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20

Mar

2011

Magellan eXplorist 710 Handheld GPS review
Written by Jason Elliot   

Magellan  eXplorist 710Magellan rebooted their eXplorist handheld GPS line. Magellan announced the updated line in July of 2010, and the new models were released for the 2010 holiday shopping season.

The line is a refreshing change from the company’s Triton line. The Triton line received praise but was panned in reviews for its lack of integration with Geocaching.com and old-school PC and Mac connectivity.

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14

Dec

2010

Apisphere Geomate.jr review
Written by Tara Wojtczak Ondish   

Geomate_Jr1_Thumbimages/ApisphereAny GPS can get you to a cache, but the Apisphere Geomate.jr. is an especially accessible and affordable tool. Many units can cost upward of $400, so at $69.95, this is a great starting point for kids or for newbies. The unit is lightweight, durable and splash proof, and has a simple design with a power switch and two buttons for operation.

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02

Dec

2010

DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Communicator review
Written by Jason Elliot   

DeLorme PN-60 with SPOT Communicatorimages/DeLormeThe Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Communicator is DeLorme's latest award-winning GPS. Delorme has integrated SPOT communication technology in the Earthmate PN-60w to send satellite-powered text messages when cell-phone coverage is unavailable.

The DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w can post messages to Twitter and Facebook besides its text messaging service. The satellite-enabled messaging service can be used for letting family and friends know when a checkpoint on your trek has been reached. Or it can be used in dire circumstances when you or another person has been injured and a rescue team needs to intervene for lifesaving measures.

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29

Dec

2009

Magellan Triton 2000 Handheld GPS review
Written by Jason Elliot   
Magellan Triton 2000
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Geocaching has blown-up in popularity recently due to the preciseness with today's GPS technology. Geocachers young and old are venturing out to find caches while voiding pesky muggles. A top-quality handheld GPS will increase your geocaching success and make the whole experience more enjoyable.

Megallan's top-of-the-line GPS, Triton 2000, is jammed with user-friendly features making it one of the better choices for geocaching. Packed into the medium orange-colored case of the Magellan Triton 2000 is:

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27

Oct

2009

DeLorme Earthmate PN-40 Handheld GPS review
Written by Jason Elliot   
DeLorme Earthmate PN-40
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The DeLorme Earthmate PN-40 offers a full-functioning handheld GPS with several additional goodies. With all of the advantages the PN-40 offers, it is value priced. 

The DeLorme Earthmate PN-40 is equipped with commonly found features of high end handheld GPS.

Topographic and street maps which move and adjust to your position
  • WAAS-enabled
  • Electronic compass, altimeter, and barometer
  • Color screen viewable from darkness to glaring sunlight
  • Internal memory to store waypoints, tracks, and routes
  • Exchange of maps, tracks, and waypoints through a PC or laptop
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