What is unique about the eXplorist LE is that you can choose between triple-A batteries or a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery. Insert the SD card in your and connect it to your PC; then turn it on;it will turn on regularly, because the basemap in the card will be detected; turn it to USB file transfer mode, and copy the basemap from the SD card to the directory “background maps” of the Erica Erica Blake – November 3rd, Hi, i need something that will give me, distance,speed average, speed maximun and actual speed for when i do dogs sledding. We just bought one of these units yesterday — the only tracks I can find are Garmin… is there a way to change them from Garmin to Magellan? After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out. Need to know how to do a manual enter so I can do some geocaching on vacation.

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Ray – November 16th, Agree maps are expensive. I know I left a lot of info in this posting but I hope it is useful. You can email me at amex. Than if it is not functional.

Works nicely and the colors in the screen are real good. To fully realize the potential, you really need to buy the DirectRoute software. Is DirectRoute applicable in this situation?


Solvusoft is recognized by Microsoft as a leading Independent Software Vendor, achieving the highest level of completence and excellence in software development. I was looking to upgrade to the Explorist LE and wanted some feedback on this choice. I have had an explorist now explorsit over a yr and its x well, my previous handheld was a meridian colour.

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Buy expllorist rechargable battery it will last a day with no problem. I have had some first hand experience with the Magellan Explorist and I would say that it is a good deal for the money, but I am going for the Garmin eTrex Venture HC because of the better screen and battery life. Shopzilla Opt Out Explorost make no guarantees regarding advice or accuracy of product specifications.

If it is in a jacket pocket it should keep a fairly good lock.

Magellan eXplorist 500 LE Handheld

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Answered on Dec 16, Magellan eXplorist LE Handheld 15 product ratings 4. The manual says nothing of this problem. It does an admirable job of tracking routes, determines location reasonably fast at power up and I found it to be very accurate and functional in outdoor and in auto traveling situations. I picked up a battery and some other goodies on ebay dirt cheap.


Magellan has announced the Magellan eXplorist LE, a new GPS receiver for hikers, kayakers, fisherman, and other outdoor enthusiasts.

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Ease of use rates high as does accuracy and dependability. Tim – February 28th, The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. I live in Canada. Olaf Noehring, Jul 24, This item doesn’t belong on this page.

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I can highly recommend the MemoryMap maps and software, which i use on the computer, although you can only transfer tracks and routes into the gps, not the maps. If I were to read these reviews first, I doubt I would have purchased it.

Cathy – September 3rd, Buying optional equipment for the explorist is exceptionally expensive through the Magellan website. Answered on Jul 31, The unit has worked wonderfully in all three uses. Garmin had when i last checked.

Will probably get a Garmin GPSmap60cs or similar soon, if the US does not cause the global financial system to implode first.