Worst Support EVER and not very accurate Trip Odometer (Use the regular Odometer, if you can figure out how to reset it)
James Robertson, Amazon
31 August 2015
Summary: Ok first off I'm a long distance hiker and train during off trips up to 10+ miles a day after work. Now that being said I wanted a device that was accurate (this one isn't) and reliable with SUPPORT! Every time I plugged this unit in the software wanted to update the firmware. GREAT!
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 was given a Magellen 610 for Xmas. I had an older Magellen (20 yrs old) that finally gave up and died. Based on that I told my other I wanted the 610. Boy what a mistake. First of all who dreamed up the 2.2 inch screen? I am a 50 yr old man and like most people my age need glasses to read.
Summary: I was very excited to receive this for my trip to Utah. I was going to use it in the canyons because it is supposed to have a very sensitive receiver able to work in the narrow walls of the canyons. Unfortunately when it arrived the touch screen would not work. I called tech support.
Summary: This product does well enough in what it advertises to do. Compass is OK, preloaded maps are great, etc. My complaint is the poor battery life. I use lithiums in the unit and they are dead in 2 weeks with the unit off. No GPS, nothing on and it still kills the batteries in 2 weeks.
Summary: This feature packed GPS has all the promise of a great unit and occasionally even delivers on that promise. However, the cons seriously outweigh the pros: First, it eats batteries like a kid eating popcorn.
Summary: This was purchased for my wife for Christmas because she wanted one as she hikes with people who have them. She wanted the Track Summary with miles traveled and the altitude change. It has worked a ew times and that was nice. She learned to use it around the streets of town on walks.
Summary: We geocache and wanted to upgrade so choose the Magellan explorist 610. It had everything we wanted in a GPS. The down side was it was so difficult to use the touch screen. Both of us tried to use the 'convient' touch screen but it needs a newborns finger or a stylus to work easily.
Summary: Out of the box was 15 miles off on our position, according to our old trusty Garmin 12. Was correct on the map, but coords were way off. Tech support was slow, and obviously not American. Offered to replace unit for free, but for $400, it really should work out of the box, shouldn't it?