Sunday, March 18, 2012

Magellan eXplorist 210 Review

Explorist_210_4
UPDATE: The Magellan eXplorist line has been officially discontinued. For an overview of our current recommendations, check out our handheld GPS buyers guide.

The Magellan eXplorist 210 GPS is a low cost handheld that can do double-duty as an auto navigation system (with the added purchase of Magellan DirectRoute software). This attractive combination makes the 210 one of the most popular Magellan handhelds.

The 210 comes with a cable to transfer maps, waypoints and other data to and from a PC, a capability the eXplorist 200 lacks. The 210 is very similar to the eXplorist 400, except that the 210 has 22MB of built-in memory, whereas the 400 utilizes an SD card for memory.

Compare prices on the Magellan eXplorist 210

 


More eXplorist 210 reviews

Here are some other resources that may prove useful:

 

About Rich Owings

Rich is the owner, editor and chief bottle-washer for GPS Tracklog. Connect with him on Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus.

Comments

  1. shirley says:

    Subject: Enquiry , Magellan Explorist 210 GPS
    This is Shirley of California Surveying Instruments.
    My customer needs 2 units Magellan Explorist 210 GPS .
    Could you please advise me the price ?
    Best Regard
    Shirley
    Purchasing Associate
    California Surveying Instruments
    Phone: (310)465-0992
    Fax : (310)347-4084
    email: shirleymagellan@aol.com

  2. Magellan uses a very complex file system. Some may not like it. Still, you have the internal GPS memory plus cards, and the file system makes it easy to find something. If I upload a route where the roads don’t really show on the detail maps, I can put a lot of them in one file, say 200. Now I just find the waypoint file and tell the Magellan explorist 500 http://www.highspeedsat.com/explorist500.htm to make that the active POI (it calls waypoints ‘points of interest’). I really like this, because there is no limit to how many waypoints could be on a card, each neatly filed away. If I don’t want waypoints cluttering the screen, I get rid of any active file of POI’s.

  3. Magellan uses a very complex file system. Some may not like it. Still, you have the internal GPS memory plus cards, and the file system makes it easy to find something. If I upload a route where the roads don’t really show on the detail maps, I can put a lot of them in one file, say 200. Now I just find the waypoint file and tell the Magellan explorist 500 http://www.highspeedsat.com/explorist500.htm to make that the active POI (it calls waypoints ‘points of interest’). I really like this, because there is no limit to how many waypoints could be on a card, each neatly filed away. If I don’t want waypoints cluttering the screen, I get rid of any active file of POI’s.

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!

*


+ one = 9