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Magellan Maestro 4050

alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 reviews of Magellan Maestro 4050. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and screen are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability. There are some less positive comments about the maps.

usability, performance, price, screen, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan Maestro 4050 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 193 user reviews of Magellan Maestro 4050 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on People are impressed by the screen and durability. The price and performance also get good reviews. Views are divided on the reliability, while there are some less positive comments about the design and maps.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan Maestro 4050 4.3-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator (with 3 month free traffic)Magellan Maestro 4050 4.3-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator (with 3 month free traffic)

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Craig Ellison (

Magellan Maestro 4050


Magellan Maestro 4050 is the first personal navigator with voice recognition.

4.3-inch screen. Improved user interface. AAA TourBook and roadside assistance location. Sensitive SiRFstarIII receiver. Multisegment routing. Voice recognition provided for many functions. Traffic-report receiver integrated into mounting bracket.

Bluetooth phone interface failed to read our test phone's contact list and didn't automatically reconnect. No auto-zoom or auto-volume. Can't control all functions with voice commands.

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Sep, 2007

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Magellan Maestro 4050, 4040, 4000 Vehicle GPS Navigation Systems Review


Magellanâ'"s Magellan Maestro 4000 Vehicle Navigation System series includes the premium 4050, mid-range 4040 and the entry level 4000. All the Magellan Maestro models are GPS navigation units only having no multimedia capabilities. Standout features...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Fletch (

Magellan Maestro 4050 Review


Using your hands to operate your GPS is SO last year! why not just use your voice to boss your car around? That's the promise behind Magellan's traffic-enabled, voice controlled Maestro 4050. Sounds great, right? Like most new technologies, the devil's...

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Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

Magellan Maestro 4050 review


To see how the 4050 stacks up against other units, check out my Magellan auto GPS comparison chart.

Jun, 2007

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Good for General Use


The routing options for this unit can be somewhat confusing. When you enter a destination it asks you to pick Fastest time, Shortest Distance, Avoid Toll Roads, Most Use of Freeways or Least use of Freeways. Huh....?!!!!

Accurate. Gets You to your destination. The map does not zoom out to a picture of the USA when you are not using the gps feature. This was an annoying feature with the Garmin Nuvi. With this one I can view upcoming street names without having to imput...

Bluetooth clarity is lacking. Don't get this unit if you are considering it for the bluetooth functionality unless you plan on using a fm transmitter.

Jun, 2008

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magellan... magellan? Ma-gell-an!


I live in southern california and bought this for my wife last christmas, it has worked great as a general GPS/Navigation unit. Some special features such as Voice Command have proven flawed. You say "magellan" to activate the menu, but end up saying...

Very bright, vivid, easy to read and follow display. audio commands are clear and easy to understand. Quickly reroutes to your destination, instead of asking you to make a U-turn, if you miss a turn. Navigation is spot on, very accurate. Bluetooth call...

The voice command feature is frustrating, as it fails often, which, in true Windows form, requires you to reset the unit often. It's ""powered"" by Windows*CE. Bluetooth feature does not work well with most cell phones and IS NOT hands free as...

Feb, 2008

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Stay away from Magellan!


Do your self a favour: buy Garmin Nuvi. It is FAR more superior product. That's what I finally did.

Gives you a lot of time to think why did you buy this unit while searching for satellate signal.

Magellan tech support is ... just none. You are on your own.

Oct, 2007

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Magellan hero!! ”



Oct, 2009

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Magellan Maestro 4050


Magellan is the Thales Navigation (France Thales), a well-known brands. Is the world's positioning, navigation and guide device of the main developers and manufacturers with operations in the United States and Europe. Magellan in 1989 to introduce the...



Apr, 2009

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GPS System _Magellan Maestro 4050


GPS system.I have used the Magellan Maestro 4050 half a year 2007 and would be happy to share the experience using it. Magellan Maestro 4050 is got a sleek profile and compact dimensions--at at 3.7 inches high by 5 inches wide by 0.8 inch deep, and...

Minimalist design etc


Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

The Maestro 4050 provides real-time traffic alerts, Bluetooth hands-free phone calling capabilities and advanced voiced routing directions via Magellan's SayWhere text-to-speech function, which audibly announces the street names for upcoming maneuvers. The Maestro 4050 includes a lifetime subscription for real-time premium traffic services with the Magellan TrafficKit, the first completely integrated, portable real-time traffic solution with a no-fuss, wire-free design. The receiver attaches at a cradle with a simple click to help drivers avoid traffic delays with incident alerts and rerouting. Preloaded with full coverage maps of Europe from NAVTEQ, the Maestro 4050 also contains the Marco Polo sight seeing information plus a database of one million additional points of interest (POI) like ATMs, petrol stations and more. The Maestro 4050's Bluetooth capabilities make it possible for drivers to be connected to a business with a hands-free phone call once a POI is selected. The Maestro 4050 is voice command ready. Drivers will enjoy the latest advances in voice recognition capabilities to control the device and route to their destination using voice commands.


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

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9 cm

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / Puerto Rico / USA

GPS System

Receiver:20 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
Speed Camera Warning: Yes
Traffic Services:TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Type:GPS receiver


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