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Magellan Maestro 4040 4.3-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator

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Maestro 4040
  • Built-in AAA travel information, including member roadside assistance details and more
  • Bluetooth hands-free calling for added safety (Compatible Bluetooth phone required, sold separately)
  • SayWhere turn-by-turn voice guidance allows you to hear the name of the next turn
  • 4.3-inch WQVGA full-color, anti-glare touch screen
  • Measures 5.0 x 3.75 x 0.88 inches (WxHxD) and weighs 8.5 ounces
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Product Information

Model: Maestro 4040
Technical Details
Item Weight8.5 ounces
Product Dimensions5 x 4 x 1 inches
Item model numberMaestro 4040
Display Size4.3 inches
Display Resolution480 x 272
Warrantyone year
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #35,675 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.8 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 7, 2004
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Product Description

Model: Maestro 4040

Product Description

Magellan Maestro 4040 delivers elegant design and ease of use, Bluetooth hands-free cell functionality plus voiced routing instructions


Amazon.com Product Description With built-in AAA TourBook® travel information and member roadside assistance details, the Magellan Maestro 4040 Portable Auto GPS System is the ultimate travel companion. Re-engineered for easy use, it combines advanced features, elegance, and simplicity to make driving more pleasurable and less stressful. A few simple touches are all the Maestro 4040 needs to audibly guide you with turn-by-turn street name directions to virtually any destination in the United States and Canada. You can even customize your navigation method or route to get there quicker and stress-free.

With fresh graphics and an intelligent touch screen, the Magellan Maestro 4040 is the ultimate travel companion.
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Easy to use navigation features SmartDetour and auto re-route. View larger.

Access built-in AAA information from your GPS touch screen. View larger.
With built-in AAA travel information, the Maestro 4040 gives you instant access to the most trusted source for trip planning; searchable AAA TourBook® listings, Show Your Card & Save® locations for member discounts, approved auto repair facilities, attractions, events, and more. The Maestro 4040 also provides AAA members roadside assistance details, with exact location and a toll-free help number. The Maestro 4040 is also Bluetooth-enabled, so you can connect your Bluetooth cell phone directly to AAA for immediate help when you need it most.

Note: AAA member roadside assistance requires AAA membership.

Easy-to-Use Navigation
Enter virtually any address on the freshly designed graphical touch screen, or select from 4.5 million preprogrammed points of interest and get turn-by-turn voice guidance to anywhere in the entire United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, right out of the box. Just turn it on and go. SiRFstarIII™ gives you the fastest GPS position accuracy in the industry, while SayWhere™ text-to-speech tells you the street name for each maneuver so you can focus on driving. Smart buttons and Magellan's unique QuickSpell™ function enable error-free spelling to minimize steps and give you a customized route to your destination with just a few screen touches.

Bluetooth, Traffic Updates, and More
The Maestro 4040's Bluetooth wireless technology lets you make hands-free phone calls with your Bluetooth-enabled phone. You can also store or sync numbers and contact information through the easy-to-use touch screen and make calls via the Maestro 4040's integrated microphone and speakers. Add the optional Magellan TrafficKit™ to this device and you'll be equipped with live traffic incident reports, so you'll never get stuck on the freeway.

Additional Product Features

  • Sophisticated and simple: Streamlined touch-screen buttons minimize steps to locate a destination
  • Sleek design: Integrated GPS antenna provides excellent satellite reception in a slim and compact design
  • Graphical interactive maps: Maps and destinations for the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada are built-in, so you can travel far and wide and always know where you are and where you're going
  • Traffic-enabled: Add the Magellan TrafficKit™ to your Maestro 4040 to get live traffic incident reports; activation and subscription fees apply
  • Voice command upgradeable: Add Voice Command control for hands-free operation with an upgrade from Magellan; activation fee applies
  • Bird's-eye 3D view: Clearly see your surroundings in 2D or 3D; also choose between Map View, TrueView™ 3D split screen, and Maneuver List
  • Rechargeable battery: Navigate even when you don't have access to power
  • Multi-destination routing: Select up to 20 destinations and choose the order that best fits your needs
  • SmartDetour™: Automatically prompts you to route around suddenly slow freeway traffic
  • Auto re-route: Never miss a turn and quickly get back on track whenever you make a detour
  • Auto night view: Adjusts color and contrast for easy night viewing
  • QuickSpell™: Easily enter addresses with unique auto-complete feature that even corrects spelling
  • Complete mobility: Transfer to any vehicle with no installation
  • 4.5 million points of interest (POIs): Optimized database to easily find gas stations, restaurants, ATMs, and more. And with smart location you can search by name, category, and region. There's even a Coffee category so you can quickly find caffeine whenever you need it.
  • Interactive POI icons: Touch an onscreen icon for a nearby destination, see name and address, and get an instant route
  • Customizable route method: Fastest time, shortest distance, least or most use of freeways, avoid toll roads
  • Route exclusion: Select streets and freeways to avoid so you can get there your way
  • Address book: Create and store personal points of interest for easy reoccurring trips
  • Instant locate: One touch shows your location; quickly advise roadside assistance or emergency services

What's in the Box
Magellan Maestro 4040 Portable Auto GPS System, windshield mount and cradle, adhesive dash mount disk, cigarette lighter power adapter (12-24 watts), AC wall power supply/charger, quick reference guide, reference manual CD, and USB cable.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Calling customer service was terrible.
L. Malecha
I couldn't be happier with the Magellan Maestro 4040!
J. Jusko
This unit is very good overall and very easy to use.
Sarwat Ezzeldin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

306 of 312 people found the following review helpful By Comdet TOP 50 REVIEWER on April 25, 2007
Model: Maestro 4040 Verified Purchase
I've been using GPS systems for several years, and I'm always asked "what's the best GPS?" Unfortunately, that's not an easy question to answer. Just like there's no "best" car for everyone, there's no such thing as the "best" GPS.

That being said, this is a very fine GPS system, and one well worth checking out. I've owned two other Magellan systems in the past (a Roadmate 500 and a 750M), and the improvements in this system are wonderful. Excellent screen, clear even in full sun, easy to use - truly a "turn it on and go" setup. I've always been especially fond of the way Magellan announces upcoming turns - they are the only GPS that offers a incredibly accurate "bing-bong" sound right before the turn. The key word there is ACCURATE. Yes, Garmin has an upcoming turn tone, but more often than not, it's too early or too late to be effective. Magellan gets it right every time. That, and their split screen turn view is what makes this a must-own for me. The AAA guidebook is icing on the cake, and I'm finding that to be a real time saver - much better than the typical POI database since the places have been vetted by AAA. If you're a fan of the AAA paper guidebooks, you will absolutely love having it accessible through a GPS.

I also currently have a Garmin 2610 and have found that the Magellan/Garmin combo is what works best for me. The Garmins have some advantages over the Magellans and vice versa. Together, they make a great combo.

But, if you want to buy just one GPS, the Magellan 4040 is a great choice. The Garmin Nuvi line is also quite nice, but their wide-screen versions are considerably more expensive than the 4040. If it came down to the Nuvi 3XX model or the Magellan 40XX models, I feel the Magellan gives you more for your money.
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99 of 103 people found the following review helpful By Mike K on September 18, 2007
Model: Maestro 4040
Please note that this review covers the 4050. However, this unit is the same as the 4040 with two exceptions. On the 4040 both the voice command and traffic kit are optional, additional purchases.

Do you really need a GPS device?? If you are reading this review the answer is probably yes.

We have used them for a number of years and I'm now at the point where I wonder how we ever got along without one. No more trips to the computer for confusing Mapquest directions or frantic searches to find the car atlas after a wrong turn. Both facts leading to a significant reduction in "marital moments."

I could give many examples where GPS has "saved the day". Here is a recent one:

This summer my wife and our three small children traveled from Chicago to South Dakota for a wedding (I had to work). Like many rural wedding, each part of the event was in a different place. The church was in one town, the reception in another and their hotel in a third. After the wedding she wanted to visit cousins on their farm in Southern Minnesota, followed a stop in the Twin Cities. Lastly, she was going to travel to Northern Minnesota to spend some R-n-R at a lake cabin.

The night before the big trip I added all of the addresses in our GPS unit. I then labeled them: church, reception, hotel, farm, Twin Cities, cabin. Now all she had to do is press the right address and go. No worries about missing a turn or taking the wrong road, even on a pitch black rural night. If she decided to change her plans the Magellan would take care of it. GPS units figure out the route from where you are to your location, something Mapquest can't do. The peace of mind that the Magellan gave both of us was worth its purchase price alone.
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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Michael P. Deslippe on June 27, 2007
Model: Maestro 4040 Verified Purchase
Well, I am not the GPS buff a lot of the reviewers seem to be, so you'll get this review from a regular guy. My only previous experience with GPS is renting a Garmin 330 with a rental car twice. My wife hated the Garmin, I liked it, but I was awe struck by the tecno-factor. So we went looking on-line to see what was available. We bought this unit specifically because it met my wife's criteria. She loved that it spoke street names and not just "turn right", "turn left". She also like that it was loaded with the AAA data. We have been AAA members for more than 35 years, so this feature appealed to us. If you are not a AAA member, then any GPS that has POI's is probably satisfactory for you. She also demanded one feature - she hates highways and wanted something that would provide the shortest distance without using highways. This was the only unit that did that as part of a standard routine. For everyone else it was either not possible or required extensive navigation to get to the screens where you could program it to use that criteria.

My experiences thus far have been luke warm. When picking "shortest distance", it doesn't always pick the shortest distance, even though it was programmed with the roads that were shorter than the map it gave me. On the other hand, it went to some extremes that were not reasonable to get the shortest distance such as having me take an expressway off-ramp and on-ramp because they went in a straight line while staying on the expressway made a curve around the exit area that probably added 100 feet to the trip. It also had me taking miniature turns in small towns, also just to save a few feet. All in all, the shortest route was very hard on driving and gas and not always right.
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