gps for fitness

December 17, 2014

Magellan Explorist 400 for Geocaching

If you’re heavy into the exciting worldwide adventure game of geocaching, you’ll love the powerful Magellan Explorist 400. A GPS is absolutely critical to geocaching, and the Explorist 400 just might be the unit for you.

Actually, the whole game is designed around global positioning systems. In fact, all that you really need to play this fun, exciting and challenging game is an accurate, dependable GPS, access to the Internet, and a call to adventure.

Right out of the box, the Magellan Explorist 400 won’t allow you access to some of it’s more attractive features, but once the little 400 is fully loaded, you just can’t beat it. WOW, it’s like having your own handheld Internet browser but without having online access.

You’ll definitely want to add the optional features that will allow you to put in regular street addresses instead of just the GPS coordinates. Adding these options will enable you get driving directions to ATM’s, restaurants, bars, gas stations, and countless other destinations and places of interest, and, with these additional options in place, you’ll also be able to receive turn-by-turn street and road directions.

When any establishment, museum, golf course, or other place of interest that you might be looking for displays on the screen, the Magellan 400 also lists the phone numbers and addresses.

Talk about making a geocacher’s life easier and so much sweeter, the Magellan Explorist 400 has a high speed USB port that makes downloading info quick and easy, plus the Geocache Manager software enables you to download caches directly into your powerful little 400.

It has 8 MB of internal memory that enables it to save 5 track log files, up to 20 routes, and also 500 POI (points of interest). If this doesn’t sound like enough, you can get optional SD cards and save an unlimited number of caches. Additionally, it has 8 MB of maps already built-in, but you can also get additional SD cards and carry as many maps as you want.

While the Magellan Explorist 400 GPS has all the power you will need for any geocaching hunt, it is tiny, only 2.1″ x 4.6″, easily fitting into your jeans, shirt or jacket pocket. The unit is lightweight, water-resistant, and it even floats. It’s battery lasts an extra long time, a minimum of twelve plus hours.

It’s Magellan TrueFix feature makes it reliable and extremely accurate, and it maintains its satellite reception even under heavy tree or cloud cover or both. With it, you can explore to your heart’s content without fear of getting lost.

That’s always my worst fear when hiking in the mountains, all the boulders and trees start to look alike. But, then, my sense of direction is so poor, that I could get lost down at the local dog park. Thank God, my canine companions know their way home.

I purchased my Explorist 400 mainly for geocaching, but I also use if for hiking, tracking and fishing waypoints, and for a navigational aide while driving.

Actually, the only downside to the Magellan Explorist 400 handheld GPS is that in order to experience all of its exceptional features; you have to buy and install the options. But, now that I have it fully loaded, I can’t imagine geocaching without it.