Magellan Maestro 3200 Review

Magellan Maestro 3200

The Magellan Maestro 3200 is part of the new line of gps navigation systems that Magellan released during the fall of 2007. It is an affordable unit and packs a high powered Gps system, very easy to use and is specifically designed for first time users. It has a great form factor and will fit very easily into your shirt or purse. It has a simple to use touch screen and comes loaded with maps of the US, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. You get verbal and on screen directions to guide you to your destination.

The system has a 3.5-inch, anti-glare, touch screen, which presents the user with an intuitive list of options. The screen displays the position of the user and can offer the user a useful information such as distance to destination, the distance to the next turn and the estimated time of arrival. The Magellan Maestro 3200 also features SD card compatibility so that the user can easily back-up their address book and more . More information after actual pictures of the gps system.

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Magellan Maestro 3200 Magellan Maestro 3200 - Box-ContentsMagellan Maestro 3200 Magellan Maestro 3200 - FrontMagellan Maestro 3200 - Left SideMagellan Maestro 3200 - Reset Button ProfileMagellan Maestro 3200 - BackMagellan Maestro 3200 - Right SideMagellan Maestro 3200 - SD Card Slot

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What you get – what’s in the box

  • Magellan Maestro 3200
  • Windshield mount
  • Adhesive disc for dash mounting
  • Basic cradle
  • Cigarette lighter power adapter
  • Quick reference guide and CD-ROM

Pro’s:

  • Price
  • SD Expansion slot
  • Switches to night mode colors automatically
  • Software allows you to add your own POI’s (Points of interest)
  • Very easy to use
  • Solid mount
  • Sleek beautiful design

Cons:

  • No text to speech – The system will tell you to “take next right” instead of “take right on Main St.”
  • Only 1.3 million POI’s (Points of interest)
  • No USB cable provided
  • Short battery life

Bottom Line

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The Magellan Maestro 3200 is designed for ease of use (you don’t have to read the manual). It is small enough to fit into a shirt pocket or purse and works very well for a first time buyer of a gps system who just wants directions to a destination.

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3 Comments

  1. Jim S

    I bought a 3200. Love the unit. It’s easy to use and full proof.

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  2. Empire Builder

    I disagree that this unit is easy to use. While on a roadtrip recently, I broke the screen on my Garmin Nuvi 200 and stopped at the nearest electronics store to replace it. I ended up with this unit, and I found it so irritating that I sold it on eBay as soon as I returned home. First of all, the user interface on the Garmin is much simpler. The Magellan is always throwing up additional dialog boxes to confirm this or that. Second, the Magellan can’t multitask — if you want to search for a POI while you are navigating, you first have to cancel navigating and do the search, then resume navigating. It offers “Exit POI” search as a substitute, but this only works when on an interstate. With the Garmin, I could search the POI database and detour to it as a “VIA” point without interrupting navigation. Third, this thing is SLOOOOOWWWWW compared to the Garmin. And fourth, it doesn’t have nearly as good a POI database. My advice: avoid this unit at all costs!

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  3. GPS

    This detail review of the new Magellan Maestro 3200 GPS navigation system gives a fair idea about the product. The images also give a feel of the device as well. :-)

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