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Magellan-explorist-500.15292658
5.2 out of 10

Magellan eXplorist 500

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Reviews and Problems with Magellan eXplorist 500

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Overall 4
4.0

Difficult Interface

T. Copeland, Amazon
4 January 2014
  • Summary: The Magellan eXplorist 500 feels sturdy in your hand, but it is difficult to operate. It has too many menus through which to navigate.
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Overall 10
10

Good device, good price.

John Stillwagon, Amazon
9 December 2013
  • Summary: This is my first geocaching GPS device. I bought it at the recommendation of a friend. It was in really good shape, as promised, and was even charged enough to turn and try it out.
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Overall 4
4.0

Never to buy Magellan again!

Edward F. Avila, Amazon
10 April 2013
  • Summary: My wife bought for my birthday the Explorist 500 several years ago. After playing with it a while I decided to buy the MapSend Direct Route 3.0 for street mapping and it worked ok, not great. The software wasn't cheap and when I got it the unlock code didn't work. It took me an hour with customer service before they would send me a working unlock code!!
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome GPS for Windows users

chiletrekker, Ebay
20 October 2012
  • Summary: This is a great GPS for geocaching. It works well with geocaching.com and a Windows PC. Do not attempt to use it with a Mac. I could not find a single third party piece of software that would work with Mac. If you have a PC, like most of the world grab one of these.
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Overall 6
6.0

Many design flaws but basically reliable.

Rob, Amazon
20 May 2012
  • Summary: I bought this back in early 2007 and have used it for hiking, driving, flying and just finding my way around when I visit new places. I also use the track log a lot to see where I've been. Pros: - Generally very reliable. Never had it crash on me. - Battery lasts a long time. I've done a whole day's snowboarding and it's still going strong at the end of the day. - User interface is reasonably easy to understand - Easy interface with PC. Looks like a disk drive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Magellan Explorist 500

william C. McQuiston, Amazon
28 April 2012
  • Summary: I purchased the Magellan Explorist 500 used on Amazon and after reading the instructions and a little hands on use was able to upload maps from the Mapsend Topo 3D and DirectRoute softwares to an SD Card and then to the unit with no problems. I used the unit to geocache and also for driving instruction.
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Overall 2
2.0

No longer supported - cannot add maps

Billy Bob "project hacker", Amazon
31 October 2011
  • Summary: Unable to register device with Magellan web site and cannot purchase or unlock maps. This may be the future for all Magellan products. Waste of money.
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Overall 10
10

Magellan eXplorist 500

lindsay pearson, Amazon
5 October 2011
  • Summary: Works well, easy to use, colored screen makes this easy to see. Way points for easy tracking back to your favorites. water proof for the outdoors.
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Overall 10
10

great

ferreyramunoz, Ebay
26 April 2011
  • Summary: very accurate very easy to use and battery last forever ... i'm very happy with it and would advise anyone to buy it. tons of info about the product online ..............................​..............................​.....
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Overall 10
10

Explorist 500 best of the cheap GPS for Geocaching

electroniccarpenter, Ebay
26 May 2010
  • Summary: I had one of these and lost it. I then choose to get a Triton300 an I absolutely hate it. I have been looking for a good Explorist 500. Good points.. Unlimited geocaches routes and saved data(creative filing) No more than 500 geocaches to a file. So for me when I am in Fort Lauderdale. I use the geocaches for Lauderdale. When in Fort Pierce I use the Fort Pierce file.
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