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"eXplorist 500 North America 

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 or topo 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.

Area Calculation
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 17 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.

Geocache Manager
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.

Built-in mapping
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 speaks it. Choose from English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Portuguese, Dutch or Norwegian.

Track Logging
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.

Satellite status
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 2.2" x 4.7" x 1.3" and only 5.4 oz. with batteries 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.

Rugged construction
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.

We pride ourselves on building rugged and reliable navigation products that you can depend on, backed by a full one-year warranty in North America (2 years in Europe)."


Vamos como supondreis me he comprado uno, la caña del GPS, a años luz de la competencia y dominadores del mercado Garmin.

Este tiene pantalla a color, 16 colores, ya que las pantallas con más colores dan problemillas para leer con el sol, vamos que es como una de grises pero un poco más alegre.

Además lo mejor de este nuevo aparato y gran mejora con respecto a los meridian (hasta hace poco los reyes del GPS portatil) es que el cable de datos es USB, tienen menor tamaño y peso, y que vienen con batería!!!!!!

Saludos Roverizados 

Guapisimo cleri...pero tiene pinta de llamarse algo caro, no?
Hoy he estado viendo algunos en el Decathlon. Es increíble antes para ver GPS tenías que ir a tiendas super especializadas, y hoy te los venden hasta en la frutería...
Un Saludo.
P.D. Me alegra verte por aquí ;)

Cleriberto, ¿Este G.P.S puede ser conectado además a un portatil para servir de antena a cualquier programa de navegación?. Gracias anticipadas.

Yo no lo he hecho (no tengo portatil :( ) pero si se puede conectar al oredenador, y tambien a la PDA aunque este modelo al ser por USB puede que de problemas, se que los magellanes de series anteriores (en teoría inferiores) se pueden conectar por el puerto de serie.

Saludos Roverizados


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