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Magellan SE4

Oct
27
2009

Over at Best Buy they are showing a new Magellan model, the Magellan SE4. The SE4 shows as in-stock for $120, otherwise few details are known about this new GPS, targeting holiday bargain shoppers. Here is what we do know.

magellan-se4According to the specs, the Magellan SE4 will come with a widescreen, text-to-speech, and Navteq maps of the 48 contiguous states, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. You also get multi-destination routing, six million POIs, and about a three hour battery life. This makes for a pretty standard feature GPS at a decent price and will compare well with devices like the TomTom XL340s and the Garmin Nuvi 255w.

3 Responses


  1. I purchased this GPS on 1/5/10. I had an older Magellan that had finally begun to die on me. I was on the road heading to an appointment when halfway there my older Magellan died. I pulled into a store and was shopping, not really happy to be making a purchase at this time, right after the holidays. The store had the SE4 marked down and so I bought it. I went out to the car, installed the unit on the windshield mount and off I went. Very easy to use, easy to see with the wide screen, a light touch on the screeen is all that is needed. much easier to use than my older Magellan. I would highly recommend this for anyone that is on the road all day going to different locations. Or anyone else for that matter. 5 STARS in my book!

    Mark - January 9th, 2010
  2. I bought this GPS for my wife after Christmas 2009 and it was a very good deal. It looked simple and had text-to-speech, so we decided to try it. All-in-all it has been good. It has WAAS, which makes for very accurate directions, though the age of the POI list is already becoming apparent. There are a few frustrations (we seem to accidentally get the current location set as home all the time, for example. I wish it had map updates (maybe they’re available, but it will be almost the original price if so). I would have gotten the TomTom for myself, but she needs something that doesn’t require a lot of fussing with downloads or clearing memory. This one just works like it is supposed to and does the basic navigation tasks.

    Jim - December 8th, 2010
    • Just a quick note, WAAS doesn’t have any impact on the route calculations or the accuracy of the directions.

      Tim - December 14th, 2010



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