Magellan announced its new Maestro Car Navigation system, Maestro 4000, Maestro 4040 and Maestro 4050.
The Magellan Maestro 4050 is the first voice-command portable GPS device. The Maestro 4050 offers real-time traffic alerts, “Bluetooth hands-free phone calling capabilities and advanced voiced routing directions via Magellan’s SayWhere text-to-speech function”. It is preloaded with full coverage maps of the 50 United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
It will be available in this May at US $699.99.
The Magellan Maestro 4040 has similar features as the 4050, real-time traffic alerts, Bluetooth hands-free,etc but it lacks the voice recognition capabilities. It will be available in April 1st at just $499.99.
The Magellan Maestro 4000 offers voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions with preloaded maps of the 48 contiguous United States.
All the 3 new car navigation systems are powered by SiRF Star III GPS chipset and has a 4.3-inch WAVGA touchscreen, integrated antenna. They are feature SmartDetour helping drivers route around freeway traffic, QuickSpell for fast data entry and AAA TourBook for Travel Information.