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Magellan Maestro 3250 Auto GPS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 406 reviews of Magellan Maestro 3250 Auto GPS. 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. People really like the size and maps. The price and performance also get good comments. Many are less positive about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the durability.

usability, performance, price, maps, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan Maestro 3250 Auto GPS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 356 user reviews of Magellan Maestro 3250 Auto GPS from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Reviewers are impressed by the size and maps. The price and performance also get good feedback. Many are negative about the reliability.

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78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan Maestro 3250 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic and Voice CommandMagellan Maestro 3250 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic and Voice Command

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

Magellan Maestro 3250 review


The Magellan Maestro 3250 is one of Magellan's new thinner (0.7") line of Maestros. Like the Maestro 3210, it has a 3.5" screen, six million points of interest (POIs), pre-loaded maps of the U.S. and Canada, and the SiRFstar III chipset.

Dec, 2007

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Magellan Maestro 3250

May, 2008

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Bad Magellan Support!


When working and after initial firmware update, it worked as advertised

Prior to first firmware update, it had some hangs and search issues ; Screen flickered and unit died, I couldn't reset it or connect it to charge or dock. I contacted Magellan and sent it to them (after faxing receipt copy and warranty). I mailed it to...

Jan, 2009

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MAGELLAN Maestro 3250 3.5" GPS Navigation


Not all is loss, there is a new firmware update on Magellan website. The new version 4.6 resolves most of the issues. Just be aware that updating of firmware may fail, like I'd experienced. At the end, I sent mine in to the services center and they...

Clear accurate directions. plenty of warning about the approaching turn. Small, fit in my pocket. Good maps and easy to use. I like the Bluetooth connection with my cell phone, I find myself using it all the time. One thing though, you need to...

I have owned this thing for more than 6 months, like most other reviewers said, sometimes it is hard to start or restart. Other times it will lock up, when you switch of the engine for a few hours and you'll find it cannot restart next time when you...

Dec, 2008

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Accurate device


This little system is amazing. It is so accurate. The options it offers are awesome. It's compact and is just an overall good piece.

There are a few of things I wish was different on this system is the night time mode. It's hard to see the street names. Also, the voice can be a little louder. The blue tooth voice is also not loud enough. People on the other end have told me they...

Nov, 2008

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MAGELLAN Maestro 3250 3.5" GPS Navigation


It's a great device. The only thing I'm not happy with is that the blue tooth (voices) are not loud enough. My experience has been just as suggested. Turn off radio, A/C, and close the windows. Haven't been said, The person at the other end can never...

Great device. This device is pretty accurate. I love it!

Freezes up when trying to turn on.

Nov, 2008

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Excellent Value for the price


Excellent GPS with Bluetooth. Even a Parrot Bluetooth will cost almost this much.

Fast, accurate, tons of POI (points of interest - resturant, store etc.) and most of all Bluetooth.

Freezes on startup once in a while.

Oct, 2008

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MAGELLAN Maestro 3250 3.5" GPS Navigation


I had used a lower model magellan and was very happy with it; if you don't need all the extras then that would work well too, but this model is top notch. The traffic accessory not working is irritating, but the documentation for it is sketchy at best...

Excellent navigation, responsive and not an excessive amount of time to recalculate routes all things considered. Hands free phone access is nice for solo travelling and works fairly well. The points of interest information access is a lifesaver no...

Battery life leaves a little to be desired, but if you only use it in your car there are no problems. You have to zoom in farily close to get the visual cues for the points of interest to show up. I still can't get the traffic accessory to work.

Oct, 2008

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Good Value for the Money


I travel for a living and I've probably used this unit for perhaps 75 hours in the last two months I've owned it. It has never locked up and maps are accurate. The only problem was in New York City with all the tall buildings - after driving out of the...

Have to pay for map update (there is currently one available).

Sep, 2008

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works great


works great..

its not so loud so keep the music low if wanna hear the Magellan speak

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

The Magellan Maestro 3250 GPS system offers one of the most intuitive and feature rich travel experiences out there, and with a price that makes the competitors tremble. With an integrated AAA TourBook Guide, SayWhere text to speech delivery and Live traffic reporting capability, and BlueTooth connectivity and Hands free calling features, the Maestro 3250 is popping up in new vehicles and pockets daily. With Voice Command and Control say something to your Magellan 3250 to access your most popularly used functions and navigation systems. Use your voice to find the nearest coffee shops, restaurants, hotels, gas stations, bank machines and more. Talk to your Maestro 3250 and ask for you exact geographical location, how much longer and the distance to your desired locations and so much more with this powerful voice recognition system. Browse the exclusive AAA TourBook and collaborate with users to get ratings and reviews on hotels, restaurants and more. Find great discounts and coupons as well to these points of interest along your journeys.


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


GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / Puerto Rico / USA

GPS System

Connectivity:Hi-Speed USB
Receiver:20 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
Traffic Services:TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Type:GPS receiver


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