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Magellan Maestro 4350

Magellan Maestro 4350 ReviewThe new navigator from Magellan, the Magellan Maestro 4350 may look similar to previous models including the recent 4250, however, the upgraded model has a variety of useful capabilities its older predecessors are lacking.

With a number of impressive, must-have features, the Magellan Maestro 4350 navigation device remains near the top of the list with competition from other high-end GPS units. Including a large database of six million POI (Points of Interest), the 4350 even provides suggestions about places such as ATM machines, banks, coffee shops, gas stations, landmarks, movie theaters, restaurants, nearby attractions, and many more.

You won’t even need to know the correct spelling of new or favorite POI as the smart device will automatically complete your search entries.

Main Features

Retailing for about $479, the Magellan Maestro 4350 GPS navigation unit includes a number of interesting features and a totally revamped user interface. Although voice recognition capabilities were removed from the 4350 model, it was replaced with movie and music players as well as a photo viewer.

From the unit’s Main Menu choose one of three basic options: Go To, View Map, or Settings with a quick tap of the finger on the large, easy to see onscreen icons. The large, easy to read 4.3 inch screen and integrated Navteq maps for all 50 states along with Canada and Puerto Rico make the Maestro 4350 simple to use as well as informative.

Some other impressive capabilities include an over the speed limit alert, and a lane assistance feature to guide drivers into the correct lane, which is especially useful for confusing highway exits. Landmarks are also displayed in 3D to make finding your destination even simpler.

Use Magellan’s intuitive OneTouch feature to instantly access POI, previous searches, emergency services, and frequently used destinations. You can even calculate up to three different destinations at one time choosing from the fastest, shortest, or most economical route.

The Magellan Maestro 4350 takes the usual turn by turn feature a step further with its useful pedestrian mode. Take the unit with you after parking and you will have a much easier time finding your car again.

Free with purchase of the Magellan Maestro 4350 is three months of live traffic service which provides real time information about accidents, construction, road closures, traffic, and weather conditions.

The Pros

– Easy to use interface
– OneTouch menu with realistic 3D graphics
– Clear, wide touch screen
– Speaks street names
– Three months free traffic service

The Cons

– No voice command features
– No free lifetime traffic (Cost = $39.95 yearly after free trial)
– No current speed displayed in map view
– Shorter battery life than comparable units
– System runs slow occasionally

Maestro 4350 Specifications at a Glance

3D View: Yes
Bluetooth Compatible: Yes (Check Bluetooth model number for compatibility)
Dimensions: 3.27″ x 4.88″ x 0.7″
Display Type: Touch
Flash Memory: SD/MMC
Hard Drive: No
Media: Movie/music player, photo viewer
Mounting Bracket: Yes
Multi Segment Routing: Yes
Power: Adapter, battery
Preloaded Maps: Yes
Speakers: Built-in
Turn by Turn Directions: Yes
Waterproof: No
Weight: 7.2 ounces