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 had bought my father a Garmin eTrex entry level GPS and wanted one for myself. I tried the eXplorist to compare them and see which one was better. Even though the differences are slim, I think if I had to buy a new one now, I'd go for Garmin's GPS.
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: I purchased the GPS two weeks ago, but very cautious of Magellan's map software from reading reviews. Conerns are mostly over the map's accuracy and currency. Yesterday, driving from west suburb Philadelphia to JFK airport and back, dark in the night and rain.
Good value for the money and fun to play with. Base…
25 August 2006
Excerpt: Good value for the money and fun to play with. Base map is useless in Canada and contains serious errors. Some highways are numbered incorrectly. Would like to see a unit with a large screen and a preloaded 1Gig SD card full of maps for an all inclusive price.
Summary: It does not have the automatic routing function. You have to set the route manually or spend some money to buy softwares to do that offline. If you are off the predefined route by mistake, you have to figure out how to get back to the route by yourself.
Excerpt: Despite the incredibly cheap price tag that this gps unit has it is still a good investment. Aimed at outdoors enthusiasts this unit should not be confused with a sat-nav, and is not really for road use.
Excerpt: satellite navigation devices come in all shapes and sizes, with the most popular variety being in car systems that can be mounted on the dashboard or windscreen and used as a route finding aid while on the roads.
Pros: Cheap; easy to use; geocaching features
Cons: monochrome screen; little room for expansion; cant plan routes via postcodes or addresses
Summary: Ricevuto l'apparecchio. Acquistato on-line da un gruppo francese, in due giorni me lo hanno consegnato. Ho inserito le pile, due alcaline AA Premuto il tasto di accensione per 3 secondi..........nulla!