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Magellan GPS – Handheld GPS For Hiking And Walking

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Magellan GPS are amongst the leading companies producing portable GPS navigation consumer electronics. The company was founded in 1986 and has created of the RoadMate®, and Maestro™ series portable car navigation products, as well as the Magellan Triton® and eXplorist® outdoor handheld navigation devices.

Handheld Magellan GPS are made for people on the move such as travelers, runners, hikers, hunters, bikers, truckers, RVers, etc.

Magellan GPS – eXplorist Range

The Magellan GPS eXplorist range is aimed people taking part in outdoor activities. The whole range of eXplorist models are waterproof (IPX-7), offering a robust design with a colour screen at the heart of the device, together with bottom loop that makes it easy to attach it so that you do not mislay it.

The entry-level model is dedicated to geocaching, the eXplorist GC, a device featuring a 2.2-inch display and easy controls. Then there is the 100 and 310 models and stepping up the range the other models are the eXplorist 510, 610 and 710. Each step in the range offers increased features.

The 510, 610 and 710 have a 3-inch touchscreen, a camera, speaker and microphone. The latter features enable the making of voice notes and taking fast photos which are geotagged. The 610 and 710 have more enhanced navigation features such as a 3-axis electronic compass, barometric altimeter and a Summit Series Topographical map.

Handheld MAGELLAN GPS – eXplorist

This 30 seconds view is a brief advert for Magellan the company, promoting the eXplorist handheld GPS, rugged, waterproof, feature rich, innovative and affordable handheld GPS for hiking, backpacking, geocaching, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, or riding ATVs.

Handheld Magellan GPS – eXplorist 610 Advance

This 3 minutes 30 seconds video reviews the Magellan eXplorist 610 handheld GPS.

If you want to learn more about handheld GPS for walking and hiking, read our guide on handheld GPS here.

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If you want to read more here are some useful resources:

  1. The company website of Magellan.
  2. Wikipedia on Magellan the company.

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