The Magellan Maestro 4250 updates the Magellan 4050. Thinner and lighter, it also increases the number of points of interest (POIs) available to 6 million, compared to the 4050’s 4.5 million. Otherwise, the two units are identical in their key specs. Both offer pre-loaded maps of the U.S. and Canada, text-to-speech, Bluetooth and live traffic info.
The Maestro 4250 is also one of three Magellan navigators offering voice commands (the others being the Maestro 3250 and the aforementioned 4050). Reviews of this feature have found it to be weak. If you want a voice command GPS that works well, you’d do better to look at the Garmin nuvi 850 or nuvi 880.
To see how the 4250 stacks up against other units, check out my Magellan auto GPS comparison chart.
More Magellan Maestro 4250 reviews
- GPS Magazine does their typically thorough job with their Magellan Maestro 4250 review, calling it “the best Magellan yet.”
- Consumer-authored Magellan Maestro 4250 reviews have been posted at Amazon.
- PC Magazine reviews the Magellan Maestro 4250, giving it 4 out of 5 stars.
- CNet gives a 7 out of 10 rating in their Magellan Maestro 4250 review; consumer reviews are posted there as well.
- Consumer-authored Magellan Maestro 4250 reviews are being posted at GpsPasSion.
- About.com gives a 4 out of 5 star rating in their Magellan Maestro 4250 review.
- This Magellan Maestro 4250 review compares it to three other GPS navigators.
- And this New York Times review compares the Magellan Maestro 4250 to several other units.
- The Washington Post compares the Maestro 4250 with something called the V7 Nav740.
- Laptop magazine reviews the Maestro’s traffic performance.
- Emotional Craft reviews the Magellan 4250.
- GPS Elite has also posted a Magellan Maestro 4250 review.
- I’ll be posting more hands on GPS reviews as they appear, but in the meantime, here are some…
Other Magellan Maestro 4250 resources
- A PDF version of the Magellan Maestro 4250 owners manual.
- Our other Magellan Maestro reviews.
- There is a Magellan Maestro message forum at GpsPasSion.
- And there is a Magellan GPS message forum at Yahoo, and an alt.satellite.gps.magellan UseNet group.
- The official Magellan Maestro 4250 web page.
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