Spot hidden treasure with Magellan's eXplorist GC

The Magellan eXplorist GC sits at a price and feature sweet spot that makes it a great entry point into the world of geocaching for the urban outdoorsman.

Magellan eXplorist GC
The Magellan eXplorist is a grab-and-go geocaching device with preloaded maps and cache data. CNET

It's that time of year when the temperatures are starting to rise and you're probably thinking about heading into the great outdoors. While you're out there, maybe you'd like to give the sport of geocaching a try. (What's geocaching? It's like a high-tech treasure hunt. Check out this video for an explanation.)

The eXplorist GC is Magellan's first standalone geocaching device--although not its first handheld GPS device. The eXplorist feature preloaded geocache data for its worldwide maps and the ability to interface with the Web site for adding thousands more cache points to the device. The eXplorist also features a rugged construction, so you won't have to worry too much about Mother Nature getting the best of it.

It was about this time last year when we took a look at the Geomate.jr, the first standalone geocaching device we've tested. But with a full color screen and a more comprehensive interface, the eXplorist GC is a more grown-up geocaching solution than the toy-like geomate.

Check out the full review of the Magellan eXplorist GC for more details about the unit's performance and features.

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