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Magellan eXplorist 200 Handheld GPS

We have collected and analyzed 2 expert reviews and 91 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 71/100. The average review date is Sep 1, 2006. We have compared these reviews to 490958 reviews from other GPS. The alaScore™ for this product is 69/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Magellan eXplorist 200 Handheld GPS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Magellan eXplorist 200 Handheld GPS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and size. The durability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the performance.

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78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan eXplorist 200 Water Resistant Hiking GPSMagellan eXplorist 200 Water Resistant Hiking GPS

Dec, 2018

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

Expert Review

 
May, 2007

Expert review by : Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Magellan eXplorist 200 Review

 

Here's what others have to say about the eXplorist 200:

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Excellent GPS!

 

A perfect GPS for beginner or intermediate.

Not upgradable.

Oct, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Piece of Junk

 

I bought this unit in April 2005 from Newegg and now it will not retain any mapoints at all! It is completely useless to me. DO NOT Buy!

Small, affordable, unit

Small screen, and it must be almost vertical with no obstructions to work well

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Piece of Junk

 

Small, affordable, unit.

Small screen, and it must be almost vertical with no obstructions to work well.

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good starter GREAT PRICE!

 

Well, I have to say that I was impressed at the qality that I got for the price.

It only defines roads in the United States.

Mar, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good starter GREAT PRICE!

 

Countries Major bodies of water, and capital cities are defined Throughout the wolrd, so thats good.

Well, I have to say that I was impressed at the qality that I got for the price. It's pretty accurate (after about 2 min) up to about 15 feet. Great starter GPS for anyone. I think I'll upgrade as soon as I start to have more of a need for it

It only defines roads in the United States. Everywhere else in the world you have to define your own roads and major points

Mar, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good GPS

 

Cheap, great features

uses AA battery

Feb, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

MAGELLAN eXplorist 200 2.25" GPS Navigation

 

Excellent. My first GPS and have found the menus and navigation screens very easy to use. Will recommend this product to others.

Jun, 2005

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

This is thr ultimate hunters' tool. ”

 

I recieved the Explorist 200 as a gift over 3 years ago.  In 20 plus years a hunting, I've been lost twice and have a great fear of the third time around as I hunt the Allegeny Forest.  I'm hearing impaired so I attempt to go where no one will be...

Sep, 2009
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Product Specifications

Meeting your more advanced navigational needs, eXplorist 200 features TrueFix technology, an 8 MB built-in background map plus the ability to save up to 5 track log files, 500 points of interest and 20 routes. The built-in map includes roads, parks, waterways and more, to help you find your way. Put the power of easy-to-use and affordable GPS in your pocket.

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 / 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:200
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Magellan eXplorist

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

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