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Magellan Maestro 3225

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews of Magellan Maestro 3225. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The performance and price also get good opinions, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the route planning and maps.

usability, price, performance, reliability, size

maps, route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan Maestro 3225 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Magellan Maestro 3225 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 Comments about the reliability and size are generally positive. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews about the maps.

usability, price, performance, size, reliability


85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan Maestro 3225 3.5-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorMagellan Maestro 3225 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

Dec, 2018

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Best first unit!


I have one since 3 years now and no problem with. Very simple to use in small package. No lag at all and give good instruction

The lifespan of the battery is a bit short. The cost of updates maps compared to the value of GPS do not bother, but it is the case for many others

Aug, 2010

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You can't beat the deal


Magellan will update the maps to the latest version for $10 shipped... refurbished or new they will honour the 30 day guarantee for maps after purchase... how can you beat this deal?

Magellan will update the maps for $10 SHIPPED (ship you a SD card) Thin, text to speech

no bluetooth

Jun, 2010

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Great Gift


At 54$ including shipping (cdn) you can't go wrong with this unit.

I own an Alpine GPS (300$) and the only major difference with this one that i gave to my mother in law is the missing bluetooth...beside that is it great ! It has french easy home setting, nice screen and the window socket works great

None so far...mother in law is happy, i'm happy

Jun, 2010

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OK unit to start with


This is my first GPS unit, so I can't really give a thorough review of it. If you buy it though, contact Magellan to get a map update. They will charge you approx. $10 for shipping.

Can calculate the route correctly most of the time ; Indicates on which sides of the street your location is ; Includes windows mount, 12V plug and AC plug ; Auto night-mode (high contrast)

Startup time is so so ; Map rendering is average

Feb, 2010

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It's not working


Great price and quick signal reception. Clear instruction

I bought 4 Magellan gps. It's the only one not working. Not even able to turn on. I have to pay to ship it back for fix. Have to call customer service twice and talked to a couple of people and explain my situation again and again

Jan, 2010

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Really Good - But be careful.


The customer service is professional, excellent. The one I found on phone came right to the point, did not waste any time and resolved the issue in no time. Ships in about 3 days via UPS. Basically, if you get stuck with a bad device dont get stuck...

1. Spells out street names..very convenient ; 2. Automatically adjusts the view zooms it when we get close to the turn ; 3. Splits the screen and gives a detailed view at turnings ; 4. Gives advance direction..take left followed by another left, etc....

1. Major flaw- the first recertified gps that I received was flawed. It took me about 30 min to add an address, very very slow while entering any address, but once the address is input, the driving audio directions were not slow ; I returned it for a...

Jan, 2010

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Excellent buy (if it works)


Kind of stupid that after paying for a defective unit I have to pay more money to ship it back to Magellan so they can send me one that will hopefully work. Having to do this makes the unit cost $15 more than I planned (and what happens if the next one...

Great price for a refurb unit. The window mount, screen size, colour brightness, audio, and touch sensitivity are all excellent. Would have been the perfect buy if I did not have to return it because it won't pick up any GPS signal

Received the unit, obviously having been sent back by a previous buyer, without it able to pick up a GPS signal. You think newegg would have re-tested the unit before re-selling it again not working. Called Magellan and they troubleshooted it as...

Jan, 2010

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So far, so good


Well worth the money! Gave four stars because maps are way out of date, 79 bucks to get new ones. Suction cup will not stick to window.

Bright, clear, voice prompts and pronunciations are accurate - so far

Was rather supprised today when I plugged in my TomTom cable to charge this Magellan gps that it flat out refused based on proprietary hardware. Make sure you grab your gear if you switch vehicles a lot

Jan, 2010

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Map updates


(1) As shipped - Basemap NavStreet version=29 Detailed map NavStreets version=29 (2) DVD 2008/2009 update - vesion=31 (3) SD card update (Spring 2009 latest) - Basemap NavStreet version=35 Detailed map NavStreets version=37

Refurbished unit from Newegg still qualified for map update within 30 days. Map update with SD card is easy

Some Magellan tech support needs to be informed of the latest versions of maps for customers

Dec, 2009

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Cheap and works


Not qualified for map updates because it is a refurbished unit. I say it will get you to most of your destinations because of the old map pack and out of dat POI.

Cheap. It will get you to most of your destinations. No functional problems out of the box

It is marked as refurbished by a hot branding iron that melted the plastic. It is on the bottom, so it is not seen when in use. Comes with Map pack #29, which I believe is over two and a half years old

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications

Magellan Maestro 3225 is ultra-thin, stylish and affordable. Built-in maps and 1.3 million Points of Interest enable you to get turn-by-turn voice guidance to virtually anywhere in the United States or Canada. Amazingly easy to use, find your destination with just a few touches of the screen.


Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)/3hour(s)

Built-in Display

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

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / Mexico / Puerto Rico / USA/North America

GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Distance / ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival)
Receiver:20 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver


Country Kits:North America
Manufacturer:Magellan Navigation
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Magellan Maestro