Magellan eXplorist 400 Hand Held GPS Receiver DISCONTINUED
This item has been discontinued. You can still check out the Magellan eXplorist 400 Wilderness Bundle (click here), which includes an eXplorist 400 receiver, MapSend Topo 3D USA software, a 32MB memory card and a carrying case.
Get the powerful, expandable mapping pocket-sized GPS. The Magellan eXplorist 400 features mapping capabilities and unlimited storage via optional secure digital (SD) cards so you can take as many maps with you as you want to. Add detailed street maps, topo or lake maps using optional Magellan MapSend software. The high-speed USB data port makes downloading information easy and the Geocache Manager software enables you to download caches directly to your eXplorist 400. eXplorist 400 has 8 MB of built-in maps and 8 MB of internal memory to save 5 track log files, 20 routes and 500 points of interest, but you can save as many as you need to optional SD cards.
Slip your compact (2.1 in x 4.6 in) eXplorist 400 into your pocket and let it guide you on every outdoor adventure. Magellan TrueFix technology provides superior accuracy and reliability, giving you the freedom to explore without concern of getting lost.
Expandable Compact GPS Powerhouse!
Unlimited SD Card Expandability
Your eXplorist 400 features SD card compatibility for unlimited memory expansion. Use optional Magellan MapSend software to add detailed street maps, topo or marine charts to any number of SD memory cards (sold separately).
USB data port
Transfer map data from your PC to your eXplorist 400 with the high-speed USB data port.
Want to find the distance between three or more points of interest that you plan to hike around or the area between them? Simply select the points of interest on the map and the eXplorist can determine the area between them and the perimeter around them.
TrueFix Technology - Accurate & Reliable
TrueFix GPS technology takes advantage of 14 parallel channels, supported by WAAS and EGNOS Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems for fast signal acquisition, minimal signal loss and reliable accuracy to within 3 meters.
Download Geocache coordinates from Internet sites and use them on your outdoor adventures. This unique feature makes managing coordinates even easier with a PC-style file system. You don't have to be a geocacher to appreciate the MagellanGeocache Manager. Learn more about Geocaching.
With 8 MB of built-in North American or European maps it's easy to navigate around roads, parks, waterways and to find airports and other points of interest.
One-button access takes you directly to all of the most important features. Intuitive operation with keypad and joystick control adds even more fun to GPS navigation. First-time user can easily navigate with the eXplorist 400.
No matter your language, there's a good chance the eXplorist menus have it. Choose from English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Portuguese, Dutch or Norwegian.
Store up to 5 track log files, each with 2000 track-points to the internal memory and store an unlimited amount of track log files to optional SD cards, to easily find your way to your favorite spot again and again.
Four navigation screens
View speed, direction, distance to destination and all the GPS information you need on 4 easy-to-read navigation screens.
No service fees
Your eXplorist 400 is ready to go with no service fees and no activation fees, so go ahead, use it all the time.
Monitor the GPS satellites tracking your position and get information about their status.
Built to perform on the most challenging and rigorous adventure.
Don't let the size fool you. eXplorist 400 is packed with real GPS power and cool features. But at 2.1" x 4.6" x 1.3" and only 4.6 oz you can take it anywhere.
Large backlit display
Easily view all the GPS information you need to make your adventure fun and safe, even at night. The amber glow of the backlight protects your vision at night so you can see both your eXplorist and the path in front of you.
Rubber armored, impact resistant plastic lets you to confidently take your eXplorist 400 on every adventure.
eXplorist 400 is sealed to IPX-7 specifications, you don't have to worry about getting it wet.
Magellan prides themselves on building rugged and reliable navigation products that you can depend on, backed by a full one-year warranty in North America.
Magellan eXplorist 400 Frequently Asked Quesions:
Q: What is the difference between the new Magellan eXplorist 400, 500 and 600 and the previous versions?
A: The new Magellan eXplorist series features improved screen resolution, MapSend software compatability, SD card memory expansion, and USB data transfer in the same compact form factor of the previous eXplorist models. The eXplorist 400 is the base model, the eXplorist 500 adds a color screen and the eXplorist 600 has a color screen with electronic compass, barometric altimeter and thermometer.
Q: How does the Magellan eXplorist 400 compare to, say, the Magellan Sportrak Pro or the Magellan Meridian Color?
A: The new Magellan eXplorist 400 has a sleeker design and is much lighter than the Sportrak or Meridian series. It combines the memory capability of the Meridian with the compact features of the Sportrak line, and adds a bright four-level grayscale screen and fast USB data transfer in a sleek, compact form factor to boot.
Q: Why is the Magellan eXplorist 400 so much cheaper at Tiger GPS than at other websites?
A: We are the leading online retailer for Magellan, so we buy in huge quantities, which allows us to bring you Magellan products at reduced prices.
Q: What kind of software is available for the Magellan eXplorist 400?
A: The Magellan eXplorist 400 has a built-in Americas map but is compatible with most types of MapSend software. You can use the MapSend DirectRoute software for street-level detail and driving directions; there's the MapSend Topo 3D USA for detailed topographical maps; there's the MapSend Worldwide Basemap for international use. See our complete selection on the Tiger GPS Software & Charts page.
Q: I heard that the new eXplorist series have 14 parallel channels. What does this mean?
A: The new Magellan eXplorist series has TrueFix technology that features 14 parallel GPS channels, supported by WAAS and EGNOS. The standard GPS receiver is 12 channels, which means that the new eXplorists can track up to two more satellites in the hemisphere than other receivers. The result is improved accuracy and faster times-to-fix.
Q: Did I get the right software?
A: Yes. All new Magellan products come with a MapSend DVD v.1.06, depending on your unit (the versions correspond to different units, NOT how "up-to-date" the software on the DVD is). This MapSend DVD contains free MapSend Manager and MapSend Lite software, which are essentially trip-and-waypoint managers. Also on this DVD are DirectRoute v3 and Topo 3D software available for unlock, meaning that you can purchase them directly through Magellan for the retail price. If you saved money and bought the software from us, such as DirectRoute v3, then the box will contain a way to unlock the software yourself without paying any extra fees. Typically, you will enter in your unit's serial number to "unlock" the software. The most up-to-date version of DirectRoute is v.3, and this is contained within the MapSend DVD. There is also an option to purchase Topo 3D USA v.1.5 or v.1.0 on the MapSend DVD. Topo 3D USA v.1.0 comes on CD-ROM and and v.1.5 comes on the MapSend DVD. There is no difference in the map data; the v.1.5 is optimized for use with newer eXplorist units (but still works with older units), and with an internet connection makes for a cleaner install. If you have an older unit or older PC, you'll want to stick with Topo 3D USA v.1.0 on CD, which must be purchased separately. So the MapSend DVD v.1.x contains the most up-to-date software available from Magellan; if you need DirectRoute for automotive navigation or Topo 3D for outdoors navigation, you're covered. The numbers are convoluted, but the top-notch software is there.
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- eXplorist 400 GPS receiver
- USB Cable
- AAA Battery Clip (batteries not included)
- "Read Me First" pamphlet
- User Manual on CD-Rom
Magellan eXplorist 400 Specifications
- Case Rubber armored impact-resistant plastic, water-resistant seal
- Base Map 16 MB built-in basemap of North America or Europe
- Size 2.2" W x 4.7" H x 1.3" D
- Weight 5.4 oz (164.4 g) - w/ battery
- Display 2.25" diagonal, 4-level grayscale, high resolution (122 x 160), backlit
- Memory 16 MB user data
- Data Storage Unlimited / Secure Digital (SD) Card compatible
- Antenna Built-in multidirectional patch
- Keypad Nine direct-access keys
- Joystick Eight-way easy scrolling w/ push-in instant enter
- Operating Range 14 to 140°F (-10 to 60°C)
- Receiver TrueFix 14 channels, WAAS/EGNOS
- Acquisition Time Hot: 20 seconds, Cold: 60 seconds, Initial: 2 minutes
- Update Rate Once per second
- Accuracy 3 to 5 meters (10 - 16 feet) - WAAS/EGNOS, < 7 meters (15 feet) - GPS only
- Velocity 0.1 knots (RMS)
- Dynamics 6 g
- Grids 75 including Lat/Lon, UTM, OSGB,MGRS, Finnish, German, Swedish, French, Irish, Swiss, USNG, User Grid (90 Max)
- Languages English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian
- Uses AAA batteries
- Battery Life Up to 17 hours continuous use
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