The Magellan Maestro M4040 is an automotive GPS navigation device. What makes it different from its predecessors is the new interface with 4.3 inch touch-screen color monitor. Bluetooth technology enables hands-free navigation and real-time navigation services irrespective of the traffic and road conditions. The SayWhere™ text-to-speech voiced based routing and preloaded mapping software with the entire European, US and Puerto Rican Atlases from NAVTEQ ensure that you are never lost. The user-friendly interface allows four kinds of views: 3D Map, Map View, Maneuver List and TrueView™ 3D split screen. The WAAS/EGNOS enabled – SiRFstarIII receiver has 20 channels to chart out the best and quickest route and has an accuracy of 3 to 5 meters.
The Portable Maestro M4040 lives up to its name with its 4.5 million preloaded points of interest (POI). More POI make be created and stored on the address book for future travels. A clear voice tells you the name of the street at every turn and alerts you in case of a wrong turn so that you never have to take your eyes off the road to look for locations. The QuickSpell™ feature ensures the right spelling to minimize errors further and also so that you do not have to concentrate on the spelling. The AAA TourBook® gives directions to the best AAA hotels and restaurants AAA Roadside Assistance details and even alerts about the special discounts offered by the AAA Show Your Card & Save® program. The Magellan TrafficKit™, BE THERE™ and SmartDetour are other tools which make the Maestro M4040 even more efficient. The Maestro comes with a windshield mount, unit cradle, cigarette lighter adapter, USB data cable, AC charger, nylon protective pouch and an adhesive disk for dash mounting. The only drawback of the Maestro M4040 is its short battery life of just around 2 hours when used continuously.