Having one of Magellan Handheld GPS devices with you will help keep you on track. Imagine, never being lost again! Magellan Handheld GPS makes a variety of handheld GPS units that will make you one happy camper. By adding a mounting bracket, you can use a handheld GPS in your car too.
Magellan eXplorist 200 Water Resistant Hiking GPSis the best value Magellan handheld GPS, it is less than $150 and is a great handheld GPS for geocaching, hunting or hiking. The base map gives you the major freeways, highways, and cities as well as parks and national landmarks. The buttons and functions are very intuitive which is very important when you have children operating the unit. The LCD screen is as big as the expensive models and highly legible in ambient light.
The Magellan eXplorist 400 is in the middle of Magellan’s eXplorist line of handheld GPS receivers. The eXplorist 400 features the ability to store unlimited waypoints, routes, and trackpoints on SD cards. You can add nearly whatever type of maps you would like to the eXplorist 400 such as topo maps, lake maps, or street maps. Maps can be downloaded via USB.
There is 8 Mb of built in maps available on the Magellan eXplorist 400 leaving 8 Mb of internal storage. This remaining memory can store 5 tracklogs, 20 routes and 500 POIs. The eXplorist 400 also comes with a Geocache Manager allowing you to download geocache details directly to the eXplorist 400.
You can expect to get about 17 hours of battery life from the Li-Ion battery. The device is water resistant so if it starts to rain while geocaching you shouldn’t have any troubles. The Magellan eXplorist 400 comes with a grayscale display which should be fine for many people. If you would like a color display, go for the Magellan eXplorist 500. If you don’t need the additional memory storage options via SD cards you can save a little money by opting for the Magellan eXplorist 300.
Briefly the features are Magellan eXplorist 510 is an advanced, rugged, and waterproof outdoor GPS with core outdoor navigation and experience recording built-in. Includes camera, touch screen, pre-loaded World Edition map, paperless geocaching, and expandable memory.
The graphical user interface is exceptional. Setup is intuitive and easy, and the controls are logical and well placed. Getting from Start to real-time location tracking takes less than a minute–which is very good performance considering the complexity of a device like this and the challenge of locking on satellite signals in wooded and urban areas.
The Magellan eXplorist 610 is an advanced, rugged, and waterproof outdoor GPS with core outdoor navigation and experience recording built-in. Includes camera, sensors, pre-loaded Summit Series map, paperless geocaching, and expandable memory. It is one of the most expensive Magellan handheld GPS.
The Magellan eXplorist 710 is their top of the range handheld GPS model with an advanced, rugged, and waterproof outdoor GPS with detailed topographic and turn-by-turn maps for a complete outdoor navigation experience. Includes camera, sensors, Summit Series and Cities Series mapping, paperless geocaching.