Magellan eXplorist GC GPS Unit


Magellan eXplorist GC GPS – designed specifically for geocaching

The Magellan eXplorist GC GPS is the first handheld GPS device dedicated totally to the sport of geocaching. The device comes preloaded with many of the most popular geocaches so all you need to do is get outside and turn on your GPS to get hunting for your first cache.

A highly-sensitive SiRFstarIII GPS chipset provides excellent 3-meter accuracy. With 500MB of memory, the Magellan eXplorist can store up to 10,000 geocaches and up to 500 user-generated waypoints. The unit comes with a free 30-day premium membership to Geocaching.com so you can download all sorts of files for paperless geocaching.

The eXplorist runs up to 18 hours on AA batteries and the bright, colorful screen provides excellent readability even in direct sunlight. A rugged, waterproof body lets you focus on your geocaching rather than protecting your GPS device.

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Where you can find on:
REI: $149.95
Amazon: $164.56

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Why they rock:

  • Easily connect to the Geocaching.com User Community and perform “Send to GPS,” create and sync Pocket Queries, and upload Field Notes
  • Pre-loaded with the most popular geocaches in the world, found more than any others–get a complete out-of-the-box experience by searching and finding the top 1,000 geocaches worldwide
  • Easy to use with an intuitive user interface, simple controls and menus, and vibrant graphics
  • Vibrant 2.2-inch color transflective screen provides the best readability in direct sunlight
  • A high-sensitivity SiRFstarIII GPS with three-meter accuracy puts you on top of the cache and make the find that much easier

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 9 out of 10

If all you need a handheld GPS unit for is to do a little geocaching, then the Magellan eXplorist GC GPS is perfect for you. It seems silly to spent hundreds of dollars on a GPS unit for geocaching when you can spend under $200 and get a device designed specifically for the sport.

Looking to buy? Here’s where you can get one:
REI: $149.95
Amazon: $164.56