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: The GPS works fine, but I bought this unit because of the software available that it was supposedly compatible with. Do NOT purchase this unit if you think it will work with any of the mapsend programs. It will NOT work.
Summary: I purchased this unit for Christmas after a lot of research. What the research seemed to tell me is that the Magellans perform better under tree cover than the other leading brand. That said, I can only speak from my experience with the 210 which has been awesome.
Summary: I have been using this unit for about a week now. In a word, it is awesome. It acts as a flash drive when connected via the included usb cable. You can access all the files stored on the unit in this way.
Summary: After a few hours of research, I chose the eXplorist 210 as my GPS unit of choice for geocaching. I have only played around with a GPS unit once, so don't really have a lot of experience with other models. The 210 was chosen for it's PC capability and 22MB of space for background maps.
Good Value PC Compatible GPS, Scratchable Display Plastic
Robert Holder, Amazon
14 October 2006
Summary: I have not had this device long, but we did spend a day geocaching with it. It performs very well. I chose this model because I wanted a GPS unit that I could access with my PC through USB and this seems to work very well.
Summary: I have owned the Explorist 210 for 3 weeks and have no complaints. The accompanying Geocache Manager is simplistic but effective for loading geocache data into the GPS. It certainly beats entering it by hand like the 200 and 100 models require.