FREE UK delivery when you spend £40 - see more delivery options.


Homepage / GPS / Handheld GPS / Magellan eXplorist XL

Magellan eXplorist XL

Product Code: MAGEXL

The Magellan eXplorist XL Europe features a large (3.5-inch) colour display in a rugged GPS and a remarkable 30MB available memory, SD card expandability, plus high-speed USB data port and MapSendĀ® map compatibility make the eXplorist XL satellite navigation system the ultimate multi-use GPS.

Add optional MapSend* TOPO maps for your outdoor adventure on the trial, street maps for turn-by-turn auto navigation on the road, and marine charts for your boating and fishing adventures on the water.



Garmin Magellan eXplorist XL has been discontinued.

View latest handheld GPS.

Buy Magellan eXplorist XL accessories


We offer UK, Europe and Worldwide deliveries. We despatch orders at 5.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We need to receive your order on those days by 4.30pm. When possible we may despatch orders received after that time. No orders are despatched after 5.30pm and no orders are despatched on Saturday or Sunday.

We offer FREE UK delivery on all orders of £40.00 or more, plus next working day and guaranteed Saturday delivery options. Click here for further info. All options also appear at the basket pages.

The Magellan eXplorist XL 3.5-inch display makes reading maps and GPS information easy with vibrant colour graphics in all lighting conditions. With the largest screen-size available in rugged handheld GPS systems, your eXplorist XL is perfect for all types of GPS navigation on the trial, on the road or on the water. Four navigation screens; View speed, direction, distance to destination and all the GPS information you need on 4 easy-to-read colour navigation screens.

Magellan GPS SD card compatibility provides unlimited memory expansion. Advanced file system to easily save, organize and access optional MapSend maps, POIs or tracks on your eXplorist XL. Download detailed MapSend maps and customized points of interest (POI) from your PC using the high-speed USB data cable.

The Magellan eXplorist XL GPS technology is accurate to within 3 meters. Want to find the distance between three or more points of interest that you plan to hike around or the area between them? Simply select the points of interest on the map and the eXplorist XL will determine the area between them and the perimeter around them. Use this function to determine how steep the trial ahead will be. Then choose to take the challenge or find an easier path.

Download geocache coordinates from Internet sites to the Magellan XL Europe and use them on your outdoor adventures. This unique feature makes managing coordinates even easier with a PC-style file system. You don't have to be a geocacher to appreciate the Magellan Geocache Manager.

The Magellan eXplorist XL global positioning system is ready to go with no service fees and no activation fees.

Handheld/Outdoor FAQs

Do you have a question about the Magellan eXplorist XL or other handheld GPS related question that's not been answered on this webpage? Please see our handheld and Outdoor GPS FAQs page for questions from other customers.Plus if the answer to your question isn't featured, use the online form to ask us for the answer. Alternatively please telephone 01733 777623 Monday to Friday (9:30am-5:00pm) to speak to one of our sales team.

Magellan eXplorist XL Features

‣Built-in background map (28MB)
‣High-definition colour display
‣Backlight amber glow
‣Preloaded points of interest
‣Rugged design, rubber-protected
‣28MB of usable memory
‣Superior tracking with 14 parallel channels
‣19+ hours of battery life with 4 AA batteries
‣Power management tool to set automatic backlight and power shut off
‣TrueFix GPS technology
‣3 metre accuracy (WAAS/EGNOS)
‣Multiple track logs
‣Unlimited storage of data using SD cards
‣Pocket-sized and waterproof to IPX-7


The Magellan eXplorist XL cigarette lighter adaptor provides easy installation in a car. Clip Case - eXplorist Keep your Magellan eXploristT GPS secure and right where you need it. Bike Mounting Bracket - eXplorist Conveniently mount your Magellan eXplorist series GPS receiver on your bicycle, snowmobile, or motorcycle. Swivel Mounting Bracket - eXplorist Conveniently mount your Magellan eXploristT series GPS receiver in your car, truck, boat or virtually any vehicle. Vehicle Mounting Bracket - eXplorist Strong suction cups conveniently secure your Magellan eXplorist series GPS receiver to the windshield of your car.

Map Coverage

The Magellan eXplorist XL is installed with maps of Europe. MapSend DirectRoute Europe can be purchased separately. This software adds advanced, automated street guidance to your Magellan GPS handheld satnav device including turn-by-turn directions, visual and audio prompts, easy rerouting, detailed street-level road maps and extensive Points of Interest.

Magellan eXplorist XL Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the Magellan eXplorist XL? Many parts are available including a clip case, cigarette lighter adaptor and vehicle mount.

View all Magellan eXplorist XL accessories

Magellan eXplorist XL Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS
‣Installation: Handheld
‣Power: Internal Battery
‣Dimensions: Width - mm, Depth - mm, Height - mm
‣Guarantee: 2-year
Magellan eXplorist XL manual

Manual requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download a free copy here

This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

Page updated: 15th March 2024

Telephone Number:

01733 777623

Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5:00pm (UK Time)

Follow us on Copyright © Active Alliance Limited 2005-2024 | Company Number - 05200677 | VAT Number - GB 834 2222 57
Text compiled by and copyright Active Alliance Ltd. Plagiarism software in use - do not copy any of our website text, images or videos.