Garmin eTrex Legend HCx vs Magellan eXplorist 310

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A Comparison chart on Garmin eTrex Legend HCx and Magellan eXplorist 310

Handhelds GPS
eTrex Legend® HCx Magellan Explorist 310
ModelseTrex Legend HCx
Garmin eTrex Legend HCx

Magellan Explorist 310
View the latest priceGarmin Legend HCX GPSMagellan CX0310SGXNA eXplorist 310 Waterproof Hiking GPS
Key Features and Specifications
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.2" x 4.2" x 1.2" (5.6 x 10.7 x 3.0 cm) 2.2" x 4.4" x 1.4"
Display size, WxH: 1.3" x 1.7" (3.3 x 4.3 cm) 2.2"
Display resolution, WxH: 176 x 220 pixels QVGA, 240 x 320
Display type: 256 level color TFT Color, Transflective
Weight: 5.5 oz (156 g) with batteries 147g
Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included) 2xAA
Battery life: 25 hours 18 Hours
Waterproof: yes (IPX7) IPX-7
High-sensitivity receiver: yes Yes. SiRFstarIII
Preloaded maps: no World Edition (a road network of more than 200 countries)
Ability to add maps: yes Yes
Built-in / Internal memory: no 2GB ( Available User Storage: 500 MB)
Accepts data cards: microSD card (not included) No
Routes: 5050
Turn-by-Turn Routing (for detailed road mapping navigation)yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)No
Touchscreen: no No
Electronic compass: no No
Barometric altimeter: no No
Camera: no No
Geocaching-friendly: yes Yes(paperless)
Details Features & Specification
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Amazon Customer Reviews
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Demo Video
Relevant video found at Click here to watch eTrex Legend Hcx demo from YouTube.comNA
Price Check
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