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Magellan eXplorist 100 Handheld GPS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the durability and performance are overall positive. The screen and usability also get good comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan eXplorist 100 Handheld GPS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Magellan eXplorist 100 Handheld GPS from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Views about the reliability and durability are on the whole positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the maps.

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71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan eXplorist 100 Water Resistant Hiking GPSMagellan eXplorist 100 Water Resistant Hiking GPS

May, 2017

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Expert Review

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

Magellan eXplorist 100 Review


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 100 GPS is basically the eXplorist 200 minus the base map. It shares...

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: GeoHunter (

Fun For the Family


Pocket Size, Cool Color, Very Accurate, Easy to Use

In sunlight the screen can be hard to read

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: mountaindude (

1 of the best Magellan GPS units under $80


cheap & dependable, great for kids, long battery life 2AAs

no preloaded maps or data wires included

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (



Waterproof, bright color, screen contrast & ease of use

No 12v capabilities or data connection

Jul, 2005

Consumer review by: UejYi (



it works!

battery drinker, satellite acquisition takes a long time, and is easy to come out of sync.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: roger wells (

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Great dvd, sure beats the manual you get with the unit. You guys are a pleasure to work with, easy ordering, quick delivery, great...................

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: atomsplitter (

Aviation Ready


Very small and light weight.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: movie-maker (



for a small, compact little thing it is an awesome gadget when hiking, boating and skiing. self explantory controls and easy to read screen. WATERPROOF... thats cool and grips on the side and its bright orange, nice touch. +/- 14 hrs. of use.... A+++++

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: movie-maker (


Nov, 2005

Product Specifications

The pocket-sized eXplorist 100 recreational GPS receiver is both powerful and affordable. The eXplorist 100 features TrueFix technology which takes advantage of 14 parallel channels, supported by WAAS and EGNOS for fast signal acquisition, minimal signal loss and reliable accuracy to within 3 meters. Save up to 3 track log files, 500 points of interest and 20 routes to guide you back to your favorite spots or more importantly to your car. Put the power of GPS in your pocket.

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:2.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):5.8 cm
Resolution:160 x 120

Dimensions & Weight


GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Bearing / Distance / Elevation / ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) / ETE (Estimated Time Enroute) / Heading / Speed / Time/date
Receiver:14 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking
Type:GPS receiver


Manufacturer:Magellan Navigation
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Magellan eXplorist


Waterproof: Yes


Tracklog Points:2000