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Navigate in color! The 16-color display of the Magellan eXplorist 500 enables you to see where you are in vivid color. With a high-speed USB data port and unlimited data storage capacity via secure digital (SD) card expandability, you can easily add detailed street maps, topo or lake maps from optional Magellan MapSend software. eXplorist 500 is lightweight and pocket-sized so you can take it with you everywhere. The Magellan Geocache Manager enables you to download caches directly to your eXplorist 500 and the PC-style file system helps you to easily manage all of your data.
Magellan eXplorist 500 Handheld GPS Receiver
$134.99 - $139.99
pros: not really any that I can think of - the thing is useless
cons: the included maps are useless, and you cant upload your own maps
These things are crap
When I first bought the 500, I was very annoyed at how user unfriendly the whole thing was but I fig... See Full Review
pros: It does basic GPS functions.
cons: Support is non existant. Both online, by phone and via Firmware updates.
Not worth the Money
Do NOT buy this or any other Magellan. On the surface this seemed like a good deal and I went for it... See Full Review
pros: SD card expandible and use of replaceable AAA batteries
cons: Not being able to turn back light off
Great GPS receiver
I own a Magellan eXplorist 210 and an eXplorist 500LE. Both are palm-sized and fit in a universal ve... See Full Review
pros: Excellent file management system. Small size. Great reception.
cons: Buttons wear down. Interface cable hard to attach.
I have had this unit since it was first introduced 2.5 years ago, and it works great. The file manag... See Full Review
pros: Fast satellite Acquisition Small and compact Takes SD-Cards Topo Map Canada
cons: Small joystick Battery compartment poor Overall low quality
Kind of low quality
Recently bought a Magellan Explorist 500 LE and it was defective so took it back for a replacement.... See Full Review
pros: simpy couldn't find any in comparison to Garmin
cons: expensive, inaccurate, terrible customer support in India
couldn't compete with quality and price with Garmin
Very disapointed with overal quality of base map( inaccurate, missing highways and major cities). I... See Full Review
pros: Lightweight Simple to use Well formatted screens Lots of features for the price. Excellent reception.
cons: Hard to enter data Needs investment of rechargeable batteries
My favorite gadget!
This unit was purchased as a replacement for my Magellan Meridian Gold series. I was quite surprised... See Full Review
pros: Bright screen. Accepts 2mb MMC.
cons: Not reliable. Customer "service" worse than bad. Battery life short.
Unreliable -- Customer 'Support' Non-Existent
Unreliable pile of 'you-know-what'. Worked fine for about 2 months then refused to power up. Fresh b... See Full Review
pros: Interface, menus, color screen, ease of use
cons: tiny joystick, Nee to purchase more detailed maps
GPS to meet all of your needs
This is the GPS that has helped me Geocache across the US. It has the right software to put the geoc... See Full Review
pros: Sensitive receiver, easy to connect to PC, expandable, good battery life, reasonable display.
cons: Poor user interface, not waterproof (see above), poor customer service.
Does the basics well. Poor user interface and customer support.
This is my 5th GPS unit and was bought for general use (hiking, skiing, occasional driving and as a... See Full Review
|Installed Memory||8 MB|
|Expansion Slot Type||SD (Secure Digital) Card Slot|
|Environmental Protection||IPX7 Waterproof Standard|
|Battery Life||17 Hours|
|Battery Type and Quantity||Proprietary Lithium|
|Accuisition Time - Hot||20 sec|
|WAAS Position Accuracy||< 10 feet|
|Accuisition Time - Cold||60 sec|
|Update Rate||1 per second, continuous|
|Included Software/Maps||Europe Maps|
|Trip calculator||Points-of-Interest (POI)|
|Display Type||16 Color LCD TFT Display|
|Display Size||1.4 in. x 1.8 in.|
|Map Capabilities||Download maps|
|Number of Channels||14 Channels|
|WAAS Features||WAAS enabled|