"Good product but will consider Garmin next time!"
21 September 2009
Pros: It's accurate most of the time, the readouts / voice commands are good, the LCD display is sufficient.
Cons: Battery life too low, mapping is approx 90% accurate. The GPS has steered me in the wrong direction , not given shortest distance/fastest time when it's supposed to. Also, you have to pay to upgrade our maps. It cost $80 to install new 08/09 maps.
Summary: I recieved the 4370 GPS on June 26th, 2009. Bottom line is, it's already back in the box, ready to be shipped back. What a disappiontment this thing turned out to be. I purchased it for $275.46 on the 23rd and now I see Amazon has raised the price to $375.46 with a supposed retail value of $599.99? Check the Magellan web site people, they list it's price as $299.99.
Pros: FM transmitter was good, played MP3s well. Nice interface. Lots of extra's in the box. $150.00 @ Best Buy.
Cons: Could not see screen in day time (mirrored reflection), the volume on this unit was a joke. The points of interest in this were just awful, not as good as old Mio. Big screen but little map (smart zoom, not so smart), and it is slow to top it off.
Summary: I have owned a Maestro 3225 (Costco special) for 1.5 years. I recently purchased both a Magellan Maestro 4350 & 4370. I paid about thirty bucks more (including shipping/taxes) for the 4350 (3 weeks prior) but surprisingly I think it is worth more. The 4370 follows the laptop fad of a glossy highly reflective screen with no bezel surround. Actually it has a bezel but the plastic surface is flat from corner to corner.
Pros: display is crisp and clear, AAA points of interest, portability, very easy to understand how to program and use
Cons: no chime indicating need to turn, does not tell you if your destination is on the left or right, very sluggish in finding signal and recalculating and screen is super slow to accept commands (you have to push several times in many cases)