|Be a dauntless explorer by accompanying yourself with the eXplorist 300 that sports a water-proof and impact-resistant exterior. This Magellan handheld GPS boasts three navigation screens with track plotting to get you to your destination and way back again. This Magellan GPS receiver stores up to 500 waypoints, 20 routes, and five track logs, with up to 2000 points each for ample archival storage. The eXplorist 300 comes with a built-in background map of North America that offers easy ways to roads, restaurants, parks, hospitals, airports and more. Simplify your routing with features such as barometer, altimeter and an electronic compass packed in this Magellan handheld GPS. Weighing less than four ounces, this Magellan GPS receiver fits in your pocket snugly and works efficiently.|
|MPN||0028452226793A, 102103300, 102103300 98077103 MAG98077103 MGEXPLOR300 E132443 3852253600 eXplorist 300 0028452226793A DHEXPLORIST300 98077110, 3852253600, 98077103, 98077110, DHEXPLORIST300, E132443, MAG98077103, MGEXPLOR300, eXplorist 300|
|WAAS Features||EGNOS enabled, WAAS enabled|
|Number of Channels||14 Channels|
|Display Size||1.4 in. x 1.8 in.|
|Display Type||4 Level Grayscale LCD Display|
|Resolutions||160 X 120|
|Features||Altimeter, Built-In Altimeter, Built-In Barometer, Compass|
|Included Software/Maps||City Navigation Maps|
|Accuisition Time - Cold||120 sec|
|Accuisition Time - Initial Time||60 sec|
|Accuisition Time - Hot||15 sec|
|Update Rate||1 per second, continuous|
|Max. Horizontal Accuracy||< 23 feet|
|WAAS Position Accuracy||< 10 feet|
|Battery Type and Quantity||2 x AA Batteries|
|Battery Life||14 Hours|
|Installed Memory||8 MB|
|Environmental Protection||IPX7 Waterproof Standard, Rubber Armored Impact Resistant Plastic|
Average review score based on 29 user reviews
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I recieved this as a gift and intially fell in love with it. But after using it a bit, I found it was a middle of the road GPS unit. It fits nicely in the palm of your hand and is rather durable as all of the eXplorist models are. This unit is not rechargable, and has a battery life of around 18 hours. It comes ready to roll, with only a few minutes needed to set it up. I found after using it while driving, it will sort of stray off the actual highways you are driving on, so I think the accuracy is not quite what they claim. You can zoom in quite a bit, and I think it gets down to 250 foot intervals on the screen. It has an orange backlight that works pretty well. The buttons and 'joystick' button are pretty easy to use and are quite easy to navigate with. It also is a portable weather unit of sorts. Tracks barometric pressure and temp. All in all it is a fair entry level unit, but if you are looking for something more that has downloads available this is not the unit to buy. Look up a few models; the 400, 500 and 600 models. I used this unit for 6 months and gave it to my father because he likes gadgets like this. I had to download and print off the manual for him, and it was 80 some pages long!! The manual is pretty easy to follow and like I said once you get it set up, and use it a little bit, it is easy to use.
I got this as a backup for my eXplorist 210. I should have just gotten another 210. The 300 does not have a data port, requiring you to enter coordinates by hand, and removing the ability to power the unit externally. The included Barometer is inaccurate unless you set it manually, but if you have at least 4 GPS Sat signals, it's not needed (I regularly have 7-9). Also, the compass is always off by 5-10 degrees. The only thing that seems to work as advertised is the thermometer, but I can tell if I'm cold or hot, so that's not really useful either. I like that it doesn't use a rechargeable battery...if you need more power, just pop in a pair of AA's. It's a great GPS if all you're doing is marking waypoints, but if you need a GPS for Geocaching, or to find specific coordinates, get a 210. It has MUCH more user available memory.
I really like this unit, but wanted to integrate my GPS to my computer and this one didn't have a USB cable. I upgraded to the 400 model and found that the upgrade wasn't worth the extra money. The software is less than desirable and mine didn't link up very well using the USB to Google Earth Plus.This unit has a better compass and although needs replacement batteries (18hrs of run time), has an off-timer so you don't burn through them. All-in-all, stick with the 300 model or go for the 500 model that has USB and a color screen.
Had one before (that flew off of the dashboard of my scooter after striking some elevated railroad tracks and landed on the street where it died after getting run over by 5 SUVs).
It IS monochrome, but is one of TWO of the eXplorist series (I THINK that the 600 is the other) that possesses an actual COMPASS....Great for Geocaching (compass reaaaaalllly helps with Geocaching).
PLUS, the base map set that comes with it is very expansive.....showing names of cities, lakes, towns, hamlets, airports and much more.
Simple Geocaching or hiking or fishing?? Then, there's really no need to blow a lot more money on something that hasuseless bells and whistles.....this is all you need!!
Please note....the eXplorist line is no longer manufactured!!!!!!! It has been replaced by the Triton line.
From everything I have read (and I have read a LOT of reviews!!!!).....please, stay AWAY from the Triton. See if you can dig up an eXplorist 300 or 600 somewhere on eBay or Craigslist!!
I bought my 300 to take to combat. I am leaving shortly for a combat tour in Afghanistan. This model was recommended to me by men who had gone before and knew what it takes to operate in such an extreme environment. This model has the battery type that is easily resupplied in-country. The features are exactly was is needed in the area of operation and can operate at extreme altitudes and temperatures. I will be using my 300 to call in air strikes and artillery strikes on Taliban and ACF units, I think it can be used for a short hike in the woods stateside. I can provide more details when I get back, but all is good as I go forward. If you have additional questions, leave me a question and I will check my email every couple of weeks.