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New Magellin GPSr Explorist GC
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dloubert



Joined: Jan 19, 2007
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:37 pm    Post subject: New Magellin GPSr Explorist GC Reply with quote

Paperless, 10,000 geocaches, send to feature, plus more for $200.00.....looks like Magellin is fighting for a market. Check it out..

www.magellangps.com/ex...XploristGC
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CAMOKELLY



Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 482
Location: Abbotsford BC

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:59 pm    Post subject: Re: New Magellin GPSr Explorist GC Reply with quote

I'm really liking it too. Just might have to surprise someone with one soon.
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Restless10101



Joined: Nov 15, 2009
Posts: 40

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:38 am    Post subject: Re: New Magellin GPSr Explorist GC Reply with quote

WOW Teskelly. You're gonna get me one for all the banana bread, and beef jurky I've given you?! You are the best!
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Mr. Wilson and a Mt. Goat



Joined: May 01, 2009
Posts: 481
Location: Nanaimo

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:50 pm    Post subject: Re: New Magellin GPSr Explorist GC Reply with quote

Me likey too! Too bad I don't have the funds to invest in something like that.

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goaliegirl38



Joined: Apr 19, 2008
Posts: 148
Location: Pitt Meadows, Burnaby, or driving in between

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:38 pm    Post subject: Re: New Magellin GPSr Explorist GC Reply with quote

does not mention anything about whereigo caches though...
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HwyGuy



Joined: Oct 25, 2005
Posts: 129
Location: Langley BC

PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Re: New Magellin GPSr Explorist GC Reply with quote

I have always used Magellans. The worries I would have with this one are - the lousy Magellan customer service, you have to use Vantage Point software to get the caches into the machine, there is no SD card for maps or caches, there is only background maps, no topo or street maps, and there is no street routing capabilities.

The price is nice but some of the missing features make me hesitant - besides the old Explorist XL still gets me to the area. Plus Teddy2k is going to get me hooked on the ETrex at the Campbell Valley event in June lol
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Tulameen_Turtles



Joined: Jan 09, 2008
Posts: 347

PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:07 pm    Post subject: Re: New Magellin GPSr Explorist GC Reply with quote

Mr. T was very excited when he first saw it - and at first glance it looks awesome - but after we took a deeper look there is no way it would work for us - it's actually (and don't shoot me here - we use Magellens) reminds me of the Geomate jr.

The lack of availability of top maps makes it useless outside of a city - as the "straight as you go" with no roads means that 900 meters could be a 5 hour drive. Although I do have friends that cache without maps and just "watch the numbers scroll" for them it might work -

Unless you can easily relate your lat & long to a back roads map book. We cached that way our first weekend caching -

As well It doesn't look "laptop" friendly - which means my new found love of a 17 inch GPS Screen while exploring so I can upload my tracks to everytrails wouldn't work either.

We'll still be waiting to save for an Oregon..
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Doonchak



Joined: Sep 07, 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:19 pm    Post subject: Re: New Magellin GPSr Explorist GC Reply with quote

FYI Turtles.

GPS City has the Oregon 450's on for 379 with a 50 US dollar rebate from Garmin right now. The rebate is good until June.

Might be picking one up with my birthday money...we shall see Smile
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Bestred



Joined: Jul 08, 2008
Posts: 280
Location: Abbotsford, BC

PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:18 pm    Post subject: Re: New Magellin GPSr Explorist GC Reply with quote

TESKELLY wrote:
I'm really liking it too. Just might have to surprise someone with one soon.

Poor Restless...he is gonna be sad when he finds out you mean me Smile ha ha

though this thing about topo maps...hmmm that doesn't bother me much, as long as it gets me to the cache....lol

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Tulameen_Turtles



Joined: Jan 09, 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:04 am    Post subject: Re: New Magellin GPSr Explorist GC Reply with quote

Doonchak wrote:
FYI Turtles.

GPS City has the Oregon 450's on for 379 with a 50 US dollar rebate from Garmin right now. The rebate is good until June.

Might be picking one up with my birthday money...we shall see Smile

Alas - it will have to wait until August - all extra funds are going into Solid Axle Swap on Suburban right now.. think he whispered something in his sleep as drooling over 40 inch tires.. lol

Actually - we saw one for 299 down in Washington on the last trip - but the last one walked out the door as we walked in. I know someone else who go there's for $250 - so I know have patience and it will come.. besides I'm not even geocaching right now Coonskin Hat I'm geostashing.. and all you garmin people will have to find the coords with magellen cords.. ha ha ha ha Laughing Laughing
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_canadianbacon_



Joined: Jan 05, 2004
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Location: Surrey, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:15 am    Post subject: Re: New Magellin GPSr Explorist GC Reply with quote

Been caching a few weeks with the Oregon 200, did not need the 'waypoint transfer' once, and since the maps go on the SD card, no memory problems.

If you need 5000 caches, then I guess the extra $150 is worth it.

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MaliBooBoo



Joined: Jan 06, 2007
Posts: 100
Location: Kamloops

PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:08 am    Post subject: Re: New Magellin GPSr Explorist GC Reply with quote

Or y'all could check out the just announced GPSmap78 (replaces the 76)

Or the rumoured GPSmap62 (which would be an update of the 60).

Me, I am happy with my Oregon 450. Holding 5000 caches is a bonus, especially when visiting the Lower Mainland or Washington. And the ability to have satellite imagery ("Birdseye") is kinda cool too.
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Mr. Wilson and a Mt. Goat



Joined: May 01, 2009
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Location: Nanaimo

PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:15 pm    Post subject: Re: New Magellin GPSr Explorist GC Reply with quote

Ooooooooooooo.... that GPS Map 78 looks nice, floats,paperless, good for on the water.
Today I figured out I could go paperless with my Magellan Triton 400 by using a PQ Coonskin Hat , it will be handy on my way down to Victoria tommorrow. Still use my etrex for accuracy though.

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Doonchak



Joined: Sep 07, 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:04 am    Post subject: Re: New Magellin GPSr Explorist GC Reply with quote

Hey CB, where did you manage to get the 200 for that much cheaper then the 450?

At GPS city they are the same price (once you factor in the rebate)
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_canadianbacon_



Joined: Jan 05, 2004
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Location: Surrey, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:03 pm    Post subject: Re: New Magellin GPSr Explorist GC Reply with quote

Doonchak wrote:
Hey CB, where did you manage to get the 200 for that much cheaper then the 450?

At GPS city they are the same price (once you factor in the rebate)
Costco, with TOPO Canada included.

www.costco.ca/Browse/P...v=&s=1

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