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 300 GPS is one of eight models in the eXplorist line (16 if you differentiate between the North American and European models). With that many different models, you can bet there is confusion over the differences between them, so here’s the low-down on the 300. It is very similar to the eXplorist 200, except that the 300 adds an electronic compass and barometric altimeter (features found only in the 300 and 600 models in the eXplorist line). Moving further up in the product line, the 400, 500 and 600 models add SD card slots so that you can load maps to the unit. With the 300 you are limited to the built-in 8 MB base-map.
Several readers have posted Magellan eXplorist 300 reviews at Amazon.
Here’s what others are saying about the eXplorist 300:
- Kathie Kingsley-Hughes offers an eXplorist 300 review from a geocacher’s perspective.
- Two readers have reviewed the eXplorist 300 at ZDNet.
A few other resources that may prove handy:
- Links to PDF versions of the eXplorist 300 owners manual in ten languages!
- Want to see how the eXplorist 300 stacks up against other handhelds? Use this Magellan GPS comparison tool.
- Software for the eXplorist series.
- The official Magellan eXplorist 300 web page.
- Still have questions? Ask someone who owns one at the Yahoo eXplorist message forum.
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