Magellan Maestro 4040 Video
Magellan Maestro 4040 Video Transcript
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>> Hi, I'm Bonnie Cha senior associate editor at CNET.com and today we're taking a first look at the Magellan Maestro 4040. The company has updated its portable navigation units to have this really nice sleek design. I like it a lot. It's nice and slim here. They don't bombard it with controls on the outside although I wish they had volume controls. Has this nice large four point three inch touch screen, it's pretty responsive. Got voice guided directions and it also has text to speech functionality so it will give you actual street names when you're driving around. Also it has integrated Blue Tooth so you can use it as a hands free speaker system for your phone. I like the fact that Magellan concentrated on the core features of this GPS device rather than adding some extra features like a media player which I don't think is very useful in a GPS device. Magellan has also partnered with American Automobile Association so you can get information on points of interest as well as roadside assistance if you're a Triple A member. The Magellan Maestro 4040 is available now for five hundred dollars. There's also an entry level version which is available for four hundred dollars. And an upgraded version at 4050 for seven hundred dollars and that includes voice command and traffic alerts. I'm Bonnie Cha and this has been the Magellan Maestro 4040. ^M00:01:17 [ Music ]
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Magellan Maestro 4040 Review
The good: The Magellan Maestro series of in-car GPS devices features an updated and sleeker design and interface with a spacious 4.3-inch touch screen. All models offer useful information on points of interest from the American Automobile Association. In addition, the Maestro 4040 has integrated Bluetooth and text-to-speech functionality, while the Maestro 4050 adds real-time traffic alerts and voice commands.
The bad: During our road tests, the Maestro 4040 was a little slow to recalculate routes. The Bluetooth pairing process was also a bit difficult,and you can't transfer contacts from your phone to the Maestro 4040.
The bottom line: Sporting a sleeker design and interface, the affordable Magellan Maestro series offers drivers an accurate in-car GPS device with useful trip information, thanks to its partnership with AAA.
Magellan Maestro 4040 Specs
Part number: 980920-01A
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