Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Magellan Maestros – Thinner, and maps of Mexico too

UPDATE: Read our reviews of the new Magellan Maestro line:

Magellan has announced the Maestro 3200 and Maestro 4200 series GPS receivers. What’s new is a thinner design (0.7"), and two units that have pre-loaded maps of Mexico.

Here’s how they break down; the 3200 series will feature a 3.5" touch-screen; the 4200 series widens this to 4.3". The flagship units, the 3250 and 4250, will include real-time traffic information and voice commands, ala the Maestro 4050. Models ending in 20 (the 3220 and 4220) will have pre-loaded road maps of Mexico, in addition to the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Most units appear to have 6 million POIs. I suspect that the budget-priced 3200 and 4200 will have less.

I’ll post images and links as they become available.

A few more details from the news release:

  • Maestro 4250 – Most feature-rich widescreen GPS unit.  When a wide screen is what you want, the Maestro 4250 is the top of the line. It offers
    integrated live traffic with 3-month trial subscription to Magellan’s real-time traffic service; Magellan’s industry-first voice command and control; built-in AAA TourBook and Roadside Assistance information; SayWhere™ text-to-speech; and Bluetooth compatibility
    for hands-free calling. Available in October, the unit will retail for $499.
  • Maestro 4220 – First Maestro unit to include built-in road maps of Mexico. Featuring a 4.3-inch QVGA, full-color, anti-glare touch screen display, the Maestro 4220 includes preloaded maps of Mexico, in addition to the 50 United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. This Maestro 4220 also includes 6 million searchable points of interest and SayWhere™ text-to-speech. Available in October, the unit will retail for $449.
  • Maestro 4200 – Widescreen value at $349. Additional details can be found at http://www.magellanGPS.com.
  • Maestro 3250 – Most feature-rich in the most compact GPS unit. The most compact portable auto navigation device on the market, with a 3.5-inch touch screen, the Maestro 3250 delivers integrated live traffic with 3-month trial subscription to Magellan’s real-time traffic service; voice command and control; built-in AAA TourBook and Roadside Assistance information; SayWhere™ text-to-speech; and Bluetooth compatibility for hands-free calling. Available in October, the unit will retail for $399.
  • Maestro 3220 – First Maestro unit to include built-in road maps of Mexico. Featuring a 3.5-inch QVGA, full-color, anti-glare touch screen display, the Maestro 3220 includes preloaded maps of Mexico, in addition to the 50 United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. This Maestro 3220 also includes 6 million searchable points of interest Available in October, the unit will retail for $349.
  • Maestro 3210 – Feature-rich, highly affordable price, AAA TourBook included. Featuring a 3.5-inch QVGA, full-color, anti-glare touch screen display, the Maestro 3210 includes 6 million searchable points of interest; built-in AAA TourBook and Roadside Assistance information; and preloaded maps of the 50 United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Available in September, the unit will retail for $299.
  • Maestro 3200 – Value-priced at $269

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