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Makes other handheld GPS units look like toys,
This review is from: Magellan eXplorist 510 Waterproof Hiking GPS (Electronics)
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I approached the Magellan eXplorist 510 Waterproof Hiking GPS with no small amount of hesitation. I've used similar devices in the past and they were riddled with shortcomings and badly executed features. But the eXplorist 510 sets the bar higher than most competing models and does it with style.
The first thing you notice when you open the box is 1) how small the actual unit is, and 2) how large the color display is in relation to the rest of the case. This provides exceptional clarity and detail in a form factor that's perfectly suited for even small hands.
The graphical user interface is exceptional. Setup is intuitive and easy, and the controls are logical and well placed. Getting from Start to real-time location tracking takes less than a minute--which is very good performance considering the complexity of a device like this and the challenge of locking on satellite signals in wooded and urban areas.
I was particularly pleased with the breadth of features in a unit priced at just over $300. You get a first-class GPS with 3" touch screen, PC connectivity, 3.2 megapixel camera, alarm clock, MicroSD expandability, and full-featured paperless geocaching in a slim, light package.
This is definitely the unit to buy of you want a flexible, waterproof, feature-rich, and rugged handheld GPS.
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Initial post: Jul 23, 2013 6:24:07 PM PDT
Sounds like you work for Magellan. The 510 is not user friendlyat all and uses batteries excessively, even when not on! I definately do not recommend this product and I am greatly disappointed with it.
Posted on Sep 4, 2013 7:14:20 PM PDT
I am almost equally as happy with the unit....Although I think the battery usage is ridiculous (about 4-6 hrs).
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