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What I like about the New Maestro OneTouch 4350 / 4370

PND4ME 0 Points
edited November -1 in Magellan Vehicle Forum
The Magellan Maestro OneTouch will soon be available and I thought I would share SOME of what I like about the new U.I.
There is some limitations on the new U.I that I wish Magellan would pay attention to, I missed some of the older U.I features and I was assure that Magellan will be enabling all the positive older U.I features next year.

Here is what I have as Pro's for the new 4350/4370 OneTouch

• OneTouch Feature allows custom favorite categories to be quickly searched without the need to typing in city name, and category. By far the quickest way to locate car rental facilities, gas stations, banks and StarBucks etc without typing in all the information under POI. Nice new unique feature.
• Larger and taller key board keys compare to the Maestro 4250
• New option of QWERTY, U.S. English (ABCD), French (AZERTY) and Expanol key board entry
• The lane positioning with true highway to life highway signs is a big aid while routing in large cities highways or freeways that have multiple highway/freeways entrances and exits.
• 3D building / Landmark images help identify location in larger cities, great to use as reference point for position.
• Ultra-bright 4.3-inch display especially on the 4370, nice Nissha display. By far one of the nicest screens available. Map rendering is much nicer.
• Much larger and darker font / text size that follow the street directions, huge improvement over pervious units that only display street names in a horizontal format and have smaller font/text size.
• Added take next street instead of the dings or chimes
• Speed limit audio and visual warning feature is a nice option to have
• Touch screen is sensitive, requiring only a light touch to register commands
• Unit shows address range and street name when not routing along with time
• Night mode using white letters and numbers over a black background makes it easy to read at night, the street names is in black which is not as easy to read at night.
• New vehicle icon next to time to indicate what mode you are in
• New pedestrian mode that allow you to save your vehicle position when you switch from vehicle mode to pedestrian mode
• New Road list turn icon mode allow you to view each maneuver and offer information to next turn and compass directions, also includes maneuver list turn by turn arrow and information where user can select a segment and view the map as to location on map. Detailed instructions offer display view of each street and large arrow street location directions.
• One touch menu to adjust volume, mute speaker, map 2D/3D image mode, turn on 3D buildings image and pan maps by scrolling on screen,
• Trip planning option with via points is nice to have as an option.
• Excellent address input option with Quick spell feature helps with spelling errors and difficult street names.
• Nice quick search address book and POI drop down menu that allows user to search quickly via alpha bet starting with A-E to U-Z to enhance quick search.
• Pervious history search allows user to quickly search Cities or Zip Codes that was used for prior address searches.
• Lots of options with route calculation preferences added Economical/simple and the ability to view routes prior to electing a route.
• Ability to select Route Planning mode that including Unpaved Roads, Permit needed roads, Car pool lane, Cross-Border Planning and Ferries.
• Ability to select vehicle or Pedestrian mode, Bicycle, Bus, Taxi, Emergency etc.
• Ability to avoid any segment or portion of the route by simply selecting the street or highway one wish to avoid and select distant you wish to avoid.
• Points of Interest (POI) database seems to cover more categories and notice branding icons started to appear such as StarBucks, Arco, BP,Dunkin’ Donuts. AAA Tourbook and rating guide also offer another level of POI information that is unique to Magellan. Also increase POI pages, up to 75 pages x 4 = 300 POI’s with AAA as secondary choice.
• Newly updated 2008 (NAVTEQ) maps, Freshest map data
• Includes everything needed to receive traffic data
• Traffic receiver antenna integrated into the 12v adapter
• Faster, responsive interface, faster calculation, reroutes and POI search
• Current Location screen allows viewing of your current location street address, City, State and Zip code, street names in front of you and in back of you with distant, altitude, Lat / Long information, and also is an easy way to save your current location into the address book for future use.
• Magellan's enhanced "Exit POIs" feature lets you see what's available at each approaching exit on the highway while in route nearest you.
• AAA TourBook data included with diamond rating guide
• SiRF's/ Centrality Titans GPS receiver seems to be performing adequately in limited GPS signal reception areas.
• Supports multi-destination routing with route optimization (ability to sort a list of addresses by distance)
• New MP3, Picture viewer and videos feature is a nice add on
• SMS feature for sending Text Message is nice
• FM Modulation feature is nice also in certain vehicles
• Ability to play music and route, intercept a phone call and mute the music and turn by turn direction is very nice.
• Bluetooth hands free feature seems to work with most phones including the new iPhone 3G and the first generation iPhones.
• Under product information the Tip and Demo mode is nice option to have for first time user
• Local information allow one to search for POI near current position or in a different cities offer addition information with Events, Attractions, Destinations, Restaurants and gas stations.

Comments

  • dequardo 0 Points
    edited October 2008
    I purchased two of these at a big box retailer last night (I think the price was marked wrong). Very very impressive device. UI is 100% better than previous models. The display is excellent and very detailed and SMOOTH!!! Graphics are incredible. Controls now are much more logical and refined. THe HW itself is also very well designed-Apple like if I may. ALL accessories are included which is nice also.

    I did not get a chance to use traffic yet.

    Only cons in my eyes/ears are 1) sound. A bit tinny and choppy at times but certainly OK..2) Just me maybe but WHY won't Magellan put the battery indicator front and center? At least now it's only one tap away where the sat and batt icons are together. 3) I do miss seeing the road I'm currently on but that's a minor nit. 4) Street names seem to be lacking in 3D mode but may well be operator error.

    All in all a very impressive unit IMO that gives one a feeling of quality from the moment the box is opened. Magellan has scored big here.

    Mike
  • gatorguy 328 Points
    PND4Me, an excellent rundown on the One-Touch. From what you've reported, it looks as tho Magellan has put a lot of work into this model.
  • PND4ME 0 Points
    PND4Me, an excellent rundown on the One-Touch. From what you've reported, it looks as tho Magellan has put a lot of work into this model.
    Gatorguy, actually Magellan did add a bunch of very nice features but it took me about 2 weeks to get use to liking it. It is not the same U.I as enjoy in the past and as you noticed, I did not put any con on the post and will leave it to Fletch or Tim to figure those out.

    Meanwhile, I think they should have the product for you to evaluate and you should check back with Magellan.

    The price of $399 is very reasonable for a product that have all the features it has to offer.
    The product that I am looking forward to will not be available till next year sometime. They have to do it slowly and right this time.
  • PND4ME 0 Points
    " Only cons in my eyes/ears are 1) sound. A bit tinny and choppy at times but certainly OK..2) Just me maybe but WHY won't Magellan put the battery indicator front and center? At least now it's only one tap away where the sat and batt icons are together. 3) I do miss seeing the road I'm currently on but that's a minor nit. 4) Street names seem to be lacking in 3D mode but may well be operator error. "

    Try:

    1) sound. A bit tinny and choppy at times but certainly OK..
    Reply: Try using the FM modulator, this unit sounds great through the car stereo speakers, I think you won't be disappointed.

    2) Just me maybe but WHY won't Magellan put the battery indicator front and center? At least now it's only one tap away where the sat and battery icons are together
    Reply: But they have, it is OneTouch so on the right top corner of the screen there is an arrow that will drop the one Touch menu down and you can view your GPS signal strength and Battery indicator.


    3) I do miss seeing the road I'm currently on but that's a minor nit.
    Reply: I think due to Magellan trying to attempt to NOT clutter the screen up to much, the street you are on is not as critical as the street you will be turning on, you can always go to menu and select current location to find out what street and house number you are near.

    4) Street names seem to be lacking in 3D mode but may well be operator error
    Reply: I think it takes a lot of processing speed to display 3D and having a bunch of street names can make the unit redraws much slower, but if you noticed ONE HUGE improvement with this unit compares to the older Magellan unit is the really nice and big font size and it is also much darker making it much easier to read, also now the names of the streets follow the direction the actual street direction not like the older software where all the streets are displayed horizontally. Have you zoom all the way out and play with the glob with the world base map, kind of cool to see the world by zooming all the way out.
    Use the 2D mode if you wish to view more street names.

    Hope this information helped.
  • PND4ME can you note for me the anti glare factor of the 4370? I gave mine to my brother to use on a multi-state trip. Was just wondering as the 14xx Roadmate series screen is great except for significant washout in any kind of sunlight.

    Thanks!

    Mike
  • PND4ME 0 Points
    PND4ME can you note for me the anti glare factor of the 4370? I gave mine to my brother to use on a multi-state trip. Was just wondering as the 14xx Roadmate series screen is great except for significant washout in any kind of sunlight.

    Thanks!

    Mike
    I am not a display specialist, but for the 4370 and the 1430 I have, the 4370 units outshine the 1430 by a bunch. The 4370 unit have a nice display but it is also not to good if it is overheated. I think the 4350 is a better solution. You will find that the 4370 looks better but over all it is more fragile. The 4350 is a better unit over all if you don't mind doing without the nice display screen.
  • I'm seeing some flaky routing in the area I live and pretty concerned about this overall. I assume the default routing option is 'fastest'. If it is, "Houston we have a problem".

    Anyone else see this?
  • PND4ME 0 Points
    I'm seeing some flaky routing in the area I live and pretty concerned about this overall. I assume the default routing option is 'fastest'. If it is, "Houston we have a problem".

    Anyone else see this?
    Magellan is using the Nav N Go backend software and although the routing is solid in areas that I tested, I would figure that like ALL units, they are going to find issues with routing in certain area.

    The best thing you can do to help youself and Magellan is to post the issues or inbox me and I will pass it on to Magellan and NavTeq.

    Sorry I can't help since I have no idea what type of issues you are encountering.
  • Well just a very long route from my work to home that neither Magellan or Garmin would ever calculate.
  • PND4ME 0 Points
    Well just a very long route from my work to home that neither Magellan or Garmin would ever calculate.
    Try viewing under option and select the map screen and it will show the three routes it wish to take, you can simply select the route that is best for you.

    This is under the route to menu there is an option menu to view your route options before you take it. another nice feature that is added
  • I just purchased the 4350 today, Initial setup went fine. I took it for a quick spin and it navigated pretty well so far. I will be doing further tests today and will update you all.
  • Mind telling where you purchased it from? Thanks
  • SSGF109 0 Points
    edited November 2008
    Mind telling where you purchased it from? Thanks
    AAA Auto site on the net.
  • SSGF109 0 Points
    edited November 2008
    PDN4ME Pretty much summed it up.
    Heres what I found with my 4350. The pros and cons :

    1- Setup was pretty easy.

    2- Windsheild mounting bracket holds well but could have been designed
    to be a bit more flexible for more different mounting positions.

    3- Re-routeing so far has been excellent.

    4- Bluetooth was a bitch to set up and took forever. While search out my
    Motorola Rizer Z3 to connect it froze up the GPS a dozen times.
    After all was said and done I finally got it to work.

    5- FM modulator through my stero in 2 vehicles makes the voice
    commands sound tinny. Your best off using the 4350's speakers.

    6- The 3D and 2D function works well. The 3D buildings have not
    appeared as of yet. This may be due to the buildings not being tall
    enough. I'm really not sure.

    7- The traffic alert function still hasn't recieved any messages. This may
    only work in bigger metro areas.

    8- The display is bright and crisp.

    9- The touch-screen is very sensitive to the touch. Tap buttons softly!

    10- The SD card back-up works well, I use a 2 GHz chip.

    11- Typing in info on the keyboard takes alittle getting use to, but once
    you do it works well.

    12- Search function whether on the Magellan hard drive or the AAA book
    works well.

    13- This unit does not come with a soft cover manual. Magellan supplies
    you with a CD manual. THIS SUCKS! But! if you send them an e-mail
    supposedly they will send you a soft cover manual..We shall see!

    14- CD manual does not show you how to load music or videos. I'm still
    trying to figure this out.

    15- Navigation with the 4350 is easy and doesn't overload you with info
    while driving.

    16- The 4350 enables you to add or delete landmarks, historic, and other
    info very well.

    17- Accuracy of your location and movement is excellent.

    18- The 4350 is very well built and a solid unit. The 4.3 inch screen is a
    perfect size for navigation.

    19- On full speaker volume the voice commands are a bit choppy.

    20- Unit should display other interstate exits other than the one you turn off.
  • Is there anyone here with experience with the 4350 and TomTom 730/930? I am just looking for some pros and cons of each from an end user perspective.
  • JohnE 0 Points
    Maestro doesn't show current street name? This is dissappointing! This is one of the features Magellan had that Garmin didn't.

    Can anyone tell me if the new 4350/4370 shows the current street name if you are not navigating?
  • I missed that feature also from my 1412. IIRC it does show the name of current road/st when not on a route.
  • Maestro doesn't show current street name? This is dissappointing! This is one of the features Magellan had that Garmin didn't.

    Can anyone tell me if the new 4350/4370 shows the current street name if you are not navigating?

    Shows current street name with address numbers on each side of the street when you are not using it to navigate
  • Just unboxed the 4350 it replaced a defective 4250 seem a better unit just can't get my phone to pair it was fine on the 4250 me thinks it should be the same .
  • The Magellan Maestro OneTouch will soon be available and I thought I would share SOME of what I like about the new U.I.
    There is some limitations on the new U.I that I wish Magellan would pay attention to, I missed some of the older U.I features and I was assure that Magellan will be enabling all the positive older U.I features next year.

    Here is what I have as Pro's for the new 4350/4370 OneTouch

    • OneTouch Feature allows custom favorite categories to be quickly searched without the need to typing in city name, and category. By far the quickest way to locate car rental facilities, gas stations, banks and StarBucks etc without typing in all the information under POI. Nice new unique feature.
    • Larger and taller key board keys compare to the Maestro 4250
    • New option of QWERTY, U.S. English (ABCD), French (AZERTY) and Expanol key board entry
    • The lane positioning with true highway to life highway signs is a big aid while routing in large cities highways or freeways that have multiple highway/freeways entrances and exits.
    • 3D building / Landmark images help identify location in larger cities, great to use as reference point for position.
    • Ultra-bright 4.3-inch display especially on the 4370, nice Nissha display. By far one of the nicest screens available. Map rendering is much nicer.
    • Much larger and darker font / text size that follow the street directions, huge improvement over pervious units that only display street names in a horizontal format and have smaller font/text size.
    • Added take next street instead of the dings or chimes
    • Speed limit audio and visual warning feature is a nice option to have
    • Touch screen is sensitive, requiring only a light touch to register commands
    • Unit shows address range and street name when not routing along with time
    • Night mode using white letters and numbers over a black background makes it easy to read at night, the street names is in black which is not as easy to read at night.
    • New vehicle icon next to time to indicate what mode you are in
    • New pedestrian mode that allow you to save your vehicle position when you switch from vehicle mode to pedestrian mode
    • New Road list turn icon mode allow you to view each maneuver and offer information to next turn and compass directions, also includes maneuver list turn by turn arrow and information where user can select a segment and view the map as to location on map. Detailed instructions offer display view of each street and large arrow street location directions.
    • One touch menu to adjust volume, mute speaker, map 2D/3D image mode, turn on 3D buildings image and pan maps by scrolling on screen,
    • Trip planning option with via points is nice to have as an option.
    • Excellent address input option with Quick spell feature helps with spelling errors and difficult street names.
    • Nice quick search address book and POI drop down menu that allows user to search quickly via alpha bet starting with A-E to U-Z to enhance quick search.
    • Pervious history search allows user to quickly search Cities or Zip Codes that was used for prior address searches.
    • Lots of options with route calculation preferences added Economical/simple and the ability to view routes prior to electing a route.
    • Ability to select Route Planning mode that including Unpaved Roads, Permit needed roads, Car pool lane, Cross-Border Planning and Ferries.
    • Ability to select vehicle or Pedestrian mode, Bicycle, Bus, Taxi, Emergency etc.
    • Ability to avoid any segment or portion of the route by simply selecting the street or highway one wish to avoid and select distant you wish to avoid.
    • Points of Interest (POI) database seems to cover more categories and notice branding icons started to appear such as StarBucks, Arco, BP,Dunkin’ Donuts. AAA Tourbook and rating guide also offer another level of POI information that is unique to Magellan. Also increase POI pages, up to 75 pages x 4 = 300 POI’s with AAA as secondary choice.
    • Newly updated 2008 (NAVTEQ) maps, Freshest map data
    • Includes everything needed to receive traffic data
    • Traffic receiver antenna integrated into the 12v adapter
    • Faster, responsive interface, faster calculation, reroutes and POI search
    • Current Location screen allows viewing of your current location street address, City, State and Zip code, street names in front of you and in back of you with distant, altitude, Lat / Long information, and also is an easy way to save your current location into the address book for future use.
    • Magellan's enhanced "Exit POIs" feature lets you see what's available at each approaching exit on the highway while in route nearest you.
    • AAA TourBook data included with diamond rating guide
    • SiRF's/ Centrality Titans GPS receiver seems to be performing adequately in limited GPS signal reception areas.
    • Supports multi-destination routing with route optimization (ability to sort a list of addresses by distance)
    • New MP3, Picture viewer and videos feature is a nice add on
    • SMS feature for sending Text Message is nice
    • FM Modulation feature is nice also in certain vehicles
    • Ability to play music and route, intercept a phone call and mute the music and turn by turn direction is very nice.
    • Bluetooth hands free feature seems to work with most phones including the new iPhone 3G and the first generation iPhones.
    • Under product information the Tip and Demo mode is nice option to have for first time user
    • Local information allow one to search for POI near current position or in a different cities offer addition information with Events, Attractions, Destinations, Restaurants and gas stations.

    Great post!

    I bought a 4350 this morning at Meijer for $199. They also included a Case Logic case and additional Magellan window mount for free.

    I had planned to buy a Garmin 265WT but couldn't pass up this doorbuster. I've only used Garmins in the past so I'm new Magellan.

    Now that the 4350 has been out for awhile, does anyone have any additional pros/cons?
  • If you wait long enough, the unit will be also FREE!
    There are cons but if I post them, it will put companies that are buying these units and reselling them for $199 out of work. Let them tell you what they feel is the cons! ;)
  • If you wait long enough, the unit will be also FREE!
    There are cons but if I post them, it will put companies that are buying these units and reselling them for $199 out of work. Let them tell you what they feel is the cons! ;)
    Thanks, I guess. :?
  • Hey PND4ME, can you send me a private message with the cons? I am trying to decide between the 4350, Garmin 755T, and Tomtom 730T. Looking at performance vs. price. Thanks!
  • PDN4ME Pretty much summed it up.
    Heres what I found with my 4350. The pros and cons :

    1- Setup was pretty easy.

    2- Windsheild mounting bracket holds well but could have been designed
    to be a bit more flexible for more different mounting positions.

    3- Re-routeing so far has been excellent.

    4- Bluetooth was a bitch to set up and took forever. While search out my
    Motorola Rizer Z3 to connect it froze up the GPS a dozen times.
    After all was said and done I finally got it to work.

    5- FM modulator through my stero in 2 vehicles makes the voice
    commands sound tinny. Your best off using the 4350's speakers.

    6- The 3D and 2D function works well. The 3D buildings have not
    appeared as of yet. This may be due to the buildings not being tall
    enough. I'm really not sure.

    7- The traffic alert function still hasn't recieved any messages. This may
    only work in bigger metro areas.

    8- The display is bright and crisp.

    9- The touch-screen is very sensitive to the touch. Tap buttons softly!

    10- The SD card back-up works well, I use a 2 GHz chip.

    11- Typing in info on the keyboard takes alittle getting use to, but once
    you do it works well.

    12- Search function whether on the Magellan hard drive or the AAA book
    works well.

    13- This unit does not come with a soft cover manual. Magellan supplies
    you with a CD manual. THIS SUCKS! But! if you send them an e-mail
    supposedly they will send you a soft cover manual..We shall see!

    14- CD manual does not show you how to load music or videos. I'm still
    trying to figure this out.

    15- Navigation with the 4350 is easy and doesn't overload you with info
    while driving.

    16- The 4350 enables you to add or delete landmarks, historic, and other
    info very well.

    17- Accuracy of your location and movement is excellent.

    18- The 4350 is very well built and a solid unit. The 4.3 inch screen is a
    perfect size for navigation.

    19- On full speaker volume the voice commands are a bit choppy.

    20- Unit should display other interstate exits other than the one you turn off.
    I've had my 4350 for two days and think you summed it up well. The screen is very easy to read and the user interface is very nice. Satellite acquisition is very fast and rerouting is hardly noticeable. The one thing I really miss is the lack of current speed being displayed and lack of the Trip Information screen like the Garmin has.
  • JohnE 0 Points
    If you wait long enough, the unit will be also FREE!
    There are cons but if I post them, it will put companies that are buying these units and reselling them for $199 out of work. Let them tell you what they feel is the cons! ;)

    Hey PND4ME,

    Don't be that way. I really doubt that if you post the cons you are going to put compaies out of business. We are investing a lot of money in these units and we depend on them for work, etc. If you know something we don't know, then don't hold back. You could save us a lot of money and headache.
  • If you wait long enough, the unit will be also FREE!
    There are cons but if I post them, it will put companies that are buying these units and reselling them for $199 out of work. Let them tell you what they feel is the cons! ;)



    Hey PND4ME,

    Don't be that way. I really doubt that if you post the cons you are going to put compaies out of business. We are investing a lot of money in these units and we depend on them for work, etc. If you know something we don't know, then don't hold back. You could save us a lot of money and headache.
    I completely agree, how can we make an informed decision, with such an obviously biased opinion. Sure you have ties to GPS makers and have many years experience in the market, but having a one sided view makes everything you mention as a positive nearly pointless.
  • PND4ME 0 Points
    edited December 2008
    If you wait long enough, the unit will be also FREE!
    There are cons but if I post them, it will put companies that are buying these units and reselling them for $199 out of work. Let them tell you what they feel is the cons! ;)



    Hey PND4ME,

    Don't be that way. I really doubt that if you post the cons you are going to put compaies out of business. We are investing a lot of money in these units and we depend on them for work, etc. If you know something we don't know, then don't hold back. You could save us a lot of money and headache.


    I completely agree, how can we make an informed decision, with such an obviously biased opinion. Sure you have ties to GPS makers and have many years experience in the market, but having a one sided view makes everything you mention as a positive nearly pointless.
    As a GPS reseller, it would be suicide for me to list what the weaknesses for any PND product we represent.
    I was just posting the new features and abilities the new Maestro 4350 includes and as far as it's limitation, most will probably not be notice if you don't know about it.
    I can say it is more Nav N Go software than Magellan but that may not be a bad thing.
    Like a small stain on a carpet, the only ones that notice is the person that put the stain there, otherwise, most will never notice it until someone tells them. ;)
  • gatorguy 328 Points
    Amen
  • 5- FM modulator through my stereo in 2 vehicles makes the voice
    commands sound tinny. Your best off using the 4350's speakers.

    This could be because of the station you are using on your FM stereo, also have you adjusted the Master volume under the modulator settings?

    7- The traffic alert function still hasn't recieved any messages. This may
    only work in bigger metro areas.

    COVERAGE AREA located on Magellan's site- Where are you located?

    11- Typing in info on the keyboard takes alittle getting use to, but once
    you do it works well.

    You can choose what type of keyboard (QWERTY, ABCD)

    13- This unit does not come with a soft cover manual. Magellan supplies
    you with a CD manual. THIS SUCKS! But! if you send them an e-mail
    supposedly they will send you a soft cover manual..We shall see!

    MAGELLAN WILL NOT SEND OUT PAPER MANUALS

    14- CD manual does not show you how to load music or videos. I'm still
    trying to figure this out.

    DRAG AND DROP TO SD CARD
    MUSIC .WMA and .MP3
    VIDEO .AVI and .XDIV


    20- Unit should display other interstate exits other than the one you turn off.

    When not in inroute all exits will show- when inroute displays the one you need via lane guidance (actual sign displayed on GPS)
  • I had an opportunity to mess around with the 4370 this evening in the local BB for about an hour. In particular, I wanted to get a sense for the routing accuracy given a few recent critical reviews that I had come across.

    I fed it all kinds of destinations both locally and out of state for which I was familiar with the routes already. I found it to be spot on every time and I really liked the flexibility in the routing options you could select. So, for the paces that I put it through at least, it seemed to perform fine.

    The UI seems second to none and despite the high level of flexibility and customization it offers, I still found it to be highly intuitive and easy to navigate.

    Despite fee based traffic subscription and map updates that appear to be more costly then other OEM's, I can't seem to find anything else not to like about this device.

    I appreciate that all GPS on the market have their own quirks, but I'm not finding anything else that I like in the $250 range as much as the 4350.

    Is this version of Maggie a true beaut inside and out? Or is my vision being impaired by beer goggles? Any compelling reasons from current owners on why not to buy this one?
  • I have been wondering the same thing. But from what I can gather, some say that its routing is poor regardless of the type of route chosen. Again, I have not used the 4350, I'm just saying what I have been hearing.
  • I have been wondering the same thing. But from what I can gather, some say that its routing is poor regardless of the type of route chosen. Again, I have not used the 4350, I'm just saying what I have been hearing.
    I would guess you will hear about routing issues from every manufacturers including Garmin, TomTom, Mio, Navigon and yes Magellan too.
    But over all, they have a better routing engine than most.
    Enough said
  • Thanks for clearing that up!
  • sloan 0 Points
    I've had my 4350 for about 2 weeks now and I absolutely love it. The only problems I've seen so far are:

    1. Distorted sound when using FM modulator.
    *** Fixed by turning master volume down ***

    2. Bluetooth pairing issue
    *** Fixed by reset ***


    This is my first GPS unit and I'm very pleased with my purchase.
  • Can anyone speak to improved BT pairing after the upgrade? I know in the stores I can pair my phone (Sprint HTC Touch CDMA) with any Garmin device perfectly. I tried with a 4370 at BB and it simply would not pair.

    Curious if anyone can advise on that.

    Thanks

    Mike
  • Can anyone speak to improved BT pairing after the upgrade? I know in the stores I can pair my phone (Sprint HTC Touch CDMA) with any Garmin device perfectly. I tried with a 4370 at BB and it simply would not pair.

    Curious if anyone can advise on that.

    Thanks

    Mike
    Magellan have a list of phones that are compatible with their PND devices, this list can be found at http://www.magellangps.com/products/bluetooth_maestro.asp

    They are always updating and improving on this list and I have found phones that are not on this list to work with the Matestro 4350 / 4370.

    Don't buy a GPS unit only for the hands free feature, but if that is what is important to you, than buy a Garmin as you have already verified that your cell is compatible with their PNDs.
  • I updated from the 3250 which I loved. What attracted me to the 4350 was the fact that I could choose the fastest route and actually see the route prior to departure, taking into consideration the traffic. These are the problems that I am having with the 4350:
    1. The touch screen can be slow to respond
    2. The time of arrival is always overestimated by nearly an hour. The 3250 gives a more accurate time of arrival.
    3. The traffic doesn't calculate a faster route (the 3250 always calculates a faster route when there is traffic en route). I also have a Garmin 760 with TMC and the 4350 is basically doing what I did not like about the Garmin - keeping me on the same route without rerouting to a better route with less traffic.
    4. Even though I have the volume set at the highest setting, it is too low to hear unless I turn down the radio (the 3250 is much louder).

    Other than these issues, I love the 4350. But I am considering trying a TT930 (or 720 and upgrading) because for me the traffic is the most important reason of having a GPS (I drive a lot for work).
  • I owned 2 of the 4370's. With the first one the the voice kept cutting in and out. on the 2nd one after using it for a week and doing a firmware upgrade It had problems

    1. I kept getting an error message can't detect hardware for tmc device please reset unit (I'm not sure in exact words but thats the drift

    2. Map kept on freezing up while driving.

    3. If you look up deland Florida it's not on the map. I looked at the road mate 1400 and it was on that map database and it was also on the mastreo 5000. So not only do we have a problem with the hardware and or OS (windows CE) but now we have a map or data base problem. I had to return it and purchased from Walmart the 775 t which I have not recived yet.




    I feel real bad because I loved

    the poi database. not only was it good but it was fast and easy

    The map colors

    the fact I can choose an alt route or my orngnal route on the Fly

    and you can make a destination with different stops along the way

    What I really liked was when you were not in route it told you what street you are on. The Garmin's tell you what street is comming up next.

    The main thing's I did not like was in normal mode there was no speedometer. It was present in route.

    It did not keep track of the Mileage

    and I feel the routing was ok but the garmin was slightly better when it came to the default route.


    Well for the 3 different issues I couldn't cheat myself and I got a garmin 775t


    I tested the 765t in the store

    Yes the Database is slower

    it does not allow you plug in a route with multable stops

    The maps are not as nice looking.

    and let's be fair the one I tested was the 765t and it did have a random shutdown I called Garmin and there is a os fix for that.

    What I did like about the Garmin

    Faster screen

    Bigger buttons

    Routes were good

    it has my speedometer and mileage keeper

    Tec support was in America unlike magallen

    Free traffic and I have the ability if I should have a need to , to update to MSN Direct for $119.00 if I get the cable from Garmin. I know I can find it cheaper somewhere else.

    Over all I believe the features of the Magellan unit does beat Garmin. However for me the quality of either the hardware/ OS (windows ce) and Deland flroida missing from the map has made me regret the fact that I had to return it for a Garmin. Yes I understand not many people in this Forum is going to Deland Florida (which is about 20 miles from Daytona.) but if one town is missing I'm sure there are other towns.

    I've been a nuvi 660 owner for years and I never had any of there problems
  • PND4ME 0 Points
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    If you would had purchased your Magellan Maestro from a retailer that understand your user error, you could have saved yourself from having to return your unit.
    You purchased your Maestro 4370 units from BestBuy and as much as they advertised how great the geek squad is, they don't understand the GPS units as well as some GPS retail stores.

    I like to address each of your concerns with the Magellan Maestro 4370's

    1] "If you look up deland Florida it's not on the map. I looked at the road mate 1400 and it was on that map database and it was also on the mastreo 5000. So not only do we have a problem with the hardware and or OS (windows CE) but now we have a map or data base problem. I had to return it and purchased from Walmart the 775 t which I have not recived yet. "

    Reply: Try inputting the City name the correct way which have a space between De and Land, if you input De Land on your Magellan Maestro 4370 units, I am sure your address will show up. It did on mine. This again could be caused by user error more than the unit itself, I type in DeLand under Google search also and De land showed up in Florida which I presume is correct City you are looking for.

    2] "I kept getting an error message can't detect hardware for tmc device please reset unit (I'm not sure in exact words but thats the drift "

    Reply: Make sure to update your firmware to the latest version available from Magellan, an issues with TMC should be address soon. Also, for your TMC to function, you will need to make sure your CLA/TMC antenna is connected to power in your car.

    3] "Map kept on freezing up while driving."

    Reply: Sound like you may have a defective screen, again, update your unit to the latest firmware and reboot the unit after the firmware update and you will probably find most of your issue resolved.

    4] "The main thing's I did not like was in normal mode there was no speedometer. It was present in route. "

    Reply: The speedometer feature is available only after you update your firmware during a plan route, simply tap on the left hand tab below to switch to MPH from remaining time and arrival time.
    When you don't have a route planed, the unit will show you time of day, the address range number on the left and right hand side along with the street you are traveling on.

    5] "It did not keep track of the Mileage"

    Reply: I think part of the reason the mileage was not kept was due to the inaccuracy of the information, sometimes it is way off.
    You can however plan your route by simply selecting the turn list and if you wish to have additional trip information, you can select Trip Info from the Maneuver list page and you can see how far you have gone on your plan route, and if you select plan on map method, you can insert Via Points etc. Tons of options that is available to you.

    The Garmin Nuvi 765T is an excellent unit and function very well, but over all the cost of the unit is much more than the Magellan Maestro 4350 that can be had for $269 currently.

    At the end, the unit that fits your needs best is the right unit for you so I would not worry about it to much, some people like Lexus, some like Mercedes and other enjoy their Cad and as long as the unit or car get you to where you need to go, it is the right unit for you.

    Happy New Year
  • Thank you for your reply.

    I did update the firmware which should have covered the speedomoter, the freezeups and hardware error. I troubleshoot all day long on my clients computers so I know the procedure.

    I am now away from town in Deland. I asked my host's how is it spelled and they said Deland not de land. It also seems to come up on my nuvi 660 and the mastreo 5000 and roadmate units so I don't feel this is an error on my part. However when I get back into town I will contact the state and find out the exact spelling of this town.

    As far as the geek squad is concerned I wouldn't even trust them to go into my bathroom they would not aim correctly. I did contact magallan and they were out of the cournty and the magic fix from them was press the reset button. I do that enough on a windows machine I don't need my GPS to do the same thing. even though the os is windows ce

    Anyway I will report back further when I am in front of a 4370 when I'm back in town and try de land and I will also have the correct spelling from the state.

    Have a happy new year.
  • I tried the 4370 and typed in De land florida and you are correct it did come up however In any other GPS Or website execpt for Google Maps it does show up as DeLand Florida. Even with that spelling the 4370 should have picked it up. I really didn't have time to call the state but I took some reputable websites and it's all spelled DeLand.


    http://www.delandnissan.com/index.htm


    http://www.deland.org/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeLand,_Florida

    http://www.floridasmart.com/local/cities/d/deland_volusia.htm

    http://www.beacononlinenews.com/
  • Can anyone tell me how to change "routes" when on a route??Used to be pretty straight forward with my 4250. Also, anyone else having problems with the SMS. Service??. Other than that, I think this is a great unit, However, I am liking the 2D, mode better than 3D, easier on the eyes, more street names visible, better zoom function, etc. The worse thing though, is Audible books were supposed to be supporting the Magellan, now they took off all mention of Magellan from their site, now I have to convert all my audio books to MP3 files, before I can play them on the 4350. Still, a great improvement over the 4250.
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