Magellan eXplorist 210

This neat little GPS unit from Magellan has a decent-sized black and white screen and a brightness switch. The buttons are very small and data transfer can be fiddly, but actual navigation through the pages is easy and the menus are reasonably intuitive. It will connect to a PC, via a USB cable, but not as easily as some. The easy “Mark and Find” functions are good, and inputting routes manually is fairly simple. The folder system makes finding stored info easy, and the compass page is easy to follow when hunting for waypoints. It is quick to give a co-ordinate and just as accurate as more expensive units.

Verdict: A light, well-featured option that, despite the fiddly data transfer, performs well.

Size: 11.9x5.3x3.3cm

Weight: 175g

Screen: 4.6x3.6cm greyscale

Battery life: 18 hours on two AAs

Works with: Memory-Map and Anquet. WAAS/EGNOS-enabled

Routes/waypoints: 50 routes/250 waypoints per route

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