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Hunting GPS: Magellan eXplorist 350H

By August 27, 2013

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Magellan 350H GPSFall hunting season is fast approaching. Location information is key for a successful hunt, for everything from finding and storing the best spots, to making sure you and your hunting party don't get lost. The Magellan eXplorist 350H ($249) is made for the hunt. Features include a camo finish, toughened waterproof case, and a number of hunting-specific GPS functions. These include pre-typed hunting waypoint-set capability, a free one-year subscription to satellite imagery, pre-loaded hunt and topo maps, and settable hunting border alerts. "As you enter your hunting grounds, use more than 30 hunt-specific waypoints to mark animal tracks, trail camera locations, and to build a database of what is happening in your hunting area," states Magellan. "No more typing out names; use the waypoint icons to mark streams, bedding areas, food sources, game tracks and more." Image © Magellan

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January 9, 2014 at 7:37 pm
(1) Victor N TN says:

I bought the Magellan eXplorist 350H unit the day after Christmas. After 3 emails and NO ANSWERS in the last 2 weeks, Iím taking it back to the store. Iím sure it is probably a very good devise. But when you canít get help to get it operating, itís useless to me. On the box label it should say ďYou need a computer with internet connection and 5 teenage boys with 10 days to figure this thing out and get it going.Ē Maybe I sound a little unreasonable. But neither of my degrees taught me how to handle the sheer abandonment I feel. As I reflect, a dear friend that has passed now once told me when the GPS units first came out, ďDonít get a Magellan. Theyíre way too complicated.Ē I should have remembered that and listened to it. For my money just WAY too complicated to get going.

This is my 3rd GPS hand held unit. Both the others were up and running within an hour or two. This has been like buying a new car and finding the engine in boxes of parts with no instruction manual. Oh, and some of the parts arenít there. You have to send off for them.

Right now Iím looking at either a Lowrence Endura or a Garmin unit. And I told my wife if I ever mention buying another Magellan ANYTHING, to slap me real hard to make sure Iím not in a nightmare.

Good luck with what ever you choose.
Victor

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