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.
Summary: I was looking for a unit that would map my snowshoe hikes. Not that I would get lost because you can always turn around and follow your tracks back but to learn the distance and time for each outing.
I do like the gadget but it doesn't take long before the ...
Kelli Kline, Amazon
21 August 2013
Summary: bought this in order to do some geocaching; at first, it was not evident how to get the cache info to down load on to device. I do like the gadget but it doesn't take long before the little nob in the middle loses its rubbery cover-or maybe just overuse.
Summary: The rubber pad came off my center toggle switch. I can NOT find a replacement for it. My calls to Magellan go to the Phillipines . They insist there there is no accessory for it and because it is out of warranty they can do nothing! There is nothing wrong with this unit.
Summary: I am new to hand-held GPS receivers so I don't have much to compare this to, but overall the unit seemed rugged and fairly easy to use. As you walk it shows your previous positions on the map, making it easy to retrace your route.
Summary: Overall, this is a high quality GPS device that can be used by the everyday backpacker, hiker, and nature enthusiast. The color screen and resolution are very nice. Batteries last a long time, and the quickstart menu & options give it a lot of bang for your buck.
Summary: The Magellan eXplorist 310 is a great handheld GPS. This was my first handheld GPS and I found the menus easy to navigate. Batteries last a long time - I use it a couple of times a month and have not had to replace the batteries since I started using it two months ago.