Summary: Your product is only as good as you are able to stand behind it! I am a company owner and i believe that it is my job to do anything i can to make a customer happy, Well Magellan doesn't think the same way. I bought my first Explorist 710 and had it 2 months when it got stolen out of my truck.
Summary: This is a DEFECTIVE product. Do NOT BUY or you will be sorry. The touch screen is maddening to use and even after several software updates the problem remains. It is a HARDWARE defect with the touch screen, not a software defect.
Unit says batteries are dead when they work in other devices
James Powers, Amazon
17 September 2012
Summary: I've tried every type of battery in this unit -- regular, heavy duty, lithium and rechargeable. In each case, the two AA batteries are 90% drained within an hour or two. I cannot recommend this unit for anyone for this reason. This is an update.
Summary: I purchased this unit several years ago. I have been sorry for that purchase since the first use. It eats batteries like they are M&M candies. It even eats batteries if you leave them in it and turn the unit off.
Buying this GPS was probably one of the worst mistakes I have ever made
Christopher D. Curry, Amazon
17 September 2012
Summary: Buying this GPS was probably one of the worst mistakes I have ever made. I simply HATE this this. I don't even know where to start... * - The screen is tiny and very hard to use with the touch screen * - If you believe what they say about battery life then you are crazy.
Summary: This is one of the most poorly designed devices it has ever been my displeasure to use. My previous GPS was getting long in the tooth, so I bought this one it because it looked like it had a nice built in worldwide basemap, was good for geocaching, had turn by turn directions, and in general, seemed...
Summary: I have owned 3 previous Magellan GPS products with great satisfaction. When I received the product I was disappointed to see the pin that holds the battery cover in place had fallen out and was loose in the GPS unit. I sent the item back and within 5 days I had received a new replacement.
Summary: Should have believed the other reviews. I wanted this for hiking, laying down a track, pan and zoom to features like peaks and creeks for names and positioning on a map. Forget it. 1. screen CANNOT be seen in either sunlight or shade. 2. terrible touch screen, panning is impossible 3.