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For OSM on Magellan, see OSM Map On Magellan.

OSM Map On Magellan

Magellan Navigation is second in the United States GPS market after Garmin, but not as popular in the European Union. Formerly known as Thales Navigation, it is part of MiTAC International Corporation, along with Mio and Navman, and is mainly focused on professional GPS equipment and GIS solutions.

Software

Most Magellan devices come with the following tools:

Unofficial third-party tools:

Outdoor GPS

Magellan sells its units with region-specific firmware — one for the United States and one for Europe.

Explorist series

eXplorist 100

eXplorist 100

GPS unit: Magellan eXplorist 100

  • Receiver (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: ), Flash:4 MB (external: SD)
  • GPS: 14 channels, ( WAAS; EGNOS, )
  • Display: Monochrome, Connectivity: no
  • Internal: Batteries:
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode Waterproof

Cons:

  • No way to get data in and out


eXplorist 110

GPS unit: Magellan eXplorist 110

  • Receiver (Navigation: no)
  • CPU:233MHz (OS: WinCE), Flash: (external: 2GiB)
  • GPS: channels, ( WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, )
  • Display: 240x320px, color, Connectivity: USB
  • Internal: Batteries: 2x AA
Addresses POIs
Yes check.svg Mass Storage mode IPX7 Waterproof


Notes: tested in http://www.geocaching-magazin.com/das-heft/heft-042012/ and http://www.geocaching-magazin.com/das-heft/1737-2/test-einsteiger-gps-bis-250-euro/ but I don't know details => can someone add more information?


eXplorist 210

eXplorist 210

GPS unit: Magellan eXplorist 210

  • Navigator (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: ), Flash:22 MB (external: SD)
  • GPS: 14 channels, ( WAAS; EGNOS, )
  • Display: Monochrome, Connectivity: USB
  • Internal: Batteries: AA (2 ea.)
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode Waterproof

Cons:

  • Loading time when manipulating tracklogs
  • Options for tracklogs are well hidden and not wholly satisfying

Notes:

  • Image shown is of the similar earlier Magellan eXplorist 200.
  • When using GPSBabel to convert tracklogs, don't bother to convert to Mapsend first.


eXplorist 310

eXplorist 310

GPS unit: Magellan eXplorist 310

  • Navigator (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: WinCE), Flash:500 MB (external: SD)
  • GPS: channels, ( , )
  • Display: Colour, Connectivity: USB
  • Internal: Batteries:
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode Waterproof

Pros:

Cons:

  • No routing
  • No spoken navigation hints
  • No search for addresses


eXplorist 400

GPS unit: Magellan eXplorist 400

  • Navigator (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: ), Flash:16 MB (external: SD)
  • GPS: 14 channels, ( WAAS; EGNOS, )
  • Display: Monochrome, Connectivity: USB
  • Internal: Batteries:
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode Waterproof


eXplorist 500

eXplorist 510

GPS unit: Magellan eXplorist 510

  • Navigator (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: ), Flash:16 MB (external: SD)
  • GPS: 14 channels, ( WAAS; EGNOS, )
  • Display: color, Connectivity: USB
  • Internal: Camera Batteries:
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode Waterproof


eXplorist 500 LE

GPS unit: Magellan eXplorist 500 LE

  • Navigator (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: ), Flash:16 MB (external: SD)
  • GPS: 14 channels, ( WAAS; EGNOS, )
  • Display: , Connectivity: USB
  • Internal: Batteries: AAA (3 ea.)
Addresses POIs
Yes Mass Storage mode Waterproof

Pros:

  • Good display
  • Compact size

Cons:

  • Short battery life; too many cells
  • LCD is always draining power[dubious]
  • Firmware buggy (esp. USB Mass storage mode)
  • GPS chipset not that good as Garmin Oregon 450

Notes:


eXplorist 600

eXplorist 600

GPS unit: Magellan eXplorist 600

  • Navigator (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: ), Flash:16 MB (external: SD)
  • GPS: 14 channels, ( WAAS; EGNOS, )
  • Display: Color, Connectivity: USB
  • Internal: Batteries:
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode Waterproof


eXplorist 610

eXplorist 610

GPS unit: Magellan eXplorist 610

  • Website: http://www.magellangps.com/Store/eXploristSeries/eXplorist-610
  • outdoor, hiking, geocashing Navigator (Navigation: )
  • CPU:ARM 400 MHz, RAM 128 MB (OS: WinCE), Flash:4G (include 500Mb user data storage) (external: µSD up to 32 GB)
  • GPS: ?? channels, ( WAAS; EGNOS, )
  • Display: Color 320x400 Transflective touchscreen, Connectivity: USB (via standart miniUSB)
  • Internal: Batteries: 2 AA
Addresses POIs
Yes check.svg Mass Storage mode yes, IPX-7 Waterproof

Pros: rugged, have camera for geotagging photo, can be unlocked and can use other soft: (iGO, CityGuide, Navitel, Ozi, etc. Cons: expencive


eXplorist 710

eXplorist 710

GPS unit: Magellan eXplorist 710

  • Website: http://www.magellangps.com/Store/eXploristSeries/eXplorist-710
  • Outdoor Navigator (Navigation: )
  • CPU:ARM 400MHz (OS: WinCE), Flash:8 GB (user available 3..6 GB) (external: microSD)
  • GPS: channels, ( , )
  • Display: Colour WQVGA, Connectivity: miniUSB
  • Internal: Batteries: removable 2xAA (alcaline or lithium recommended)
Yes check.svg Addresses Yes check.svg POIs
Mass Storage mode Yes check.svg Waterproof


eXplorist XL

GPS unit: Magellan eXplorist XL

  • Navigator (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: ), Flash:30 MB (external: SD)
  • GPS: 14 channels, ( WAAS; EGNOS, )
  • Display: , Connectivity: USB
  • Internal: Batteries:
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode Waterproof


eXplorist GC

eXplorist GC

GPS unit: Magellan eXplorist GC

  • Geocaching Navigator (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: ), Flash: (external: SD)
  • GPS: channels, ( , )
  • Display: Colour, Connectivity:
  • Internal: Batteries:
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode Waterproof


Triton series

The Magellan Triton series of devices looks like it has potential. Details seem to be lacking a bit [as of April 2009], but, for example, the Triton 2000 is said to have the following features:

  • 2.7-inch colour touch screen
  • 2 megapixel camera with location tagging of photos
  • Voice recorder allowing audio to be attached to waypoints
  • SD card memory
  • 3-axis electronic compass
  • Barometer
  • SiRFstarIII chip set

That seems to be a good mix of features; if it has some decent tracking options to go with them and generally good performance, this could rival the new Garmin GPSMAP 60Csx.

Triton 400

GPS unit: Magellan Triton 400

  • Navigator (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: WinCE), Flash:64 MB (external: SD)
  • GPS: channels, ( , )
  • Display: Colour, Connectivity: USB
  • Internal: Batteries:
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode Waterproof

Cons:

  • Proprietary protocol & connector


Mobile Mapper series

Mobile Mapper is Magellan's series for GIS professionals, with features such as DGPS.

Mobile Mapper CE

GPS unit: Magellan MobileMapper CE

  • GIS Receiver (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: ), Flash:128 MB (external: SD)
  • GPS: 14 channels, ( WAAS; EGNOS; MSAS; Glonass; Beacon; NTRIP; Direct IP; RTCM correction, )
  • Display: , Connectivity: Bluetooth; WLAN; USB; ActiveSync
  • Internal: Batteries:
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode Waterproof


Mobile Mapper Pro

GPS unit: Magellan MobileMapper Pro

  • GIS Receiver (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: ), Flash:128 MB (external: SD)
  • GPS: 14 channels, ( WAAS; EGNOS; MSAS, )
  • Display: , Connectivity: USB; RS-232
  • Internal: Batteries:
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode Waterproof


Old models

GPS Blazer

GPS Blazer 12

GPS unit: Magellan GPS Blazer 12

  • (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: ), Flash: (external: SD)
  • GPS: channels, ( , )
  • Display: , Connectivity:
  • Internal: Batteries:
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode Waterproof


GPS-315

GPS unit: Magellan GPS-315

  • Logger (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: ), Flash: (external: )
  • GPS: 12 channels, ( , )
  • Display: , Connectivity: RS-232
  • Internal: Batteries:
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode Waterproof


GPS 320

GPS unit: Magellan GPS 320

  • Logger (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: ), Flash: (external: )
  • GPS: 12 channels, ( , )
  • Display: Monochrome, Connectivity: RS-232
  • Internal: Batteries: AA
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode Waterproof

Pros:

  • Inexpensive

Cons:

  • Needed a firmware update before it would acquire any satellites
  • Slow to acquire satellite fix; will only get a satellite lock with a clear sky view
  • Small, fiddly buttons
  • Poor battery life
  • Proprietary USB connector and protocol — only works with Magellan VantagePoint for Microsoft Windows
  • SD card slot cannot be used for transferring tracks. Appears only to be usable for additional map data, and viewing geotagged pictures.
  • VantagePoint software is unreliable and crashes frequently.


Meridian series

Meridian

GPS unit: Magellan Meridian

  • (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: ), Flash: (external: SD)
  • GPS: channels, ( , )
  • Display: , Connectivity:
  • Internal: Batteries:
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode Waterproof


SporTrak Pro

GPS unit: Magellan SporTrak Pro

  • Logger (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: ), Flash: (external: )
  • GPS: channels, ( , )
  • Display: Monochrome, Connectivity: RS-232
  • Internal: Batteries: AA
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode Waterproof

Cons:

  • Delete from the beginning without notification
  • Empty batteries will kill the track if not changed immediately


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