Summary: I have been using Magellan maestro 3100 for few years and am very happy with it, but recently battery started losing charge quickly. Instead of spending money on new battery & also on newer map updates, I thought it will be much better to buy a new unit.
Good but could be better - disappointing map update policy
A. DeHart, Amazon
17 July 2010
Summary: I've had the Magellan 4700 for six months now and felt compelled to write this review because of what is becoming a more and more disappointing experience with the product. From the beginning there have been little nagging issues but the last straw for me was the map update policy.
Summary: I have owned the Maestro 4700 since February 2010. The GPS worked marvelously up until I updated the firmware to 2.20. Little did I know, there is a growing # of people who have also had problems with firmware 2.20.
Summary: I loved my previous Magellan, but it was getting up in years and finally passed away recently. It was a no-brainer to get a new Magellan. I especially loved the ding just before turns and never had a problem getting where I wanted to go.
Summary: I bought the Magellan Maestro because I live in S. Korea and need to travel to America two or three times a year. I arrived in America on May 7th 2010 and programmed the Magellan 4700 to go to my first address. The unit directed me to the street and anounced you have arrived.
Summary: This unit by far has the best features and usefulness for the price! The problem is that there have some serious technical problems with the routing function (what we buy the unit for) and mapping a route function. You can see the various discussions yourself on[...