Magellan Explorist 600


Magellan Explorist 600
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Magellan Explorist 600
Manufacturer Magellan
Page By redsplashman23
Page Type Feb 20, 2007 / Feb 20, 2007
Object ID 2651
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Product Description

The Magellan eXplorist 600 has a many features that will make sure that while you are outside you will feel comfortable and find all the landmarks, fishing and hunting spots and you never have to worry about getting lost again.


  • Color screen - 16-color screen makes it easy to read maps and information in all lighting conditions
  • 3-axis compass - Clearly see your direction no matter how you hold your GPS, even when standing still
  • Barometric Pressure Altimeter - Get accurate, reliable elevation readings
  • Barometer and Thermometers - Get advance information on changing weather
  • Easy-to-use - Navigate in seconds with simple menus, one-button shortcut to key features and joystick control
  • Built-in maps - North American or European basemap shows major roads, parks, waterways and many points of interest
  • SD-card expandability - Add unlimited MapSend topographic maps or turn-by-turn street routing
  • Simple file system - Save, organize and access all your stored data with ease
  • USB data port - Manage maps and waypoints and download coordinates from your PC
  • TrueFix® technology - Reliable accuracy to within 3 meters
  • Area calculation - Instantly see the distance and area between any geographic points
  • Vertical profile - View graphical elevation changes for where you've been or where you're going
  • Geocache Manager - PC application to download and organize coordinates from the Internet
  • Track logging - Store 5 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
  • 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


  • Reviews

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    redsplashman23 - Feb 20, 2007 3:28 am - Hasn't voted

    Has it's good and bad
    It is not as user friendly as I hoped. The battery you need to get from Magellan, as it is proprietary. Also I am not able to upload maps from TOPO software programs like Memory-Map easily, I should be able to but can't get it to work. So I just use it when I hike. I plan to maybe get a GARMIN as my next GPS as I understand they are more user friendly and don't have proprietary batteries.

    phoxtrot - Oct 17, 2009 9:57 pm - Voted 4/5

    Good GPS, but hard on batteries

    This is our Fifth Magellan, the third of the explorist series. We find them very easy to use, and their ability to pickup Satellites in all types of conditions, and under heavy cover is very impressive. I have yet to loose tracking with one, even when it's in a pack and in harsh conditions. This is the number one reason I have continued to purchase these units. I have been with many other people in the outdoors when they could not continually keep satellite reception and would loose tracking.

    We purchased Mapsend Topo 3D and installed it on all of the receivers. With the unlimitied memory and PC interface, you can transfer info from one unit to another through the computer. We use our GPS units all of the time.

    The negatives are: the rechargable battery packs are worthless when in the back country, unless you can find a tree with an outlet for your charger. We purchased the battery adapter, but the AAA batteries don't last as long as they say they will. So far 4 hours at best, even with the light off. Take lots of extra batteries...

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