June 4, 2008

Magellan Maestro 5310 Review


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PC Mag has a review up on the VERY Large screen Magellan Maestro 5310 - a 5-inch larger screened unit that is targeted at the RV and "bifocal" set who want or need that large point of view on their navigator. The Maestro 5310 5-inch screen offers 35% more viewable space than regular "widescreen" units are 4.3-inches measured diagonally. Craig Ellison liked the unit and thought the routes generated were reasonable. The unit does not have Bluetooth hands free, but does come pre-loaded with maps of North America and the AAA club data that allows you to search for POI entries and get informational write-ups on the location. I liked this feature when I used and reviewed the Maestro 3140, but wished it was better integrated with the rest of the system. PC Mag also mentioned that the larger unit and speaker made for plenty loud turn directions; not bad and maybe another nod to the aging demographic.

For more information, read the review at PC Mag

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Posted by Scott Martin at June 4, 2008 8:03 AM

Recent Comments

NOTICE TO ALL POTENTIAL MAGELLAN GPS BUYERS!!

Magellan GPS's have many problems from poorly written navigation software (route calculations), very bad customer service, missing features like adding touch way points, my battery won't hold a charge right out of the box. I'm very remorseful for buying Magellan GPS and I've found it nearly useless for all the money I spent.


Posted by: J. Geils at May 19, 2009 6:57 PM

I bought the Maestro 5310 for my wife's birthday. It was an attempt to get her to use a GPS for those times she is driving by herself and would make her trip safer. I programmed the GPS and it was good to go. One day after she received it, she had to drive to a place across town that she was unfamilair with. No problem, right? I bought her what was rated high in comsumer reports. Best Buy recommended it. What could go wrong? IT LOCKED UP AND SHE GOT LOST!!! A GPS is USELESS if it doesn't get you where you need to go!!! After finding the reset button when she returned, I hit it. It worked and we could now navigate through the menus, but the voice is gone and replaced with a sqwelch!!! How annoying. NOT impressed thus far. Then I called "Customer Service" only to be CUT OFF no matter which selection I chose. Not a good start.


Posted by: TJ at July 6, 2008 1:49 PM
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