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Magellan eXplorist 100 Handheld GPS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 reviews of Magellan eXplorist 100 Handheld GPS. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the screen and durability are generally positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the maps.

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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 Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and durability. The performance and price also get good comments, whereas there are some negative reviews 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, 2018

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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

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Fun For the Family


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

In sunlight the screen can be hard to read

Jul, 2008

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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

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Waterproof, bright color, screen contrast & ease of use

No 12v capabilities or data connection

Jul, 2005

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it works!

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

Jul, 2007

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magellan dvd


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

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Aviation Ready


Very small and light weight.

Dec, 2006

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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

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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