Summary: I like the easy to use navigation screens and its ability to keep a fix in the local woods. Easy to upgrade the firmware. With the new firmware from Magellan you get some new navigation screens. Only dislike if you use the Mapsend 3d software you have to safe the maps to the hard drive then convert to the GPS with the map converting software that comes with the GPS.
Summary: I bought this item because I already own an eXplorist 100 and have used it for almost 10 years without a failure and know the features and menus. The 100 & 210 units use 2 AA batteries which allows me to rotate rechargable AA - no special batteries. Also the eXplorist has a base map for major roads in USA which helps orient me on overcast days. However, the real reason I bought it was the Geocaching features.
Summary: it is a small ans portble and some what accurate. i',m enjoying operating the system. i decided to buy it because a friend who uses it told me about it and after i bougth it i found out that it is true. the shipping was very satisfacory while the total price is reasonable.
Darrell W. Potter "email@example.com", Amazon
8 May 2009
Summary: I've had my Explorist 210 for about 2 1/2 years and I love it. It's easy to use and extremely accurate. In open country you can get an accuracy of about 6 feet. Even in heavily wooded areas you can get within 30 feet or so and you VERY rarely lose signal. My buddy has a Garmin etrex and a Delorme PN40 and my Magellan is more accurate than both of his units. You can mark your routes, favorite spots, whatever you want.
Summary: It has all the functions and more a basic hobbyist needs. My friends that climb and hike use more expensive gps', but when they check this one out they see it have everything you need except no color and no expansion storage card slot. Despite not having a storage card slot, the memory can hold tons of maps and I haven't had a memory issue for all the areas I hike. I suggest you get re-chargable batteries. Good little and light device.
Summary: I’ve owned or own a Magellan 300 (10 years old) and eXplorist 100, Garmin V and a TomTom wide screen. I wanted the eXplorist 210 for hiking. Operates much like the 100, accept has a base map and allows you to download GPS data into your computer. I chose this unit because it still has a grayscale display screen, so it uses less power over color, lasting up to 18 hour on 2 AA batteries. I’m pleased with the eXplorist 210 and it’s operation.
Summary: This is a nice hand held GPS for the money. This one has lots of nice features and is weather resistant - a plus for hiking. I got this for my husband for Father's Day and he has enjoyed playing with all of the features and likes the ability to download coordinates from web sites directly into the unit. I would definitely buy this again!
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. I use rechargeable AA batteries and keep a 2nd set charged while I use the ones in the unit. Generally, they will last a full day of use or more. Note that you only get major roads by default.