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Magellan-maestro-4700.33284501
6.6 out of 10

Magellan Maestro 4700

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Overall 4
4.0

Magellan 4700 Not a Good Model for Efficient or Correct Routing

D. Schwartz, Amazon
10 September 2010
  • Summary: This unit replaces my Magellan 4040 for which Magellan no longer issues map updates. A shame because that unit is far superior in routing and the simplicity of use. This Magellan 4700 has given me more incorrect or inefficient directions than it has correct/efficient routing. I judge that based on a number of routes which I travel regularly and also based on how well the old Magellan routes me on those same destinations.
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Overall 4
4.0

Maps Obsolete, #1 Voice Response is "I did not get that"

D. Pyle, Amazon
8 September 2010
  • Summary: While I was impressed with many other aspects of the GPS, I was surprised to discover my new Magellan Maestro 4700 (purchased July 2010) did not have the current (Spring 2010) map. A much older version was installed. Also, Magellan customer support refuses to update the map to the version current as of the purchase date, unless I pay another $80 for a Spring 2010 map - issued months before my purchase date. This is more than half the GPS' original purchase price.
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Overall 4
4.0

Hi! I'm A Magellan GPS. I Seem To Be Lost

krus54, epinions.com
7 September 2010
  • Summary: I would not recommend this due to the unusually high number of occurrences of wrong or out-of-the-way directions. Screen glare makes this unit difficult to view during a sunny day.
  • Pros: QuickSpell/Smart City Search, AAA Tourbook data
  • Cons: Often gives incorrect directions, terrible screen glare on sunny days, limited adjustment of windshield mount.
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Overall 4
4.0

No response from Magellan

Bonita "Linda", Amazon
6 September 2010
  • Summary: After using a borrowed Tom Tom and Garmin we decided to purchase the Magellan Maestro 4700 as our first GPS. On our first trip out with it the touch screen was not responsive and when I touched it the fourth time it cracked under the screen. I must add that I am a very careful person and know beyond a doubt that I didn't 'touch' it too heavy.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good - but recommend looking elsewhere

justmeac2001, Ebay
23 August 2010
  • Summary: After trying two other brands GPS', I decided to try out the Magellan Maestro 4700 for three reasons: (1) Consumer Reports rated this one very high, (2) combines "predicted" and current traffic monitoring to insure the quickest route possible, and (3) previous satisfaction with the "NeverLost" (made by Magellan) in Hertz rental cars. Setup was fairly easy. It quickly acquired GPS satellites - even inside my home. It was quick to figure navigation to a desired point.
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Overall 4
4.0

Magellan 4700 Review

Seeing Visions "Seeing Visions", Amazon
10 June 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this item because it had all the features I wanted and the price was right. HOWEVER, the colors of the display screen are so washed out, especially when using sun glasses. it was nearly impossible to see. Therefore, I returned this item. I have since purchased a Nuvi and have no problems seeing the display even with sun glasses.
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Overall 3
3.0

"works ok but map up dates are 2 years old"

tltampa22, CNET
3 June 2010
  • Pros: out dateded mapes makes this a very bad GPS
  • Cons: what good is a GPS if the places you try & go are not listed or the gps can not find them. I called Magellan & the told me the last up date was in 2008.
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Overall 4
4.0

"OK, but...."

WGPhaneuf, CNET
6 May 2010
Overall 4
4.0

Magellan Maestro 4700 Car GPS Receiver

alwashnton, Ebay
30 December 2009
  • Summary: I own an earlier model with only the bluetooth feature and it works fairly well so I decided to get the latest model that excepts voice commends. The bluetooth wouldn't sync with the same phone as my other Magellan. The voice commands has the first time to understand me or to work at all. The other features worked ok, but I got that on a much cheaper Magellan. I don't recommend it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Maps Spring of 2008 Purchased Nov. 2009

P Thompson, Amazon
18 December 2009
  • Summary: Let me begin by saying Magellan makes a good product. But they are not being honest with us buyers. The maps on this are from Spring 2008 it is now almost 2010 you might get a good deal on this GPS but plan on paying 79 dollars to update the maps. I think its dishonest of Magellan putting almost two yearold maps and waiting until many purchasers have the product before releasing new map updates then charging us for them. Deal with them at your own risk.
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