Garmin Oregon 550t vs Magellan eXplorist GC

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A Comparison chart on Garmin Oregon 550t and Magellan eXplorist GC

Handhelds GPS
Oregon 550tMagellan Explorist GC
ModelsOregon 550t
Garmin Oregon 550t
Explorist GC
Magellan Explorist GC
View the latest priceGarmin Oregon 550T 3-Inch Handheld GPS Navigator with 3.2MP Digital Camera (U.S. Topographic Maps)Magellan eXplorist GC Waterproof Geocaching GPS
Key Features and Specifications
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.3" x 4.5" x 1.4" (5.8 x 11.4 x 3.5 cm) 2.2" x 4.4" x 1.4"
Display size, WxH: 1.53"W x 2.55"H (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3" diag (7.6 cm) 2.2"
Display resolution, WxH: 240 x 400 pixels QVGA, 240 x 320
Display type: transflective color TFT touchscreen Color, Transflective
Weight: 6.8 oz (192.7 g) with batteries 147g
Battery: 2 AA NiMH batteries (included) 2xAA
Battery life: 16 hours 18 Hours
Waterproof: yes (IPX7) IPX-7
High-sensitivity receiver: yes Yes. SiRFstarIII
Preloaded maps: yes (topographic) Worldwide Map
Ability to add maps: yes No
Built-in / Internal memory: 850 MB 2GB ( 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: yes No
Electronic compass: yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis) No
Barometric altimeter: yes No
Camera: yes (3.2 megapixel with autofocus; 4x digital zoom) No
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 Oregon 550t demo from YouTube.comNA
Price Check
View the latest priceClick on this link Garmin Oregon 550T 3-Inch Handheld GPS Navigator with 3.2MP Digital Camera (U.S. Topographic Maps)Click on this link Magellan eXplorist GC Waterproof Geocaching GPS

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