Magellan announced that the Magellan eXplorist 500 LE handheld GPS is now available in Europe for 399 Euros. Featured with a built-in color map of Europe, it offers views of roads, rivers, waterways, greenways, city centers, airports and other major points of interest.
The Magellan eXplorist 500 LE calculates an area and a perimeter while providing vertical profiles and more. The interface allows users to load and access multiple programs on a single Secure Digital (SD) memory card. Using MapSend Topo software, hikers have a view of contours, elevations, detailed terrain and extensive points of interest to find the sights and services along the way.
On the water, the Magellan eXplorist 500 LE includes fishing and hunting times as well as a sun and moon calculator for any outdoor activity. Searchable points of interest available with MapSend Bluenav make it easy to find the nearest services, marina, tower, beach, bait & tackle, fuel, amenities and fishing and kayaking information.
Rugged and waterproof, the 14-parallel-channel, WAAS/EGNOS-enabled GPS receiver delivers three-meter accuracy, weighs less than four ounces and measures 4.6 x 2.1 x 1.3 inches. It is powered with AAA batteries (or an optional Li-ion battery) and features a color, backlit, high-resolution, 2.3" diagonal display.
The PC-style file management feature allows users to create multiple files, folders and directories to store and maneuver through information in a PC-like structure,.
In addition, optional Magellan eXplorist accessories include batteries, power adaptors, various mounting options and MapSend software, including MapSend Topo, MapSend BlueNav XL3, MapSend BlueNav Local plus other international titles.