Excerpt: This neat little GPS unit from Magellan has a decent-sized black and white screen and a brightness switch. The buttons are very small and data transfer can be fiddly, but actual navigation through the pages is easy and the menus are reasonably intuitive. It will connect to a PC, via a USB cable, but not as easily as some. The ...
Excerpt: With an impressive 22 MB of internal memory, a WASS-enabled receiver, and a 1 second continuous update rate that provides an amazing GPS Navigation experience, the Magellan eXplorist 210 hand held is one heck of a value in portable GPS Navigation for hiking, camping, fishing and other outdoor adventures. Accuracy within 3 to 5 meters, a large backlit display and easy-to-use navigation make the Magellan eXplorist 210 GPS Navigator something to behold.
Excerpt: The eXplorist 210 features the largest built-in memory for the price in a compact GPS. It has 22 MB available memory for downloading optional MapSend maps and digital content. Always know where you are and where you're going with reliable TrueFix technology. The robust 8 MB built-in basemap includes roads, parks, waterways, airports and more.
Conclusion: The Magellan eXplorist 210 has some useful features such as the file system, the verticle profile, page customization. Performance was good. Ease of use was average. For someone with GPS usage or personal computer experience, the file system is nice. Compared to the eXplorist 200, the 210 is a good value since it has more memory, map support, and USB connectivity for just a few more dollars.
Pros: Unit needs to be held a certain way in some sunlight conditions, Limited number of navigation screens, Does not come with a wrist strap or batteries
Cons: Good signal lock, Good position accuracy, PC-type file system
Excerpt: The Magellan eXplorist 210 GPS is a low cost handheld that can do double-duty as an auto navigation system (with the added purchase of Magellan DirectRoute software). This attractive combination makes the 210 one of the most popular Magellan handhelds.