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Magellan Maestro 4700 4.7-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator

Posted by Videos Gone Viral Thursday, December 3, 2009

Magellan Maestro 4700 4.7-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator

Author: Jessica Lopez

About the Magellan Maestro 4700 4.7-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator
  • NAVTEQ Maps are preinstalled to help you navigate the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada
  • Never forget where you parked at the mall again. The Maestro 4700 guides you directly to your car no matter how big the parking lot
  • This GPS system alerts you to landmarks on the journey, making finding your destination that much easier
  • An attractive voice speaks the directions so you don’t have to take your eyes away from the road
  • Plug in multiple destinations at once and the GPS will navigate the entire journey for you
  • It tells you when traffic is in the way of your destination and plots a new path that takes you around it
  • Bluetooth compatible. Receive and make calls… or dial points of interest that pop up on the GPS (like that hotel you’re hoping is still open)
  • Use voice command to tell the unit what you are looking for, such as “nearest gas station” or “go home”
  • Save frequently visited destinations into the one touch favorites menu

Customer Reviews on
This GPS gives intelligent routing and is very easy to use. I compared it in road tests with a Garmin 765T. I'm returning the Garmin.

I am not intending to try to disparage Garmin here. I'm hoping to let you know with what I am comparing this GPS when I say it is excellent. After all, only these two GPS'es comprise my hands-on experience with such units.

The benefit I want most from a GPS is accurate navigation assistance. Magellan delivers on this and the Garmin does not. That's about it and that's my main point. The Magellan excelled at keeping me on the best roads and getting me to my destinations with minimal stress and frustration. The Garmin 765T often told me to turn one way while the arrow pointed the other way and seems to prefer looping FAR around cities regardless of the chosen routing options and traffic conditions. The Garmin even took me off interstates for no reason and then put me back on the same road 20 miles later to continue the trip.

Garmin support told me to set "via" points to stop this problem but I prefer to just send it back and stick with the 4700 that requires less fiddling.
Jim (Houston, TX)

I bought this to use in our other vehicles as I already have a guidance system in my pickup. I researched these things very hard before I bought my Magellan and I'm VERY happy with the 4700. In fact, I like it much better than the one that came in my 2008 Silverado. I have used them at the same time, just to compare and the Magellan wins hands down. Voice is loud and clear. The only con I have found is that the voice does get muffled when it gives a long, detailed instuctions. Actually, it's kind of funny at times. I do like the lane instructions and the overhead signs. The display is crisp and clear and I really like how the map changes as I change directions vs. the one in my pickup that makes me feel like I'm driving backwards at times. Addresses are easy to enter or find. POIs are very easy to find. Love it and highly recommend it.
TexCruise (Texas Panhandle)

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