Garmin Montana 650t vs Magellan eXplorist 510

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A Comparison chart on Garmin Montana 650t and Magellan eXplorist 510

Handhelds GPS
Montana 650tMagellan Explorist 510
ModelsMontana 650t
Garmin Montana 650t
Explorist 510
Magellan Explorist 510
View the latest priceGarmin Montana 650t Waterproof Hiking GPS with TOPO U.S. 100K and 5 Megapixel CameraMagellan eXplorist 510 Waterproof Hiking GPS
Key Features and Specifications
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.9" x 5.7" x 1.4" (7.48 x 14.42 x 3.64 cm)2.57" x 5.04" x 1.45"
Display size, WxH: 2"W x 3.5"H (5.06 x 8.93 cm); 4" diag (10.2 cm)3.0"
Display resolution, WxH: 272 x 480 pixelsWQVGA, 240 x 400
Display type: bright, transflective 65k color TFT, dual-orientation touchscreen; sunlight readableColor, Transflective
Weight: 10.2 oz (289 g) with included lithium-ion battery pack; 11.7 oz (333 g) with 3 AA batteries (not included)195g
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion (included) or 3 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended2xAA
Battery life: up to 16 hours (lithium-ion); up to 22 hours (AA batteries)15 Hours
Waterproof: yes (IPX7)IPX-7
High-sensitivity receiver: yesYes. SiRFstarIII
Preloaded maps: yes (topographic)World Edition (a road network of more than 200 countries)
Ability to add maps: yesYes
Built-in / Internal memory: 3.5 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: yesYes
Electronic compass: yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis)No
Barometric altimeter: yesNo
Camera: yes (5 megapixel with autofocus; automatic geo-tagging)Yes
Geocaching-friendly: yes (paperless)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 Garmin Montana 650t demo from Click here to watch Magellan Explorist 510 demo from
Price Check
View the latest priceClick on this link Garmin Montana 650t Waterproof Hiking GPS with TOPO U.S. 100K and 5 Megapixel CameraClick on this link Magellan eXplorist 510 Waterproof Hiking GPS

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