Navigation hardware company Magellan has launched a new range of satellite navigation products for those who like to be outward bound. There are three outdoor navigation models: the eXplorist 510, 610 and 710. Each has 3in touchscreen display, comes in a ruggedised casing, is waterproof and has a built-in 3.2Mp camera. Mapping is courtesy of Ordnance Survey. Maps can be bought and downloaded from www.magellangps.com/uk. Magellan also includes a World Map covering the major road networks for western Europe, the US and Canada and Australia.
Frequently-travelled routes can be bookmarked and called up straight from the eXplorist’s main menu. The eXplorist 610 and 710 models also include a three-axis compass and indepth altitude, barometric and elevation information, along with the ability to track weather patterns to help plan suitable dates and times for expeditions.
The Magellan eXplorist 710 is designed as a complete navigation solution. It includes Magellan Summit Series topographical information as well as city guides and street maps for vehicular navigation.
The Magellan eXplorist 710 costs £499 while the 510 is £299 and the eXplorist 610 is priced at £399.