Magellan release eXplorist 310 GPS device for off-road ramblers

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Magellan have revealed the eXplorist 310 handheld GPS device. An entry-level model, Magellan are hoping to make the pursuits of hiking, climbing, backpacking, geocaching, hunting, fishing, mountain biking and sailing a little easier, and little cheaper to enjoy too.

With a GPS accuracy of 3-5 metres, the 2.2inch touchscreen device lets you check 1,000 Waypoints, 10,000 Geocaches, 50 Track Logs and 10,000 Track Points.

It’s also sturdy too, with IPX-7 waterproof certification, and the ability to withstand temperature ranges between 14° to 140° F or 10° to 60° C.

The eXplorist 310 also comes pre-loaded with World Edition maps, offering a complete road network for the U.S., Canada, Western Europe and Australia.

Other fun features include a hunting and fishing calendar, helping you plan out the best times for your trips, as well as Sun and Moon information, making sure you aren’t stuck on a cliffside as the sun begins to set.

18 hours of battery life from two AA batteries should be enough for even the most adventurous of days out.

Click here for full specs.

“We’ve seen fantastic demand for the eXplorist range from the UK’s outdoor enthusiasts since its launch, and hot on the heels of this success we’re releasing the eXplorist 310” says Natasha Bartlett-Twivey, Marketing Manager UK & Ireland, Magellan.

“The eXplorist 310 has been designed for all levels of outdoor explorer, from the experienced hiker to the novice geocacher which combined with its lower price point makes the 310 appealing to all. With social networks bringing society closer than ever, the device is a great way to plan exciting adventures and to record and share experiences with friends, family and the wide online world.”

As Magellan’s entry-level model, expect to pay around £179.99.

Gerald Lynch

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