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Magellan eXplorist 510
5.7 out of 10

Magellan eXplorist 510

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Reviews and Problems with Magellan eXplorist 510

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Overall 4
4.0

Second time out and won't turn on.

Carol Snell, Amazon
5 May 2014
  • Summary: Used my new GPS around home once to learn how to use. Then took it on my first trail ride vacation the first of May and it wouldn't turn on even after changing batteries. And now the return program on Amazon said that the return ended May 3, that was when I was on vacation with this so call new GPS...
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Overall 4
4.0

SLOW gps processor

wingmatt, Amazon
4 December 2013
  • Summary: I've had mine a little over a year now, and I have been disappointed in the unit. For me, the major limitation is the speed (lack of) of the processor. It is very slow in getting a fix, and in showing your movement. My main use is in a 17' boat used for waterfowling.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great GPS Crap functionality and customer service

dslaving, Amazon
25 January 2013
  • Summary: I received this GPS for Christmas last year. Right out the box the thing has issues. It would freeze up and I would either have to hard restart it or take the batteries out. Also the left side of the touch screen was pretty much a dead spot.
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Overall 4
4.0

A disappointment

Erika S., Amazon
28 November 2012
  • Summary: I was disappointed with this unit because: 1) the compass only works when you're moving; 2) the touch-screen response is poor; 3) screen visibility in sunlight was poor; 4) I couldn't get the Summit series topo maps to show shaded relief on close-in maps.
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Overall 4
4.0

Bad Power Managment

Kurt, Amazon
28 November 2012
  • Summary: For me this was an upgrade from the Magellan Meridian Gold. There are some things that the 510 has that are better and also far worse. The better: 1) The built-in entire US map--I used to have to manage how much of the country was loaded. This is a big time-saver.
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Overall 4
4.0

but the accuracy from the satellites where I live never get better than 25-30 feet accuracy

Dianne Cizewski, Amazon
28 November 2012
  • Summary: Maybe it is just the area I live, but the accuracy from the satellites where I live never get better than 25-30 feet accuracy, not the 10 feet they claim. Also, it is very sluggish responding and if you are under heavy canopy or as soon as you step inside, you lose satellite.
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Overall 4
4.0

Had batteries corrode and wreck on of the terminals that could easily be replaced if there was a replacement part but ...

eddyz, Amazon
28 November 2012
  • Summary: It did not respond well to what I tapped on on the screen. Had batteries corrode and wreck on of the terminals that could easily be replaced if there was a replacement part but they don't sell those. They also wont repair the unit. I will never buy a Magellan again. I own 2 Garmins and love them.
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Overall 4
4.0

Think Twice if Buying For Boating/Marine Use

Bill, Amazon
27 November 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this unit to back up my Raymarine chartplotter when sailing, as Magellan is one of two manufacturers that uses Navionics charts (the other is Delorme) which is the same chart system as the Raymarine. Here are some of my observations after several months of use. 1. Others are correct..
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Overall 4
4.0

EATS Batteries

Darrell Kinkin, Amazon
27 November 2012
  • Summary: I do a lot of geocaching and I could not keep batteries in this thing. 2 to 3 hours and they were dead. I Magellan gps prior to this one and it was great, but this not so much. Recently aquired a Gramin montana 600 Like it
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Overall 4
4.0

Not so much

D. Colombo, Amazon
27 November 2012
  • Summary: Under-developed camera, clunky to use. It's a few years past its usefulness.
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