Summary: I now have two Garmin's and three Magellan's...And I'll take the "Magellan Maestro" for easy of use and logic. and as far as buying at Amazon...they're professional in every step and fast, and I pay no taxes for my MDSE!
Summary: I find the Magellan 4700 to a great navigation unit, very user friendly, i like it better than my tom-tom xxl540m which is harder to navigate threw menu's. touch response of the tom-tom is much better, Magellan take a few taps before it responds. the Magellan has better routing wail take you down road that aren't there. i like both and were a great deal at amazon. refurbished 4700 $69.99 and XXL540M 89.99 can't beat that.
Summary: This is our third Magellan and definitely the best of the three. The touch screen is clear and allows for ease of seeing things at a glance. Our favorite update is the ability to view the off-ramps ahead of time. When we are in an unfamiliar city it is very helpful to use the 3D view to orientate ourselves. The 'voice' doesn't sound like your mother, but can get annoying when you choose to ignore her suggestions and she tries to get you back on track.
Summary: My GPS was stolen from my vehicle just before Christmas. My old GPS was a Magellan Roadmate 3.5" display. I wanted to replace it quickly but I also figured if I had to buy a new one I should buy one with new features (Bluetooth & spoken commands). The basic GPS function on this new GPS work almost identical to my old Roadmate which I was extremly happy with. The Bluetooth feature is really nice, and phone calls are very clear and easy to understand.
Summary: The GPS maps work well. The voice recognition is almost worthless and the bluetooth for the phone does not work. The basic GPS unit is strong and the picture clear. I would not purchase a unit with the additional features again.
Summary: It takes a long time to load.The blue tooth receives well but the transmission is sub par. It reroutes quickly when you make a wrong turn. I like this better than the maestro 4040 that I have. The maps are up to date. I do wish Magellan would give map updates for less cost or free. Its almost cheaper to buy a new GPS than to update one. Mabe that the logic Magellan is employing to sell new units.