Posted on November 27, 2018


Watch out for the misleading product packaging and bait and switch accessories offer. Today, after over one year of trying to work with Magellan and obtain the promised exchange, I’ve resigned myself to having been burned. Battery life is good, logging in at about hours depending on how much button clicking you are doing. Reviews I bought the unit a few years ago, when it came out. Intelligently designed for comfortable right or left handed use, the clearly marked keypad provides one-touch access to all your most important features.

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If you are a geocacher like me, this is particually useful when loading different caches as it will only allow at a time. Magellan eXplorist Handheld. Usability is becoming progressively more difficult with each model upgrade that I purchase.

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A bar chart shows yellow for tracked satellites and green for satellites with a lock. It has 8 MB of built-in maps. Please try your search again later. Get answers in the gear selection forum. We will automatically apply an Amazon. They are difficult to understand and have no apparent firsthand knowledge of the products. Active Setup – Allows access to a preferred folder when saving POIs, routes, geocache points, or the maps.


Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. Now it seems Magellan has abandoned the Explorist line. But my worries exploristt put to rest when I received mine and my friends received their Garmins.

It was never user-friendly and tech support was nil. The Magellan Geocache Manager mwgellan you to download coordinates from the Internet directly to your eXplorist and the PC-style file system makes it easy to manage all your data. I’ve recently spent some time reviewing others complaints and it seems that an Explorist LE that performs to designed intent is an exception, rather than the rule.

Despte the couple of exploriwt I have with my Explorist I would not have bought anything different other than a higher Explorist model. Intelligently designed for comfortable right or left handed use, the clearly marked keypad provides one-touch access to all your most important features.

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They got me a computer expert who spent over 45 minutes with me to no avail. So far hours, even explorust the light off.

Changing Languages – Choose from 10 different languages. The eXplorist has four different navigational screens: North American basemap shows major roads, parks, waterways and many points of interest. Comparing other units with the same feature set the Magellan eXplorist LE is by far the best bang for the buck. Despite countless hours on the phone to tech support, more emails than I care to count, and more broken promises by Magellan than Carters had pills, I am still left with a useless piece of technology.


A combination of language barrier tech support outsourced to Indiathick accents, complete lack of troubleshooting skills, and a complete breakdown in ability or desire to follow up, has resulted in my writing Magellan off completely and permanently.

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You can, of course, add your own POIs to the database. I am happy with the eXplorist series the unit is durable and I can trust it. If you cancel your paid Prime membership or return the qualifying smartphone within the first 3 months of your paid Prime membership, we may void your Gift Card or charge you in the amount of the Gift Card.

Write a customer review. Showing of 20 reviews. Product usage is grossly inhibited because of map licensing roadblocks that Magellan sets up.