Summary: I never seriously used mine since I don't go off in no mans land looking to get lost. I will say this wasnt user friendly to use and doesn't contain any graphics. But if you wanted to track where you started and get back to it this would do the job I guess. Like I said I dont go looking to get lost so I couldn't test the GPS in god forsaken places. I sold it as it was a gift that went along with another purchase.
Summary: product is a great intro into the hand held GPS world, but it's not very accurate, and it's a little cumbersome to use. If you want an inexpensive hand held GPS then this is your toy, if you want something really cool, spend the extra money and get something over the top cool.
Summary: Easy to learn & navigate the menus. I found & purchased a data cable separately for this device, but was still not able to get my windows 7 notebook to recognize it. I would have given this unit much higher marks if I could get maps/waypoints uploaded from PC. NO memory card option for this unit either. Accuracy seems to be ok. Works good for the Geocaching I do.
It was a great GPS when it worked. It received signal…
26 September 2008
Excerpt: It was a great GPS when it worked. It received signal with tree cover and cloudy without much problem. Used in with Topo program from Magellan, the GPS took on a whole level of enjoyment. However, the software froze on me and I could not get it to work again. And the Magellan customer service is a very long and time-consuming process.
Summary: I really was looking for a GPS that will show you streets but it doesent. This GPS works for people looking for freeways, main parks, main cannals... no streets!! I will sale this product and buy a GPS that will take me to places, I really dont have any use on this GPS!
Summary: Nice things about the explorist is it's cheap, ruggedly simple, good screen resolution, nice hand fit, good satellite fix and much better than Garmin's old chips'fitted gps. Great for outdoor adventure. Downside is, low resolution track logging. Can't beat Garmin's Etrex features.
Summary: I'm a hard-core Garmin fan. I own 5 Garmin receivers ranging from the old GPS 12XL to the newest GPSmap 60CSx. But for the second edition of my book, "Outdoor Navigation with GPS," I was committed to including information about a broader range of receivers. Since Magellan again refused to loan me an evaluation unit, I decided to buy this inexpensive receiver. Not expecting much, I put it though its paces and was pleasantly surprised.
Hard to use, gets lost in trees and has a short battery life
M. Stoughton "geophizz", Amazon
9 May 2007
Summary: I've been using this unit for bike training, and I have to admit that I'm not impressed. The user interface is cumbersome, and the displays cannot be customized. For instance, I'd like to see a map, speed and trip distance on the same screen. No dice with this unit. You have to click NAV, then scroll through three screens then hit enter to see the trip odometer. Not easy to do while you're riding. All of the other features are just as cumbersome to use.
Summary: Why does this handheld need 16 mb of memory when the unit only comes with 10 mb of maps loaded and no PC interface. The specs are misleading and I feel stupid having not done more research before purchasing this unit. The Explorist 210 has a PC interface and 22 mb of space to load more maps if needed. My main gripe is that I work with GIS and I wanted to be able to grab my waypoints off the unit via a usb, but now I have to enter them manually.
Summary: The model met all my expectations for a low-end gps device. It is acceptably accurate and provides basic location information. It is relatively easy to use as a means to record routes while hiking. The track back feature works just fine. A limitation is entering waypoints (termed points-of-interest for this device). The instructions for this feature are poor and it takes some playing around to learn how to do it... and even after one figures this out...