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Magellan eXplorist 400

Product Code: MAGE400

The Magellan eXplorist 400 handheld satellite navigation system features mapping capabilities and unlimited storage via optional secure digital (SD) cards so you can take as many maps with you as you want to. Add detailed street maps, TOPO or lake maps using optional Magellan MapSendĀ® software*.

The high-speed USB data port makes downloading information easy and the Geocache Manager software enables you to download caches directly to your Magellan eXplorist 400.

Magellan eXplorist 400 has been discontinued

Accessories, spares and parts are still available for your eXplorist 400, as are TOPO maps.

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The Magellan eXplorist 400 has 8 MB of built-in maps of Europe and 8 MB of internal memory to save 5 track log files, 20 routes, 2,000 track-points and 500 points of interest, but you can save as many as you need to optional SD cards compatibility for unlimited memory expansion. View speed, direction, distance to destination and all the GPS information you need on 4 easy-to-read navigation screens.

This Magellan eXplorist 400 handheld satnav system can transfer map data from your PC to your eXplorist 400 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 400s' keypad and joystick control adds even more fun to GPS navigation and is ready to go with no service fees and no activation fees.

Handheld/Outdoor FAQs

Do you have a question about the Magellan eXplorist 400 or other handheld GPS related question that's not been answered on this webpage? Please see our handheld and Outdoor GPS FAQs page for questions from other customers.Plus if the answer to your question isn't featured, use the online form to ask us for the answer. Alternatively please telephone 01733 777623 Monday to Friday (9:30am-5:00pm) to speak to one of our sales team.

Magellan eXplorist 400 Features

‣Built-in background map (8MB)
‣High-definition greyscale 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 connection and optional SD card unlimited map data storage
‣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 400 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, snowmobile, 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.

Map Coverage

The Magellan eXplorist 400 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 road maps and extensive Points of Interest.

Magellan eXplorist 400 Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the Magellan eXplorist 400? Many parts are available including a clip case, cigarette lighter adaptor and vehicle mount.

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Magellan eXplorist 400 Maps

Add TOPO maps of Great Britain to the Magellan eXplorist 400. 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.

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Magellan eXplorist 400 Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS
‣Installation: Handheld
‣Power: Internal Battery
‣Dimensions: Width - 53mm, Depth - 33mm, Height - 117mm
‣Guarantee: 2-year
‣Magellan eXplorist 400 manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Why buy from us?

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Page updated: 18th October 2017


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