Thales Navigation announced the CES debut of three additions to its Magellan eXplorist line of compact, powerful, yet easy-to-use receivers. Complete with built-in mapping, the Magellan eXplorist 400, eXplorist 500 and eXplorist 600 are the first handheld GPS receivers to deliver PC-like file management, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and a PC application designed specifically for transferring geocache information from the Internet to the eXplorist for the popular web-based outdoor activity called geocaching.
Other features found in the eXplorist 400, 500 and 600 include:
* The exclusive PC-style file management feature that allows users to create multiple files, folders and directories to store and maneuver through information in a PC-like structure.
* The ability to calculate an area and perimeter simply by marking points on the map screen.
* The Magellan geocaching manager software, a solution that simplifies geocaching, one of the fastest growing GPS applications so customers no longer need to print information from a website and manually entering GPS coordinates in a GPS receiver, but can load information to an eXplorist instead so its accessible where it’s needed most — to guide them to cache treasures.
* All three models feature a high-speed USB data port to upload geocache coordinates and optional maps