Magellan just announced its new eXplorist 510 Marine Edition GPS navigation device that was designed specially for recreational boaters. The eXplorist 510 Marine Edition basically combines the eXplorist 510 Outdoor GPS device with a custom selection of Navionics marine navigation charts and data.
It comes equipped with a 3-inch sunlight-readable color touchscreen display, it has a 3.2-Megapixel camera with autofocus, it has a built-in microphone and speaker plus it was also designed to be waterproof with IPX7 certification.
The main highlights of the device includes the ability to deliver high-definition content for 12,000 U.S. lakes, and U.S. coastal coverage up to two miles offshore, it offers data on 5-foot contours, tides, currents, wrecks, port plans, marsh areas and marine services. Magellan will start selling the eXplorist 510 Marine Edition in August for the price of $479.99.
Read the Press Release:
10 July, 2012 SANTA CLARA, CA – Magellan, a leader of innovative GPS devices for vehicles, fitness, outdoor and mobile navigation, today announced the new Magellan® eXplorist® 510 Marine Edition, a comprehensive navigational solution for recreational boaters with exclusive coverage content of U.S. inland and coastal waters and a powerful Magellan eXplorist GPS receiver.
The Magellan eXplorist 510 Marine Edition provides boaters with a custom selection of best-in-class Navionics marine navigation charts and data plus a rugged, waterproof handheld Magellan eXplorist 510 Outdoor GPS device featuring easy-to-use menus, a built-in camera and a 3-inch sunlight-readable color touchscreen. In addition to high-definition content for 12,000 U.S. lakes, the Magellan eXplorist 510 Marine Edition includes U.S. coastal coverage up to two miles offshore, with data on 5-foot contours, tides, currents, wrecks, port plans, marsh areas, and marine services.
“It is our goal to deliver the most complete coverage and the most detailed content possible for recreational boaters,” said Warren Hewerdine, Sr. Director of Marketing for Magellan. “Partnering with Navionics allowed us to not only deliver best-in-class- marine charts, but also develop a Magellan-exclusive solution combining lakes and coastline content for the most comprehensive coverage possible.”
For maximum convenience to consumers, all Navionics charts and marine data are pre-loaded on a single MicroSD card that is included with the eXplorist 510 Marine Edition. Available in August from MagellanGPS.com and Magellan’s authorized retail and online partners, the Magellan eXplorist 510 Marine Edition is $479.99 (MSRP).