Garmin eTrex 30 vs Magellan eXplorist GC

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A Comparison chart on Garmin eTrex 30 and Magellan eXplorist GC

Handhelds GPS
eTrex 30 Magellan Explorist GC
ModelseTrex 30?
Garmin eTrex 30
Explorist GC
Magellan Explorist GC
View the latest priceGarmin eTrex 30 Worldwide Handheld GPS NavigatorMagellan eXplorist GC Waterproof Geocaching 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)2.2" x 4.4" x 1.4"
Display size, WxH: 1.4" x 1.7" (3.5 x 4.4 cm); 2.2" diag (5.6 cm)2.2"
Display resolution, WxH: 176 x 220 pixelsQVGA, 240 x 320
Display type: transflective, 65-K color TFTColor, Transflective
Weight: 5 oz (141.7 g) with batteries147g
Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended2xAA
Battery life: 25 hours18 Hours
Waterproof: yes (IPX7)IPX-7
High-sensitivity receiver: yesYes. SiRFstarIII
Preloaded maps: noWorldwide Map
Ability to add maps: yesNo
Built-in / Internal memory: 1.7 GB2GB ( Available User Storage: 500 MB)
Accepts data cards: microSD card (not included)No
Routes: 200No
Turn-by-Turn Routing (for detailed road mapping navigation)yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)No
Touchscreen: noNo
Electronic compass: yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis)No
Barometric altimeter: yesNo
Camera: noNo
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.
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Demo Video
Relevant video found at Click here to watch eTrex 30 from YouTube.comNA
Price Check
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