The Magellan Maestro 4000 is part of Magellan’s newest GPS lineup — the Maestro series. Like the other members of the Maestro series, the 4000 has a 4.3″ wide-screen display, voice-prompted directions, AAA travel information and a SiRFstarIII chipset. The 4000 also comes with pre-loaded maps of the 48 contiguous United States. Unfortunately, it has a sure to disappoint 1.5 million points of interest (POI) in its database. My experience with such units has been that many searches fail to turn up the store, restaurant, etc. that I am looking for, meaning that I need to enter the address for navigation.
The Maestro 4040 adds preloaded maps of Alaska and Hawaii,
Bluetooth for hands free cell phone use and it increases the POI database to 4.5 million. Additionally, it will call out the street names on upcoming turns. The top of the line Maestro 4050 adds voice prompted commands and live traffic.
More Magellan Maestro 4000 reviews
- The first consumer-written Magellan Maestro 4000 review has been posted at CNet.
- Consumer-authored Magellan Maestro 4000 reviews are being posted at Amazon too.
I’ll be posting more hands on GPS reviews as they appear, but in the meantime, here are some…
Additional Magellan Maestro 4000 resources
- A PDF version of the Magellan Maestro 4000 owners manual.
- There is a Magellan Maestro message forum at GpsPasSion.
- 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 4000 web page.
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