Summary: This is the first gps I have ever owned. Bought it after lots of research and reading of reviews like this. I wanted a unit that had Bluetooth capability. Sadly the Bluetooth was the worst part of this product.
Summary: I purchased my 4700 on 6/16/10 ,had old map & software ): downloaded the 2.20 update ( works perfect) called about the 30 day map upgrade , and was told to email a copy of reciept . & gave me an address to send. Waiting !!!!!!! 6/28/10 called CS & asked why no response ! DIDNT GET RECIEPT .!
Summary: I'll preface my review by saying that I read many of the negative reviews on this GPS before purchasing it, as well as the positives. It seems that many of the problems that were software related have now been corrected by the most recent updates, since I haven't experienced these problems myself.
Summary: Good product went cross country last week from Florida to Los Angeles screwed up once in San Antonio on freeway but there was major road construction going on.Visibility was fine for me even in the sun. The bluetooth is so quiet it is almost useless.
Summary: The Magellan Maestro 4700 is a great GPS. It's easy to use, although once in a while I need to push a button more than once. It's user friendly, and intuitive, the bluetooth is extremely helpful, and while the sound quality isn't perfect, it's much better than the speakerphone feature on any of my...
Summary: It works very well and was very easy to learn to use and set up. The suction cup attachment isn't the best so I would recommend buying a separate clip or mount for it. There is only one voice and sometimes her pronunciation can get tedious, but the visuals and all the options are fantastic.
Summary: After a few weeks of researching a GPS unit for my wife, it was a toss-up between the Garmin 855 and the Magellan 4700. Voice Recognition (VR) was a must for my wife to use it. I wanted her hands on the wheel.
Summary: Followup Comments - 12/10/2009 - I used my unit for the first time for Thanksgiving travel. A family member did the driving while I did navigation and I had much hands-on time with the unit. We always had a good signal.
Summary: The mapping and routing is great. It does an awesome job taking you to your destination, and the street navigation in general is great. The bluetooth connection feature is just OK. I wish the volume could be set a bit higher than the current max during phone calls.
Summary: Overall Rating: 4.5 stars I love this unit! I had a Magellan Maestro 3100 for 3 years and I really loved it. When I broke it last week I almost cried. I could have bought a new one for $70 on Amazon, but I saw this one and thought it looked nice and seemed to have great features.