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Magellan Maestro 3100 Auto GPS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 959 reviews of Magellan Maestro 3100 Auto GPS. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the maps and reliability. The performance and price also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts 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 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Magellan Maestro 3100 Auto GPS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Magellan Maestro 3100 Auto GPS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and usability. Many are negative about the performance.

usability, size

performance

56% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Magellan Maestro 3100 Satellite Navigation System

May, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Magellan Maestro 3100 Auto GPS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 654 user reviews of Magellan Maestro 3100 Auto GPS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People really like the maps and size. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, size, maps

reliability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan Maestro 3100 3.5-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorMagellan Maestro 3100 Portable Auto GPS System for Continental U.S.Magellan Maestro 3100 ClearTouch Crystal Screen Protector (Single Pack)

May, 2015

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

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.

Jun, 2007
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Expert review by: JW Price (associatedcontent.com)

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.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: GPS Lodge (gpslodge.com)

Expert Review

 

Overall, the Magellan Maestro 3100/3140 product is a bit of a disappointment; admittedly I had high hopes for this major re-design. The 3140 unit has the features; Text to speech, AAA information, broad map coverage, and some features like QuickSpell...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

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...

May, 2007

Expert review by: Fletch (gpsmagazine.com)

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.

May, 2007

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Magellan Maestro 3100 review

 

The Maestro 3100 is the cheapest standalone satnav here, and it is reasonably impressive for the price.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Magellan - Maestro 3100

 

Magellan has chosen a very cautious specification for its entry-level Maestro 3100. The 3.5-inch touch screen has a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels, GPS lock is handled by the ubiquitous SiRF Star III chip and ...

It's a horrible expression but Magellan ticks all the boxes with its Maestro 3100 and at first glance it supplies every feature you could possible need at an incredibly low price. Take a second look and you'll see that you actually get a fairly basic...

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: rsmith7949 (cnet.com)

"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!

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: (cnet.com)

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

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: qbrathw8 (cnet.com)

"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.

Oct, 2009

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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