Magellan eXplorist 500 Hand Held GPS Receiver DISCONTINUED
NOTE: This item has been discontinued. It is replaced by the Magellan eXplorist 500 LE (click here), which uses AAA batteries instead of the rechargeable battery kit, which can be purchased as an accessory.
Need topographical software and accessories? Check out the Magellan eXplorist 500 LE Adventure Bundle (click here), which includes an eXplorist 500 LE receiver, MapSend Topo 3D USA software, clip case, and USB cable for PC connectivity.
Navigate in color! The 16-color display of the Magellan eXplorist 500 enables you to see where you are in vivid color. With a high-speed USB data port and unlimited data storage capacity via secure digital (SD) card expandability, you can easily add detailed street maps, topo or lake maps from optional Magellan MapSend software. eXplorist 500 is lightweight and pocket-sized so you can take it with you everywhere. The Magellan Geocache Manager enables you to download caches directly to your eXplorist 500 and the PC-style file system helps you to easily manage all of your data.
8 MB of built-in maps and an intuitive interface make it easy to start navigating right out of the box. Save 5 track log files, 20 routes and 500 points of interest to the 8 MB of additional internal memory, but store as many as you want on optional SD cards. You get all this and more, plus color!
Color GPS Like No Other - Expandable and Compact!
Full color screen
The color screen makes reading maps and GPS information easy with vibrant graphics in all lighting conditions.
Unlimited SD Card Expandability
Your eXplorist 500 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 500 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.
Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery
This Li-Ion rechargeable battery pack can keep your eXplorist continuously powered-up for up to 14 hours. Recharge your battery directly through your receiver again and again without reducing its performance.
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 Magellan Geocache 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 500.
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 color navigation screens.
No service fees
Your eXplorist 500 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. The eXplorist 500 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 color display
Navigate in color! Easily view all the GPS information you need to make your adventure fun and safe, even at night, with the large backlit color display.
Rubber armored, impact resistant plastic lets you to confidently take your eXplorist 500 on every adventure.
eXplorist 500 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.
- eXplorist 500 GPS receiver
- USB Cable
- Rechargeable Li-ion battery
- AC Cable
- "Read Me First" pamphlet
- User Manual on CD-Rom
Magellan eXplorist 500 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, USB data transfer, and rechargable internal lithium-ion batteries, 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 500 compare to, say, the Magellan Sportrak Pro or the Magellan Meridian Color?
A: The new Magellan eXplorist 500 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 color screen and fast USB data transfer to boot.
Q: Why is the Magellan eXplorist 500 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 500?
A: The Magellan eXplorist 500 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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