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5.2 out of 10

Magellan eXplorist 400

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Overall 2
2.0

don't waste your time

bob mc, Amazon
13 May 2014
  • Summary: This is so outdated now. You would be better off getting a gps app for your smartphone. It takes forever to boot and you must charge through a cord as the batteries are li ion. I also had an older version of this that used aa batteries which was much more convenient .
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Overall 10
10

Everything I need.

jayeeegee2012, Ebay
10 June 2012
  • Summary: I have an eXplorist 210 that I've liked a lot. But I was "playing around" and lost the map. I bought a 400 from a seller who said it didn't work. I thought that was ok because I just wanted to put a copy of the 400's map on my 210. Map copy worked fine and now the 210 is back to normal. Then I cleaned out the 400's memory, restarted it and upgraded the firmware at the Magellan site.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good value for someone just wanting a bar bones GPS

hicksonlo, Ebay
22 September 2011
  • Summary: THe explorist 400 is a very good GPS for Geocaching, hunting, fishing or hiking. It's main use is for the outdoors, it would not be to much help in the car. The only complaint is that is with a thick canopy in the woods signal is weak compared to my Triton 400 and Delorme PN-40 but keep in mind that the explorist is older tech. than the Trition and the same can be said for both the explorist and the Triton 400 when you compare them to the Delorme Pn-40.
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Overall 8
8.0

worth it

chrisandfifimoy, Ebay
21 August 2011
  • Summary: problems downloading info but working on it battery life is great and its very accurate i put it through heck in west bend and had zero problems
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Overall 6
6.0

I originally purchased the eXplorist 400 in green…

N2DaWild, Trailspace.com
1 April 2011
  • Excerpt: I originally purchased the eXplorist 400 in green way back in 2006. I have used it extensively. Even at this time, I still use it. It has traveled many a mile and some of it - WET. Ultimately, the eXplorist has proven to be reliable, lasted a long time on the battery life, and even taking a beating while keeping on tracking. The negative to this unit is that sometimes in dense foliage or mountainous ravines, it loses track easier and takes longer to re-acquire.
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome

deserechevy, Ebay
1 June 2010
  • Summary: Great GPS.. would like color maps and the ability to connect with windows Vista but other then that!
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Overall 8
8.0

If you don't want insane price, Go used, get value

pamoparman318, Ebay
4 January 2010
  • Summary: The absolutely only thing I don't like is that this is in gray-scale and not color. Every other thing is top notch on the Explorist 400 by Magellan. SD card slot compatible with up to 2GB SD cards can fit entire united states in top, and blue chart 13 format. I have yet to try Mapsend streets on this unit yet but have plenty of memory an hear that it works fine. The Mapsend software is out of date... but is cheap on Amazon or Ebay.
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Overall 8
8.0

SATISFIED

straveller, Ebay
8 May 2009
  • Summary: Easy in use and at good price. the most i decided to buy it, was the price as i couldn't spend more for a coloured one.
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Overall 8
8.0

Magellan GPS

bmf9400, Ebay
11 January 2009
  • Summary: I bought the gps for a christmas present. He wants to try geo caching and I did not want to buy a brand new gps until I knew he would like it. It seems to work great.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent device for geocaching!

mclaban, Ebay
9 July 2008
  • Summary: In geocaching a good GPS is a 'not to miss' piece of equipment. I've been looking for and comparing GPS devices on many sites to make a good choice on what GPS to buy. After making the decision for the Magellan eXplorist 400, I went on ebay to look for the best offer. Finally I found the best offer on the ebay listing of an US company. It saved me lots of money compared to buying the same device in Europe.
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