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Magellan eXplorist GC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 444 reviews of Magellan eXplorist GC. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and size. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the maps, and there are some less positive opinions about the route planning and reliability.

usability, performance, price, size, durability

reliability, route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan eXplorist GC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Magellan eXplorist GC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Magellan eXplorist GC from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen and performance. The maps and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, maps, performance, screen

reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan eXplorist GCMagellan eXplorist GC 2011 (Geocaching) Waterproof Handheld Hiking GPS

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Magellan eXplorist GC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 user reviews of Magellan eXplorist GC from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People really like the design and durability. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably. The maps and performance get mixed reviews, and there are some less positive comments about the reliability and size.

usability, price, screen, durability, design

size, reliability

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan eXplorist GC Waterproof Geocaching GPSMagellan Explorist Gc W/giftbox CX0100SGXNAMagellan Explorist GC Dedicated Geocaching Device - Green/ Gray (CX0100SCXN)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

Magellan eXplorist GC

 

In summary, if you are looking specifically for a geocaching GPS- one that is designed only for hunting out geocaches-then you would probably be best off considering the Magellan eXplorist GC Waterproof Geocaching GPS, which is the world's first GPS to...

Dedicated- full GPS specifically designed for geocachingValuable- many user-friendly features at a reasonable price tagFeatured- trip odometer, record book, map screen with compass, and moreAccessible- instant connection to geocaching website, 30 days...

Limited- small screen size and font, slow positioning, poor battery life

While Magellan has not been entirely successful in the auto navigation...

Dec, 2010
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Expert review by: Review Crew (reviewboard.com)

Magellan eXplorist GC Review

 

According to Geocaching.com, "Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called ...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Phil Scrivano (tomshardware.com)

On The Bench: Magellan eXplorist GC GPS Receiver

 

Hasn't anyone ever told you that it's not healthy to sit in front of a computer all day? We're setting down the graphics cards, picking up the ...

For comparison purposes, I used a Garmin Vista HCx. The cost of the Magellan eXplorist GC is $200. The Garmin Vista HCx's base price is approximately $225. With Street Maps and an SD card, I have $350 invested in this Garmin

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Techware Labs (techwarelabs.com)

Expert Review

 

Geocaching is a lot of fun and a fairly cheap hobby at the same time, which leads it to becoming very addictive. The option to pull up the website http://www.geocaching.com and enter in the address where you are or going to and pull up local geocaches...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Sal Cangeloso (geek.com)

Review: Magellan eXplorist GC handheld GPS

 

The eXplorist GC is a handheld GPS unit designed specifically for geocaching. Priced at $199, it should be as affordable as it is easy to operate. Just last week Magellan announced three new eXplorist devices-the 510, 610, and 710-which expand the...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Magellan eXplorist GC review

 

The Magellan eXplorist GC is a new introduction designed to do one thing well – geocache! It has a 2.2” color (non-touch) screen, 18 hour (rated) battery life and a highly detailed  worldwide basemap. And while it isn't designed for backcountry...

Paperless geocaching ; Geocache filters ; Intuitive interface ; Focuses on doing one thing (geocaching) well ; Awesome preloaded worldwide basemap (roads) ; USB (non-proprietary) interface ; Innovative compass features

Difficult to read in bright sun, especially so for text ; Too many steps to reach geocache details while navigating ; Occasional lags in menu response ; Not very suitable for backcountry, non-geocaching use ; Lacks advanced features (electronic...

At At $199.99 MSRP, the Magellan eXplorist is the lowest cost paperless geocaching GPS receiver on the market. I have no problem recommending it as an entry level unit in that arena, though folks over 40 may want to think twice and check it out under...

Mar, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Magellan eXplorist GC

 

Can Magellan's eXplorist GC bring the once niche pastime of geocaching to a wider audience?

Cheaper than premium hiking sat-navs ; Excellent geocache interface ; Durable and waterproof

Digital compass can lose signal ; Basic maps ; Basic sat-nav functionality

Every time we check our local area for geocaches, a few more appear. The arrival of Magellan’s eXplorist GC further cements the feeling that this is a hobby on the rise. The device itself is a little more limited than some hiking sat-navs we’ve tested,...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: bigulua (viewpoints.com)

Magellan eXplorist GC - Great All-In One GPS for Geocaching ”

 

I've been geocaching for several years now, first using a Magellan Meridian, then switching to a Magellan eXplorist 500, then an eXplorist 600, and now the eXplorist GC.  The eXplorist GC is an easy to use and easy to learn paperless geocaching...

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size (metric):5.6 cm

GPS Software

Maps Included:Worldwide
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