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Magellan-explorist-510.32728775
7.3 out of 10

Magellan eXplorist 510

Magellan eXplorist 510 The Magellan eXplorist 510 is a GPS Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Magellan eXplorist 510

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Overall 2
2.0

Maps not included like it says

Michael Johnson, Amazon
5 September 2013
  • Summary: It says world edition maps pre loaded but the maps are not pre loaded you must buy them so I will be sending this back.....
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Overall 2
2.0

I'm very disappointed with this GPS

Amazon Customer, Amazon
25 August 2013
  • Summary: I bought the eXplorist 510 because it had a built in camera & recorder despite the fact there were some bad reviews. The unit is hefty and the camera & recorder are OK, but the GPS has serious problems. Having used Garmin GPS's for the car, the Magellan menus are very confusing as many people comment on. I also experienced what some reviewers wrote that it drains batteries very fast. In fact I found out it drained lithium batteries overnight even when turned off.
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Overall 2
2.0

Battery problems

Burger, Amazon
12 June 2013
  • Summary: I had a brand new explorist 510. Put batteries in and used it. It seemed to work ok. The next day I took it out and the bateries were dead. I thought I maybe left it on by mistake. I put in a new set of batteries and tried it again. It worked ok, so put it back in the draw and left it a few weeks after definitely turning it off. Well next time batteries were once again DEAD.
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Overall 2
2.0

2nd try still sucks

W. boyce, Amazon
10 June 2013
  • Summary: Had the 600 explorist and it's software was crap from the beginning and the unit just quit working. It had failed once before and had to be sent back. It appeared that the new 510 explorist might have fixed and improved all the short comings of this earlier unit NOT..... The 510 explorist hunting version was a nightmare from the beginning, once again software and maps were hard to download and info on the web page for Magellan was weak and very frustrating not much...
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Overall 2
2.0

Major Defect (Honestly, this should be caught in QA)

T. T. Wisniewski "Wiz", Amazon
22 October 2012
  • Summary: This product line suffers from a major defect that impacts your ability to use it in "active suspend" mode. Essentially, when it turns the screen off for active suspend, it no longer records your track. I have gone back and forth with Magellan support for over a month. They sent me a replacement which has the same defect; which I sent back and they (Magellan) sent me another.
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Overall 2
2.0

Magellan eXplorist 510 Navionics Marine Bundle "MISLEADING"

Jason D, Amazon
22 October 2012
  • Summary: The one star is for the representation and not the product itself. You will receive the base 510 explorer model that is advertised on the Magellan website, NOT THE MARINE EDITION!!! The Magellan TX0510SGXNA eXplorist 510 Navionics Marine Bundle is presented as a product with the Navoincs map included. After receiving the unit and turning on I quickly realized the maps were not on the unit...I scrambled through the box in hopes for a separate SD card but no.
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Overall 2
2.0

Read this before ordering

Susan, Amazon
20 July 2012
  • Summary: This unit does NOT contain the Navionics SD card necessary to use the Marine Bundle as described. If you buy this, you will also have to purchase a card for almost $200. Be aware of this before purchasing.
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Overall 2
2.0

Fail, fail, fail

Scott L. Smith, Amazon
27 April 2012
  • Summary: Received the unit in normal time from Amazon. Fail, fail, fail from then on. Down loading the PC communicator-- fail. Downloading the 510 program -- fail. The free trial to Geocashing.com premium-- Fail. Quote from geocashing.com "Please send a photo of the free trial card you received with a clear image of the trial code - from there I will be able to better assist you." The touch screen was cranky and seemed to work less well when in sunlight.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Razbare, Walmart
1 July 2011
  • Summary: When I got this Gps I was really excited but the touch screen on it seemed very cheap it was like they took a piece of clear wax paper and used that for the screen I was expecting it to be more like my phone I guess.Second as I was putting my info in to the Gps it froze up on me little upset there but thought it was the first time booting up but what really got me was I took to the park not even running it hard and it froze up there 2 more times inside of 45 min.so I...
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Razbare, Walmart
1 July 2011
  • Summary: When I got this Gps I was really excited but the touch screen on it seemed very cheap it was like they took a piece of clear wax paper and used that for the screen I was expecting it to be more like my phone I guess.Second as I was putting my info in to the Gps it froze up on me little upset there but thought it was the first time booting up but what really got me was I took to the park not even running it hard and it froze up there 2 more times inside of 45 min.so I...
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