I've had a Magellan Maestro 3225 I got at Costco a year or two ago and have really enjoyed using it; I updated to the 6 million US POI I found somewhere on the net without any issues and am preparing to do a firmware update in the very near future.
In a few weeks I'm taking a trip to Europe and I have a few questions about this particular model ... and have not been able to find any answers but thought perhaps someone in these forums would know.
1. Even if I don't have maps loaded for Europe (which don't seem to be available anywhere I can find after Googlin' for quite a while), will it at least be able to give me basic GPS info about where I am (lat/long/altitude/speed)? This might be nice to know for geo-coding the photos I'll be taking.
2. Assuming it is not locked or restricted in some way to prevent it from knowing my position outside of the US If I load the coordinates of some places I will be going via the POI Editor, will it be able to tell me how far I am from those POI's?
If it won't work at all I don't want to bother dragging it along for the trip. Thanks in advance to anyone who might know the answers to my questions.
1. Even if I don't have maps loaded for Europe (which don't seem to be available anywhere I can find after Googlin' for quite a while),
Have you actually asked Magellan? They are usually pretty good with simple questions like that.
The maps are proprietary and if Magellan doesn't make one, nobody does.
I have asked them... but no response thus far ... I thought someone here might have some experience with this and perhaps a set of POI's (not maps) I could load for Europe (found only one small set of POI's for a walking tour of Paris)
If no answer comes before the trip ... I'll probably just pack it up and find out the old fashioned way: "Try it and see what happens".
Despite the fact that it is the North American map set it is possible to select a non-North American time zone, which is probably just a matter of Windows CE as the OS, not the Magellan firmware.
I can't think of any reason the stupid thing should not be able to lock in on some to GPS sats, fix it's current position, speed, heading, altitude, etc., no matter where in the world it is located (unless it is blocked by firmware from doing so outside of the loaded map areas).
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