Magellan have just announced the release of 2 new gps navigation systems on their Maestro product line. The 3100 and 3140 will feature slim lines like the ones on the 4000 series, but will have a 3.5″ screen in contrast to the 4″ screens that the 4000 series have.
The 3140 will feature the AAA tour book travel information for North America, both units will have a battery that lasts about 3 hours and have at least 750,000 points of interest (POI) installed.
Features on Magellan 3140:
- AAA TourBook Travel Information
- Text to speech
Review highlights of the Magellan Maestro 3100:
- Affordable price
- Very good navigation capabilities
- Current maps
- Nice interface, very easy to use,works right out of the box, minimal setup. very friendly & intuitive user interface.
- Decent size for portability
- Map screen’s pastel color scheme and small text difficult to see
- ETA(Estimated time of arrival) is not displayed on the screen
- No AC adapter included in the box, need to charge in car
- No text to speech/Bluetooth
- Short battery life
- Small POI (Points of Interest) database
- Screen freezes sometimes
- Difficult to remove system from windshield mount
The Maestro 3100 is a bargain for the budget conscious consumer. This machine gives the Mio C220 a run for its money in the $200 range of gps navigation systems. Read more about other $200 gps systems here.
- GPS Magazine have a very good in depth review on these systems and can be found here.
- If you want to learn more on the Maestro 3100, click here for a discussion forum on the Magellan maestro 3100 and 3400
- Compare the Magellan Maestro series using this tool from Magellan
- Lowest price on the Maestro 3100
- Lowest price on the Maestro 3140
- You now can also buy the Magellan Maestro 4040