The Magellan Maestro 3140 is part of Magellan’s new line up of GPS navigators. Like the Magellan Maestro 3100, It comes with a 3.5″ touch screen and the SiRFstar III chipset. Unlike the 3100, the Maestro 3140 has Bluetooth for hands-free cell phone use, live traffic as an add-on option, and it calls out street names for upcoming turns, so you’ll get “turn right on Main Street” instead of just “turn right.”
The 3140 has pre-loaded maps of the entire U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, while the 3100 just has the lower 48 states. A big difference, in my mind, is that the 3140 has 4.5 million points of interest (POIs), versus an anemic 750,000 POIs for the entry-level 3100.
Moving up to the Magellan Maestro 4000 series gets you a 4.3″ wide-screen interface.
UPDATE: A newer lineup, the Maestro 3200 and 4200 series, is a little thinner and lighter than the original Maestros.
To see how the 3140 stacks up against other units, check out my Magellan auto GPS comparison chart.
More Magellan Maestro 3140 reviews
- Numerous consumer-authored Magellan Maestro 3140 reviews have been posted at Amazon.
- Scott at GPS Lodge has posted a Magellan Maestro 3140 review.
- GPS Magazine does their typically thorough job in their Magellan Maestro 3140 review, pronouncing the verdict “solid performance, feature packed.”
- Several consumer-authored Magellan Maestro 3140 reviews have been posted at CNet.
- There are also Magellan Maestro 3140 Compact Bluetooth Automotive GPS System
reviews posted at TigerGPS.
I’ll be posting more hands on GPS reviews as they appear, but in the meantime, here are some…
Other Magellan Maestro 3140 resources
- A PDF version of the Magellan Maestro 3140 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 web page.
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