Magellan eXplorist GC Waterproof Geocoaching GPS Review

Posted by reviewer on December 10th, 2010 in GPS | No Comments

About Magellan eXplorist GC Waterproof Geocoaching GPS

If you love to explore new locations, then make sure you get Magellan eXplorist GC Waterproof Geocoaching GPS as your handy companion in your adventures. This GPS device is available for purchase at $145 in leading online retailers. But before you order one up, take time to read the detailed review below for additional info.

When you buy Magellan eXplorist GC Waterproof Geocoaching GPS, here is what you’ll find in the box: one unit of the GPS receiver, two AA batteries, USB cable, and a user handbook. You can connect this device to any Windows XP PC or higher for compatibility of transferring data such that you can take fuller advantage of its features and access the information you need.

Geocoaching is intended for outdoor activity, such as hiking or treasure hunting, and Magellan eXplorist GC Waterproof Geocoaching GPS is the first device in the market dedicated for this purpose. It comes pre-loaded with some of the most popular geocoaching locations in the world such that you can easily find your way even in unfamiliar grounds. There are also numerous filters available for the data shown on the device for ease of research such as name of location, description, terrain, hider, among other information. The 2.2” color screen offers rich graphics and intuitive menu for easy readability even under the sunlight.

Magellan eXplorist GC Waterproof Geocoaching GPS comes with a large memory capacity that can store up to 1,000 geo locations. It also comes pre-loaded with a worldwide basemap to make it easier to orient yourself with various locations, along with up to 500 waypoints that can be stored in the device. The device features a “Suspend Mode” that enable you to conserve batteries for longer battery life.

Pro’s of Magellan eXplorist GC Waterproof Geocoaching GPS

*It offers no-frill geocoaching capacity with an extensive amount of information to access;

*It is easy to use, even for newbies;

*It comes with a coloful and nicely designed screen;

*It offers precise tracking capability with a nice compass feature;

*It is appropriately sized such that it is easy to carry around;

*It is waterproof such that you won’t have to worry about carrying it in an outdoor location;

*It offers good battery life that can last for up to 15 hours;

*It can accommodate up to 5,000 waypoints and 1,000 POIs;

*It is reasonably priced given its set of features, in fact it is a steal!

Con’s of Magellan eXplorist GC Waterproof Geocoaching GPS

*It does not offer the ability to expand memory;

*The text can be a bit small and makes it difficult to read;

*It offers sluggish software response;

*There are several software and map updates, but they are not available for free since you are charged $30 or more in fees for them.

The Bottom Line

Magellan eXplorist GC Waterproof Geocoaching GPS is a terrific GPS receiver device, which can be used right out of the box. Hence, even non-technical expert individuals can make the most use out of it. You can also get a hefty amount of mapping information that makes it an ideal companion for traveling.

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