Magellan Maestro Loses the Clutter

A bigger screen and better-quality maps put the new Maestro 4040 head and shoulders above Magellan's previous GPS models

Editor's Rating:

The Good: Bright, wide screen; vastly improved maps; trip information from AAA included

The Bad: A few midtrip resets needed; touch screen could have been more responsive

The Bottom Line: A navigation device that shows real improvement over previous Magellan models

Depending on whom you ask, the future of personal navigation systems may or may not lie with the mobile phone. The cellular industry argues that increasingly sophisticated phones with ever-faster wireless data networks will be just as good at steering you around as any standalone device using global positioning system (GPS) satellite technology.

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