Summary: I purchased this GPS unit and was expecting it to be good to go, just like my last Garmin GPS. I was wrong. The preloaded map is awful, the unit requires a micro sd card to download any of their maps including one that was free with my unit.
Summary: My brand new, barely out of the box unit will only power up if plugged in to the wall or car jack. It will not recognize the battery power (I changed all the appropriate power settings). Apparently, this is a known problem with these and other Magellan units.
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.
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.
Major Defect (Honestly, this should be caught in QA)
T. T. Wisniewski, 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.