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Magellan eXplorist 610 GPS Receiver

August 13, 2011 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Back in April I reviewed the Magellan Roadmate 9055 GPS navigation system. With its large display and short battery life, the Roadmate 9055 isn’t designed for excursions outside of the car. For those looking for true portable GPS capabilities designed for outdoor enthusiasts, Magellan has its eXplorist family of dedicated outdoor GPS receivers. The company recently gave me one of their 610 models to review. The 610 is at the higher end of the eXplorist product line, sporting a three-inch color touch screen, 3.2-megapixel camera, three-axis electronic compass and barometric altimeter. Furthermore, the 610 comes preloaded with topographical maps and supports geo-caching.

Magellan Roadmate 9055

April 30, 2011 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

GPS Navigator with seven-inch wide video graphics array (WVGA) display.