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Magellan eXplorist 710
Magellan eXplorist 110
Magellan 610
Magellan Explorist GC
Magellan RoadMate 3055
Magellan eXplorist 710 Handheld GPS Receiver
Magellan eXplorist 110 GPS Receiver
Magellan 610 - 4.2 in. Handheld GPS Receiver
Magellan Explorist GC GPS Receiver
Magellan RoadMate 3055 GPS Receiver
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Release Date
Dec 2010
Jan 2012
Sep 2010
Mar 2010
May 2010
Form Factor
Handheld
Handheld
Handheld
Handheld
Handheld
Map capabilities
Map cartridges / Data cards
Internal
Internal, Map cartridges / Data cards
Internal, Download maps
Internal
Designation
Outdoor, Hiking
Hiking, Outdoor
Outdoor
Automobile
Automobile
Enhanced accuracy
WAAS enabled, EGNOS enabled, MSAS enabled
WAAS enabled, EGNOS enabled, MSAS enabled
WAAS enabled, EGNOS enabled, MSAS enabled
WAAS enabled, EGNOS enabled
WAAS enabled
Input Method
Touch Screen
Keypad
Touch Screen
Keypad
Touch Screen
Screen Size
3.0 inch
2.2 inch
4.2 inch
2.2 inch
4.7 inch
User interface
Touch Screen
Keypad
Touch Screen
Touch Screen
  • Rating Unavailable

    The Magellan eXplorist 710 returns Magellan to the top tier of handheld GPS manufacturers (along with Garmin and DeLorme). The four corners interface is very well thought out, intuitive and reduces the number of steps that plague some other touchscreen models, such as the Garmin Oregon series. The list of significant negatives is short. I don't know if the contour line issue can be fixed with a firmware update or not.


  • The eXplorist 710 is a higher-end model in Magellan's eXplorist series of handheld outdoor GPS devices. Like the 510 and 610, it features a waterproof design, 3.0" touchscreen with customizable physical buttons, and a 3.2-megapixel camera.


  • Apart from its 3.2Mpixel camera, video and voice recording abilities, the Magellan eXplorist 710 is a fairly standard premium hiking GPS. It's waterproof and ruggedised, has a three-axis compass and barometric altimeter, and offers the usual tracking, waypoint, Geocaching and routing functionality. However, the menu system puts most common functions within easy reach, and you can customise it to provide rapid access to your favourites.


  • The eXplorist 610 is a mid-range model in Magellan's eXplorist series of handheld outdoor GPS devices. Like the 510 and 710, it features a waterproof design, 3.0" touchscreen with customizable physical buttons, and a 3.2-megapixel camera.


  • - The unit also includes worldwide base maps.
    - We liked having access to the full color maps and that all of the cache info was right at our fingertips.
    - The device is also shockproof and IPX-7 waterproof, able to survive submersion for up to one minute without damage.
    - Users are able to add more caches by USB connecting their eXplorist to a PC and downloading new data from the Geocaching.com user community.

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    - Magellan has simply used too small of a font (to compensate for the small screen size) for my aging eyes.
    - Difficult to read in bright sun, especially so for text.
    - Lacks advanced features (electronic compass, Wherigo, touchscreen, topo maps, ability to load aerial imagery).
    - The interface seems relatively intuitive and shouldn’t take too long to get used to.
    - While the display is fine in shade or indoors, text is too difficult to read in bright sun.


  • The Magellan eXplorist GC is focused almost exclusively on the hobby of geocaching, but this focus and limitation are mostly its strengths. The geocaching interface makes all the information about each cache readily available, and the lack of many other features will make the device easy to get to grips with, even for kids. With a price of around £170, this is relatively cheap for a hiking GPS too.


  • The Magellan RoadMate 3055 is a mid-priced car GPS receiver. The RoadMate 3055 has an easy-to-see 4.7" touchscreen. In terms of Magellan's receiver offerings, the most unique feature of the RoadMate 3055 is the built-in Bluetooth technology.


  • Despite the negative thoughts, the Magellan RoadMate 3055 does have its positive aspects, such as the included traffic updates and Bluetooth capabilities. The AAA TourBook and Roadside Assistance features are also great for vacationers. The screen is large and vivid, making it an easy read for new GPS users.


Top 5 handheld magellan gps:

  1. Magellan eXplorist 710 Handheld GPS Receiver
  2. Magellan eXplorist 110 GPS Receiver
  3. Magellan 610 - 4.2 in. Handheld GPS Receiver
  4. Magellan Explorist GC GPS Receiver
  5. Magellan RoadMate 3055 GPS Receiver