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Magellan eXplorist 500
4.6 out of 10

Magellan eXplorist 500

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Reviews and Problems with Magellan eXplorist 500

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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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Magellan Explorist 500

WildmanJohn, Amazon
1 February 2008
  • Summary: Like many others, I find the manual instructions are useless. Positive comments: I like the saved route function that can be played back for review in color code for the different travelling speeds. Or maybe I'm impressed easily. NEGATIVE COMMENT: waterproof NOT!
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Overall 6
6.0

Magellen Explorist 500

j333wil, Ebay
27 January 2008
  • Summary: Explorist has easy to use menus,but I have not yet learned how to install the mapping software that I got for it.I can get the maps from the computer to the SD card but can not get the Explorist to read the SD car.So for now all I have is the plain background map that comes installed from the...
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Overall 6
6.0

Magellan support doesn't exist

Eileen B "imcaver", Amazon
13 November 2007
  • Summary: I purchased a new Explorist 500 in August 2006. It works fine although doesn't seem to lock onto satellites as quickly as Garmin GPS. I have on occasion tried to get through to their support both in email and on the phone and I don't think Magellan support exists.
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Overall 6
6.0

Average

kbechard, Ebay
2 August 2007
  • Summary: Definitely not user friendly. Took a while to figure out how to use it. The battery life is not long. Does not come with a rechargeable battery, but does have the option to use one. My opinion is that they should sell it with the component.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Priceleap.com
7 May 2007
Overall 6
6.0

For Cyclists: Solid and reliable - software could be better

Amazon Customer, Amazon
22 April 2007
  • Summary: MY EXPERIENCE: I used the Magellan eXplorist 500 on a 400 mile bicycle trip from Baltimore to Central New York, and I've also used it on a 150 mile ride across Flordia, and several shorter rides.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great product, lousy company

cameraman650, Ebay
21 September 2006
  • Summary: As you may have read from all the other reviews on the product, it is a good product. The only problem is the lousy support and sales department. I purchased my unit online and did not realize that it does not have the street maps. I had to figure out how to purchase it online vs. store.
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Overall 6
6.0

High quality but limited

Bryan MacKinnon, Amazon
21 August 2005
  • Summary: While Thales Magellan GPS's have some quality attributes, there are enough frustrating features with the Explorist series that I cannot really recommend these products. 1) Any GPS receiver with map capabilities should have the ability to download your own maps and calibrate them; built-in, the...
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Overall 6
6.0

High quality but limited

Bryan MacKinnon, Amazon
14 August 2005
  • Summary: While Thales Magellan GPS's have some quality attributes, there are enough frustrating features with the Explorist series that I cannot really recommend these products. 1) Any GPS receiver with map capabilities should have the ability to download your own maps and calibrate them; built-in, the...
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