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Magellan eXplorist 300 GPS Receiver

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the memory and screen are generally positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan eXplorist 300 GPS Receiver is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Magellan eXplorist 300 GPS Receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Magellan eXplorist 300 GPS Receiver from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

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62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Magellan eXplorist 300 Water Resistant Hiking GPS

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Magellan eXplorist 300 Review

 

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Buy Top-Of-The-Line Magellan eXplorist 600

 

I bought a Garmin eTrex for wilderness hiking navigation. Big mistake. During the first year, the springs in the battery compartment broke because they are badly engineered. Garmin customer support refused to solve my problem. I soldered the springs...

Magellan: Big Color Screen, Excellent Tracking

Garmin: Cannot Read in Dark, Poor Tracking in Forest

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Amazing GPS unit for the price!

 

This is one of the best GPS units I have used for the price.

Altimeter, Built-in detailed maps, Accurate, Easy to use

No connection with PC

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Good Unit and easy to use.

 

Light weight with good 10 foot ability and easy to use. The background maps are good enough to zero in on intersections and mark the point. Includes Canada and offshore USA

Can't add maps, but that is not why I bought it. Paid less than $175 new

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Very fun and easy to use

 

The keys, screens and menus are very intuitive and I did not need to read user's manual to understand how to use it. I liked the WAAS capability

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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

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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

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5 stars

 

5 stars

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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...

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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

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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
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