Summary: "Joystick" button broke after owning for less than a year. After several attempts to get Magellan to repair it even at my cost, they have still refused to repair this item. The lack of durability of an item this expensive is ridiculous. I did not even put it through heavy use. In addition the GPS accuracy was extremely poor and satellite acquisition time is abysmal. I most certainly will not ever be ordering a magellan GPS ever again.
Summary: I lost my 13 year old Garmin 12 and replaced it with this unit. Took a while to get use to, but I like the paperless geocaching features. The screen is small and hard to read sometimes. I'm finding caches again.
Summary: It worked for 1 week in California. Then I took it to Italy where it promptly lost the satellite signal. Still couldn't track when I returned to California. No amount of right arrow, on/off, leave in a field on a cloudless, moonless night resetting helped. Magellan customer support was no help. The joystick was always awkward to use, so no big loss returning it to Amazon.
Summary: Operating time of the eXplorist is short. Therefore, I expected 'active suspend mode' . But,GPS accuracy in 'active suspend mode' is very bad. There is no reason for existence. 310, is a product different from the 510.
Summary: Bought this for a trip in the Tetons. The only thing I could do with it was too put waypoints on where I have been. At least I have a record of where I have been. Would of liked to known where I was going but I couldn't figure out!
Summary: I like the Magellan for Geocaching. It's easy enough to use once I figured out how to download geocaches. I also tested out the tracking feature to track my hikes. The miles tracked are not accurate, in fact it overstates the miles walked/hiked. My usual route of 5 miles (miles measure by car & phone GPS) is 6.7 on the Magellan. Not sure why.
Summary: It does not have the hiking trails I asked for and told they were there! Garbage! I almost hate buying on=line anymore with all lies to get you to purchase things. My Garmin in my car is better than this piece of junk. Maybe that is because I went to the store to actually get it and got a good chance to see it up close and personal.