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Magellan eXplorist 600

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Magellan eXplorist 600

ScammedCustome r, Rate it all!
26 November 2008
  • Summary: Magellan Customer service is the worst customer service I have ever dealt with. They offer a free 30 day map update since all of their products ship with out of date maps. This would be a good thing except it is in the fine print of their products and their customer support email address that their website list is the wrong address. I had to get through to their customer service by posting a bad review on their website.
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Magellan eXplorist 600

HisGeekness, Rate it all!
20 June 2008
  • Summary: I accidently destroyed my 600 and was looking to replace it until I found out that the map software is not transferable to a replacement. At least thats what I thought I read in the e-mail support reply: >>"I understand from your mail that, you can tranfer maps from one unit to another." >>"I would like to inform you that you cant able to transfer the maps from one unit to another its not possible." Uh, what? First of all that message made little sense.
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Software is not transferable to a new unit.

George Woodard "His Geekness", Amazon
20 June 2008
  • Summary: I accidently destroyed my 600 and was looking to replace it until I found out that the map software is not transferable to a replacement. At least thats what I thought I read in the e-mail support reply: >>"I understand from your mail that, you can tranfer maps from one unit to another." >>"I would like to inform you that you cant able to transfer the maps from one unit to another its not possible." Uh, what? First of all that message made little sense.
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Magellan eXplorist 600

Donner2424, Rate it all!
29 April 2008
  • Summary: I will never buy another Magellan product. I have sent my Magellan eXplorist 600 back for repairs three times. Twice because it burned out as soon as I plugged it into my car charger (using the appropriate Magellan car adapter). My husband and I have spent half our lives on hold with technical support. When they say they'll call back, they don't. Two months ago was the last time I sent my unit back for repairs.
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2.0

Don't buy a Magellan

Donner, Amazon
29 April 2008
  • Summary: I will never buy another Magellan product. I have sent my Magellan eXplorist 600 back for repairs three times. Twice because it burned out as soon as I plugged it into my car charger (using the appropriate Magellan car adapter). My husband and I have spent half our lives on hold with technical support. When they say they'll call back, they don't. Two months ago was the last time I sent my unit back for repairs.
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2.0

Magellan eXplorist Models are the worst!

R. Brettler "GeoDuoDudes", Amazon
9 January 2008
  • Summary: Two times I tried to get Magellan support and was on hold for 45 minutes the first time and the second time I was on hold for more than 60 mintues until the support office closed at 8:00 pm EST at which time no one was going to answer. The support is terrible without question. Now lets talk about the product. My two month old Magellan eXplorist 500 has died. First it lost it BaseMap which was a pain to replace.
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2.0

Magellan has no support!

William J. Bolton, Amazon
27 September 2007
  • Summary: I have the explorist 600. Using this GPS in the field is a pleasure. Uploading the detail maps are a total pain. Not intuitive at all. My major complaint is the proprietary usb/charging cord has been unavailable for over two months! Magellan support has no clue as to when the cord will again be available. Therefore I cannot charge the battery and cannot use the gps. I will never buy their products again.
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2.0

Bad support, Bad design, Bad functionality, bad product for the cost.

R. Springer, Amazon
12 August 2007
  • Summary: I knew I was in trouble the first minute I opened this product up. The USB plug they use to connect your laptop to the GPS unit is the worst design I have ever seen on any product. Getting to your battery or SD card is very difficult and the battery cover is clunky and hard to put back on. Other notes I did not see mentioned here or on their poorly written owners manual. The owners manual is very vague about directions.
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2.0

No support!

Timothy J. Nash, Amazon
2 November 2006
  • Summary: I paid 300+ dollars for a NEW Magellan GPS less than a yearand a half ago from boat Us and they have already declared it obsolete. If you expect any support DO NOT BUY Magellan.
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DO NOT BUY.

J. Smith, Amazon
28 January 2006
  • Summary: I got this product after ignoring the horrible reviews and I paid heavily for it. This product continually freezes making it unusable. As previously stated buy another reviewer the unit goes to checking media every 5 seconds and then after, the unit will freeze. I thought adding the SD card would help with its problems but, it didn't. Also trying to add any map software just makes the problem worse.
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