magellan 610

Never get lost again — Magellan unveiled three new GPSs in their eXplorist line this week aimed at outdoor enthusiasts, with some cool features to make outdoor exploring more interactive. In addition to the required GPS navigation, the eXplorist 710, 610 and 510 all take 3.2MP photos that are automatically geotagged for location, which can be viewed on its 3-inch LCD touchscreen. You can also record audio notes on specific locations with the included microphone. Each receiver is IPX-7 certified for waterproof use (up to 3.3 feet of water for 30 minutes), and they’ll be available in a World Edition which has maps of US, Canada, Western Europe and Australia.

In terms of exclusives for each model, the 710 features Magellan’s Summit Series topographic map as well as the City Series turn-by-turn map for cities. The 710 and 610 include a three-axis electronic compass, with a barometric altimeter that promises accurate elevation tracking and weather updates.

The Magellan eXplorist 710, 610, and 510 will be available this year for $350, $450 and $550, respectively.

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Chris Gullo