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Magellan eXplorist 210

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Magellan eXplorist 210 handheld gps receiver

WOW! I have been looking for a YEAR for a GPS receiver to replace my stolen Magellan Sport Track Pro. Finally, they came out with the Exporist series. However, I didn't like the limited features and memory of the low end models, and the high end models had a lot of stupid shit that I didn't feel like paying 300-400 dollars for. Then finally they released this version!

It has 22mb of internal memory for uploading maps, waypoints, geocaches, etc. It is comparable in every way to my Sport Track (I loved that thing). The deal I found included the GPS AND MapSend TOPO software and a case. It was a pretty good deal and well worth the money. The screen is large easy to read. The GPS locks on quickly and stays locked even in my house and under heavy tree cover. It has a cool geocache feature and software if you are into that. And it is extremely light (relative to others) for you backpackers out there. It also feels very rugged with its rubber armor and thick plastic case. I would highly recommend this to any geocacher or backpacker.

Price Paid: $192

I love this thing, but I have to share that Magellan's software is not very well developed. It mostly refuses to open on my pc and it's not easy to use at all (when it rarely does open). The maps aren't accurate for roads. I have the topo software and can only hope that their accuracy is better than their highway maps. I like the unit better than Garmin, but I would go with the Garmin because of the poor software.

Price Paid: $170

Good value for the money and fun to play with. Base map is useless in Canada and contains serious errors. Some highways are numbered incorrectly. Would like to see a unit with a large screen and a preloaded 1Gig SD card full of maps for an all inclusive price.

Price Paid: $188

Great for price, only prob I've had is the buttons seem to stick from time to time.

Price Paid: $180

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