Design The Magellan Maestro 3100 is basically a scaled-down version of its bigger brother, the Maestro 4040.The unit measures a compact 4.2 inches long by 1.1 inches wide by 3.4 inches high and weighs 6.5 ounces, so you can easily move it between cars.
Magellan maestro 3100 updating maps
Aside from the power button on the right side, you will use the Maestro 3100's touch screen to perform most functions, from entering addresses to adjusting the volume.
This allows the device to have a simple and clean design.
However, the smaller size also means that you don't get the luxury of the larger 4.3-inch display like the Maestro 4040.
Instead, the 3100 is equipped with a responsive 3.5-inch diagonal touch screen.
The windshield mount did a good job of holding the unit in place, and there's a lock mechanism to reinforce the seal between the suction cup and windshield.
However, we found that it takes quite a bit of wrangling to dislodge the system from the mount's backboard.
If you plan on traveling to Canada or Puerto Rico, you might want to consider the Maestro 3140, since those regions are included on that system.
For simple tracking, you can use the Show Map function, which brings up an overview map with your location, otherwise you can select Enter Address to start planning a trip.
That said, it doesn't offer quite the same sleekness or smooth operation of a Tom Tom One or Garmin Nuvi 350, so if you can find a deal, we'd recommend buying one of these two portable navigation systems.