Summary: Solid feel to a feature-rich GPS. Many options to the display that are much easier to get to than in previous models. Very pleased with this model. I use it in the car, then unplug it from the 12-volt supply and use it walking, biking, and hiking!
Summary: The gps is decent from a function and use standpoint, but the compete and total lack of battery life warrants two stars. The first two times I used the unit battery life seemed okay. Since then I get 2 or 3 hours on alkalines. And you cannot leave batteries in the gps when you turn in off (totatally off, not suspend) because the batteries will be completely dead when you go to turn it back on.
Summary: I've own this device for about 2 years. Great for Geocaching but not for trekking or hiking. Most sites have way points to download for the Garmin but not for Magellan products. The maps on my iphone was easier to use. I and my son-in-law used GPS devices in the Army and we could not figure it out completely or reproducibly. The Magellan comes with minimal instructions and is super hard to figure out. I'm selling mine and buying a Garmin.
Summary: The firmware that came with it did not work as advertised, it did not keep tracking when it went to sleep. I upgraded the firmware to the latest from the Magellan site and it now works as advertised. My last GPS was a Delorme PN-60. Unfortunately it got crushed when it fell in front of a Jeep. Compared to the PN-60, this has a much larger screen.
Summary: Three hundred something dollars. This was my first GPS, so I wanted a good one. I thought it would be out-of-the-box great GPS-ing for my Scouts and me. I thought I could track my route from home to work. I thought I could at least get it to tell me how fast I was walking or driving. Nope. So before you run out an buy one of these, let me go through my learning curve for you.
Summary: Slow response times, drains batteries even when powered off. First one I received would not turn on. Second unit now drains batteries when turned off. Have to remove batteries during week to keep from losing power. Waste of money -- will be buying a new garmin.
Summary: I have used my Magellan every weekend this summer and it hasn't let me down yet. Fast signal, even under heavy tree cover. Easy to use and very accurate. Some other reviews have commented on the poor battery life. I use rechargeable batteries and I have had no issues with poor battery life. I can hike all day without having to change the battery. I also have had no issues with the touchscreen response as others have commented on.
Summary: Upgrade to this GPS from GC Explorist. Very accurate and easy to use. Friendly touchscreen and easy to customize to your own preferences. My favorite GPS to date. I use this almost exclusively for geocaching. 2 thumbs up from me!