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Magellan-explorist-200.362471
4.7 out of 10

Magellan eXplorist 200

For serious outdoor use, the eXplorist series handheld GPS navig Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Magellan eXplorist 200

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Overall 4
4.0

Not the best

Tony Wespy, Amazon
15 December 2012
  • Summary: Bought this for price. Hard to get accurate readings. Would not recommend this to anyone, spend more money and get a up to date system
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Overall 4
4.0

Crash Test Dummy

CP "SeaDragon", Amazon
14 October 2006
  • Summary: In Dec 04 received one as a present. In June 05 it started shutting off on its own and then stopped turning on all together. Lost a weeks worth of sailing and diving in the Bahamas. Returned it to the store, bought a new one. It was handy and familiar thought I would give it another try. Since then it has dumped my saved Points of Interest THREE times. Now the other day it crashed and defaulted to to a screen called "Burn In Test".
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Overall 4
4.0

Good for a beginner but might dump your memory

A. Gonzalez, Amazon
7 September 2006
  • Summary: A few months in use and my 200 started to dump memory at random intervals. This meant that each time I powered on, it was a gamble as to if my coordinates were still entered. This is very frustrating when I go on a trip, I always have to make sure I have a paper back up source of my information. If you get a 200 that works then I would recommend the unit for beginners but I don't know how common this problem is.
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Overall 4
4.0

Entry Level--Not too durable

Paul, Amazon
16 December 2005
  • Summary: This Magellan GPS unit is a good entry level GPS device. It tells you where you are and keeps a track log. The reported accuracy never got to the 10 feet WAAS accuracy, but it was fair. There was a 45ft difference between the 1st and 2nd stories of my house when infact there is only 8ft. Pros: Good entry unit for the price Shows you where you are Cons: Maps are pretty much useless, it shows you the interstates and highways as of 3-4 years ago.
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Overall 4
4.0

Probably not worth your money.

Octavius, Amazon
5 August 2004
  • Summary: I already have a Magellan Sportrak and I'm perfectly happy with it. I just needed something with roadmaps. So when Magellan came out with the eXplorist 200, I said ok, and bought it. It got here today. I installed the batteries, turned it on and started driving. I was immediately dissapointed. The detail of the mapping of this unit is horrendous. It's as if they randomly picked streets they thought would be good to put in the device.
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