Poor customer service Poor software READ THIS BEFORE BUYING THIS UNIT.
10 February 2015
Summary: I got this for a trip we are going on, after looking for hours on the internet comparing different unit it was down to this unit or the Garmin Oregon 650T. I ordered this unit upon arrival it turned on ok but could not read the screen in the sun. I got it home and fooled around with it and found it to be Very slow and sluggish responding. I tried to update the unit over and over again in hopes this would solve the problem but NO. I could never update.
Summary: This is a good unit. The problems it has, is it eats batteries and it is almost impossible to read in the sun. All the features on it are good, accuracy is outstand except for elevation (It can be anywhere from 25 t0 500ft off). Batteries last only about 4 hrs, if your lucky. Make sure you carry a bunch if your going for the day. It does almost all that it advertises it does. The only problems I found are the ones I mentioned.
Summary: What I like: accuracy, screen brightness, touchscreen, camera, quick-disconnect battery door, mini-SD capability. What I don't like: difficult to enter text for a log, touchscreen get wonky sometimes, the weight...very heavy, when synced with Magellan Vantagepoint 1000 random caches from around the world are automatically loaded.
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: My first handheld GPS but really like it. The pre loaded maps are awesome, they show great detail and name even the smallest streams accurately. I have had this out in the field a lot now and have had moments where the compass loses calibration but for the most part it has gotten me in and out of every situation. The main cons with any of these products is the battery life.
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.