Magellan eXplorist GC 2011 (Geocaching) Waterproof Handheld Hiking GPS – Lime Green

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If you love exploring the great outdoors and are a fan of geocaching, which is like going on a high-tech treasure hunt with a GPS instead of a paper map, the Magellan eXplorist GC may be the one for you.

What Makes It So Special?

Similar to the design of the Garmin Dakota and Oregon GPS devices, the Magellan eXplorist GC shines on its own as the first and only handheld GPS devices devoted exclusively to geocaching.

It boasts of an easy-to-use interface. Its bright 2.2” screen can be operated by a joystick and buttons, and you can read it easily even under bright sunlight. You can choose from the most famous European 1000 pre-loaded caches on your device, or download more from geocaching.com. You even have access of up to 30 days to the geocaching online community, which gives you access to millions of geocaches all around the globe!

Easy to Use

Despite the lack of touchscreen technology, The Magellan eXplorist GC is easy enough for you to use that you’ll spend less time tinkering with the controls and more time exploring your surroundings. It can hold up to about 10,000 caches, so even the most enthusiastic outdoorsman won’t run out of things or places to explore.

It comes with two AA batteries that last up to 18 hours depending on use. The Magellan eXplorist GC is also a very hardy and compact device that can withstand tough weather and impact, and can be submerged in up to a meter of water and still be in good working condition. It also comes equipped with common handheld GPS features, such as a worldwide base map, a trip recorder, waypoint creation and active tracking. The Magellan eXplorist GC is powered by the acclaimed SiRFstarIII™ GPS chipset, which allows accuracy of tracking up to 3 meters.

If you want to have fun following a map outdoors, purchase the eXplorist GC from Magellan today!

DETAILS

  • First dedicated GPS for geo-caching
  • IPX-7 waterproof & rugged
  • Highly-sensitive SiRFstarIII(TM) GPS chipset – accurate to 3 meters
  • Vivid, sunlight readable 2.2″ transflective screen
  • Powered by two AA batteries the device will last for up to 18 hours
  • Pre-loaded with 1000 of the most popular caches in Europe, holds up to 10,000
  • Straightforward, logical menus so you spend your time hunting for caches and not buttons
  • Seamless connection to geocaching.com
  • Drag n’ drop pocket queries
  • Free 30-day premium membership to goeocaching.com.

Magellan eXplorist GC
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