Magellan unveils tough eXplorist XL

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magellan-explorist-xl.jpgWhat comes into your mind when you think of a GPS navigation system? Most of the time, we are bombarded with images of a rectangle-looking device, featuring a pretty large LCD display with some buttons on the side. Unfortunately, these GPS systems are not able to stand up to the rigors of an adventurous lifestyle, and carrying them along on a long outdoor expedition is definitely a no-no. Thankfully, Magellan has seen to this need by introducing the handheld eXplorist XL GPS receiver. This handheld device is small enough to hold in one hand comfortably, and comes with a robust design that ensures it will be able to function properly through the toughest of conditions while with you.

The Magellan eXplorist XL boasts a 3.5″ high contrast color TFT LCD display that makes viewing data under bright, direct sunlight a cinch – quite unlike other LCD displays that feature washed out colors under the sun’s harsh rays. Magellan has even gone so far as to lay claim to the eXplorist XL having the largest display in the handheld GPS navigation device market as at press time. Other features include 30MB of integrated memory which can be bumped up further by adding in an SD memory card.

The eXplorist XL comes with TrueFix GPS technology, offering you an accuracy level of up to 3 meters. This is made possible by taking advantage of 14 parallel channels and a couple of dedicated WAAS and EGNOS Satellite-based Augmentation Systems channels. You can even store your waypoints and tracks via the Track Logging function which enable you to return to your favorite spots during subsequent expeditions. You can pick up the eXplorist XL for $399.99 today.

Source: Tech Digest

3 reviews or comments

Chris Taylor Says: November 6, 2006 at 12:39 am

Errr I have had this unit for well over a year. They unveiled it quite some time ago.

Magellan is a mixed bag. its the best and he WORST gps I have ever used. the Hardware is AMAZING georgeous perfect would be really hard to improve without making it a lot more expensive.

What sucks is that this MAPPING gps has nomaps and they cost $150 – over my dead body :-(

Gadget Thumbs up to 11-06-2006 » Coolest Gadgets Says: November 6, 2006 at 5:44 pm

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John Kerry Says: November 8, 2006 at 12:31 pm

Pure jive: “Unfortunately, these GPS systems are not able to stand up to the rigors of an adventurous lifestyle, and carrying them along on a long outdoor expedition is definitely a no-no.”

Tech Digest and coolest-gadgets.com are mouth-pieces.

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