Magellan to Showcase eXplorist TRX7 Off-Road Navigation Solution at CES 2016

Ruggedized Cloud-Connected Device Provides Most Comprehensive Outdoor Trail Maps Available For Off-Road Enthusiasts

05 Jan, 2016, 09:00 ET from Magellan

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan will be showcasing its new off-road vehicle navigation solution, the eXplorist TRX7, for the 4x4 and Powersports vehicle consumer market at CES 2016. Designed specifically for the off-roading enthusiast, this OHV navigation solution delivers detailed 3D maps, over 44,000 vehicle trails and community generated trails, improved driver safety and a superior user experience, all at an exceptional value right out of the box.

The TRX7 will be displayed at CES 2016 in the Magellan Booth, LVCC South Hall MP25441.

"Magellan's new eXplorist TRX7 is the only complete off-road navigator for adventuring," commented Stig Pedersen, associate vice president of product management for Magellan. "Pre-loaded trail maps and crowd-sourced trails provide a constantly updating platform, allowing users to plan adventures, navigate, and add pictures and comments to trails. Finally off-roaders have an all-in-one solution that will safely guide them through some of the most fun and exciting trails in the U.S. and Canada."

The Device
Off-roading is a harsh environment for consumer electronics; water, dust, constant vibration, high and low temperature extremes, and sunlight, are all part of a standard day off-roading. 

Built to withstand the harsh demands of off-roading, the Magellan eXplorist TRX7 features:

  • Weatherproof 7" LCD touchscreen display
  • IP67 ruggedized casing for water and dust proof
  • Powerful Dual Core Cortex-A9 processor running Android™ 4.2 OS, to ensure a fast and smooth off-road navigation experience
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • 1G Mobile DDR2 memory
  • 16GB onboard memory and a 64GB MicroSD card expansion slot
  • Three different mounting options depending on activity bundle purchased: Windshield Suction Cup Mount, Genuine Ram® Handlebar Rail Mount or Genuine Ram® Windshield Suction Cup Mount.

The Maps
The device comes preloaded with over 44,000 trails, making it the most comprehensive outdoor trail maps available for off-road enthusiasts. The Magellan off-road vehicle platform's trail maps are cloud based, dynamic, and will continue to grow and be improved by both Magellan and through crowd-sourced additions from the Magellan OHV user community. The detailed off-road maps feature: high-resolution 3D and 2D terrain and contour elevation lines; food, gas, lodging, and general service POIs; 3rd Party trail guides; and more.

Share the Ultimate Off-Road Experience
Outdoor enthusiasts have incredible stories to tell. The Magellan TRX7 gives off-roaders, campers, and anyone enjoying the outdoors on a vehicle the tools to plan, track and save trail rides. Magellan's OHV web portal lets users add pictures and comments to their trail rides, and share them with friends, family, or the larger off-road and outdoor communities. Members of Magellan's dedicated off-road vehicle online community earn achievement badges for posting and sharing "dirt miles" traveled and total number of trails posted.  And with integration to social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, users are able to post their greatest trail adventures. 

Improved Off-Road Safety
Users can confidently plan safe and fun trail rides by filtering trails on multiple criteria including: Difficulty, Length (Dirt Miles), Duration, Terrain, Technical Obstacles, and Awesomeness. Additionally, save important waypoints to trail rides, such as campsites, aid stations, and water, so users can easily navigate to those locations. TRX7 users know they will never be lost with Magellan's Backtrack feature. The TRX7 automatically marks the location of the beginning of a trail ride, and with one touch safely navigates back to the starting point.

Availability and Pricing
The Magellan eXplorist TRX7 will be available Q1 with an MSRP of $649.99. Additional information about Magellan's off-road navigation products is also available at www.magellangps.com.

About Magellan
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, globally markets award-winning products in multiple categories including auto, RV, commercial, outdoor, fitness and mobile. Continuing its spirit of innovation, Magellan is developing new cloud-based technologies, wearables, OEM and B-to-B solutions to meet the changing needs of today's consumers.

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