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Magellan Maestro 3100 Auto GPS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 673 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the screen and reliability. The performance and value for money also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan Maestro 3100 Auto GPS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Magellan Maestro 3100

 

A couple of months ago, we reviewed the Magellan Maestro 4040 and liked it for its nice interface, performance, and value. Now, the company has added an even more affordable solution to the Maestro family. Aimed at the first-time buyer and...

The Magellan Maestro 3100 has a simple and compact design, and it offers the navigation basics at an affordable price.

This Magellan GPS system froze on a couple of occasions, and route recalculations can sometimes be slow. It's also difficult to remove the device from the vehicle mount.

The Magellan Maestro 3100 is an affordable, simple, and basic portable navigation system for first-time buyers, but you can get better performance from other similar systems.

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Review of the Entry Level Magellan Maestro 3100 Portable GPS System

 

I have my hands on The Magellan Maestro 3100 and I'm going to tell you its features, why its a best seller, and who should spring for one.

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Magellan Maestro 3100 review

 

I have not been very impressed with receivers with such a low number of POIs. Even units with 1.5 million POIs have frequently failed to turn up the store, restaurant, etc. that I was looking for, meaning that I would need to enter the address for...

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Magellan Maestro 3100 Review

 

Last month Magellan released the highly anticipated Maestro 4040 to mixed reviews. This month, Magellan has released the smaller, less expensive Maestro 3100. This 3.5" display, no-frills unit is aimed squarely at the budget-conscious consumer, and is...

Cheap. Basic. Better than Nothing.

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"Mount is terrible and deceptive map description"

 

The description of the maps said "North America." When I went to school in the 1950s, Canada and Mexico were in North America. Evidently Magellan has redefined North America to mean "Lower 48." Since I travel to Canada frequently I expected Canada...

The only thing i like about this unit is choice of shortest time; shortest distance; least use of freeways or most use of freeways. I don't care for anything else.

Biggest turn-offs are mount is terrible and map description is wrong.. I bought a refurb (thankfully so I don't have much money in this) to use as a back-up GPS. This unit came mounted to the mount and I have not been able to remove it!

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Magellan Maestro 3100

 

The description of the maps said "North America." When I went to school in the 1950s, Canada and Mexico were in North America. Evidently Magellan has redefined North America to mean "Lower 48." Since I travel to Canada frequently I expected Canada...

The only thing i like about this unit is choice of shortest time; shortest distance; least use of freeways or most use of freeways. I don't care for anything else

Biggest turn-offs are mount is terrible and map description is wrong.. I bought a refurb (thankfully so I don't have much money in this) to use as a back-up GPS. This unit came mounted to the mount and I have not been able to remove it

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"Used different GPS over the years & 3100 is good."

 

Very good, very simple, very much like it's big brother the 4040 I have in my other car.

It's simple easy to direct & re-direct. If you leave the path it will give you a few chances to return to the original course then plot a new one. More complex units tend to default out after the second or third; if you live in Atlanta that won't do.

Slow start up, old software, and way to expensive to update. And if you live in Atlanta you definitely need to get the new streets and street changes.

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"GREAT STARTER GPS"

 

WE GOT THIS A GIFT AND HAVE JUST HAD MAGELLAN UPDATE ITS OS AND IT WORKS GREAT.

VERY EASY TO USE

NO VOICE ACTIVATED COMMANDS, NO BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY

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"Great GPS Unit"

 

I like this, it functions well, has just the right amount of audio.

I really like this - the audio at exactly when I should be turning the wheel is perfect, and it warns at just the right time prior to a turn. It's not an annoying repetitive nag the way another product I've tried is.

I find that when it is really cold, the unit will not attach to the disc on the dash. A couple times it has sent me in a longer path than it should have for "shortest distance."

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Magellan Maestro 3100

 

WE GOT THIS A GIFT AND HAVE JUST HAD MAGELLAN UPDATE ITS OS AND IT WORKS GREAT.

VERY EASY TO USE

NO VOICE ACTIVATED COMMANDS, NO BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY

Product Specifications

Magellan Maestro 3100 offers simple, sophisticated GPS navigation that's remarkably affordable. The most intuitive graphical 3.5" touch-screen interface available makes navigation easy. Enter virtually any destination and get turn-by-turn voice guidance to locations. Smart touch-icons and Magellan's unique QuickSpell function enable error-free spelling, minimizing steps, so you get a customized route to your destination with just a few touches of the screen. Hundreds of thousands of preprogrammed points of interest make it easy to find restaurants, gas stations, ATM and more. See your location, route, direction, next turn, destination and more. SmartDetour will help you find your way out of traffic jams or stopped freeway traffic. Maestro is designed for those who enjoy precision technology with style! It has been created by Magellan; the first name in navigation, and built on years of experience providing the best in GPS navigation.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.5"
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9 cm
Resolution:320 x 240

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in/1.1in
Height:3.5in
Weight:6.3oz/6.5oz
Width:4.3in

GPS Software

Maps Included:48 United States

GPS System

Connectivity:USB
Receiver:20 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
SBAS:WAAS
Speed Camera Warning: Yes
Type:GPS receiver

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Manufacturer:Magellan Navigation
Model:3100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Magellan Maestro
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