacement was sent which I've been using for six months...until today. Occasionally it locks up, sometimes in the middle of a routing, and needs to be reset, losing all your customized information (Home, etc.) This past week it did this twice causing me to throw up my hands and buy a Magellan 4700 which is MUCH more user friendly.
Summary: I purchased this unit approximately 9 months ago and have not been pleased with its performance. More specifically... (1) Unit is prone to locking up, requires frequent resetting. This is particularly problematic in the middle of a trip. (2) Trip routing is ok, but you need to review them ahead of time to make sure you know the route. This is because the unit regularly instructs me to exit the highway, inappropriately.
Summary: Difficult to use, difficult to navigate, hard to find the main menu page- would it have really been that difficult to put a tab on each page that takes you back to the main menu page? Voices used are annoying to listen to. Could not get it to link to my cell phone and customer service was not very helpful any of the 6 times that I called. Would have returned it if I hadn't missed the 30 day deadline.
Summary: Long review but here is the SUMMARY: If this is your first GPS, you may be excited with all the features it claims, but for Magellan 32xx/42xx series users, this is a 'practical' downgrade. I own a Magellan 3250 GPS for last 2 years and I was looking for an upgrade. With some nice bells and whistles - lane assist, speed warning, audio player, FM Transmitter etc, Magellan 4350 seemed to be a nice upgrade. And it was being offered at a very good price.
Summary: Had I not called customer service this morning I would have rated the equipment with 5 stars. I have had Gps nav equipment since the closet sized machine came out in 1969.Included in that array are at least 5 Magellans. So, I knew what I was getting into. The 4350 is very adept, locking on to satellites within seconds after being turned on. I guess I been trained to think like Magellan machines because it seems very intuitive to me.
Summary: Decided to purchase this GPS after reading review at [...] and seeing Gold Box deal on Amazon. (Previous GPS is a Magellan Maestro 3100, which is almost 3 years old.) PROS: Goes without saying, but display is much nicer and redraws faster, and thus better for complex navigation on local roads. Acquires signal and calculates (and recalculates) routes very fast.
Navigation & Speaking Street Names is questionable....
31 March 2009
Summary: I was excited to receive my new Magellan Maestro 4350 GPS. I still own a Garmin StreetPilot c340 which is several years old and the model is discontinued. Magellan did add some nice bells & whistles, but it was with the basics that I felt the Magellan lacked in performance. By the way, I did upgrade to the latest firmware incase you're wondering if that is the fix - it's not.
Summary: I purchased a Maestro 4350 based on superior professional reviews and price value. My limited usage to date shows it has excellent features. Some nice features my daughter's NUVI 760 does not. That's where the good ends!! Magellan provides little or NO service. I downloaded the software updates and the unit hung up, said "please wait" for over 18 hours.
Summary: Before I provide feedback I would like to admit that I'm a picky consumer. I bought this GPS and it's 5 pixels on corner of the screen started wearing out in a 2 weeks of normal use. It's packed with list of features, but not good for basic navigation. It gave me different direction while driving to a friends place and driving back home and traffic alerts were not activated on the unit, so it cannot mess with my route calculations. FM transmitter on this unit is a joke.