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Magellan eXplorist 610

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Magellan eXplorist 610. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and price are on the whole positive. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, performance, screen, price, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan eXplorist 610 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Magellan eXplorist 610 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Reviewers are impressed by the size and durability. The performance and screen also get good opinions, whereas many are negative about the maps. Opinions are divided on the price.

usability, screen, performance, durability, size


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan eXplorist 610 2011 Waterproof Handheld Hiking GPSMagellan eXplorist 610 2011 Waterproof Handheld Hiking GPS

Aug, 2018

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Magellan eXplorist 610


The Magellan eXplorist GC is one of only a handful of paperless, purpose-built geocaching devices on the market and Magellan's first foray into the niche--although not its first off-road handheld GPS device. Boasting a full-color display and a...

The eXplorist GC is a rugged little GPS device that is IPX-7 waterproof. The device is ready to go out of the box, with preloaded geocaches and included batteries. All relevant information about a geocache can be accessed from the eXplorist's...

The device could really benefit from a touch screen. The lack of an internal compass means that heading can only be tracked based on movement.

The Magellan eXplorist GC sits at a price and feature sweet spot that makes it a great entry point into the world of geocaching for the urban outdoorsman.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Techware Labs (

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By the end of our testing, the eXplorist 610 was able to handle the gauntlet we put it through. We used it to find several geocaches, and it even survived a brief bout with swamp water. The cost of $449.99 may seem a bit prohibitive at first, but it is...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Jon (

Magellan eXplorist 610


The Magellan eXplorist 610 is pretty much Magellan's answer to Garmin's impressive Oregon with the ability to run Ordance Survey mapping wit...

Technically the Magellan will do what you want, but it's heavy, expensive and has an infuriatingly clunky interface that's simply hard work to use. If we were in the market for an OS mapping GPS at this price, we'd be looking at the Garmin Oregon 600...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Matthew Lentini (

Magellan eXplorist 610


An in-built camera, compass, high-sensitivity sat-nav, topographical maps, geocaching, media playing and tracking makes this off-road navigator more than just a GPS. The Magellan eXplorist 610 is a survival tool for the modern man versing wild.

In-built camera; sturdy, weatherproof construction; easy to use and customise

Bulky build; small screen; high asking price for a GPS navigator

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Built-in camera: Yes
Megapixel:3 / 3.2


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Handheld


Display Diagonal:3
Display Resolution:240 x 400
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):16
Battery Technology:Alkaline
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:2
Power source type:Battery / Battery, USB

GPS Performance

Antenna:Internal / Yes
GPS accuracy - position:196.9

GPS Type

Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): Yes
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): Yes


Audible alarm(s):Y
Audible Alarms: Yes


Ability to add maps: Yes
Map coverage:Eastern Europe / USA / World
Map view options:2D
Maps included: Yes


Included memory card size:2
Internal storage capacity:4
Storage media type:Flash


Routes quantity:200
Tracks quantity:1 / 200
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No


Bluetooth: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 60
Operating temperature range (T-T):-10 - 60

Other Features

Antenna Type:Multidirectional Patch

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery life (max):16
Battery Technology:Alkaline
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:2
Power source type:Battery / Battery, USB


Processor frequency:400

Technical Details

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Calculator: Yes
Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Handheld
Hunt/fish calendar: Yes
Image viewer: Yes
Languages support:TUR
Number of Waypoints:2000 / 500
Sun & moon information: Yes
Waypoints: Yes

Weight & Dimensions