Magellan eXplorist 310 video review

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A pundit of digital technology recently argued that it is now no longer possible to make a movie like the Blair Witch Project, because GPS-enabled smartphones have rendered it nearly impossible to get lost, even in a deep forest. But, in reality, if you are exploring the wilderness, a smartphone is not your ideal companion, not least because it won't take it kindly if you drop it on a rock. A dedicated hiking GPS makes much more sense, but these have remained costly, for example Magellan's flagship eXplorist 710 comes in at just shy of £400. With the eXplorist 310, however, Magellan hopes to bring the base level down, whilst not compromising too much on features.

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robjohn

December 6, 2011, 8:02 pm

If you're put off by the high cost of OS type maps, then I see the Magellan UK website has an limited offer of a free GB regional OS or national park map - if you buy the 310 in a named Cotswold outlet on a particular day. Cumbersome deal but could save 𧴺. The regional maps seem to cover more than half of GB at 1:50000 mapping level.

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