Navigation company Magellan has announced an entrylevel model in its eXplorist range of outdoor GPS receivers. The device is accurate to within 3-5m and is able to store hundreds of waypoints on its internal memory. It has a 3in colour touchscreen.
The Magellan eXplorist 110 is well-equipped for outdoor use being both ruggedised and waterproof. It has a sunlight-readable colour display on which are shown hundreds of routes and footpaths. Magellan preinstalls its World Edition map. This shows road networks in more than 200 countries as well as covering hundreds of tracks and trails.
Weighing 147g, the eXplorist 110 is light enough to hang round the user’s neck or can be attached to a rucksack. Distance covered, elevations, average speed and a daily summary can all be automatically recorded and reviewed. A 3.2Mp camera and voice recorder also feature.
With a choice of compass overlays for geocaching and general outdoor exploration, the device also shows tourist attractions, towns and parks and has customisable menus for latitude, longitude, bearing and distances between specific points. The eXplorist 110 runs off AA batteries that should last up to 18 hours before needing to be replenished.
The GPS device is due to go onsale this summer. It has an RRP of £99.99.