Magellan Maestro 4050 takes directions by voice

Magellan has taken the button pressing out of its new GPS range with a voice operated unit; the Maestro 450.

The new satnav which is one of three in the range will also sport a 4.3-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth for handsfree calling and point of interest details.

Available in May, the device will allow you to voice routing directions via Magellan’s SayWhere text-to-speech function, which audibly announces the street names for upcoming manoeuvres.

The Maestro 4050 also includes a life time subscription for real-time premium traffic services and comes preloaded with full coverage maps of Europe from NAVTEQ.

The company has announced two further models in the range; the Maestro 4040 and the Maestro 4010.

The Maestro 4040 also features the Bluetooth Hands-Free Calling feature, Text-to Speech and is also preloaded with full European maps from NAVTEQ, Marco Polo sight seeing points of interest plus an additional 1 million POI. Users will be able to upgrade to add real-time traffic services capabilities at a later date.

The Maestro 4010 provides Bluetooth functionality, turn-by-turn directions with preloaded maps of different European regions from NAVTEQ.

UK prices will be £199.99 for the Maestro 4010, £239.99 for the Maestro 4040 and £299.99 for the Maestro 4050.


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