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Magellan Explorist 100
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Magellan Explorist 100

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Magellan Explorist 100

Manufacturer: Magellan

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Page By: Sebastian Hamm

Created/Edited: Jan 20, 2007 / Jan 20, 2007

Object ID: 1764

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Product Description

Powerful, affordable GPS with track-plotter. TrueFixTM technology provides reliable accuracy to within 3 meters. Save track logs to guide you to your favorite spots. Back Track will lead you to camp, the car and home. Put the power of GPS in your pocket.

Features

  • Easy-to-use - Navigate in seconds with simple menus, one-button shortcut to key features and joystick control

  • TrueFix® technology - Reliable accuracy to within 3 meters

  • Large backlit display - Clearly see your GPS information day or night

  • Track logging - Store 3 track files with 2000 points each and an unlimited number on your own SD cards

  • Four navigation screens - Map, Compass, Locator and Satellite Status deliver easy-to-use information

  • Advanced power management - Two AA batteries provide up to 18 hours of use. Save power with “auto-off".

  • Rugged construction - Encased in rubber armored, impact resistant plastic

  • Water resistant - Don't worry about getting it wet

  • Languages - Choose English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Portuguese, Dutch or Norwegian.

  • No service fees - Ready to use with no activation required

  • Full Warranty - One-year in North America, Two-year in Europe


  • Case: Rubber armored impact-resistant plastic, water-resistant seal

  • Base Map: None

  • Size: 2.2" W x 4.7" H x 1.3" D (W 5.6 cm x H 11.9 cm x D 3.3 cm)

  • Weight: 5.8 oz (164.4 g) - w/ batteries

  • Display: 2.25" diagonal, 4-level grayscale, high resolution (122 x 160), backlit

  • Memory: 4 MB user data

  • Data Storage: None

  • Antenna: Built-in multidirectional patch

  • Keypad: Nine direct-access keys

  • Joystick: Eight-way easy scrolling w/ push-in instant enter

  • Operating Range: 14 to 140°F (-10 to 60°C)

  • Receiver: TrueFixTM 14 channels, WAAS/EGNOS

  • Acquisition Time: Hot: 20 seconds, Cold: 60 seconds, Initial: 2 minutes

  • Update Rate: Once per second

  • Accuracy: 3 to 5 meters (10 - 16 feet) - WAAS/EGNOS, < 7 meters (15 feet) - GPS only

  • Velocity: 0.1 knots (RMS)

  • Dynamics: 6 g

  • Grids: 75 including Lat/Lon, UTM, OSGB,MGRS, Finnish, German, Swedish, French, Irish, Swiss, USNG, 1 User Grid (76 Max)

  • Source: Two AA batteries

  • Battery Life: Up to 18 hours continuous use



Reviews

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Sebastian HammCheap one!

Voted 3/5

Once I was on Aletsch-glacier and come in a total white-out. After this experience I this cheap Explorist 100. I am not very happy with it, but it was cheap and it does mainly what I want.

What I don´t like is:
- The time to get the satellites for a 3D Position is very long
- Trees disturbe the receiving
- 18 hours batterie life is optimistic

What I like:
- I used it in tempertures lower than -10°C and it is still working

Result: It is a cheap GPS which shows your current height and postitions. This is what counts.
Posted Jan 20, 2007 6:21 pm

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