We have some rather interesting news now for those of you that live in the UK and enjoy participating in outdoor activities such as hiking, as we’ve just heard that the Magellan eXplorist handheld GPS range is coming to the UK. The range consists of four different models, which are all waterproof.
As Chris Hall over on the pocket-lint.com website recently noted, each of the four devices differ in regards to specs, increasing in functionality as you go up a model. The entry-level model is the eXplorist GC, a dedicated geocaching device that features a 2.2-inch display and simple controls.
Stepping up in the range are the three other models: the eXplorist 510, 610 and 710, which all feature a 3-inch touch screen and a camera, which enables you to take quick geotagged photographs. These models also come with a speaker and microphone, enabling users to make voice notes.
Meanwhile, both the 610 and 710 offer enhanced navigation features such as a 3-axis electronic compass, a Summit Series Topographical map and a barometric altimeter. The 710 also provides users with turn-by-turn street navigation. All 4 devices run on AA batteries and feature a mini-USB connection.
As for pricing, the eXplorist GC is priced up at £179.99, the 510 is £299.99, the 610 has been priced up at £399.99 and the top of the range 710 model is £499.99. Are you thinking about buying a new handheld GPS device?