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The Magellan eXplorist GC is a mid-priced GPS receiver.

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can be used as a standard hiking GPS - enter destination by coordinates and plot / store up to 500 waypoints

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impressive geocache functionality - see all of the geocaches in your area, search by parameters, read their description and logs

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powered by AA batteries - easy to pack extras, replace and recharge while off the grid

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IPX-7 - ruggedized and waterproof to 1 meter

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loaded with 999 of the 'most popular' geocaches around the world, 700MB of free memory for more

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getting geocache information onto the devices is annoying

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internal compass is GPS-powered - makes it useless if you can't get a signal

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doesn't have a touchscreen display

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The Magellan eXplorist GC is a mid-priced GPS receiver. Magellan promotes the eXplorist GC as the first GPS receiver completely dedicated to geocaching (which is essentially high-tech hide and seek). In fact, the eXplorist GC has an ongoing connection to, and this receiver comes with a 30-day premium membership to This GPS receiver also comes pre-loaded with the most popular geocaches in the world. Up to 10,000 geocaches can be stored on this receiver (as well as up to 500 routes). The 2.2" display of the eXplorist GC is sunlight readable, so that you will never lose track of where you are. The Magellan eXplorist GC is waterproof up to the IPX-7 standard, which means that it will last through a submersion of up to one meter. It runs on two AA batteries, which will give you up to eighteen hours of life.

  • Waterproof design
  • Connection to
  • 30-day premium membership to
  • Pre-loaded w/ the world's most popular geocaches
  • Easy-to-navigate menu
  • 2.2" display
  • Sunlight readable color screen
  • Up to 10,000 geocache storage
  • Accuracy within 3 meters
  • Picture viewer
  • Worldwide base map
  • Uses 2 AA batteries (up to 18 hours of life)
  • Suspend mode
  • On-board user memory
  • Store up to 500 routes
  • Trip odometer
  • NMEA message output (runs through USB)
  • Multiple coordinates and maps
  • Record active track
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