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Magellan-explorist-gc.33178266
7.2 out of 10

Magellan eXplorist GC

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Reviews and Problems with Magellan eXplorist GC

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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
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0

Good for the price, marginally.

Pellidon, Bestbuy
27 October 2012
  • Summary: This was sold at a great discount. Its baseline low MSRP shows up in the accuracy vs even older devices when coming up to a cache.
  • Pros: Good geocaching features.
  • Cons: Not that accurate.
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Overall 6
6.0

Does its job, but interface confusing

dreadd, Bestbuy
18 January 2012
  • Summary: I was very excited to make this purchase thinking it would make my meager geocaching skills much easier to manage.
  • Pros: Small and rugged, looks great
  • Cons: Not as easy at advertised
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Overall 6
6.0

Don't let the preloaded geocaches get cha

Geocacher1, Bestbuy
25 August 2011
  • Summary: I was very disappointed in the preloaded "nearest" geocaches. I live in LA and the unit showed the nearest geocache in San Diego.
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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

"Great for entry level geocachers or as a backup GPS."

kpauld, CNET
29 October 2010
  • Pros: Built specifically for Geocaching so it has all the geocache info like description, cache size, attributes, cache hint, and recent logs. It also can download any pictures for each cache directly from geocaching.com
  • Cons: The joystick can prove to be cumbersome. The cache description and other info can be hard to read. You cannot manually update your cache "finds" number on the device. Once a cache is logged as found, it stays listed on your main list.
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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

A bit quirky

Ohio Mom, Amazon
21 June 2010
  • 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

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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