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Brand: Magellan
Located in: Automotive GPS
Re-engineered for easy use, the Magellan Maestro 4050 Portable Auto GPS system is the first portable vehicle navigation device to offer drivers the convenience of voice command capabilities. Keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road as you direct the Maestro 4050 with voice commands. Say "Nearest Restaurant", "Chinese Food", and select the restaurant of your choice. Then make a hands-free, Bluetooth call to order take-out and let the Maestro 4050 audibly guide you with turn-by-turn street name directions to the destination. With the Maestro 4050 at your disposal you're equipped to go to virtually any destination in the United States and Canada. And if you're concerned about traffic en route, you can maximize the Maestro's optional live traffic update feature -- just turn it on and you'll know which roadways to avoid.

AAA-enabled
With built-in AAA travel information, the Maestro 4050 gives you instant access to the most trusted source for trip planning, searchable AAA TourBook® listings, Show Your Card & Save® locations for member discounts, approved auto repair facilities, attractions, events, and more. The Maestro 4050 also provides AAA members roadside assistance details, with exact location and a toll-free number. Plus, the Maestro 4050 is Bluetooth-enabled so you can connect your Bluetooth cell phone directly to AAA for immediate help when you need it most.

Note: AAA member roadside assistance requires AAA membership.

Easy-to-Use Navigation
Enter virtually any address on the freshly designed graphical touch screen, or select from 4.5 million preprogrammed points of interested and get turn-by-turn voice guidance to anywhere in the entire United States and Canada, right out of the box. Just turn it on and go. SiRFstarIII gives you the fastest GPS position accuracy in the industry, while SayWhere text-to-speech tells you the street name for each maneuver so you can focus on driving. Smart buttons and Magellan's unique QuickSpell function enable error-free spelling to minimize steps and give you a customized route to your destination with just a few screen touches.

Bluetooth, Traffic Updates, and More
The Maestro 4050's Bluetooth wireless technology lets you make hands-free phone calls with your Bluetooth-enabled phone. The voice command and control function further enables hands-free operation so you can keep your eyes on the road. You can store or sync numbers and contact information through the easy-to-use touch screen, and even place calls directly through the Maestro 4050's integrated microphone and speakers. Add the optional Magellan TrafficKit to this device and you'll be equipped with live traffic incident reports, so you'll never get stuck on the freeway.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4 stars
(based on 1 review)
 
An Extraordinary Value
By David HydeVerified Purchaser from Paradise, CA on 2/12/2009
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Magellan Magellan Maestro 4050 4.3" Widescreen Auto GPS Navigator (Manufacturer Reconditioned):

The Magellan Maestro 4050 + TrafficKit is the product I received and I couldn't be happier. Yes, the maps and AAA Tour Book are a little outdated, but updated maps are available for a fee at the Magellan web site and, if you're a AAA member, the tour book update is a free download at the AAA website. By the way, registering the GPS unit through AAA doubles the manufacturer's warranty.

Specifying a destination is easy and the GPS gives clear turn-by-turn directions, including street names. It also reroutes automatically when I've missed a turn or chosen to go a different way. On the road, it's a lot of fun asking the GPS how far away I am from my destination or where l am at a particular moment. These are both voice commands the GPS will respond to.

I was able to effortlessly pair the GPS with my Motorola W376g from TracFone by following the instructions in the GPS user manual, which you can download from Magellan's website. Hands free calling reception was clear and the user interface for making calls easy to navigate.

The GPS did stop responding to voice commands about a week after I got it, but I was able to get that feature back with a quick pen tip press of the unit's reset button. I haven't used the GPS unit's Live Traffic Updates, so I can't comment about that capability; however, all the other features that I have tried out have worked. And, in my opinion, that makes this GPS an extraordinary value.

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