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Magellan Maestro 4700 4.7-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator Review

Magellan Maestro 4700 4.7-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS NavigatorMagellan Maestro 4700 4.7-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator is ideal for both vacations and business trips. It features one-touch menu and ultra slim 4.7-inch color touch screen.

It has six million Points of Interest (POI) for US, Canada and Puerto Rico and maps powered by NAVTEQ. This device delivers an exceptional navigation experience and gives you confidence on the road.

Exclusive AAA TourBook Guide
This built-in AAA Tourbook Guide contains information on all 50 states in Canada. No membership required.

The ideal hotels to stay in or restaurant to dine in are rated AAA so you would know the right places to go.

4.7-inch Touch Screen
This slim device has 4.7-inch color touch screen which is 16% larger than 4.3-inch screen. It displays your position including destination, map route, ETA, POI, street names, OneTouch favorites and more for just a glance.

Points of Interest (POI)
Magellan Maestro 4700 has six million Points of Interest (POI) which enables you to search for restaurants, ATM machines, gas stations, hotels and other businesses which are categorized and searchable from POI database.

Voice Command
This device allows you to navigate hands-free through voice commands. Your voice simply controls Maestro 4700. You can say “Go home” and it will take you home or you can verbally command it to find the “nearest restaurant” and it will lead you there.

Highway Lane Assist
When approaching exits and interchanges, Magellan Maestro 4700 displays realistic highway signs which lead you to the right direction and ensure that you will choose the right lane before your next turn.

Bluetooth Compatibility
This device allows you to make or receive phone calls by pairing it to your mobile phone. It synchronizes up to 1000 numbers from your phone. It has noise cancelling microphone which keeps the road noise down so the person at the other end hears you well during a hands-free conversation.

Predictive Traffic
When creating a route, this device automatically analyzes the past traffic patterns so you can avoid delays, save time and minimize stressful journeys. You may prefer to stay on your current route or go to new less-traveled route.

Highway Exit POI Search
This feature makes it easy for you to search for more near upcoming highway exits.

QuickSpell with SmartCity Search
This feature allows you to enter destination, addresses and narrow location searches with just a few touches.

Multi-destination Routing
Magellan Maestro 4700 provides ease in planning a trip with multiple stops in your desired order. You can reorganize, add or remove destinations without difficulty.

Spoken Street Name Guidance
This feature allows you to hear directions and names of streets while keeping your eyes on the road.

3D Landmarks
This unit displays visual cues such as bridges and stadiums to let you navigate easily and safely.

Find your Car
Magellan 4700 remembers your car’s location even in vast parking lots, amusement parks stadiums, malls or universities. You will automatically be guided by this device to where your car is.

Preloaded on this device is the map data powered by NAVTEQ, a renowned maker of premium-quality digital map data. It provides the most detailed street maps which enables you to navigate with accurate road directions.

Despite all the great features above, the Magellan Maestro 4700 has its downsides as described below:

Users’ Complaints
(These can be isolated cases. Replacement of unit can be done under the warranty policy.)

  • Magellan admitted that it has an issue with residential addresses. This device gives you inaccurate alert in arrival destinations. It brings you to the actual street but gives you the wrong number of the house.
  • You may have passed streets by about 100 feet before this unit alerts you that you have arrived at the street.
  • It restarts itself constantly. When you request for a certain location, the screen displays ‘Your device needs to be restarted to increase performance. Please wait while your data is saved’ and it turns off and restarts.
  • It sometimes takes 10-15 minutes to acquire a GPS signal while at other times it acquires signal almost instantly.
  • The touch screen does not always work well. You sometimes hit the screen 7 to 8 times for it to change and when you hit it several times to go to a certain menu, it sometimes jumps to another one.
  • The voice directions can’t be turned up that loud and the voice alert has crappy voice-over. ’42 Main Street’ sounds like ‘footyboo mun st-a-leet’.

Users’ Ratings
5 Stars 37%, 4 Stars 34%, 3 Stars 9%, 2 Stars 14%, 1 Star 6%

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