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Magellan Maestro 4040


The Magellan Maestro 4040 is in the middle of the new Maestro line, and probably is the device which offers the most value. Like the other Maestros, it comes with a nice large 4.3 inch display. Despite the big display the 4040 is packed into a nice thin .8″ case and weighs about 8.5 ounces. It also comes with the legendary SiRFstarIII chipset. So how does it stack up to the other Maestro devices and other brands?

You get maps of Canada, Hawaii, and Alaska on this device, which you don’t get with the Magellan Maestro 4000. You also get about three times more POIs installed on the device, coming in at around 4.5 million. If you frequently need services in unfamiliar areas, having all of those extra POIs can be nice to have.

You also get Bluetooth hands free calling included, as well as text-to-speech. Text-to-speech can be very nice to have when the streets are close together and directions telling you to “turn right in 300 feet” doesn’t quite cut it.

If you are considering subscribing to a traffic service, the Maestro 4040 offers you the ability to add that feature later, but it does not come with a traffic receiver in the box. This is an advantage the 4040 has over the 4000 which is not upgradable to traffic services. If you are certain you want traffic coverage, then consider the Magellan Maestro 4050 which comes with the traffic receiver included… as well as speech recognition as a method for providing commands.

So if you don’t care about Bluetooth, Text-to-speech, having maps of Canada/Alaska/Hawaii, and know you won’t use traffic services you can save some cash by going with the Magellan Maestro 4000. (Compare the Magellan Maestro 4000, 4040, 4050) To compare with other manufacturers, you might want to compare it to the Garmin Nuvi 660.

Expect to pay about $600 for the Magellan Maestro 4040 when it comes out in April.

159 Responses

  1. I have purchased a Magellan maestro 4040 and am happy with it. However, is there a way to download more detailed regional maps, etc. to the SD card. I so, how do you so it.

    John Dieterich - September 25th, 2007
  2. I am a GPS user at work everyday. We use the Garmin, and that was my first choice for personal use, but as I started to compare the two devices (Magellan 404, Garmin c503) I decided to go with the Magellan. Initially I was choosing the Garmin, but after reading comments about the software upgrade, I went with Maestro 4040. I am glad I did! If you are reading this comment, please take a look at the Maestro. It has a wide screen, excellent resolution, good speaker (as good as you can get in a small device), and easy interface. When I first accessed the interface, it seemed odd, or not to intuitive, but later I concluded it was because I was used to the Garmin interface.
    The 4040 tracking to me is better than the Garmin. It shows me actually on the road, and not beside the road (sometimes) like the Garmin. When driving, if I go under an overpass, the 4040 is right on the money and shows me going under the overpass. When using the Bluetooth, the person I am talking with has no idea I am on a speaker; when asked, they say they could not tell,” it sounds normal.”
    I have no rerouting problems as some posters state. The unit recalculates with ease, and establishes a new route. It does request sometimes to “do a legal U-turn”, but if ignored, the recalculation is quick.
    I can access my Longitude and Latitude from the 2D screen, and make it a destination for later trip. I have elevation and speed of travel from same screen. I can pan the map and select a destination, then route to it. I could go on about the ‘pro’s’ of the 4040, but will save time and just say, I am very please with the GPS.
    I have one ‘con’ to the software. When accessing the ‘city’ portion of the search, it seems slow, and doesn’t give the largest city first, which to me seems logical. I like the way the Garmin is quick to give you choices to select for city in the search, and only after 3 letters. I am sure this is just a software fix, and hope it will change. I am now using my personal Magellan Maestro 4040 at my work. I am a paramedic, and the Magellan is my routing for emergency calls.

    Ronnie - September 26th, 2007
  3. John, do you mean more detailed maps of the areas already covered on your device, or of new areas? If existing areas, no. If new areas then you are limited to what Magellan offers on their site.

    Tim - September 26th, 2007
  4. We travel by Motorhome about 8 months a year. Just got back from a 7000 mile 3 month trip. I have used M/S Streets and Trip with GPS for several years. I am use to 15″ screen and multi point trip planning.
    I want one for my wife’s car for mostly local trips. Screen clarity is important to our old eyes.
    The new tomtom go 720 sounds good but I hate to be the early tester of new models.
    Any recommendations?

    Jim Green - October 8th, 2007
  5. Magellan has now made available the voice command function of the 4040. You need to upgrade the firmware, free, then there’s a $99 charge for an unlock code to make it work. Look on their website under software updates.

    tony stockler - October 12th, 2007
  6. Happy with my 4040 and enjoying all the features. Except: it freezes in a location if the car is left there for a long time. First happened if kept in garage overnight,later also happened when parked outside overnight. I typically go to GPS options and set gps status to fix this. Very annoying. Any quick fix?

    Sham - October 19th, 2007
    • I suspect the GPS has lost signal in the garage. Had same result with earlier model when I forgot to deploy the fold-out antenna.

      Richard - June 16th, 2010
  7. Travel experience has been excellent. I do miss the second voice option and the icon to switch 2d & 3d. These features were on Roadmate 700

    Kermit - October 21st, 2007
  8. Sham – the freezing was a bug in the V.2.04 firmware, you need to udate the firmware on the Magellangps.com website to the new v2.4

    You’ll get another couple of oddball problems, but the freezing will be corrected. In my experiance.

    tony stockler - October 21st, 2007
  9. I just purchased the 4040 and it’s current software is 2.36. I called the company because the web site said 2.24 is the most current but it is “not” 2.36 is. and my unit is working just fine. Hopefully they will publish this new Firmware for all of the 2.24’s out thier

    Paul - October 28th, 2007
  10. I just bought one and had a couple of problems.
    1. When talking on the blue tooth, it is ok for me but the other person complains of a real bad echo. this is from land lines and when talking to other cell phones.

    2. It seems to take quite a while to acquire a satellite signal when I go across country. Then when it does get the signal, the map is frozen on the last screen I was on before I turned the unit off and hopped on the plane. I have to turn the unit off then back on again then it gets it right.

    3. I read how one guy said on here he could pan the map. Mine does not do this. The only way to see whats around me off the screen is to zoom in and out. Is this normal?

    sam - November 2nd, 2007
  11. Sam – (1) Is your phone on the supported list? If so I’d try to contact Magellan and see what they say. (2) GPS needs to know where to try to listen for signals, it typically uses the last known connection point as a basis for knowing where to listen. When you travel across country it needs to figure that stuff out again which can take time. As for the rest, you might want to ask Magellan about that. (3) There may be more than one way, but “Enter Address”, find the address where you want to start panning the map as if you were going to route there, then on the “Route Method” screen click on the map icon in the lower right under the big orange arrow.

    Tim - November 2nd, 2007
  12. The phone is on the list and I have emailed Magellan about it. they told me to unpair it then pair it back up again. I had already done this and it didn’t work. It might be the phone or service. When I use the phone’s speaker phone, people complain of the same problem.

    sam - November 2nd, 2007
  13. I bought a Magellan Maestro 4040 today, Nov 3, 07, at [snip] for $[snip]. On the [snip] website it listed the price at $[snip]., but in the store it was $[snip] or $[snip]. This is the first auto GPS I have owned so I cannot compare it to anything. I had it up and running in less than five minutes and I drove to half a dozen addresses in my home town in Wilmington, NC. It took me “spot on” to each one, announcing the side of the street my final destination was on. When I ignored the route it mapped and drove “off course” it rerouted me quickly, usually in about 20 seconds – maybe even quicker than that once or twice. I laid it on my front passenger seat and it worked great as I used the text to voice to direct me. Sure, I just got in five or six hours ago but it looks great to me – accepting that all I really wanted a GPS to do was give me driving directions and help me find gas station, coffee, airports, and POIs. I am not interested in Blue Tooth capabilities, photo viewing, or other functions that some GPS units offer. I need a few weeks to really evaluate the 4040 but so far it’s great. I have not bothered to check the firmware version – since I see no problems yet. The packaging indicated the unit was assembled in Aug/07 – so it probably has the latest firmware.

    Bill - November 3rd, 2007
  14. Magellan 4040 purchased 11/19/07 returned 11/26/07

    Advise: If you want something to take you to a specific address DON’T BUY a 4040!

    The 4040 is a fantastic GPS navigator from point A to B, but fails getting you to C (the finale address)! It gets the major routes right every time. It is getting to the specific address that it fails miserably! My Son also has a 4040. We took both units in my car and compared them side by side to see if it was just my newer unit. I had the new firmware upgrade (2.24) but he did not. They acted in unison down to the finale address “You have arrived” over 10 times on 10 different destinations. You would “arrive” 9 out or 10 times either 500 feet to 2 miles past or before your specific address! On one occurrence it was 2 miles off. It RARELY tells you if your destination is on the right or left side of the road. So if your night driving you will have to bring a flashlight to see address, especially since it will say “you have arrived” feet to miles from your real intended destination. It does get you to the right street 9 out of 10 times. Also my sons 4040 had a major melt down during the test. It locked up and had to have it’s major reset button pushed, then it took 5 minuets to lock onto the satellites again.

    The ONLY time the two units were dead on target was when we were driving south in the fast lane of a 4 lane divided city road when the two 4040’s said “you have arrived” as we passed our intended target on the opposite side of the road on a un crossable divided road. The unit never told us which side of the road the destination was on, just “you have arrived”. You have to whip your head around and physically look for your destination, then find somewhere to make a U turn to get back to it rather than it routing you through the previous stop light into the destinations parking lot.

    All the features of this unit are excellent! The off ramp “exit Poi’s” were very helpful, yet again when you use them, they are 500’ to 2000’ off. It gets you close so you can see it go buy, or look for it after it says “you have reached your destination”. I had a Magellan road mate 800 that was DEAD ON target 90% of the time. I would rather have it than this 4040!
    I would like to add that 6ave (Sixth Avenue Electronics) have been very helpful on this matter and have promised a full refund! I would do business with them again!

    mdutra - November 25th, 2007
  15. I bought a Magellan Maestro 4040 some time ego, at COSTCO, I asked them if I would be able to download European maps, they said yes, and now that I am goimg to Italy I need my GPS there, but now Magellan support people told me that Magellan Maestro 4040 doesn’t have the option to do it.
    Do you know if it is a way to download European maps into the maestro 4040 ???, or I have to but another GPS ? ?. Thank you.

    Lope Lopez - January 29th, 2008
  16. There isn’t any way I’m aware of to add European maps.

    Tim - January 29th, 2008
  17. HELP – I have learned more from your Q&As then from the mfg info. I am looking to buy my 1st gps. It MUST have multi destination routing (my friends and I take several trips a year stopping at as many quilt shops along the way as we can find). I would like it to optimize/sort the destinations in the best order. I would prefer the 4″ screen. I DO NOT want to pay for unnecessary features like music, photos, and bluetooth – it seems as if any unit with true multi destination planning is burdened with this “junk”. I want to be able to plan my route(s) BEFORE I hit the road, and enter and save my own destinations (preferably right from Google maps)in some sort of usefull order. Battery life is not a major issue as long as the unit operates and charges while the car is running – do they?? I would of course like the output to be current and reliable. I would like to keep the cost under $400. I hope you can advise.

    Tina - February 4th, 2008
  18. Tina – Your best option is probably the Garmin Nuvi 750.

    Tim - February 5th, 2008
  19. the 4040 works really nice, hangs once in a while, but only for a few seconds, ( ver 2.36). the only issue I find for some address it says you are there but you have a nother mile to go to really be there9 but thats using the AAA poi.

    John - February 5th, 2008
  20. On a business trip today my 4040 directed past (what turned out to be the proper exit) to another exit almost 20 miles further down the highway and then directed me back for another 20 miles in the opposite direction on the same highway to the proper exit. There were no missed directions on my part, and there were numerous other exits that could have turned my around much sooner.
    I guess I should have used my paper maps.

    Steve - February 8th, 2008
  21. Love the 4040, you can plan multi stop trips, and rearrange them as you like. Sometimes quirky, but I think they all are. You can preview your route turn by turn if you’re unsure about the area. It’ll keep you from backtracking. I like the screen switching to night vision (black background) saves the eyes while driving.

    tony - February 11th, 2008
  22. i’m looking to buy my first gps system for my july 4th vacation this year, i was wondering wich gps is best, im only looking to spend around $300 or less,all i care for is text to speak, lots of poi,(like 5 million or more),and the ability to have more than one destination,i was looking at the tom tom’s garmin and magellan’s just not sure wich models are best, also do any of these makers offer a free map upgrade

    brad - February 13th, 2008
  23. i wrote question #122 but i thought of another question is it possible to get a gps system for under $200 with alot of poi and text to speech

    brad - February 14th, 2008
  24. i wrote question #122 but i thought of another question is it possible to get a gps system for under $200 with alot of poi and text to speech, no matter what brand it is,also wich brand has the best customer service rating

    brad - February 14th, 2008
  25. I had magellan maestro 4040 for about six month. It worked fine until now. It won’t get charged in the car nor in the house. It has one bar left on battery sign. I can turn it on by pressing power botton or by reset button but it only stays on for a few second and turns off.
    Does anyone with same problem?

    kim - February 15th, 2008
  26. I just bought the Magellan Maestro 4040 and I’m pretty happy with the unit. However, I just don’t like the fact that there isn’t any map upgrade available yet. Well I emailed Magellan Support about any map upgrade for the unit, but the person told me that they don’t know when. Instead he told me to keep checking for updates on their website. If you want updates with maps I think you’re better off with a Garmin Nuvi GPS unit.

    RJ - February 16th, 2008
  27. Actually the map on your Maestro is from NAVTEQ’s Q3 2006 release… the same as the most recent available from Garmin. Magellan says they expect to release a map update for your device sometime between April and June.

    Tim - February 16th, 2008
  28. hi folks,
    just bought a maestro 4040 lots of great features! Voice command is a nice to have feature but the price to upgrade for that feature is outrageously high ($99.00), I’ll be glad to know someone who has already experinced voice command & weather it is effective? [snip] regards!

    don - February 23rd, 2008
  29. i am currently using the 4040 with version 2.36
    it seems to work great.At first it didn’t seem accurate but after i entered my home address while at home it now works fine.The only beef i have with it is there seems to be nowhere to download POI’s for truckers ( ie. scales truck stops truck routes etc.)

    re message 78
    To turn off voice ….user options/system settings/volume/mute It will of course mute everything to return voice touch unmute

    James - February 23rd, 2008
  30. I just purchased a 4040 yesterday. The internal battery does not hold a charge, the store is getting me a new battery. Just now I checked the version I have (since I see there are different ones) I have the 2.04!!! Isn’t this the first version??? Can it be downloaded from their website? This was the last one in the store, so I can’t get a different one… AM I doomed?

    DeNise - March 22nd, 2008
  31. What a piece of junk! For $450, I expected much more from this device. I have had this for about 3 weeks and did the firmware upgrade. Here are the issues I am having.

    1. Exit POI’s don’t work at all
    2. Bluetooth phone connection – you can hardly hear the caller. You also get a weird pulsating sound.
    3. Bluetooth phone connection – Every time the phone rings a stupid pop-up message says “connected to short message service failed” . That’s not even proper English!
    4. Bluetooth phone connection – constantly has to reconnect/ logon with code between my phone. I have a new ATT Tilt phone.
    5. 4 out of 5 locations are not correct. Email me for specifics.
    6. While working in the Rockford, Il area, the “GPS” went totally haywire. It had no idea what street I was on. The signal was not blocked at all. Also the unit insisted I drive through a building that had been in that area for 10 years. When I went around it it gave me totally different directions. It thought the road was still open.
    7. While switching from screen to screen, the “voice” sounds garbled. (did not do this previous to the firmware upgrade)
    8. The unit often hangs and needs to be rebooted.
    9. The “voice” often stops working totally.
    10. Many POI’s aren’t even listed. Even for places that have been around.
    11. IL-355 South is not totally mapped. There is a 15 miles stretch that the “GPS” thought I was driving through a field. This is a major highway and is unacceptable that it is not mapped into the system.

    Darrid - April 17th, 2008
  32. Hi – I know you have addressed this before, but I too purchased the 4040 from Costco with the understanding that you can upload maps – particularly UK, but now understand that you cant. As Magellan sells the identical model in Europe with EU maps, whi isnt it possible? Are there any 3rd party vendors that can provide UK maps for this model?

    Michael - May 13th, 2008
  33. Hi Michael, I can’t think of any good reason why Magellan doesn’t offer those maps. Unfortunately, I don’t know of any third party providers either.

    Tim - May 13th, 2008
  34. I have the 4040 and want to know if anyone else is bothered by the brightness of the screen at night even after it changes to night view. I had an older one (I think it was the 760) and the screen would brighten or dim with the light conditions even in the day light. Can anyone tell me if there are any newer models I can get that will do this?

    michele - May 26th, 2008
  35. Michelle – I assume you have turned the brightness setting all of the way down?

    Tim - May 26th, 2008
  36. Yes, I turn the brightness setting all the way down at night and back up when I use it during the day and that works fine but the older model had a little light sensor on the front of it that did this automatically.

    Michele - May 26th, 2008
  37. Then I think you’ve done everything you can. I don’t recall any of of the other newer Magellan models that have an ambient light sensor.

    Tim - May 26th, 2008
  38. I am thinking of a Magellan 4040 GPS. It comes with North American software. Can I add United Kingdom/European MapSend or other software to the unit.

    LeMar - June 5th, 2008
  39. LeMar – I’m not sure why, but Magellan has chosen not to offer UK compatible maps for the Maestro– despite the fact that the same GPS can be purchased in the UK with UK maps.

    Tim - June 5th, 2008
  40. I bought a Magellan because the Costco guys said you could download European maps = but you cant! Not even illegally! Stay away from it. I sold mine (almost new) and got a tomtom Go 920 which has NA and Europe

    Michaael - June 5th, 2008
  41. I bought the 4040 from [snip, see comment policy], it outperforms any gps at that price, my friend has a $500 garmin and the 4040 recalc a route much quicker. I guess if you are a world travler then get the tomtom.

    Jack Mrnsie - June 6th, 2008
  42. I have a Magellan 4040 which I purchased in Dec 2007. It had been working fine until four weeks ago when it would lock up and would not recognize where it was located. We figured that problem out but now it would not hold a charge while plugged to the car charger. Has anyone had this problem? Thanks

    Isabel G - July 30th, 2008
  43. I think you have warranty on that still.

    Jack Mrnsie - July 30th, 2008
  44. Isabel, try doing a master reset by pushing a pin or paper clip into the reset hole. This has Un-stuck my 4040 a couple of times. Then make sure you go to the Magellan web site and download the latest firm ware.

    Tony - July 31st, 2008
  45. hi Isabel,
    You can use the reset hole to refresh the gps.Take a paper clip or a pin put it into the reset hole and hold for few seconds..make sure the gps should be turned on while doing this and you should be under clear view of sky.After doing the reset the GPS will reboot.Then go to options—>Scrool down to Gps Status –> set GPS position and enter your current address.Now you will be getting a map screen..On the top left corner if you find green bars it mean the GPS got good signal (Which will take few seconds).Then punch some nearby address and go for drive…The GPS will work…

    Amal Raja - August 2nd, 2008
  46. I purchased the 4040 because it was a bluetooth compatible device I needed in CA. However, when I synched my cell to it, it wasn’t able to be used on the GPS unit. Why? Magellan exclaims that the device works with compatible bluetooth phones. I had to diligently search their website to find out that it is only compatible with a handful of cells that are sold and even then, it is only with specific bluetooth phone models and not all phones. I contacted them about the fact that I only bought the unit because of bluetooth necessity here in CA. They said ‘Sorry. We’re working on it.’ Doesn’t seem particularly client-centric when they decided to offer Bluetooth, does it? Now I’m out of pocket for the unit (it works fine)and for the cellphone that I purchased as an upgrade. Beware.

    Howard - October 17th, 2008
  47. Howard, sorry to hear your experience. The other GPS manufacturers are in the same boat– only certain devices are tested and known to be compatible. Other devices might work fine together but haven’t been tested, and still yet other phones might not work at all.

    We talk about this on our info page about Bluetooth and GPS devices. As well we have a feature where people can submit their own compatibility test results to share with other people which phones work and which don’t.

    Tim - October 17th, 2008
  48. i bougth a 4040 a week ago now a know i can’t download europe map in to it is there any other model that is compatable let me know and just you know if you buy this model from magellan website it is 199.99 and i got the upgrade CD free.

    arnold - November 2nd, 2008
  49. Tim, I am trying to pick a GPS for my wife’s local use and also for when we take longer trips a few times a year. I want text to speach, ease of use, easy to use POI’s and something that will not become obsolete for as long as possible and still stay around $200. I am currently thinking of the Magellan Maestro 4040, the Garmin Nuvi 255(or 260), or the Tom Tom ONE 130S, they all seem to be comparable for what I want. Can you help guide me in any direction or are they all similar enough that it won’t matter? Thanks

    Matt - November 23rd, 2008
  50. Mat – I’d go for either the TomTom or the Garmin. Go with the Garmin if you want simplicity and ease of use. Go with the TomTom if you want a few more route planning options and more customization features.

    Tim - November 23rd, 2008
  51. Hi,I have magellan 4040,my cell phone is Samsung u540 is this compatibale ???DOES ANYONE KNOW.THANK YOU

    Ruby - December 27th, 2009
    • most phones work, except it cant send the short message, no biggie

      John - December 28th, 2009
      • Thank you for letting me know.

        Ruby - December 28th, 2009
  52. Magellan Maestro 2008/2009 Map Update

    I am wondering if anyone has updated to the 08/09 map? Is it worth it for the $80 price tag? What real benefits are there?
    I just updated the software…. do you know what that will do for my 4040?
    Thank you,

    DeNise - December 27th, 2009
    • yes,I updated the maps 1/28/09 No I live in Canada,and I never noticed a difference worth the $100.00,I was told they change it every 12 to 18 months. I never knew I had to pay to get map updates,if I was you I would wait.Good Luck

      Ruby - December 28th, 2009
  53. I like my 4040. The only problem I have is, where i was last when i turned off the unit, that’s where it starts me off (after I’ve set a new destination and it’s calculated the route), even if I’m nowhere near that location. I have to drive a couple of blocks to get it to kick in to the right location…is there something I can do?

    Brianna - May 3rd, 2010
    • Brianna, see our Acquiring Satellites page for more info on why it happens and what you can do (not drive before acquisition, for example) to help speed up the process.

      Tim - May 3rd, 2010
  54. Having used the Magellan 4040 for two years, it’s the worst peace of garbage there is! I’m a daily user for my real estate business, so my criteria is more demanding than a casual user.

    First is the satellite aquisition. By the time it syncs on the satellite, I’m already 10 blocks from where I started out, so if I don’t know the general area to be heading to, I would have to wait at least 5 min. for the sync to start driving.

    Second ridiculous problem is the upcoming turn warning. On local streets driving at the speed limit of 35mph, by the time it warns me of a left or right turn coming up, I’m already at the intersection and more often than not, I have to pass it and make a u-turn if I’m in unfamiliar area. If I know the area, I can prepare in advance, but then it defeats the purpose of having the GPS. After I pass the turn, it said “recalculating” the new route. If I continue driving at 24mph, by the time it recalculates the new route, I’m already two blocks past the oritinal turn, and then it re-calculates again because I missed the turn it wanted me to make. This is a vicious circle, so I then I literally have to stop the car, wait for it to recalculate the new route and then start driving. Ofter if there’s an easy and legal way to make a u-turn to go back to the original route, it directs me to go around the block which takes another 10 minutes with traffic lights.

    Third problem is advance notice of exits on a freeway. Many freeway exits in San Francisco Bay area go onto another freeway in a typical cloverleaf configuration. Both N and S exits are on the right side and about 200ft. apart. Traveling at 50mph, the idiot instruction tells me to exit right onto (example) Hwy 280, but does not tell me which of the two exits (N or S) I should use. Again, if I didn’t live here, I would have no idea which is the correct exit because it just said exit right.

    The fourth is a headache problem. There are two “dings” to exit and one “ding” when I cross over an intersection on the freeway which has an exit. The voice said to “remain on the current road”. Really?? Why in the hell would I exit from the current road unless you moron tells me to exit? Why does it have to remind me to “remain on the current road” every 1/4 mi when there’s a freeway overpass? Very annoying and there’s no way to shut it up.

    It has a trip planner which is handy in my business, which is one reason I bought it. The idead was to enter all the homes to visit with my client once and it will calculate the shortest route between each destination. It did that part with no problems, so I started the route and arrived at the 1st destination. Then I thought it would be a simple push of a button to tell it to continue to the next destination. Wrong! I have to hit 7 buttons to display the trip planner and manually select the next destination. Often I have 5-9 destinations, I if I can’t remember the last one I was at, It doesn’t tell me. The only positive thing is that I don’t have to enter the info and calculate which is the next destination, since I’ve already done that. Another semi-useful feature.

    There’s a major mechanical problem with the design of the power cord. It plugs into the side and the daily stress of the power cord pulling on the internal jack broke it from the printed circuit board. It cost me $125 to repair it and I was fortunate enough to find an old timer technician who was willing to tackle it.

    Another idiot problem is the data entry for street names. The morons have the letters of the alphabet sequence (ABCDEFG etc.) keyboard, not the standard QWERTY keyboard layout. I have to hunt for each letter to enter and address. Obviously the people who designed this never used a computer.

    Pluses: Very bright display even in bright sunlight. Very natural and loud female voice, so even with the radio blasting. I can easily hear the instructions.

    Peter - September 25th, 2010

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