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Backpacker Magazine – Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2012

Gear Review: Magellan eXplorist 310 North America GPS

A perfect starter GPS unit, with a great price and minimal drawbacks.

by: Andrew Matranga

Magellan eXplorist 310 North America
Magellan eXplorist 310 North America

[beginner bargain]

This palm-size unit maps like a larger, flashier device at half the price, making it a terrific buy for first-time or infrequent users. The secret? You get a buffet of standard features (minus an altimeter) and access to World Edition data. For an extra $50, get regional maps in detailed, 24K-scale data. Our editors mapped 16 hours on two AA alkalines—on par for a 2.2-inch color screen unit. Field note: Get familiar with the small thumb control before heading out; navigating the menu system takes a little practice. Bummer: The unit’s VangtagePoint desktop software is PC-only. $200; 5.4 oz; magellangps.com 



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Ed 'n Lauky
Apr 02, 2013

It's not really correct to say that the unit doesn't have an altimeter. It has the GPS altimeter that is very accurate. What it doesn't have is a barometric altimeter. For a basic unit, the GPS altimeter should be quite sufficient.

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