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Magellan eXplorist GC
6.4 out of 10

Magellan eXplorist GC

eXplorist GC is built for a premium geocaching experience. Wheth Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Magellan eXplorist GC

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Overall 6
6.0

I thought I would like having a GPS that is solely designed for geocaching ...

Kate, Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: I thought I would like having a GPS that is solely designed for geocaching as that is the entire reason I purchased one. As it turns out, there are a lot of features that you need for geocaching that are not in this basic model. I also found that this one drops the signal frequently and also takes several minutes to even find the signal when turning it on. You can't put it in your pocket or the signal is instantly lost.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Jan607, Walmart
5 July 2013
  • Summary: This GPS takes me to the coordinates very well. I was extremely disappointed that it won't give me any of the information that is available on geocaching.com or even on a smart phone without becoming a premium member. I read all the reviews and none of them said anything about that. It says it gives you a "paperless" geocaching experience but that's only possible if you're a premium member I guess.
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Overall 6
6.0

Save up for a better one.

leardude01, Ebay
29 November 2012
  • Summary: Although the GPS works fine it is not anywhere as nice as my iphone for Geocaching. it does support paperless and seems to navigate ok. I thought it would be better. This is for my wife and kids and she is frustrated with it. At around 70 bucks it wasn't cheap, but I wish I would have spent more on something better.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good GPS, bad seller.

broccoli1384, Ebay
12 July 2011
  • Summary: BE VERY CAREFUL when purchasing this gps. I received it in what seemed to be working condition, and then it didn't even load the main menu--it was stuck in the boot up screen! I called up technical support and they offered to replace it. Either way, I'm getting my GPS way later than planned and I definitely regret buying it from this shark.
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Overall 6
6.0

A bit quirky

Ohio Mom, Amazon
8 May 2011
  • Summary: I wish I had the same great experience that the other reviewers seemed to have. Now, before I start, let me disclose that I am new to Geocaching, so keep that in mind. Perhaps that would explain some of my difficulties. The good points: The unit is small and very portable. I found the display easy to read and the graphics were adequate. (hint: it helped quite a bit to look at the satellite images on [...] before heading out for more detailed information.
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Overall 6
6.0

Limited Improvements

Readerly, Amazon
16 January 2011
  • Summary: We've been geocaching a long time, and while our trusty Garmin has taken us to many caches, but we're tired of keying in caches manually and taking printouts with us. This seemed like an ideal solution. What we love: All the cache information being right there on the GPS - no more printouts! Excellent accuracy - not surprising that technology has improved, but this gets us quite near the caches. Color screen.
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Overall 6
6.0

Magellan ExploristGC

Fritz "Fritz", Amazon
23 July 2010
  • Summary: A decent GPS for geocaching. It comes with street maps for the entire United States and Canada and base maps (major highways) for the rest of the world. In the US and Canada you can navigate (it does NOT auto-navigate) yourself to a geocache by watching the mapping screen and choosing a route. Included is a 30 day premium membership to Geocaching.com. In order to fully utilize the features of this unit you MUST be a premium member.
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Overall 6
6.0

Returned

David N. Wigley, Amazon
9 January 2014
  • Summary: I liked the product but from day one I had problems. I put the supplied batteries in and it would not switch on. I checked the batteries on a volt meter and they were outputting the required volts. Resorted to Google and found that if you insert and remove the batteries up to 10 times it could coax it back to life. I had it working a couple of times using this method. Well on the third try it would not work at all.
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Overall 6
6.0

Top Quality

Corina Davie, Amazon
16 October 2013
  • Summary: The item itself is top quality the only thing is, is that Im not able to download the Magellan communicator into my computer even though its meant to be compatible with windows 8!!!!!
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Overall 6
6.0

basic but does the job well

apollo0360, Amazon
30 March 2013
  • Summary: I would recommend this GPS although it lack off road detail its always got me to the cach and is amazingly very accurate .
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