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5.1 out of 10

Magellan eXplorist 210

The Magellan eXplorist 210 from Thales expanding on the popular Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Magellan eXplorist 210

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Overall 4
4.0

Oops...

iaviator, Ebay
7 October 2009
  • Summary: It's a nice GPS but I should have studied the mapping characteristics better. The GPS came without detailed maps-- I bought topo maps for it that should work but after spending about 10 hours trying, I'm still stumped. Information on the Internet and the Magellan website (210 is unsupported) suggests the problem is with the serial number not being recognized by the map-- at any rate, putting a topo map on this thing is ruined what might otherwise be a good deal.
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Overall 4
4.0

distance accuracy problem

Robert Martini Gold, Amazon
24 September 2009
  • Summary: I purchased this for bicycle use, running use and small boat use. My only functional desires are to have an odometer, a speedometer, be able to mark points, and to see a map of where I am. This meets these needs, but it does not excel in any of my intended uses. The biggest flaw I've found is the distance accuracy when running. I'm training for a marathon race, and I am running increasingly long distances. I often plan my routes using [...
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Overall 4
4.0

Piece of junk

flooby, epinions.com
17 March 2008
  • Summary: I would stay away from it. Do not consider it waterproof no matter what the hype says - stay away from water with it.
  • Pros: When it works its OK for road navigation.
  • Cons: Not waterproof, takes forever to find itself, bad customer service. not worth owning.
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Overall 4
4.0

ok gps, mapsend software incompatible.

William P. George "ramanag", Amazon
30 October 2007
  • 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. I have spent 3 days of sending emails and making phone calls, and cannot get any support from this company whatsoever. I still have yet to load topo map one into this gps. With no releif in site.
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Overall 4
4.0

eXplorist 210

Reed Maxson, Amazon
12 May 2007
  • 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. Accessing track information, for example, typically requires about one minute (I've timed it several times), whereas other receivers retrieve this information almost instantly.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice GPS really bad software

JohnnyCache, Amazon
9 April 2007
  • Summary: I bought this thing and tried it, it's a really nice GPS for the price, a bit frail it seemed, otherwise OK.Good reception outside and in the car, no signal indoors however. My main beef with it: I installed the software on my computer and it kept giving me a warning that it is highly recommended I should not install this software because it could do permanent damage to my computer. I installed it anyway.
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Overall 4
4.0

Pick a different GPS

AlligatorClick "AlligatorClick", Amazon
1 February 2007
  • Summary: Big dissapointment. No power plug for a car cigarette lighter is available. Advertisement said it included software, the software was a teaser that had to be purchased by Christmas (the ad didn't say this). I am used to hand held electronics having a built in rechargeable battery. This one uses AA batteries. I could buy rechargeables, but would rather just get a new GPS. Pick a differnt modle.
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Overall 4
4.0

Could have been a nice unit I think

Merckx "-AC", Amazon
8 January 2007
  • Summary: I've had the eXplorist 210 for a couple of weeks now... purchased for the sole purpose of Geocaching. Initially I was very impressed with this unit, but that didn't last long. It would just randomly go into various error and test modes, as well as just plain freezing from time to time. Each instance would force me to remove the batteries to reset it. It wasn't that bad at first, but frequency increased with each trip it seemed.
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