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Magellan eXplorist 300 GPS Receiver

Magellan eXplorist 300 GPS Receiver
alaScore 67

34 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 3 expert reviews and 31 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 64/100. The average review date is Aug 26, 2006. We have compared these reviews to 496712 reviews from other GPS. The alaScore™ for this product is 67/100 = Good. Last update: Aug 14, 2018.

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Expert review by : Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Magellan eXplorist 300 Review

 

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Feb, 2006

Expert review by : gpsfaq.com (gpsfaq.com)

Expert Review

 
Feb, 2006

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Keypad loses contact

 

I got this unit about three years ago as a gift. While it worked, I thought it was great. I use it sporadically on trips from Eastern Canada to the USA about twice per year as a basic roadmap. Some of the keys (Zoom In, Nav, maybe others) no longer...

Ideal as a basic map if only main roads are required

Keypad failure after 2 years, Canada maps outdated

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Bad tech support or product?

 

I bought this unit maybe a year and half ago, and since then it had numerous problems. The worst is "freeze" state which would happen if device is outside of the map coverage area ( in one particular case I was about 1 mile off the Atlantic shore) or...

Sleek design, detailed basic map

Unreliable, bad tracking, slow satellite locking, plagued with problems

Oct, 2007

Consumer review (mysears.com)

5 stars

 

5 stars

Jun, 2007

Consumer review (mysears.com)

maggelan gps

 

i just purchased this unit i use to have a garmin did not like the electronic compass on this is very nice. my family and I ride atvs and it works great there are alot of options on this unit the pre loaded maps are up to date. I found this unit...

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Good Piece of Equipment

 

GPS has come a long way since I used one in the military(12 yrs ago). I read some online reviews and narrowed it down to several Magellans. I felt Magellan had the best perks vs price ratio than Garmin. After narrowing it down I chose the Explorist 300...

Ease of use, durability

detail of maps, ability to download

Aug, 2005

Consumer review (shopping.com)

good outdoors gps

 

I received this gps as a gift and ended up taking it back to get a unit with external connections. This gps is a great little piece of equipment if you are using it fot the right applications. The map data will give you a proximity to locations and...

great tracking, nice package, electronic compass/temp features, good memory

no external connections, high battery consumption, road detail

Dec, 2004

Product Specifications

An incredible value, the eXplorist 300 features Magellan TrueFix technology for superior accuracy and reliability. eXplorist 300 gives you a trio of advanced tools for even easier navigation. The barometer provides information on changing weather. The altimeter easily determines your present elevation. And the electronic compass shows your direction, even while standing still. eXplorist 300 includes 8 MB of built-in maps, three navigational screens and the ability to save 5 track log files, 500 points of interest and 20 routes. By putting all of this together in one compact package, the eXplorist 300 offers an unprecedented value.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):14hour(s)

Built-in Display

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.3in
Height:4.6in
Weight:3.9oz
Width:2.1in

GPS Software

Maps Included:North America

GPS System

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

Header

Manufacturer:Magellan Navigation
Model:300
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Magellan eXplorist

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:20
Tracklog Points:2000
Tracks:5
Waypoints:500