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Magellan-explorist-500.15292658
5.0 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 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 4
4.0

Not such a good buy in the long run

Jose Armando Boedo "GPS user", Amazon
18 December 2006
  • Summary: I have owned two GPS hanhelds by Magellan. Technically, the product is ok, performs well, but the main problems surface with support, software and interface. Magellan stopped most support for my two previous devices after a couple of years, this is amazing considering that I paid $250+ for them! The mapping software did not support (or recognize) my device anymore and they did not care at all.
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Overall 4
4.0

Just read on

Wendy 1, Amazon
18 March 2006
  • Summary: This GPS handheld is slow to aquire signal and fix position. 2 minutes was my best time ever, in open field with clear view. Ususally it takes about 4 minutes. The altimeter is inacurate, for example according to explorist my house is sometimes 58, and sometimes 121 meters above sea level and anywhere in between. Map screen is very slow to change, so you often have to stop and wait for the map to catch up with you...
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