Magellan Maestro 3140 GPS

Vehicle, 3.5" LCD - MPN: 98083501
Product Details
Description
Premium features at an affordable price, elegantly designed for easy navigation with beautifully streamlined graphics, built-in AAA travel information, Bluetooth compatibility, SayWhere text-to-speech, integrated battery and 4.5 million points of interest
Quick Glance
Diagonal Screen Size 3.5 in
Product Type Automobile Portable GPS Navigator
General Features Voice Prompt
Display Type color
Included Devices Microphone
Expert Reviews
magellan maestro 3140
1.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Magellan Maestro 3140 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 1.35 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #91 navigation GPS of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Magellan Maestro 3140
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 1, 2007

Testseek.com has collected 4 expert reviews for Magellan Maestro 3140 and the average expert rating is 77 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Best Magellan GPS Device with Included Maps Canada Maps
3 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Dec 23, 2009

Navigation is Average according to 4 GPS Device experts. -- "Throughout my testing GPS reception was outstanding."-gpsmagazine.com -- "SiRFs chipset has ushered in a new era of GPS performance, affording fast signal acquisition and precise positioning that is solidly maintained while driving."-gpsmagazine.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Display, Maps, Usability, etc.

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User Reviews
Magellan 3140
5 Star Review   By member johnphwu - Jun 11, 2008   

Strengths: Bluetooth, speak street name, AAA travel guide, POI

Weakness: Need better QA

Got the refurbished unit from tigergps.com. It had charging problem, later found out it was the metal contact in charging socket was not sticking out. I tried the Magellan support, took less than 1 mins to get someone on the phone and the experience was great. They agreed to pay for shipping to send it back for repair. But later I decided to fix it myself by using the pin to pull the contact out a bit. It works great now. Every functions on this unit works, fast and very sensitive satellite tracking. Bluetooth works great with phone. Navigation works great too. The user interface is easy enough for wify :-)

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Compact GPS with A Lot of Features
5 Star Review   By member yzqct - Apr 29, 2008   

Strengths: Text To Speech with understandable voice; Reason number of POIs; Bluetooth; Fast to lock GPS signal; Easy to use

Weakness: No wall charger; Map is out of date now.

Magellan has released a new version of firmware to improve the map view in 3D mode. I am looking forward to get a map update but for my area the old map is still ok to use. TTS helps a lot when you drive in a new area. Bluetooth makes phone call much easier and safer during driving. In summary, the 3140 is an extremely solid simple to use GPS unit.

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Excellent, love it!
5 Star Review   By member fatemap_2002 - Nov 30, 2007   

Strengths: Very good screen resolution, attention to detail, good quality maps

I have been using this product for over six months now. I absolutely love the features. Very good quality of maps, clear directions and bright display. I would definitely recommend it.

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Maestro 3140 - a good value for the money
4 Star Review   By member leeannscheer - Nov 11, 2007   

Strengths: quick recalculations, easy to set up and use, clear screen

Weakness: changing from shortest distance to fastest distance, no sandbag mounting system

My husband travels a lot and it has been very convenient for his trips to unfamiliar cities. It recalculates very quickly when he is detoured due to construction

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More features than the Garmin Nuvi 360 and cheaper
4 Star Review   By member kchoi10 - Sep 27, 2007   

Strengths: AAA travel guide ,Allow multiple stops along the way, Exit POIs

Weakness: Short Battery life, No AC adapter, Hard to mount and dismount unit without removing the windsheild mount, Having to change maps when you reach Canada

I returned my Nuvi 360 for this Megallan. I don't understand why Garmin is so popular. It lacks a bunch of features that this GPS has such as an arrow in the display telling you what the direction of the next turn. This GPS has more options to customize the display. Even though there are weakness, it is still a very good GPS.

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Magellan 3140
4 Star Review   By member sfo02sj - Sep 25, 2007   

Strengths: Strong signal even indoor. No external antenna flip up like Garmin

Weakness: No bean bag mount for using at California

I'd love the feature of having bluetooth that connect to my cellphone during travelling. I like the build-in internal antenna. The unit is boot up and get signal pretty fast. Display remaining distance on screen is a plus. Having option to enter zipcode for address is also nice. In general, this is a very solid and useful device for traveling people.

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A nice and affordable GPS
4 Star Review   By member sparcli - Sep 13, 2007   

Strengths: New map, user friendly interface, nice POI, TTS, Bluetooth; Affordable compared to Nuvi 360; Most of all, it locks the GPS signal so quickly and even inside the house.

Weakness: No MP3, JPEG view; Ability to upload other region (such as Euro/Asian) maps not announced yet; Not easy to remove from mounting kit.

I have this GPS for about 2 weeks and I love it although it has the weakness mentioned about. The new map, Text-To-Speech, and bluetooth, quickness of locking GPS signals are the plus. However, Magellan should provide a wall charge like 4040/50. Otherwise, when you first get it, you need to sit in the car to get similar with the GPS (they should not save the cost by not providing the wall charger). The 3140 can find the satellite signals even in my house and it locks the signal so quickly. After you set your destination, you can immediately start driving without hearing "waiting for the GPS signal" -- good job. If Magellan could provide the Euro/Asian map updating for 3140 in the future, it will be great.

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Great Product with a Great Price
5 Star Review   By member Nirav1022 - Aug 28, 2007   

Strengths: Fast satellite lock, small, brand, easy to navigate, many points of interest

Weakness: No traffic, Voice Guidance does not always read the turn-by-turn, window mount is not that sturdy

I bought this from Sears on sale. The product works great in Florida. I used it on 3 trips from Miami to Orlando and it has been very accurate with finding my hotels, finding Disney, and even finding close gas stations and Pizza places. The product is small and doesnt block my vision. Unfortunately, it is a little difficult sometimes to select each letter to select my location - I would rather have something which has voice recognition (but that is MUCH more expensive). For the price, this has to be one of the best in the market. My friends are impressed by the brand and that I got it for under $300. The colors are bright and clear. The navigation is usually caught quickly and the route is calculated fast. Sometimes, it is not 100% accurate in terms of finding the fastest route, but it does always get me to my destination. I bought a stylus pen to use with it and I suggest you do the same.

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Great value and features
4 Star Review   By member stuff99sale - Aug 22, 2007   

Strengths: SIRFIII chipset, NAVTEQ maps, great signal reception, and AAA assistant

This 3140 Magellan Maestro is a great bang for the buck. Along with the much more accurate satellite-fixing SIRFIII chipset, it (along with Garmin units) uses NAVTEQ maps which are much more accurate and up-to-date, unlock TomTom and others. It's a feature packed GPS that is great value.

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Amazing GPS Loaded With Features
5 Star Review   By member petern43 - Aug 21, 2007   

Strengths: Text-to-speech, 4.5 million points of interest,bluetooth, make calls with this GPS, very fast.

Weakness: The screen should have been larger for the price. Other than that, none.

This is an amazing GPS. I never get lost anymore. This system has so many features that makes it stand out. The text-to-speech is an important features as it allows you to know exactly which street to turn on. Other systems only tell you the distance which can cause some confusion. With 4.5 million points of interest, you're sure to find the store you want to go to on this system. Another nice feature is being able to use the bluetooth to make calls when connected to your cell phone. You can dial and receive calls right onto the system. It's a speaker phone so you can talk without having to hold phone up to your ear. When going a different route than the suggested one, it only takes a few seconds to reroute you. So in all, I high recommend this system.

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Product Details
Description
Premium features at an affordable price, elegantly designed for easy navigation with beautifully streamlined graphics, built-in AAA travel information, Bluetooth compatibility, SayWhere text-to-speech, integrated battery and 4.5 million points of interest
Quick Glance
Diagonal Screen Size 3.5 in
Product Type Automobile Portable GPS Navigator
General Features Voice Prompt
Display Type color
Included Devices Microphone
Summary
Product Title Magellan Maestro 3140 GPS
Manufacturer Magellan
Power Score 3.8 | 19 Reviews
Physical Features
Interface Connection: Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini), Bluetooth, USB
Navigation and Other Features
Battery Life: 3 Hour
Position Accuracy: 10 ft
Storage
Memory Card Support: MMC, Secure Digital
Dimensions
Height: 3.5 in
Weight: 6.5
Width: 4.3 in
Depth: 1.1 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Product Line: Maestro
Number of Channels: 20
Product Model: 3140
Hard Drive Capacity: 2 GB
Software Included: United States, Canada and Puerto Rico Maps AAA TourBook Guide
Brand Name: Magellan
Graphic Mode: QVGA
Number of GPS Channels: 20
Included Components: Automobile Power Adapter (DC), Mounting Hardware, Software, USB Cable
Total Waypoints: 20
Battery Type: Lithium Ion
Expert Reviews
magellan maestro 3140
1.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Magellan Maestro 3140 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 1.35 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #91 navigation GPS of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Magellan Maestro 3140
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 1, 2007

Testseek.com has collected 4 expert reviews for Magellan Maestro 3140 and the average expert rating is 77 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Best Magellan GPS Device with Included Maps Canada Maps
3 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Dec 23, 2009

Navigation is Average according to 4 GPS Device experts. -- "Throughout my testing GPS reception was outstanding."-gpsmagazine.com -- "SiRFs chipset has ushered in a new era of GPS performance, affording fast signal acquisition and precise positioning that is solidly maintained while driving."-gpsmagazine.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Display, Maps, Usability, etc.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Magellan 3140
5 Star Review   By member johnphwu - Jun 11, 2008   

Strengths: Bluetooth, speak street name, AAA travel guide, POI

Weakness: Need better QA

Got the refurbished unit from tigergps.com. It had charging problem, later found out it was the metal contact in charging socket was not sticking out. I tried the Magellan support, took less than 1 mins to get someone on the phone and the experience was great. They agreed to pay for shipping to send it back for repair. But later I decided to fix it myself by using the pin to pull the contact out a bit. It works great now. Every functions on this unit works, fast and very sensitive satellite tracking. Bluetooth works great with phone. Navigation works great too. The user interface is easy enough for wify :-)

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Compact GPS with A Lot of Features
5 Star Review   By member yzqct - Apr 29, 2008   

Strengths: Text To Speech with understandable voice; Reason number of POIs; Bluetooth; Fast to lock GPS signal; Easy to use

Weakness: No wall charger; Map is out of date now.

Magellan has released a new version of firmware to improve the map view in 3D mode. I am looking forward to get a map update but for my area the old map is still ok to use. TTS helps a lot when you drive in a new area. Bluetooth makes phone call much easier and safer during driving. In summary, the 3140 is an extremely solid simple to use GPS unit.

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Excellent, love it!
5 Star Review   By member fatemap_2002 - Nov 30, 2007   

Strengths: Very good screen resolution, attention to detail, good quality maps

I have been using this product for over six months now. I absolutely love the features. Very good quality of maps, clear directions and bright display. I would definitely recommend it.

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Maestro 3140 - a good value for the money
4 Star Review   By member leeannscheer - Nov 11, 2007   

Strengths: quick recalculations, easy to set up and use, clear screen

Weakness: changing from shortest distance to fastest distance, no sandbag mounting system

My husband travels a lot and it has been very convenient for his trips to unfamiliar cities. It recalculates very quickly when he is detoured due to construction

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More features than the Garmin Nuvi 360 and cheaper
4 Star Review   By member kchoi10 - Sep 27, 2007   

Strengths: AAA travel guide ,Allow multiple stops along the way, Exit POIs

Weakness: Short Battery life, No AC adapter, Hard to mount and dismount unit without removing the windsheild mount, Having to change maps when you reach Canada

I returned my Nuvi 360 for this Megallan. I don't understand why Garmin is so popular. It lacks a bunch of features that this GPS has such as an arrow in the display telling you what the direction of the next turn. This GPS has more options to customize the display. Even though there are weakness, it is still a very good GPS.

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Magellan 3140
4 Star Review   By member sfo02sj - Sep 25, 2007   

Strengths: Strong signal even indoor. No external antenna flip up like Garmin

Weakness: No bean bag mount for using at California

I'd love the feature of having bluetooth that connect to my cellphone during travelling. I like the build-in internal antenna. The unit is boot up and get signal pretty fast. Display remaining distance on screen is a plus. Having option to enter zipcode for address is also nice. In general, this is a very solid and useful device for traveling people.

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A nice and affordable GPS
4 Star Review   By member sparcli - Sep 13, 2007   

Strengths: New map, user friendly interface, nice POI, TTS, Bluetooth; Affordable compared to Nuvi 360; Most of all, it locks the GPS signal so quickly and even inside the house.

Weakness: No MP3, JPEG view; Ability to upload other region (such as Euro/Asian) maps not announced yet; Not easy to remove from mounting kit.

I have this GPS for about 2 weeks and I love it although it has the weakness mentioned about. The new map, Text-To-Speech, and bluetooth, quickness of locking GPS signals are the plus. However, Magellan should provide a wall charge like 4040/50. Otherwise, when you first get it, you need to sit in the car to get similar with the GPS (they should not save the cost by not providing the wall charger). The 3140 can find the satellite signals even in my house and it locks the signal so quickly. After you set your destination, you can immediately start driving without hearing "waiting for the GPS signal" -- good job. If Magellan could provide the Euro/Asian map updating for 3140 in the future, it will be great.

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Great Product with a Great Price
5 Star Review   By member Nirav1022 - Aug 28, 2007   

Strengths: Fast satellite lock, small, brand, easy to navigate, many points of interest

Weakness: No traffic, Voice Guidance does not always read the turn-by-turn, window mount is not that sturdy

I bought this from Sears on sale. The product works great in Florida. I used it on 3 trips from Miami to Orlando and it has been very accurate with finding my hotels, finding Disney, and even finding close gas stations and Pizza places. The product is small and doesnt block my vision. Unfortunately, it is a little difficult sometimes to select each letter to select my location - I would rather have something which has voice recognition (but that is MUCH more expensive). For the price, this has to be one of the best in the market. My friends are impressed by the brand and that I got it for under $300. The colors are bright and clear. The navigation is usually caught quickly and the route is calculated fast. Sometimes, it is not 100% accurate in terms of finding the fastest route, but it does always get me to my destination. I bought a stylus pen to use with it and I suggest you do the same.

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Great value and features
4 Star Review   By member stuff99sale - Aug 22, 2007   

Strengths: SIRFIII chipset, NAVTEQ maps, great signal reception, and AAA assistant

This 3140 Magellan Maestro is a great bang for the buck. Along with the much more accurate satellite-fixing SIRFIII chipset, it (along with Garmin units) uses NAVTEQ maps which are much more accurate and up-to-date, unlock TomTom and others. It's a feature packed GPS that is great value.

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Amazing GPS Loaded With Features
5 Star Review   By member petern43 - Aug 21, 2007   

Strengths: Text-to-speech, 4.5 million points of interest,bluetooth, make calls with this GPS, very fast.

Weakness: The screen should have been larger for the price. Other than that, none.

This is an amazing GPS. I never get lost anymore. This system has so many features that makes it stand out. The text-to-speech is an important features as it allows you to know exactly which street to turn on. Other systems only tell you the distance which can cause some confusion. With 4.5 million points of interest, you're sure to find the store you want to go to on this system. Another nice feature is being able to use the bluetooth to make calls when connected to your cell phone. You can dial and receive calls right onto the system. It's a speaker phone so you can talk without having to hold phone up to your ear. When going a different route than the suggested one, it only takes a few seconds to reroute you. So in all, I high recommend this system.

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Maestro 3140 GPS (Vehicle, 3.5" LCD)
5 Star Review   By member sapienza - Aug 19, 2007   

Strengths: Text to Speech Bluetooth Bright Screen

Weakness: None!

This is by far the best GPS unit I have ever used. Magellan makes it so simple to use this unit. The screen is bright and clear, the sound is loud enough to hear over the road noise and I love the split screen feature as you approach a turn. If you ever wanted to get a GPS, I would certainly recommend this one!

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Magellan Maestro 3140
5 Star Review     

Strengths: * SiRF Star III GPS chips * Integrated antenna and battery * SmartDetour * Searchable points of interest (POI)

Bluetooth, Text-to-Speech and AAA TourBook Travel Information Available in May, the Magellan Maestro 3140 equips drivers with the most feature-rich navigation tool at the highly affordable price of $399.99. In addition to the features in the Maestro 3100, the Maestro 3140 provides AAA TourBook travel information and member roadside assistance details, Bluetooth hands-free phone calling functionality and advanced SayWhere™ text-to-speech voiced routing directions that states the street name for upcoming maneuvers. The Maestro 3140 also provides preloaded maps of the 50 United States, Canada and Puerto Rico plus an expanded POI database containing millions of business and service listings. Upgrade options will allow drivers to add real-time traffic services.

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Best GPS in its price range
5 Star Review   By member deviations - Aug 18, 2007   

Strengths: Navteq 2007 Maps AAA built-in connection Text-To-Speech (announces street names) Bluetooth Accurate, Fast, and Loud SirfStar III 4.5 million POI's CHEAP!!

Weakness: Rather short battery life Only comes with car charger, no AC adapter Cant scroll the map Zoom In/Out is slow

The Pro's outweighs the Con's by far. The Maestro 3140 acquires a very strong signal every time. It starts up much faster than other GPS's I've used. Directions are clear and concise. It includes many features not found in other GPS's for the same price. The only thing it is missing is a MP3 player / Photo viewer. Overall: You can't find a better GPS for this price.

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Best value in class, especially for user want advance GPS feature.
5 Star Review   By member nickyfastbid - Aug 12, 2007   

Strengths: 1. Best signal reception + instant start time no waiting 2. advance routing option with find by ZIP code, fast interface 3.superb AAA tour-book/assistant and free 2nd year warranty for AAA member.

Weakness: 1. Tom Tom and Garmin is slightly easier to use. 2. No mp3/photo viewer/video features 3. Limited voice/language options.

The signal reception of this GPS is awesome. As soon as you switch on it is ready for use, no signal hunting, no brand-logo show casing -- it is ready to route in NYC even inside a building when I switched it on. In comparison, Tom Tom One takes 5-8 secs to boot and it needs 3-10 secs to lock signal when switch-on, not huge difference but 3140 is definitely faster. In the case Garmin NUVI 350, it will take 23 secs to start and you can forget about switch-on and go. The interface is very quick and easy to use, but Garmin and Tom Tom do serve first time user better than Magellan. What 3140 has are many advance features: 4 different routing options plus avoid toll road on the same screen, you can tailor the your route with 1-2 clicks then you're ready to go and you know exactly what the route will be. Search by ZIP code is also very handy in NYC and that is what Garmin is missing big time. There are places or people don't need ZIP code search but if you do, it saves you big-time. If you are an AAA member and love road trip, this is the one to get: you get valuable AAA tour book and detail description and rating for restaurants/hotels/campgrounds, and you do get free 2nd year warranty for free. Local AAA roadside assistant number is also just 1 touch away.

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Very Good
4 Star Review     

Strengths: easy to use, text to speech

Weakness: It does not tell you the remaining travel distance to reach your destination.

I bought one for my daughter, and had been using it for about 2 weeks. We did travel a lot during these 2 weeks. It took us places with not a single missed turn. It turns on easily and shows you the way. A relative of mine saw it and ordered one.

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alot for the money
5 Star Review   By bugsbunny on 6th Ave Electronics - Jul 5, 2007   

Strengths: has text to speech and blue tooth

excellent piece. It is amazing that magellan can afford to put so many features into there units for cheaper prices than the other brands. I'm not sure exactly why brands like garmin make you have to pay so much more for units that pretty much do the same exact thing but they lost a customer to magellan when i so both this magellan and a garmin 360 displayed next to each other

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