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Magellan eXplorist 610

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 reviews of Magellan eXplorist 610. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Comments about the durability and price are on the whole positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

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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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Magellan eXplorist 610

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Magellan eXplorist 610 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and durability. The performance and screen are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the price, while there are some less positive views about the maps.

usability, screen, performance, durability, size

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 GPSMagellan eXplorist 610 Waterproof Hiking GPS

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Magellan eXplorist 610

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Magellan eXplorist 610 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the maps and screen. The durability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the reliability.

usability, performance, durability, screen, maps

reliability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Magellan eXplorist 610 Waterproof Hiking GPS

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: CNET (cnet.com)

Magellan eXplorist

 

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.

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.

Aug, 2012
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Expert review by: Techware Labs (techwarelabs.com)

Expert Review

 

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: Chris Swertfeger (techwarelabs.com)

Magellan eXplorist 610 GPS

 

Sometimes it's good to get outside. I know this sounds near blasphemous coming from a devout nerd. If your skin tone is what some might call close to translucent, or if you've ever been mistaken for a corpse while taking a nap, some fresh outdoors and...

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...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Jon (outdoorsmagic.com)

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 (smarthouse.com.au)

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