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Magellan eXplorist GC

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Designed especially for 21st century treasure hunts, this handheld GPS comes preloaded with the most popular geocaches and connects seamlessly to geocaching.com for complete paperless geocaching.
eXplorist GC is built for a premium geocaching experience. Whether you're a seasoned geocacher with more than a thousand finds or a newbie that's interested in getting in on the action, eXplorist GC provides all the tricks of the trade. Probably most important, eXplorist GC supports paperless geocaching, which allows you to download more than 20 unique characteristics of each cache, including name, location, description, hider, size, difficulty, terrain, hint, spoilers, attributes, and last 20 user logs among a number of other details.

eXplorist GC comes with the most popular geocaches pre-loaded to provide a unique out of box experience. You can literally "turn it on and go!"To customize your geocaching experience with caches that meet your specific criteria, the eXplorist GC has seamless connection to geocaching.com. This allows you to search more than one millions caches worldwide. With a click of the mouse, you can transfer the information with the Send to GPS feature. Additionally, with a Premium Membership to geocaching.com, you can create custom Pocket Queries and update your device with fresh cache information easily on a weekly basis.

Searching for the right cache is easy by setting your search preferences: by nearest, by name, by type, by date, or by geocache ID. Also, you can customize your cache list. For example, show all regular size, traditional type caches that have not been found.

To support all your geocaching adventures, the eXplorist GC comes packed with tons of helpful hardware features. Most striking, the vibrant color screen is transflective, which allows for the best readability in direct sunlight. To zero in on the exact location of a hidden cache, the SiRFstarIII GPS chipset provides accuracy of 10-feet (3-meters). To keep your fun going all day long, the device is powered by two AA batteries for 18 hours of constant usage. Finally, to keep your new favorite toy safe as you explore the outdoors, eXplorist GC is rugged, waterproof, and submersible (IPX-7). All of this is packed into a small and attractive handheld form factor that can be hung around your neck or attached to your pack with the built-in carabineer hook.

eXplorist GC provides unmatched assistance with navigation, such as the combination of the world's two most useful navigational tools - a compass and a map! Overlay a series of different transparent compass styles on top of a pre-loaded worldwide map that show roads, water features, parks, and city centers. Access the dashboard screen that shows a mini-compass for quick reference and customizable navigation data fields, such as latitude, longitude, heading, bearing, distance to end, trip odometer, and many more. Go back to the map screen and view your active track, which is a series of digital breadcrumbs to record all yours movements. Mark your starting point (car, trailhead, parking lot...) with a waypoint and easily navigate back to that location once you've unearthed your fill of caches. eXplorist GC will not only find hidden treasure, but it will also help you find your way back.

Compete with your friends with the unique geocache tracking features. The "time to find" cache feature records the time is takes to find each cache. eXplorist GC will keep a record of the time it takes to find each cache in the geocache details page and average all finds in your user profile. The device also tracks the number and type of geocaches found. Keep track of your finds on the geocache awards screen and stats page.Reference your Trip Summary to keep track of your distance travelled, complete travel time, moving time and stopped time, and average time to find. Easily reset your Trip Summary statistics to track the details of your next geocaching adventure.

Whether you are searching for treasure in the Nordics, the Orient, or in the West Indies, eXplorist GC will provide accurate GPS signals thanks to the Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) of WAAS, EGNOS, and MSAS, which is identified in the GPS status bar. eXplorist GC also displays coordinates in a myriad of different global systems, including UTM and WGS84. Geocaching is a worldwide phenomenon and eXplorist GC will help guide you accurately to treasures all over the globe.

eXplorist GC has the ease-of-use to help a novice geocacher discover the world of high-tech treasure hunting and the sophistication to keep an experienced hunter satisfied with loads of advanced features. "X" marks the spot and eXplorist GC can help to find it!

Seamless Connection to Geocaching.com User Community - Easily connect to the #1 user community for geocaching and perform "Send to GPS", create and sync Pocket Queries, and upload Field Notes

Free 30 Day Premium Membership to Geocaching.com - Download GPX files, create your own Pocket Queries, and get tons of other premium membership features.

Pre-Loaded with the Most Popular Geocaches - These caches have been found more than any others! Get a complete out-of-the-box experience by searching and finding the top geocaches in your region!

Paperless Geocaching - Download and view more than 20 unique characteristics of each cache and view, search, filter on the device. Details include name, location, description, hider, size, difficulty, terrain, hint, spoilers, and last 20 user logs among a number of other details.

Easy to Navigate Menus and Rich Graphics - A dedicated device means there is no nonsense to by-pass to get to your geocaches. A simply main menu, intuitive contextual menus, and vibrant graphics make this device easy to use

Brilliant, sunlight readable color screen - A vibrant 2.2" color transflective screen provides the best readability in direct sunlight

Store up to 10,000 geocaches on the device - That is a total of 20 Pocket Queries! Load a new GPX file for each trip or all the locations you love to geocache so you'll have data on board when you need it

Geocache Awards - Keep track of all your finds and receive special awards based on number of finds, types of finds, and other interesting combinations of actions. The more you find, the more you are rewarded!

Rugged and waterproof to IPX - Focus on the adventure not protecting the device

High-sensitivity SiRFstarIII GPS with 3 -5 meter accuracy - Most smart phones provide 20-30 meter GPS accuracy, which will get you close to the geocaching, but will it really help your find it? 3-5 meter GPS accuracy will put you on top of the cache and make the find that much easier

Picture Viewer - Transfer images within geocache descriptions and view in the field to help locate difficult to find geocaches

Pre-loaded Worldwide Map - Referencing a complete road network in North America and Western Europe and major roads throughout the rest of the populated world to help in orientation. See parks, rivers, lakes, major city points, and other types of land use along side your target geocaches

18 Hours of battery life using 2 AA batteries - Go strong for an entire day (or more) of geocaching. No stopping to replace the batteries

Suspend Mode - The goal is to conserve battery life by putting the device into an advanced power saving mode. Suspend mode will turn off everything expect for GPS tracking. Wake up the device with a single click

On-board user memory - Loads on space to add up to 10,000 geocaches and tons of photos and personalized backgrounds

Create and Store 500 Waypoints - Whether you mark your car, campsite, starting location, or places to re-visit, waypoints are a common and useful feature in all outdoor GPS devices

Record Active Track and See "Breadcrumbs" on the Map Screen - Keep a log of all the steps you took throughout the day hunting for geocaches. Reference your track to find your way back to keep a reco

This item qualifies for Product Protection coverage! Protect Your Investment! Product Protection eliminates out-of-pocket expenses and protects against costly product repairs or replacement. We’ll cover 100% parts and labor for up to two years following the expiration of your manufacturer’s warranty. Warranty service is available at any Camping World SuperCenter.



Technical Specs


Tech Specs

Weight: 1 lb.

Dimensions: 2.2"W x 4.4"H x 1.4"D

Documents:

Warranty: Mfr. 1 year warranty

Manufacturer: Mitac Digital Corp

Mfg Part #: CX0100SGXNA

Tech Notes:

Device

  • Battery Type: 2xAA
  • Battery Life: 18 Hours
  • Waterproof: IPX-7
  • Available User Storage: 500 MB
  • CPU: 400MHz
  • Temperature Range (F): 14F to 140F
  • Temperature Range (C): -10C to 60C
  • Suspend Mode: Yes
  • Internal Memory: 2 GB

Screen

  • Display Resolution, WxH: QVGA, 240 x 320
  • Screen Size: 2.2"
  • Display Type: Color, Transflective

GPS & Sensors

  • GPS Accuracy: Up to 3-5 meters
  • High-Sensitivity GPS: SiRFstarIII
  • Antenna Type: Multidirectional Patch
  • WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS: Yes

Mapping & Navigation

  • Preloaded Maps: Worldwide Map
  • Coordinates Systems & Datums: Yes
  • Audible Proximity Alarms: Yes

User Generated Content

  • Accepts GPX Files: Yes
  • Waypoints: 500
  • Geocaches: 10000
  • Paperless Geocaching: Yes
  • Picture Viewer: Yes
  • Tracks: 1
  • Points Per Track: 5000
  • User Data Online Sharing: Yes

Interface & Communications

  • Communication Protocol: USB Mass Storage
  • USB Port: Yes
  • NMEA Output: USB Only
  • PC Compatible: Yes



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