SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 3, 2013) - Magellan, the leader for innovative GPS navigation devices, today announced the retail availability of its Magellan® eXplorist® 350H Outdoor GPS for hunters. The eXplorist 350H handheld GPS provides the features a hunter requires including pre-loaded detailed base maps with contour elevations and Game Management Units (GMU), Digital Globe satellite imagery for virtual scouting ability, hunting specific waypoints, hunting geofences and a rugged, camouflage exterior. It is now available at U.S. and Canadian retailers nationwide.
"The eXplorist 350H combines the tools and features that hunters require before, during and after a hunt in an easy-to-use, rugged, waterproof, and custom-designed handheld GPS," said Sam Muscariello, director of product marketing for Magellan GPS. "The preloaded maps, satellite imagery, waypoints, and geofence features are easily accessed from a redesigned user interface on the eXplorist 350H's color touch screen."
Preloaded on the Magellan eXplorist 350H is a custom detailed base map containing features needed by the hunter including GMU boundaries and contour elevations. This unique map also includes water features, urban and rural land use, a complete road network for the U.S. and Canada and major roads throughout the rest of the world.
Included with the Magellan eXplorist 350H is a one-year subscription to Digital Globe satellite imagery that gives hunters the ability to "virtually scout" a future hunt location from the comfort of their home by giving the hunter a satellite view of the area they plan to hunt. Hunters can quickly identify areas of interest such as game funnels, potential feeding areas, and suitable glassing locations. The areas of interest can be marked and waypoints loaded into the eXplorist 350H, ready for the field along with an area of Digital Globe satellite imagery.
Hunting-specific waypoint icons can be used to mark animal tracks, rub marks, water and food sources while in the field and are readily accessible on the Magellan eXplorist 350H, eliminating the need to type in information. Points marked in the field can be uploaded back into Magellan's VantagePoint software application on a computer, allowing any hunter to build up their own hunting specific database over time.
When user-activated, the geofence feature of the Magellan eXplorist 350H will automatically alert the hunter when they are approaching any GMU boundary to ensure that they stay within the area that they are permitted to hunt.
The Magellan eXplorist 350H is available now for $249.99 (MSRP) from MagellanGPS.com and Magellan's authorized retail and online partners including Cabela's, Dick's Sporting Goods Field & Stream and Amazon.com.
For more information, go to www.magellangps.com/eXplorist-350H.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, MiTAC Digital Corporation, manufacturer of the Magellan (www.magellangps.com) brand of portable GPS navigation devices, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation. Magellan, the industry leader for innovative GPS navigation devices since 1986, features a new cloud-based "Smart Ecosystem" on the Magellan SmartGPS (http://www.magellangps.com/SmartGPS) and SmartGPS mobile apps, redefining vehicle navigation with location-relevant social media and content integrated directly onto a navigation map.
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