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.
To see how the 4040 stacks up against other units, check out my Magellan auto GPS comparison chart.
More Magellan Maestro 4040 reviews
- CNet has posted the first Magellan Maestro 4040 review, giving it a 7.7 out of 10 rating.
- Consumer-posted Magellan Maestro 4040 reviews are also showing up at CNet.
- PC Magazine gives a 3.5 out of 5 star rating in their Magellan Maestro 4040 review.
- The first Magellan Maestro 4040 review written by a consumer has been posted at Amazon.
- GPS Magazine has posted a thorough Magellan Maestro 4040 review, with lots of screen shots. Their conclusion…”a mixed bag.”
- Laptop Magazine gives a 3.5 out of 5 star rating in their Magellan 4040 review.
- GpsPasSion has started a thread with reviews of the Magellan Maestro 4040 by users.
- Business Week has posted a Magellan Maestro 4040 review, giving it 3-1/2 out of 5 stars.
- Location Intelligence has also posted a Magellan Maestro 4040 review.
- PC World reviews the Magellan Maestro 4040.
- The Magellan Maestro 4040, as reviewed by a 13 year old.
- A 4.6 out of 5 star review of the Magellan Maestro 4040.
- Viewpoints has posted consumer reviews of the Magellan Maestro 4040.
I’ll be posting more hands on GPS reviews as they appear, but in the meantime, here are some other helpful resources:
- There is a Magellan Maestro message forum at GpsPasSion, which includes a Magellan Maestro 4040 user review thread.
- There is also a Magellan GPS message forum at Yahoo, and an alt.satellite.gps.magellan UseNet group.
- Our other Magellan Maestro reviews.
- The official Magellan Maestro web page.
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