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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Magellan Maestro 4040 review

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UPDATE: This model has been discontinued. For current recommendations, please refer to our auto GPS buyers guide or check out our other Magellan auto GPS reviews.

The Magellan Maestro 4040 is part of Magellan’s newest lineup — the Maestro series. Like all members of the Maestro family, the 4040 has a wide 4.3″ screen, voice-prompted directions, AAA travel information and a SiRFstarIII chipset. The 4040 also has preloaded maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, 4.5 million points of interest (POIs), and Bluetooth for hands free cell phone use. Additionally, it will call out the street names for upcoming turns.

The model below this, the Maestro 4000, has a rather anemic 1.5 million POIs, maps of the 48 contiguous United States, and it loses the Bluetooth. The top of the line Maestro 4050 adds voice recognition commands and live traffic, though Magellan says that you can upgrade the 4040 to include these features by the summer of 2007.

Compare prices on the Magellan Maestro 4040


To see how the 4040 stacks up against other units, check out my Magellan auto GPS comparison chart.

More Magellan Maestro 4040 reviews

I’ll be posting more hands on GPS reviews as they appear, but in the meantime, here are some other helpful resources:

 

 


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