"would this GPS work in the deep woods to find my way back after mushroom hunting?"
Got this for Christmas to use for geocaching and I have had a hard time figuring out how to use it, but it is getting better. Like it better than hubby's Magellan Triton 400. I am new to GPS use except for the one installed in my car. It is easy to download the info and all, but knowing which way to get to the spot we need hasn't always been easy....
Magellan eXplorist 310 Handheld GPS Navigator - Portable
Magellan eXplorist 310 Handheld GPS Navigator - Portable
The Magellan eXplorist 310 GPS receiver comes packed with tons of helpful features and is ready to use right out of the box.
The eXplorist 310 is pre-loaded with the World Edition map, which includes a complete road network in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, and Australia and major roads throughout the rest of the world. This unique preloaded map also includes water features, urban and rural land use, and city centers. Regional versions of Magellan's Summit Series topographic maps are available for download to expand mapping coverage and level of detail.
A vibrant, transflective color screen allows for the best readability in direct sunlight. To zero in on the exact location of a geocache, favorite fishing spot, or the next summit, the SiRFstarIII GPS chipset provides accuracy of 10-15 feet (3-5 meters). To keep your outdoor adventure going all day long, the device is powered by two AA batteries for 18 hours of constant usage. The eXplorist 310 is rugged, waterproof, and submersible (IPX-7). All of this is packed into a small and attractive handheld form factor that can be hung around your neck with the optional Magellan lanyard or attached to your pack with the built-in carabineer hook.
The eXplorist 310 provides unmatched assistance with navigation, such as the combination of the world's two most useful navigational tools - a compass and a map! Overlay a series of different transparent compass styles on top of a pre-loaded worldwide map that show roads, water features, parks, and city centers. Access the dashboard screen that shows a mini-compass for quick reference and customizable navigation data fields, such as latitude, longitude, heading, bearing, distance to end, trip odometer, and many more. Go back to the map screen and view your active track, which is a series of digital breadcrumbs to record all yours movements. Mark your starting point (car, trailhead, parking lot...) with a waypoint and easily navigate back to that location at the end of the day.
The eXplorist 310 supports paperless geocaching, which allows you to download more than 20 unique characteristics of each cache, including name, location, description, hider, size, difficulty, terrain, hint, spoilers, attributes, and last 20 user logs among a number of other details.
Reference your track summary to keep track of your distance travelled, elevation gained or lost, complete travel time, moving time and stopped time, and average time to find. Easily reset your track summary statistics to track the details of your next geocaching adventure.
No matter where you enjoy the outdoors, the eXplorist 310 GPS receiver will provide precise GPS signals thanks to the Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) of WAAS, EGNOS, and MSAS; display coordinates in a myriad of different global systems, including UTM and WGS84; and accurately guide you to and from your next adventure, where ever in the world that may be!
|Manufacturer||Mitac International Corporation|
|Manufacturer Part Number||CX0310SWXNA|
|Manufacturer Website Address||http://www.mitac.com|
|Product Name||eXplorist 310 Handheld GPS Navigator|
|Product Type||Handheld GPS Navigator|
|Number of GPS Channels||20|
|GPS Accuracy||118.11" to 16.40 ft|
|Processor Speed||400 MHz|
|Flash Memory Capacity||2 GB|
|Display Resolution||240 x 320|
|Display Form Factor||Fixed|
|Display Screen Type||LCD|
|Number of Batteries Supported||2|
|Battery Size Supported||AA|
|Maximum Battery Run Time||18 Hour|
|Weight (Approximate)||1.02 lb|
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Got this for Christmas to use for geocaching and I have had a hard time figuring out how to use it, but it is getting better. Like it better than hubby's Magellan Triton 400. I am new to GPS use except for the one installed in my car. It is easy to download the info and all, but knowing which way to get to the spot we need hasn't always been easy.Read More
Questions & Answers
Yes, they are called waypoints, and it even does a snail trail for you so you can follow the exact steps you've taken.
"does it show all marked spots on a RETURN?"
Hello terrycalifornianorth, thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, the information you have requested is currently unavailable. You will receive an email notification once an answer is posted. Have a great day.
"I need a system that is simple to receive longitude and latitude. That is all we are using it for."
Thanks for your interest, The eXplorist GC, 110, and 310 can display latitude and longitude on two screens – the Dashboard or the Map screen with nav fields activated. You can customize the nav fields on the Dashboard screen to display your current position in latitude and longitude format or you can customize the nav fields on the map screen. To do this, follow the steps below. (NOTE: “ENTER” is done by pressing down on the Joystick) Dashboard Press “BACK” until the main menu is displayed Using the Joystick select “Dashboard” and press ”ENTER” Press “MENU” and select “edit # of nav fields” and press “ENTER” The Dashboard screen is displayed with the current number of navigation fields displayed in the center. Use the joystick up or down to change the number of fields the press back Press “MENU” and select “edit nav field.” The first field will be highlighted, press ”ENTER” Choose “Latitude” (for example) Repeat the steps for the remainder of the nav fields you would like to customize, such as “Longitude” Map Screen Press “BACK” until the main menu is displayed Using the Joystick select “Map” and press ”ENTER” Press “MENU” and select “edit # of nav fields” and press “ENTER” The Map screen is displayed with the current number of navigation fields displayed in the center. Use the joystick up or down to change the number of fields the press back Press “MENU” and select “edit nav field.” The first field will be highlighted, press ”ENTER” Choose “Latitude” (for example) Repeat the steps for the remainder of the nav fields you would like to customize, such as “Longitude”. Hope this helps.
"Is this devise compatible with USGS topo maps?"
Yes, it is.
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