Magellan eXplorist 500 eXplorist 600
GPS Information has also written extensive reviews of the Magellan eXplorist 500 and Magellan eXplorist 600 GPS receivers.
The eXplorist 210/500/600 are about the size of a Garmin Vista/Legend-C and have the same size screen and USB connections. The eXplorist 210 has a black and white screen with a red backlight and 22 MB of built-in map memory plus a basemap. The main reason I bought the unit was a desire for a good color display, and I am not disappointed on that count. The display is crisp and bright with backlight on. It’s rather dim without the backlight unless under full sunshine, in which case it looks fine. Glare is not a problem. The display is about 75% the size of the Meridians, but the unit’s overall size feels like half that of the Meridian . The eXplorist easily slips into a pocket.