The Magellan eXplorist 500 satellite navigation system 16-colour display enables you to see where you are in colour. 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.
The Magellan eXplorist 500 is lightweight and pocket-sized so you can take it with you everywhere.
The Magellan eXplorist 500 Europe has 8 MB of built-in maps of Europe 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 offering unlimited memory expansion. View speed, direction, distance to destination and all the GPS information you need on 4 easy-to-read colour navigation screens.
The Magellan eXplorist 500 Europe's colour screen makes reading maps and GPS information easy with vibrant graphics in all lighting conditions. Transfer map data from your PC to your Magellan 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.
The Magellan eXplorist 500 handheld satnav is accurate to within 3 meters and with the 8 MB of built-in European maps it's easy to navigate around roads, parks, waterways and to find 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 Magellan eXplorist 500.
The Magellan eXplorist 500 global positioning system is ready to go with no service fees and no activation fees.
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Magellan eXplorist 500 Features
‣Built-in background map (8MB)
‣High-definition colour display
‣Backlight amber glow
‣Preloaded points of interest
‣Rugged design, rubber-protected
‣8MB of usable memory
‣Superior tracking with 14 parallel channels
‣Rechargeable Li-ion battery
‣TrueFix GPS technology
‣USB data point
‣3 metre accuracy (WAAS/EGNOS)
‣Multiple track logs
‣Unlimited storage of data using SD cards
‣Pocket-sized and waterproof to IPX-7
The Magellan eXplorist 500 cigarette lighter adaptor provides easy installation in a car. Clip Case - eXplorist Keep your Magellan eXplorist GPS secure and right where you need it. Bike Mounting Bracket - eXplorist Conveniently mount your Magellan eXplorist series GPS receiver on your bicycle or motorcycle. Swivel Mounting Bracket - eXplorist Conveniently mount your Magellan eXplorist series GPS receiver in your car, truck, boat or virtually any vehicle. Vehicle Mounting Bracket - eXplorist Strong suction cups conveniently secure your Magellan eXplorist series GPS receiver to the windshield of your car.
The Magellan eXplorist 500 is installed with maps of Europe. MapSend DirectRoute Europe can be purchased separately. This software adds advanced, automated street guidance to your Magellan GPS handheld satnav device including turn-by-turn directions, visual and audio prompts, easy rerouting, detailed street-level maps and extensive Points of Interest.
Magellan eXplorist 500 Accessories
Looking for accessories and spares for the Magellan eXplorist 500? Many parts are available including a clip case, cigarette lighter adaptor and vehicle mount.
Magellan eXplorist 500 Maps
Add TOPO maps of Great Britain to the Magellan eXplorist 500. Available regions include TOO The Midlands and TOPO Southern England. Or alternatively add TOPO maps of France to your eXplorist XL including TOPO The French Alps and TOPO French Pyrenees.
Magellan eXplorist 500 Technical Specification
‣Power: Internal Battery
‣Dimensions: Width - 53mm, Depth - 33mm, Height - 117mm
‣Magellan eXplorist 500 manual
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Page updated: 16th December 2016