Magellan eXplorist 400

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I originally purchased the eXplorist 400 in green…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $235

I originally purchased the eXplorist 400 in green way back in 2006. I have used it extensively. Even at this time, I still use it. 

It has traveled many a mile and some of it - WET. Ultimately, the eXplorist has proven to be reliable, lasted a long time on the battery life, and even taking a beating while keeping on tracking.

The negative to this unit is that sometimes in dense foliage or mountainous ravines, it loses track easier and takes longer to re-acquire.

For now I will continue to use it until I come across a lighter more precise unit.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

This expandable, compact GPS powerhouse has a SD Card reader/writer built-in, delivering unlimited navigational potential. Comes loaded with 8 MB of internal memory; achieve unlimited expandable memory by inserting industry-standard SD card, sold separately. High-contrast four-level grey LCD display is easy to read. PC-like file system for intuitive storing and finding waypoints, maps and saved data. On-board electronic compass shows your direction, even while standing still. WAAS-enabled TrueFix™ technology uses 14 parallel channels (most units use 12) to provide precise position fixes and improved tracking. Geocaching software allows easy downloading of cache positions you find online; USB-compatible cable sold separately. Built-in world background maps; compatible with Magellan MapSend™. Keypad with joystick panning makes it easy to follow a route and scrolls though menu functions. Stores up to 500 waypoints on 20 reversible routes; unlimited waypoint and routes with the addition of SD card, sold separately. Rugged, highly impact-resistant, rubber-armored exterior; water-resistant to rigid IPX-7 standard. Lightweight, compact size slips easily into a shirt pocket. Rechargeable lithium-ion battery supplies up to 14 hours of power.


The Magellan eXplorist 400 handheld GPS unit utilizes TrueFix technology to track up to 14 Global Positioning Satellites with 2 dedicated Wide Area Augmentation Satellites to show you where you are and where you're going. It's set-up with an advanced PC-style file system to allow you to easily manage data and advanced features like Area Calculation, which determines the area between selected points.

- FogDog Sports

Magellan eXplorist 400

previously retailed for:
$199.93 - $250.43

The Magellan eXplorist 400 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen June 3, 2007 at REI.

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