but the accuracy from the satellites where I live never get better than 25-30 feet accuracy
Dianne Cizewski, Amazon
18 June 2015
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.
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
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...
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.
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.
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..
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.
Not recommended at all. I use GPS receivers for hiking…
3 August 2012
Summary: Not recommended at all. I use GPS receivers for hiking and geocaching. What counts for me are accuracy, ruggedness, ease of use, and handling. While the eXplorist 510 shines in one, it completely fails in two categories. To sum this up: The Magellan eXplorist 510 is a great device in theory.
Pros: Great reception even in difficult situations, Good handling for a touchscreen device, Decent battery life
Cons: Easily scratches and breaks, GPS firmware simply poor, slow, and cumbersome to use, Near useless PC software
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.