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  • 2.2-inch LCD display
  • Easily connect to the Geocaching.com User Community and perform "Send to GPS," create and sync Pocket Queries, and upload Field Notes. Pre-loaded with the most popular geocaches in the world, found more than any others--get a complete out-of-the-box experience by searching and finding the top 1,000 geocaches worldwide
  • Easy to use with an intuitive user interface, simple controls and menus, and vibrant graphics
  • Vibrant color transflective screen provides the best readability in direct sunlight
  • A high-sensitivity SiRFstarIII GPS with three-meter accuracy puts you on top of the cache and make the find that much easier
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Technical Details
Item Weight5.1 ounces
Product Dimensions1.4 x 2.2 x 4.4 inches
Item model numbereXplorist GC
Batteries:2 AA batteries required. (included)
Display Size2.2 inches
Display Resolution240 x 320
WarrantyONE YEAR
Battery Life18 hours
  
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Best Sellers Rank #4,741 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableMarch 22, 2010
  
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Display TFT LCD TFT LCD LCD TFT LCD
Special Features Rugged case Touch Sensitive Screen Built-in Microphone Rugged case, Built-in camera, 2D / 3D map perspective, Built-in microphone, OneTouch favorites menu, Preinstalled POIs, Hunt/fish calendar, Built-in speaker, Geocaching
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Product Description

Magellan eXplorist GC is the first GPS device 100% dedicated to geocaching that includes out-of-the-box paperless geocaching, seamless connection to geocaching.com, a brilliant color screen, rich graphics, and a simple user interface all packed into a rugged and waterproof device. The device is powered by two AA batteries for up to 15 hours of outdoor adventure along with a highly-sensitive SiRFstarIII GPS chipset that provides 3-meter accuracy. The device is made for geocaching with an uncomplicated interface and the ability to sort and search thousands of geocaches. Mark your find and quickly add field notes. Push all your logs to geocaching.com once you return from your day's adventure. eXplorist GC has tons of fun and familiar graphics, such as smiley faces for logs and merit-based awards to show off your geocaching expertise. Additionally, the product comes packed with common outdoor GPS features, such as waypoint creation, a worldwide basemap, active tracking, and trip odometer.

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Magellan eXplorist GC is the first GPS device 100% dedicated to geocaching that includes out-of-the-box paperless geocaching, seamless connection to geocaching.com, a brilliant color screen, rich graphics, and a simple user interface all packed into a rugged and waterproof device. The device is powered by two AA batteries for up to 15 hours of outdoor adventure along with a highly-sensitive SiRFstarIII GPS chipset that provides 3-meter accuracy. The device is made for geocaching with an uncomplicated interface and the ability to sort and search thousands of geocaches. Mark your find and quickly add field notes. Push all your logs to geocaching.com once you return from your day's adventure. eXplorist GC has tons of fun and familiar graphics, such as smiley faces for logs and merit-based awards to show off your geocaching expertise. Additionally, the product comes packed with common outdoor GPS features, such as waypoint creation, a worldwide basemap, active tracking, and trip odometer.

Features

Seamless Connection to Geocaching.com User Community

Easily connect to the #1 user community for geocaching and perform "Send to GPS", create and sync Pocket Queries, and upload Field Notes.

Free 30 Day Premium Membership to Geocaching.com

Download GPX files, create your own Pocket Queries, and get tons of other premium membership features.

Pre-Loaded with the Most Popular Geocaches in the World

These caches have been found more than any others. Get a complete out-of-the-box experience by searching and finding the top geocaches worldwide.

Paperless Geocaching

Download and view more than 20 unique characteristics of each cache and view, search, filter on the device. Details include name, location, description, hider, size, difficulty, terrain, hint, spoilers, and last 20 user logs among a number of other details.

Easy to Navigate Menus and Rich Graphics

A dedicated device means there is no nonsense to by-pass to get to your geocaches. A simply main menu, intuitive contextual menus, and vibrant graphics make this device easy to use.

Brilliant, sunlight readable color screen

A vibrant 2.2" color transflective screen provides the best readability in direct sunlight.

Store up to 10,000 geocaches on the device

That is a total of 20 Pocket Queries. Load a new GPX file for each trip or all the locations you love to geocache so you'll have data on board when you need it.

Geocache Awards

Keep track on all your finds and receive special awards based on number of finds, types of finds, and other interesting combinations of actions. The more you find, the more you are rewarded.

Create and Store 500 Waypoints

Whether you mark your car, campsite, starting location, or places to re-visit, waypoints are a common and useful feature in all outdoor GPS devices.

Rugged and waterproof to IPX-7 standards

Focus on the adventure not protecting the device.

High-sensitivity SiRFstarIII GPS with 3-meter accuracy

Most smart phones provide 20-meter GPS accuracy, which will get you close to the geocaching, but will it really help your find it? 3-meter GPS accuracy will put you on top of the cache and make the find that much easier.

Worldwide Basemap

Orient yourself to nearby streets, rivers, lakes, and parks to help in your treasure hunting expedition.

18 Hours of battery life using 2 AA batteries

Go strong for an entire day (or more) of geocaching. No stopping to replace the batteries.

WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS
GPX Compatible
VantagePoint Compatible

Download VantagePoint for free at www.magellangps.com

High-speed USB

Additional Features

Picture Viewer

Whether the log has a pic of the last person to find or the hider attached a spoiler image to help locate a well hidden cache, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Suspend Mode

The goal is to conserve battery life by putting the device into an advanced power saving mode. Suspend mode will turn off everything expect for GPS tracking. Wake up the device with a single click.

On-board user memory

Loads on space to add up to 10,000 geocaches and tons of photos and personalized backgrounds.

Record Active Track and See "Breadcrumbs" on the Map Screen

Keep a log of all the steps you took throughout the day hunting for geocaches. Reference your track to find your way back to keep a record of geocaching adventures.

Trip Odometer

Keep tabs on distance travelled, average speed, and other useful statistics.

NMEA Message Output

For hardcore outdoor GPS enthusiasts who want to connect their device to laptop running VantagePoint software and see your position on computer screen.

Multiple Coordinates and Map Datums

Geocache around the world and do it accurately. See your geographic location in UTM coordinates or reference the OS Grid while hunting for caches in Great Britain.

What's in the Box

Magellan eXplorist GC GPS receiver, USB Data Cable, Two (2) AA Batteries, User Handbook

System Requirements

PC Requirements

Microsoft Windows XP or higher, minimum of 256 MB of RAM, minimum of 1.5 GHz processor or higher, CD-ROM drive, minimum of 100 MB of free hard drive space, USB Port, Internet connection, and either Internet Explorer or Firefox web browser


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Updateable / Loadable Maps - -
Camera and Microphone - - -
Compass and Barometer - - - -
Summit Series Maps - - - -
City Series Maps - - - - -
Features Dedicated geocaching device that comes with features beginner or advance geocachers will appreciate. A solid device with all the basic navigation you’ll need to get to your campsite and back. Customize your device with your own map content from Nat Geo, Navionics, Fishing Hot Spots and more. Capture and share your adventures with the built in camera and microphone. Shoot stills and video, with geotagging and voice annotations. Increase safety and precision with additional sensors, elevation and barometric altimeter to predict weather conditions. The ultimate navigation tool with the ability to get you from your doorstep to summit and back again.

Customer Reviews

Very easy to use.
Jmayo
Magellan sent me a pre-paid FedEx label and I returned the unit for replacement.
Maureen
I called Magellan and the person in Tech Support couldn't help me.
GeneMoser

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

160 of 164 people found the following review helpful By Fritz on July 23, 2010
A decent GPS for geocaching. It comes with street maps for the entire United States and Canada and base maps (major highways) for the rest of the world. In the US and Canada you can navigate (it does NOT auto-navigate) yourself to a geocache by watching the mapping screen and choosing a route.

Included is a 30 day premium membership to Geocaching.com. In order to fully utilize the features of this unit you MUST be a premium member. Paperless caching, pocket queries and bookmarks, uploading field notes all require maintaining a premium membership ($30 per year).

I have been geocaching more than 7 years and have experience with Magellan, Garmin and DeLorme GPS units. I attended a C.I.T.O. event in San Francisco earlier this year and won an ExploristGC in a drawing at that event. My thanks to Magellan.

The unit comes with an (abbreviated) User Handbook packaged in the box. For the complete User Handbook you will need to access MagellanGPS.com and either read it online or download the Adobe acrobat file to your computer. It is one of the better user handbooks that I have seen for GPS units. Learning to use the unit (for me) was relatively easy and quick.

Cons:

Small text. Hard to read while bouncing in a car.
Transflective screen. Hard to see even in bright sunlight. I needed to use the backlight most of the time.
Battery life. About 10 hours for rechargeables (because I needed to use the backlight most of the time.)
Position Update. Most of the time pretty good. Occasionally VERY slow (up to 2 minutes).
Switching between screens. The Map screen and the Dashboard screen are used extensively for geocaching. It is not possible to rapidly switch between these two screens.
Awards.
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146 of 156 people found the following review helpful By Hugo D. Hackenbush on April 23, 2010
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What is Geocaching? It's an outdoor activity akin to treasure hunting, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches") anywhere in the world.

Sound interesting? Then you might want to give the Magellan eXplorist GC Handheld Geocaching GPS Navigator a whirl. It's an entry-level GPS geocaching device that is perfectly suited for neophytes, yet has enough capabilities to suit the basic needs of geocaching veterans.
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63 of 67 people found the following review helpful By 4PalmTrees on June 30, 2010
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I upgraded from a very basic GPS to the eXplorist GC because I only use my GPS for geocaching. After looking at the reviews of other products I chose this one because it kept billing itself as the GPS solely for geocaching and it was paperless. I really enjoy the whole paperless feature. I have found a dozen or so caches in different terrain. Here is what I've noticed so far.

PRO:
I love the fact the hints, descriptions, and a couple logs are all in the unit. (I guess that would be true with any paperless geocaching unit.
I love that I didn't have to pay for a unit that provides the sunrise/sunset times, tides, or detailed topographical information.
I love having the roads and rivers/lakes show up on the display.
I like the USB connection.

CON:
The unit takes a bit to get a signal.
It doesn't come with a real manual. You have to go online to get the PDF file.
There is a little bit of a learning curve, especially when it doing multi-caches and puzzles.
I haven't been able to upload my field notes.

All that being said I am glad I bought this unit. I'm still getting used to the unit, but I love the paperless aspect. I'm able to find plenty of help online, so the lack of an actual manual hasn't really been a problem.
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58 of 65 people found the following review helpful By school administrator on September 2, 2011
I'm experienced in the outdoors and have owned and operated GPS units for recreational backpacking and mountain biking, as well as in the military during wartime as a Marine infantryman. I purchased the Explorist because it is dedicated to geocaching, and seemed kid-friendly for my children to use. The best thing I can say about the Explorist is that it easily transfers all geocaching data seamlessly from Geocaching.com. But geocaching isn't about sitting at home with the GPS and my computer, it's about finding caches. And to find caches you will need a GPS device that can connect and remain connected to satellites. The bottom line is that, after a week of troubleshooting on my own and with Magellan support, my Explorist failed to hold a satellite connection for more than 2 minutes in the open, and for even less time on a wooded path. It got nothing under dense tree cover. Think it's just my unit? Check the reviews on the major retail websites. Then talk with knowledgable reps at stores like REI that sell the Explorist and other competitors. I did. Many people find the Explorist to be inconsistent with satellite connections, and still more describe a frequent "freezing" problem. The local REI GPS expert shared that many Explorists have been returned to his store for these reasons. Magellan offered me a replacement, citing that I probably have a faulty unit. I'm not interested. There are just too many people reporting the same types of problems that I experienced. If you want to find points in wide open fields, and have the patience to wait for the Explorist to reconnect to satellites every 2-3 minutes after each disconnect, then you'll be OK with this purchase. If not, steer clear and go with the better reviewed units. I settled on a Garmin GPSMap62S. The extra money was worth the consistent connection under all conditions.
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