Magellan eXplorist GC Waterproof Geocaching GPS
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Download VantagePoint for free at www.magellangps.com
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.
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.
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
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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|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.|
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It does not work with windows 10 so I through my money away. Next time I will pay attention to the technology information.Published 1 month ago by Penny Sue Dove
Good beginner unit but having to keep moving for compass to work not so much.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Got this for my husband as a gift, finally got it out to use it and it does not hold the signal at all. Worthless, should have listened to the other reviews.Published 2 months ago by lindas90
Great for geocaching, this thing has help us find some of the very well hidden ones.Published 3 months ago by CC0711
Not real pleased with this purchase. It is not user friendly as advertised and is no more accurate than my smart phone. I would not recommend this for Geocaching. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
no expandable memory, but the joystick works better than most up/down buttons. it's made for geocache, and makes a good starter. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Steven Swanner