Any readers out there who are into hiking as well? If you are, and you’re looking for a GPS receiver to take on your future trips, you might want to check out Magellan’s new eXplorist TOPO! Special Edition receivers. These GPS devices combine Magellan’s rugged and waterproof designs with National Geographic’s full-color USGS topographic maps that have been scanned at high resolution and seamlessly tiled together for “the most detailed outdoor recreation maps available for the entire U.S.”
If you’re wondering how detailed these maps are, detail levels go from USGS 1:100,000-scale topographic for planning and visualizing long trips until USGS 1:24,000-scale topographic for planning the finer details. The special editions consist of the eXplorist 310 TOPO! Edition (the 310 GPS with 2.2” color display) and the eXplorist 510 TOPO! Edition (510 GPS with built-in camera, microphone and 3” color touchscreen).
The Magellan eXplorist TOPO! Edition will cost $199.99 and $299.99 for the 310 and 510 respectively. Both TOPO! Editions will include one-year of unlimited map downloads that never expire once downloaded. Find out more at Magellan’s website.