New Magellan(R) eXplorist(TM) 210 GPS Handheld Offers Largest Internal Memory in Category

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ — The Magellan eXplorist 210 from Thales makes its North American debut today at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City. Expanding on the popular line of Magellan GPS handhelds, the eXplorist 210 brings map expansion capabilities to the entry-level range of eXplorists with its high-speed USB data port. The Magellan eXplorist 210 is the only GPS handheld in its price range to offer users the ability to download and store up to 22 MB of maps from compatible software.

The new Magellan eXplorist 210 proves that powerful GPS navigation does not have to be expensive. A large 2.3″ grayscale display, precise three-meter positioning, high functionality, and a shockproof and water resistant case combine with simple handling to make the compact GPS an indispensable navigation companion for all outdoor activities, from mountain sports and backpacking to cycling, hunting, and fishing.

The rugged eXplorist 210 equips users with a built-in base map for direct access to major roads, parks, waterways, airports and more. It stores additional maps and personal navigation data using an easy-to-use, PC-like file management system so users can quickly find the information they need to fit the occasion. Users can create and store up to 190,000 personal points of interest/waypoints, 150 files with 20 routes each, plus 150 track logs with 2,000 points each.

The included Geocache Manager software allows geocachers to easily download geocache information directly from the Internet. In addition, the new Magellan MapSend Software DVD, also included, makes it easier than ever for customers to take advantage of advanced capabilities that MapSend maps add to their Magellan handheld. The DVD includes free data management software plus the ability to purchase and install newly released versions of MapSend Topo 3D USA, MapSend Topo Canada, and MapSend DirectRoute North America. Customers can choose to activate complete applications of the popular software with a credit card purchase from the Magellan website and install them using the DVD.

Other optional accessories include carrying cases, batteries, power adaptors and mounting options for vehicles, bikes and boats. For more information, visit

About Thales’ navigation business

Thales’ navigation business unit develops and manufactures world leading positioning, navigation and guidance equipment. It markets its Magellan brand GPS solutions in the consumer electronics, recreation, and automotive markets, and its GPS and GNSS professional products in the survey, GIS/Mapping, and OEM markets. Key innovations include the first U.S. commercial hand-held GPS receiver for positioning and navigation, and the first handheld GPS with industry standard Secure Digital Memory Card capabilities. Thales’ navigation business unit is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and has worldwide operations. For further information, log on to

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