Last week, Magellan announced a new program involving the GIS eXplorist Pro 10, the rugged GPS handheld released in April 2011. As an incentive to upgrade, Magellan is offering customers a $75 credit towards the eXplorist Pro 10 if they trade-in an old GIS data collection device.
An older device, the Magellan MobileMapper GPS, was a favorite among GIS professionals because it was user-friendly and ran a Windows Mobile OS. Following suit, the new eXplorist Pro 10 will also be Windows-based, running the Mobile 6.5 OS. The lightweight GPS has an IPX7 waterproof rating and is ideal for all conditions.
A popular feature of the eXplorist Pro 10 is the integrated Bluetooth 2.0 wireless technology. The Bluetooth allows the Magellan GPS to communicate with other Bluetooth-enabled GPS receivers. When paired these other receivers, the eXplorist Pro 10 could potentially gain sub-meter accuracy. Additional features include the 3D compass, barometer and altimeter, 128 MB of RAM memory, a built-in 3.2 megapixel camera and a microSD expandable card slot that fits up to a 32GB card. This eXplorist Pro 10 is even designed for international use with the ability to support users in 12 languages worldwide.
The Magellan eXplorist Pro 10 trade-in offer is good through October 31, 2011; it is only valid for customers in the US and Canada.