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Explorist 200

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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The Magellan eXplorist 200 is the new simple operation handheld GPS from Magellan, featuring a 14 Channel WAAS receiver for up to 10 foot accuracy*. Magellan made the eXplorist with the GPS newbie in mind keeping the operation super simple. If you are interested in geocaching or using it while hunting or hiking the eXplorist 200 will let you know your location. The eXplorist is Waterproof to IPX7 standards and features rubber armour for ultimate protection. The basemap has 16 megabytes of pre-loaded map information which includes major roads, parks, waterways, airports and more. 1 Year Warranty. Size: 4.75"H x 2.2"W x 1.3"D. Weight 6.1 oz.

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Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: oldsalt, 2004-12-25

I really studied the market for these criteria:

6 out of 7 ain't bad. I got it for $139.95 at Best Buy which is way under the next unit I could find with a map, but it does not have a computer interface. The maps are limited to major roads and bodies of water, but what unit has topo maps for climbers for this price? I use a GPS to avoid missing turns on my way to climb, and to record the off-road hike details.

I use the Location Tool in Microsoft Streets and Trips to note the positions of route changes and climbing locales, then create waypoints (called "points of interest" by Magellan) in advance. I have had great success this way, while working around direct computer access.

I like this unit and for less than $150 including tax or shipping, I am very satisfied. I would give 5 biners, except for the computer interface. By the way, it has read as many as 4 satellites while situated in my windowless bathroom!

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