Sunday, March 18, 2012

Magellan eXplorist 510 review

Magellan eXplorist 510

Hands on with the Magellan eXplorist 510

The Magellan eXplorist 510 is a mid-range model in Magellan’s handheld line. Like the eXplorist 610 and 710, this model sports a bright 3.0” color touchscreen and 3.2 MP geotagging camera, along with a microphone and speaker for field notes. All three units have a micro-SD slot for memory expansion, are set up for paperless geocaching, and come with a pre-loaded “World Edition” basemap that features a full road network for the US, Canada, Western Europe and Australia.

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Magellan eXplorist TOPO editions announced

Magellan eXplorist 510_TOPO Special EditionMagellan has announced eXplorist 310 and 510 Topo Editions (the latter is pictured above), which will come bundled with a one-year subscription to National Geographic TOPO, offering 1:24,000 and 1:100,000 scale USGS-based topos. According to the news release, you will also be able to “view a unique collection of road and trail data that shows a complete network of back roads and trails on a national scale.” read more

Magellan eXplorist 510, 610 and 710 unleashed

UPDATE 3: Read my hands on review of the Magellan eXplorist 510

UPDATE 2: Read my hands on review of the Magellan eXplorist 710.

UPDATE: Here’s some screenshots and a discussion of capabilities and accepted map formats.

As expected following the success of the Magellan eXplorist GC, the company today announced several new additions to their updated handheld platform: the Magellan eXplorist 510, 610 and 710.

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