Garmin eTrex 30 vs Magellan eXplorist 510

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A Comparison chart on Garmin eTrex 30 and Magellan eXplorist 510

Handhelds GPS
eTrex 30 Magellan Explorist 510
ModelseTrex 30?
Garmin eTrex 30
Explorist 510
Magellan Explorist 510
View the latest priceGarmin eTrex 30 Worldwide Handheld GPS NavigatorMagellan eXplorist 510 Waterproof Hiking GPS
Key Features and Specifications
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.1" x 4.0" x 1.3" (5.4 x 10.3 x 3.3 cm)2.57" x 5.04" x 1.45"
Display size, WxH: 1.4" x 1.7" (3.5 x 4.4 cm); 2.2" diag (5.6 cm)3.0"
Display resolution, WxH: 176 x 220 pixelsWQVGA, 240 x 400
Display type: transflective, 65-K color TFTColor, Transflective
Weight: 5 oz (141.7 g) with batteries195g
Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended2xAA
Battery life: 25 hours15 Hours
Waterproof: yes (IPX7)IPX-7
High-sensitivity receiver: yesYes. SiRFstarIII
Preloaded maps: noWorld Edition (a road network of more than 200 countries)
Ability to add maps: yesYes
Built-in / Internal memory: 1.7 GB2GB ( Available User Storage: 500 MB)
Accepts data cards: microSD card (not included)microSD
Routes: 200200
Turn-by-Turn Routing (for detailed road mapping navigation)yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)yes (to work with optional mapping City Series Maps)
Touchscreen: noYes
Electronic compass: yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis)No
Barometric altimeter: yesNo
Camera: noYes
Geocaching-friendly: yes (paperless)Yes(paperless)
Details Features & Specification
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Amazon Customer Reviews
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Note: Amazon will lump together the customer reviews for all models that belong to one particular Garmin series into one section. For example, models eTrex 10, eTrex 20 and eTrex 30 (new eTrex Series) will be lumped under one customer reviews section. So when you read a review, do look at which model the review refers to.
Click here to read the reviews on eTrex 30Click here to read the reviews on Magellan eXplorist 510
Demo Video
Relevant video found at Click here to watch eTrex 30 from Click here to watch Magellan Explorist 510 demo from
Price Check
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