Sunday, March 18, 2012

Magellan Maestro 4050 review

UPDATE: This model has been discontinued. For current recommendations, please refer to our auto GPS buyers guide or check out our other Magellan auto GPS reviews.

The Magellan Maestro 4050 is one of the first GPS navigators to feature voice recognition, allowing you to speak commands. The available commands aren’t limitless though, and this is new technology, so there are bound to be a few bugs due to ambient noise, etc. Nevertheless, it certainly is very cool to be able to issue commands just by speaking to your GPS.

Before we go any further, let’s take a look at the rest of the feature set. Like its sibling, the Maestro 4040, the Maestro 4050 has a 4.3″ wide-screen, the SiRFstar III chipset, Bluetooth for hands-free cell phone use and preloaded maps of the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Both units also have 4.5 million points of interest (POIs) and they both call out street names for upcoming turns.

What separates it from the 4040 is the that the Magellan Maestro 4050 has live-traffic included (an option on the 4040) and the previously mentioned voice-recognition feature.

To see how the 4050 stacks up against other units, check out my Magellan auto GPS comparison chart.

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  1. HEJ jestem posiadaczem magellana 4050 czy jest opcja wgrania mapy calej Europy lub Polski???

  2. Rich Owings says:

    I don’t even think Magellan offers European maps; do they?

    From Google Translate:

    I nawet nie myśleć, Magellan oferuje map Europy. Naprawdę?

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