Magellan eXplorist GC comparison

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Magellan CrossoverGPS

Magellan CrossoverGPS
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Garmin Nuvi 1690

Garmin Nuvi 1690
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Price $99 to $113 at 2 stores $99 to $132 at 2 stores $138 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 3 reviews 2.0 stars out of 10 reviews 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews 2.0 stars out of 30 reviews
Release date April 15, 2010 December 07, 2011 April 03, 2007 May 07, 2009 September 15, 2009
The Bottom Line 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. The PocketFinder is the simplest to use of the personal GPS locators that we've tested, requiring no interaction from the user on a day-to-day basis, but you'll pay a bit more in the long run for that. The Magellan CrossoverGPS is a versatile GPS, offering navigation help to drivers, boaters, and walkers, but it's tripped up by sluggish performance. The Geomate.jr sits in a class of its own as a child-friendly and easy-to-use handheld, geocaching device. By itself, the Garmin Nuvi 1690 is merely a solidly performing GPS device, but it earns its keep through the free NuLink service, giving users easy access to up-to-the-minute data for safety, convenience, and entertainment.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Waterproof Yes
Yes
Yes
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Included GPS accessories Info unavailable Battery charging base
Device cover
Info unavailable Info unavailable Car power adapter
Dashboard disc
USB cable
Navigation routes Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 10
Navigation waypoints Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1000
Audible assistance Info unavailable Info unavailable Navigation instructions
Info unavailable Street name announcement
Navigation instructions
Services features Electronic compass
Speed alerts
Zone alerts
Info unavailable Electronic compass
Distance
Elevation
Time/date
Lane Assistant
Distance
GPS PC connection USB
Info unavailable USB
Info unavailable USB
SBAS system WAAS
Info unavailable EGNOS
WAAS
Info unavailable Info unavailable
GPS receiver Info unavailable Info unavailable 20 channel
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Antenna Built-in
Info unavailable Built-in
Info unavailable Built-in
Weight 5.2 oz
Info unavailable 8.5 oz
3.2 oz
6.2 oz
System features Info unavailable Info unavailable Built-in HDD
2D / 3D map perspective
Preinstalled POIs
Built-in speaker
Info unavailable Calculator
Clock
ecoRoute
Speed limit warning
Fuel prices
Emergency Help
Garmin HotFix
Garmin Lock
TMC (Traffic Message Channel) ready
2D / 3D map perspective
Speed Camera warnings
Hands-free calling via Bluetooth
Garmin Garage
Preinstalled POIs
Currency converter
Photo viewer
Measurement converter
Custom POIs
Downloadable POIs
Automatic routing
Built-in speaker
Destination Hiking
Personal
Hiking
Marine
Automotive
Hiking
Hiking
Automotive
Included GPS software Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable SiRF Star III
MapSource City Navigator North America NT
Design features Rugged case
Single-board technology
User-friendly interface
Info unavailable Info unavailable World clock
Currency and unit converter
Calculator
Qwerty or ABC keyboard
Touchscreen
Built-in speaker
Auto re-Route
Photo navigation
Picture viewer
Route avoidance
Data memory type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable microSD card
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