Summary: I bought this thing for my father-in-law (whom I LOVE). When he opened it, he tried it immediately ... and it didn't work! OK, so I return it to Amazon, telling then it was broken. They charge me a reshelving fee! If you want this thing, don't order it from Amazon ...
Summary: This unit is a total disappointment. To be useful you must obtain maps from Magellan, and the retail price for those maps is $150.00 and they must be obtained from the vendor. The box states a person can obtain maps for $9.99; however this requires a special code (which is on the box) and when I...
Summary: What I wanted was a good hand-held GPS for light hiking. After sifting through many reviews of Garmin vs Magellan I decided to try the Explorist 210. I had read a few reviews here on the Amazon site about how hard it was to load maps using the MapSend software, but I have had no problems at all.
I love this thing, but I have to share that Magellan's…
30 October 2006
Excerpt: I love this thing, but I have to share that Magellan's software is not very well developed. It mostly refuses to open on my pc and it's not easy to use at all (when it rarely does open). The maps aren't accurate for roads.
Summary: This brand new Magellan eXplorist 210 does not work at all. It was DOA and will not power up. I tried new batteries, but that did not help. I have taken it to a manufacturer for repair. What a hassel.
Summary: This receiver would be acceptable except for the following: the interface connector is awkward to use, as well as the battery compartment access. The unit eats batteries like Popeye eats spinach. Even when the unit is turned off the batteries are rapidly consumed. The software is incredibly slow.
Summary: I recently bought this unit and sort of expected to be able to use the MapSend Topo software (v 4.20) that I already had installed on my computer to load maps. Unfortunately the older versions of MapSend will not work with the Explorist 210.
Summary: I have been using the Explorist for the last couple of months. It is my first GPS, so I wanted to use it for a while before reviewing. I have had very few problems with the unit. It did not take very long for me to get used to the features.
Summary: I purchased this as a basic GPS unit for use on my motorcycle. In general, it fits this use very well when used with a handlebar mounted RAM Mount. I wanted it to be water resistant, which so far it has been. I was caught in several drenching rains, and the unit kept working fine.
Summary: I purchased this unit about a year ago. I actually never used it more then 3 time at best. This year I was out in the woods and the zoom in button failed to work, The unit Zoom out to see the USA and would not Zoom back in at all. So I got lost in the woods for hours.