It works like a dream. Great gift for some new to GPS
29 March 2012
Summary: I would another one of these in a heartbeat. It is easy to use and operates flawlessly! It is easy to use. i bought it for my son who is a total beginner to the world of GPS. Within an hour he was up and running.
Summary: I bought this item to use basicly for geocaching. It worked good to lead me to the cache zone within a few feet. I soon found out that I needed a few more features like computer connection through usb and in order to do that I would need more items to go with this unit. So after some research I decided to go to the explorist series. The 315 works great for hikeing, camping, fishing, hunting. It is easy to use and quickly finds position.
Summary: I have simple needs for my handheld GPS. I do a lot of hiking. When I'm on a trail hike I simply want to know distance traveled and elevation. When hiking without trails I want to make sure I can find my way back to the starting point. My new Magellan serves these uses very well. It also finds and maintains satellite lock extremely well...even indoors. My old one (not Magellan) would lose signal if I held my hand over for a few seconds.
Item exactly as shown - Great deliver - Would buy from again!
1 July 2011
Summary: The Magellan GPS 315 offers a lot of features to the right user. If you are looking for a unit to be used in the car to get you from ppint A to point B, this is not the one to consider. This is primarily for the hiker, boater, and anyone interested in GPS gaming.
Good GPS for the money/maybe "vintage" but still quite usefull!
12 June 2011
Summary: The Magellan 315 may be a little outdated amoung handheld GPS units but this one works just fine. The AA batteries last for at least 8 hours and the unit has no trouble finding it's position. It takes a minute or two to link up on startup but no longer than the new GPS unit in my Jeep. The price reflects the age but not the overall performance.
Summary: Two of my Tent Mates in Iraq had Magellan 315's. They worked flawlessly. They are very user friendly and extemely durable. There are newer fancier GPS units out there, but if you want one that is dependable, easy to use and low cost, the 315 fits the bill. I use it to mark the spot when I harvest an Elk or deer in order to come right back to it with my pack and my friends. It's also a life saver to get back to camp in the dark. I highly recommend the Magellan 315!
Summary: Upon Unpacking the Magellan GPS color trak the first thing I noticed was the weight, Its pretty heavy for a hand held unit also the screen is long and narrow , not a problem just looks a bit strange. The 30 hours run time shown on the battery meter wasnt even close as after about an hour on a new set of lithiums it was down to 19 hours. I was fairly impressed with its ability to aquire and hold signals inside the car.
Summary: I bought it for my son as to get use to using a GPS for fishing. The GPS was as described the only thing that was dissapointing was the screen comes up faded and hard to see except in certain light. I am still happy with the purchase as the price was right and it serves the purpose of what it was intended for.