Magellan http://www.stuff.tv/magellan/reviews en-GB Magellan eXplorist 710 http://www.stuff.tv/magellan-explorist-710/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don&#039;t take your iPhone out to where it might rain. Get a proper outdoor toy with OS maps and a useful little camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/explorist-710-press-1.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/explorist-710-press-2.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The eXplorist 710 is a rugged GPS device, coming in a rounded, heavy, solid case, with the screen deeply recessed in the body for extra protection. Magellan claims it’s waterproof enough to survive rain and occasional puddle immersion, but it also offers turn-by-turn navigation for those who want to leave it attached to a warm, dry car dashboard.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £399.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Magellan eXplorist – multimedia integration </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You also get multimedia integration. The 710 has a decent 3.2 megapixel camera, plus a microphone for recording audio clips - which contain geo-tag data so they can be associated with your treks. New in the eXplorist 710 is support for geocaching, plus there's a USB connector for easy access to its internal memory or any SD card you've installed for extra storage.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/explorist-hands-on-1.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Magellan eXplorist – glove-friendly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The eXplorist 710's resistive touch screen is nothing like as responsive as the slick capacitive options we’re now used to seeing on modern smartphones, but the key advantage here is it works by touching pressure - so can be used with gloves on. The screen is also very legible outdoors. Even in direct summer sunlight it's easy to read maps and menu screens without having to max the brightness.</p> <p>You'll need to buy additional maps if you want good resolution OS data for rural hiking away from the safety of uniform pavements, with the device only offering road-based maps for drivers out of the box. But even in its standard configuration, it's very versatile. Once a route is set you can adjust it, selecting as-the-crow-flies data for walking, or pedestrian, cycling and road-based routes if you're using it as an in-car satnav replacement.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/explorist-hands-on-2.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Magellan eXplorist – GPS, direction and altitude </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The GPS signal is great. We had no problem achieving and maintaining a reliable lock, while its electronic compass and barometer mean you're also aware of how high up you are - and if you're facing the right way.</p> <p>Power is supplied by AA batteries, so longevity depends on the quality of batteries you stick in. On a pair of 2000mAh rechargeables we managed a full day of constant use and tinkering. If you're careful and always suspend the eXplorist’s screen when not actually staring at it, it'll last even longer.</p> <p>Now, if the extent of your mapping needs is whizzing Google Maps about on your iPhone to work out which one is Poland Street and which one is Wardour Street, or being politely told which exit you need for the Sainsbury’s car park, the eXplorist 710 will feel like a slow, clunky dinosaur of a device.</p> <p>But if you're more used to struggling through bogs to try and find what the Ordnance Survey map makers found, it’s a very useful tool. Waterproof, robust, with a decent 3.2megapixel camera for documenting any dead animals you may find up where the air’s thinner, the eXplorist 710 is a solid, well made choice that can handle exposure to all elements without letting you down.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/explorist-hands-on-3.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_42.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Strong, long-lasting and adaptable, it’s perfect for stress-free outdoor trips into the wild</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/magellan-explorist-710 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/magellan-explorist-710/review#comments eXplorist 710 Magellan Outdoor Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:27:51 +0000 Stephen Graves 418291 at http://www.stuff.tv Magellan unleashes a slew of eXplorist GPS devices http://www.stuff.tv/explorist/magellan-unleashes-slew-explorist-gps-devices/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Californian GPS company returns to the gloom of the UK with a host of handheld devices </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="310" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/magellan-510-610-710_0.jpg?1364401859" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3492.jpg?1364401859" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Summer may be around the corner, but the lack of rain is no excuse not to get wet and muddy. Magellan hopes to ease your messy outdoor pursuits with its eXplorist range, consisting of the 510 (£300), 610 (£400) and 710 (£500). All feature 3in touchscreens, 3.2MP cameras and microphones to record notes and geo-referenced videos. Maps are good to go in Western Europe, the US, Canada and Australia, leaving very little patches of green earth that you won’t be able to navigate.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/satnav-and-gps/news-nugget/magellan-unleashes-a-slew-of-explorist-gps-devices </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/explorist/magellan-unleashes-slew-explorist-gps-devices/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/explorist/magellan-unleashes-slew-explorist-gps-devices/news#comments eXplorist Magellan Tue, 24 May 2011 10:48:19 +0000 Paddy Smith 416521 at http://www.stuff.tv Magellan RoadMate 3000 http://www.stuff.tv/magellan/magellan-roadmate-3000/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The RoadMate 3000 is quick to get started but has distracting buttons, an occasionally loopy screen and slow off-route recalculation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="336" height="336" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/204322993_0_1.jpg?1364300925" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since Magellan's RoadMate is a big lad, weighing in at a respectable 226g, it’s odd that there’s no battery – what is it hiding beneath its 320 x 240 colour touchscreen? </p> <p>Well, as far as we can tell, not a lot. It appears practiced in the art of distraction. There’s an ugly antenna, it wobbles on the windscreen as the mount can’t handle its weight and the buttons, which light up unnecessarily, don’t justify their third of the front panel. Its size also makes it a bit of a safety concern if you have a small car because of the blind spot it creates. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £275.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Magellan has its plus points – like excellent voice instructions – but they’re not enough to justify the size and pricetag </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/magellan-roadmate-3000 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/magellan/magellan-roadmate-3000/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/magellan/magellan-roadmate-3000/review#comments Magellan RoadMate 3000 Sat-nav Wed, 13 Sep 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 195 at http://www.stuff.tv GPS gets road names http://www.stuff.tv/magellan/gps-gets-road-names/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wave goodbye to sussing which lane your sat-nav&#039;s telling you to get into - Magellan&#039;s just designed the world&#039;s first system that&#039;ll read the road names out loud </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/195100baamn.jpg?1364475979" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Magellan's just announced the most heavily-specced portable sat nav we've ever seen.</p> <p> The RoadMate 760 may look the same as the old 700. Indeed, one might say it's physically identical. But don't be deceived by its innocuous appearance. It has some fine new features, the most exciting being text-to-speech so it can tell you to "turn left onto Hampton Road" rather than just "turn left in 300 yards". Also worthy of interest is something called SmartDetour, a neat feature that'll automatically replot your route if you're sitting in a jam for long. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/satnav-and-gps/stuff/gps-gets-road-names </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/magellan/gps-gets-road-names/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/magellan/gps-gets-road-names/news#comments Magellan Roadmate 760 Fri, 24 Jun 2005 05:00:00 +0000 admin 393 at http://www.stuff.tv Hiker's GPS gets colour, SD, USB http://www.stuff.tv/magellan/hikers-gps-gets-colour-sd-usb/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spend your weekends climbing over rocky mountains, rivulets and fountains? Well, you&#039;re clearly an am-dram practitioner. But if you&#039;re a hiker, Magellan&#039;s got some lovely new GPS handhelds for you... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1884001aemn_1.jpg?1364493171" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Magellan, GPS maestro and Garmin's arch-rival, has just launched three new handheld sat navs. The eXplorist 400, 500 and 600 are all designed for hiker/runner/climber-types - orienteerists need not apply - and add some cool new touches. </p> <p> The chief one is that all three now have USB and SD cards so you can update your maps when, er, the Peak District rearranges itself. The 500 and 600 also gain colour screens, thus bringing them into the same century as every other gadget in the world.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/satnav-and-gps/stuff/hikers-gps-gets-colour-sd-usb </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/magellan/hikers-gps-gets-colour-sd-usb/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/magellan/hikers-gps-gets-colour-sd-usb/news#comments Magellan Wed, 11 May 2005 05:00:00 +0000 admin 320 at http://www.stuff.tv