Inputs, Outputs and Controls
Overview: The Magellan Maestro 4250 is a
vehicle and portable navigation device that utilizes GPS signals from satellites
to calculate your precise location and compute details about your travel destination. Once the Maestro
4250 locates your position and movement, it can then
overlay this information onto detailed integrated NAVTEQ maps to provide you
with visual representation of your location and destination route. Because the Maestro
4250 requires no
installation, you can transfer the unit from one vehicle to another. The unit is
made of high-impact plastic for added durability.
GPS Receiver: The Maestro
is equipped with a WAAS/EGNOS-enabled, 20-channel SiRF Star III GPS receiver. It
receives tracking signals from up to 20 satellites, updating your position once
per second. With WAAS/EGNOS, it is accurate to 3-5 meters (10-16 feet), and with
GPS only, less than 7 meters (15 feet).
Bluetooth Technology: The Bluetooth function of the Maestro
allows you to use the unit as a hands-free device for a Bluetooth-enabled mobile
phone. You can answer or dial your phone by using the unit's touchscreen. You
can place calls using the on-screen keypad, address book, call history, or
Voice Control: The Maestro 4250 includes voice control software for
many of the most commonly used commands. This provides hands-free operation of
the unit for most of the functions you use on a daily basis. After you "wake up"
the unit by saying "Magellan" you can speak another one of the common commands.
Voice Control Command choices include:
- "Roadside Assistance"
- "Where am I?" or "Current Location"
- "Go Home"
- "Nearest Restaurant" (you can get more specific by including a type of
restaurant, such as "Nearest Italian Restaurant")
- "Nearest Gas"
- "Nearest ATM"
- "Nearest Bank"
- "Nearest Coffee"
- "Distance to Destination"
TrafficKit: This unit will automatically route you around heavy
traffic whenever a quicker way is available. A free 3-month traffic service
subscription allows you to easily avoid accidents, slow downs, road closures,
severe weather, and other delays. Your estimated time of arrival is
automatically recalculated based on traffic conditions and prompts you to
reroute when a quicker way is available. In order to receive the traffic
service, you must first activate the service for your unit. Additional fees will
apply after the 3-month trial expires.
Antenna: The portable
navigation unit features an integrated multidirectional GPS antenna patch adding
to its sleek design. There is also an MCX input for an external antenna on this unit.
The Maestro 4250 comes preloaded with detailed maps and destinations of the United States
(including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, and Puerto Rico, enabling you to travel throughout
North America without the need to
download new data.
Touchscreen Display: The unit
features a large, anti-glare, touchscreen 4.3" widescreen display with easy to use menus,
maps and icons. The display's brightness can be adjusted for easy night and day
Memory Card Slot: The Magellan Maestro
4250 features a memory card slot that will accept both SD-cards and MultiMediaCards. You can save custom POIs onto a memory card using the software
found on the supplied CD-ROM through your PC and then load the memory card into
the Maestro 4250. You can also backup data such as your Address Book to an
inserted SD or MMC card. Once the data has been backed up, it can be restored at
Note: No memory card is
included. When you restore from backed up data, address book and other data
will be replaced with the restored data.
Turn-By-Turn Voice and Visual Guidance: The Maestro
4250 offers Turn-by-Turn visual guidance through it's wide touchscreen display and voice guidance via its built-in speaker. The text-to-speech feature announces the exit numbers and names of the streets as you navigate.
On-Screen Keypad: The unit's on-screen
keypad allows you to manually enter specific data, addresses and destination
into the Magellan Maestro 4250.
QuickSpell: To help you make sure you
enter in the correct destination, the Maestro 4250 will automatically correct
spelling errors and complete your destination address. QuickSpell also uses
information in the unit's database to limit the keys that need to be pressed,
presenting only those which can access information in the database.
AAA TourBook: The Maestro 4250
includes travel information from AAA to make your trip safe, easy, and
hassle-free. If you are a AAA member, you can take advantage of discount
listings wherever the AAA card is accepted. There is an option to calculate a
route to any of the locations provided in the TourBook. AAA TourBook categories
- AAA TourBook Information:
View detailed information about accommodations, restaurants, destinations,
attractions and events in locations near your current position or near any
location you enter.
- Show Your Card & Save:
Search for businesses that offer discounts for AAA members.
- Approved Auto Repairs:
Search for AAA-approved automotive repair facilities, including hours of
operation and services offered.
- AAA Branch Offices:
Search for AAA branch offices
with information on hours of operation and services offered.
- Campgrounds: Search for
campgrounds rated by AAA.
Warranty Extension for AAA Members: AAA members can get an extra year
of warranty added to the manufacturer's one year warranty by registering their
GPS unit within 60 days of purchase.
Main Menu: The Main Menu is the center for
all the available functions for the Magellan Maestro. The Main Menus consists of
two screen pages with large and easy to access icons:
- Show Map: Displays the map
with your current position (if you are computing a position from the GPS
signals) indicated by the blue triangle.
- Enter Address: In this screen,
addresses can be entered by first entering the city, zip code or by
selecting a city from a list of cities you have already used as
Of Interest (POI): The Maestro 4250 offers 6-million points of
interests to help you easily find gas stations, restaurants, ATMs, and more.
You can search for POIs by entering the name or by selecting from a list of
available categories and sub-categories. Additionally, POIs can be created
and installed using the POI Manager CD-ROM software.
- Home: You can enter and save your
home address so you can easily navigate to your home from another location.
- AAA Roadside Assistance:
This screen contains all of the information you will need to provide AAA
Roadside Assistance emergency services to your pinpoint location and speed
up your service. It includes the AAA Roadside Assistance toll-free number,
the AAA Membership enrollment number, Current location, including street,
city, the next and previous exit or intersection from your location, and
your coordinates. You can also enter your AAA Membership number for
reference. Note: AAA Roadside Assistance is only available to AAA
- Phone: Displays the Bluetooth menu used to pair the Maestro with
a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone, as well as initiate phone calls and user
- Trip Planner: The Trip Planner menu
allows you to create a route with multiple destinations. The Optimize button
can organize the order of the destinations into the most efficient route. Up to 20 trips can be created, each with up to 25 destinations.
- Exit POIs: This feature provides a
listing of restaurants, gas stations, auto repair shops or hotels near
approaching freeway exits. You can select one of the POIs listed and create
a route to it.
- User Options: The User
Options menu can access functions used to customize the unit to your
Map Screen Modes: There are two unique
modes that the Map Screen can be displayed in - Normal and Routing.
- Normal: In Normal mode, your position
is shown on the map along with the time and your speed. As you travel, your
position will be updated, giving you a clear view of your position and
- Routing: In Routing mode additional
information is displayed, providing you with more detailed information about
the route you have selected. In the routing screen, you can view the name of
the street you're currently traveling on, plus the street name for the next
maneuver, POI icons, and distance to next maneuver. You can toggle between
the distance remaining to reach your destination, approximate time remaining
until the destination is reached, and the approximate time of day to arrive
at your destination.
Map View Options: The portable GPS unit allows you to the following map views.
- 2D Map: Two dimensional view of map
which displays the top of the screen in either the direction of your heading
or direction pointing North.
- 3D Map: Three dimensional view of map
which displays the top of the screen in the direction of your heading.
- TrueView: Three dimensional view of
your next maneuver.
- SplitView: The unit's display is evenly divided into a two dimensional view of the
map screen along with a three dimensional view of your next maneuver.
Current Location Screen: The Current
Location screen displays approximate address information, the distance from the next and previous
cross streets, as well as your latitude and longitude. To the right is a compass
point in your direction of travel, calculated elevation and speed. The bottom
bar of the screen displays the current time and date.
Maneuver List Screen: Each line of the
Maneuver List screen provides details about the maneuvers in the order that they
are to be made, with the next maneuver at the top. The bottom bar of the
Maneuver List screen indicates the distance and time to the next maneuver as
well as the total distance computed for the route. The Maneuver List can be
modified if you want to exclude one of the maneuvers should you want to avoid
traveling on of the streets listed.
GPS Status Screen: The GPS Status screen
uses green bars to indicate that the Magellan Maestro 4250 is using certain GPS
satellites to compute the position. Orange bars indicate that the Magellan
Maestro 4250 is trying to lock onto a satellite signal and no bar shown
indicates a satellite that is not being tracked. The longer the bars, the better
Zoom Level: There are 23 zoom level in the
Magellan Maestro 4250, ranging from 100 feet to 1200 miles. You can select the
appropriate zoom level that best suits your navigation needs.
Enhanced POIs With Alerts: Enhanced POIs
are points of interest that are user-created using the POI Manager software
found on the supplied CD-ROM. After loading a POI file to an SD or MMC card and
loading it in the Magellan Maestro 4250, you can route to those custom POIs
quickly. An enhanced POI can also have an alarm attached that will alert you
when you are in range set by "Alert Parameters".
This menu can be used to access functions used to customize the
Magellan Maestro to your personal needs.
Choose map data from Lower 48 states, Canada, Alaska,
Hawaii, or Puerto Rico.
- System Settings:
- Volume: The
unit's volume can be set at 5 different levels or muted
- Brightness: The
display has 7 levels of brightness to choose from. In
addition, you can check a box which will lower the
brightness to 75% when the unit is operated on battery
- Auto Power Off: You can set the Maestro
4250 to shut down automatically
after 10, 20, or 30 minutes of use if the location of
the unit has not changed or the touchscreen hasn't been
- Language:Allows you to select English, Spanish, or French.
- Time Zone: Allows
you to select between various world time zones.
- Unit Of Measure: You can select for the unit to use measurements of
Miles/Feet or Kilometers/Meters.
- Trip Computer: The
Trip Computer records your average speed, the time in hours
of the trip, the time in hours that you were driving, and
the distance of the trip. This information can be saved to
a file for easy access when the information is needed.
- POI Selection: You
can use the POI Selection to set what categories of icons
will be shown and which ones will be hidden on the Map
- Address Book Options: Lets you maintain the address book by clearing
addresses, favorites, or previous entries
- Detour Options: You
can select you far the unit will calculate your detour from
your original route.
- Simulator Mode: The
Simulator mode offers the option of simulating movement on a
- Tone Options: This
option provides a way of selecting the tone used to announce
arrival at a maneuver or destination point.
- Navigation Instruction: You can enable or disable
street name and/or exit ramp name announcements.
- GPS Options: Lets you check your GPS status or set your GPS position.
- Backup and Restore: Lets you make a backup copy of the unit's
software or restore the data from a backup copy if lost.
- Map Information: Lets you check which geographic area maps
you're using, and the version number of the Basemap
NavStreets, Detailed Map NavStreets, and AAA data software.
- Traffic Options: You can set up the TrafficKit
options, such as Incident Options, Traffic Selection,
Subscription data, Traffic Status, and Restore Defaults.
- Voice Options: Lets you turn on or off the Voice
Recognition command software.
Setting GPS Position: Setting a GPS position is useful if you are not getting
satellite information quickly because the Magellan Maestro 4250
has traveled over 500 miles while turned off. Setting the GPS
position will allow the Maestro 4250 to compute which satellites
are available and calculate the position quicker.
Auto Re-Route: If you travel off the computed route, the Magellan
Maestro 4250 will automatically re-calculate the
routing information to get you to your original
destination using the routing method you selected
when creating the route.
Customizable Route Method: You can set the
Maestro 4250 to calculate your route by Fastest Time, Shortest Distance, Less
Freeways or More Freeways, or Avoid Toll Roads.
Route Exclusion: You can manually select
streets and freeways to avoid to better customize your route.
Auto Night Map Display: In Auto Night Map
Display mode the unit's map screen is displayed in pastel colors for daytime use
and a black background for nighttime use.
Rechargeable Battery: The unit has a
built-in Li-Ion rechargeable battery that offers up to 4 hours of continuous use.
You can recharge the unit's built-in battery with the supplied vehicle power
adapter, USB cable or included AC adapter. The unit remains
operable while using the supplied vehicle adapter or AC adapter but is not operable when connected via USB.
Mounting: The Maestro 4250 comes supplied
with an adjustable arm that can be mounted to either the windshield, using a suction-cup mount, or dash
of your vehicle, using the self-adhesive plastic disc.
Minimum Requirements: In order
to use the supplied CD-ROM, receive updates and connect the Maestro 4250 to your computer, the PC must meet the following
- IBM-compatible PC, Pentium or
- Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, or
- 128 MB RAM
- CD-ROM drive
- USB port
- 10 MB of available hard disc space
- SVGA (800x600) 16-bit color
Inputs, Outputs and Controls
Top Of Unit:
- Power Button: turns unit
on or off
Right Side Of Unit:
- Card Slot:
SD or MultiMedia Card
- FM: 3.5mm mini-jack for connecting the FM antenna for the traffic
- USB: Mini-USB Version 2.0
port that connects to your PC to upload Custom POIs or software updates (USB
Left Side Of Unit:
- Reset Button: resets unit back to
Back Of Unit:
- Antenna Input: female MCX jack for connecting external GPS