Magellan eXplorist 510

If you enjoy exploring off road there are also handheld GPS devices that can point you towards new adventures. The Magellan eXplorist 510 is a very handy GPS device that pulls up all the information you would need while traveling.

How It Works

The Magellan eXplorist 510 works by using positioned satellites in space that take images of the earth. It also uses voice activation features, TOPO! Maps from National Geographic and geotagging. There are many different handheld devices in the eXplorist series for those who are just beginning to explore the outdoors to those who an avid enthusiast looking to charter new land.


The developer of this GPS device is Magellan. Magellan also has many other product offerings, not only limited to handheld GPS devices, but vehicle, outdoor, fitness devices as well.


The eXplorist 510 by Magellan is fairly pricy, priced at just under $300. That being said, if you are someone who likes to get outdoors though and want to feel safe and secure while doing so the Magellan eXplorist 510 is well worth your money for the amount of features it offers.


If you are looking for a great handheld device man and woman using a gps to navigate.that makes you feel like you have the world at your fingertips the Magellan eXplorist 510 GPS is a product you can’t go wrong with. It has an easy to use touchscreen that can make navigating a breeze, the maps are also extremely up-to-date with a 3d viewing option. It also has a long battery life, lasting up to 16 hours. One of the most useful features is the one-touch button, where you can set your favorites menu including bookmarks and maps. It has a camera where you can snap images of your travels as well as leave voice notes to jot down memories or specifications. This handy GPS is waterproof and rugged, making it up to the challenge no matter where you are traveling. The device comes bundled with National Geographic TOPO! Maps which give you a high level of detail for areas and maps around the world.

Some people may not like the fact that it uses disposable batteries rather than a charger. It also may be considered somewhat expensive for people who would be casual users of the device.

If you are looking to just begin your exploring adventures outdoors you may want to choose a lower priced model, but if you have the money and the interest, the Magellan eXplorist 510 is a great investment to experience the outdoors to the fullest.