Magellan just updated their eXplorist lineup with three new models. These are Magellan eXplorist 510, Magellan eXplorist 610, and Magellan eXplorist 710.
First off, all three new eXplorists come with a 3″ color touch screen, 3.2MP camera with auto focus, mic, speaker to mark waypoints not only with a dot on a map but also include a photo, some audio, or even some video. It’s like geotagging on steroids.
All of the devices come with preloaded maps which include road network for the U.S., Canada, Western Europe and Australia, as well as water features, urban and rural land use, and a realistic shaded relief background. 510, 610, and 710 are all IPX7 waterproof, offer 16 hours of battery life, a digital almanac, and track summary and area calculation feature.
All of them are great for paperless geocaching. Check out the new models here.
As far as differences between these three models:
- Magellan eXplorist 510 ($350): base model
- Magellan eXplorist 610 ($450): add 3-axis electronic compass and a barometric altimeter
- Magellan eXplorist 710 ($550): add Summit Series topographic map and turn-by-turn maps