Magellan(R) Launches eXplorist(R) GC Handheld GPS Device Designed Exclusively for Geocaching Magellan Announces Exclusive Sponsorship of Geocaching.com's 2010 Cache In Trash Out (CITO) Events

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan, a leading GPS brand, today announced the launch of the Magellan eXplorist GC, the first dedicated GPS device for geocaching that includes out-of-the-box paperless geocaching, pre-loaded with the most popular geocaches in the world, a brilliant color screen, rich graphics and an easy to use interface all packed into a rugged and waterproof device, that connects seamlessly to www.geocaching.com. The Magellan eXplorist GC will ship in April.

Geocaching is a high-tech version of a "treasure hunt," where adventure seekers use GPS technology to hide and find physical objects, solve location-based puzzles, and share experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people of all ages and promotes a strong sense of community and support for the environment.

The Magellan eXplorist GC GPS receiver is made exclusively for geocaching with an intuitive interface and the ability to sort and search thousands of geocaches. The device has multiple fun and familiar graphics, such as smiley faces for logs and merit-based awards to show off your geocaching expertise.  

"Magellan, a leader in GPS and navigation for more than 20 years, is pleased to introduce a dedicated GPS device for geocaching that exceeds the expectations of both novice and seasoned geocachers," said Justin Doucette, Director, Outdoor Product Marketing for Magellan. "The Magellan eXplorist GC offers an amazing geocaching experience that includes a full end-to-end solution, from accessing geocaching.com to finding hidden treasures all around you to documenting your adventures and sharing with a growing user community of enthusiasts."

Powered by two AA batteries, the device can provide up to 18 straight hours of outdoor adventure along with a highly-sensitive SiRFstarIII GPS chipset that provides 3-meter accuracy. Geocachers can easily mark finds and quickly add field notes. Additionally, the product comes pre-loaded with common outdoor GPS features such as waypoint creation, a worldwide basemap, active tracking and trip odometer.  

The Magellan eXplorist GC GPS device will be introduced at an M.S.R.P. of $199.99. The unit will ship with a USB cable and 2 lithium disposable AA batteries. With the purchase of a Magellan eXplorist GC GPS device customers will receive a 30-day free premium membership to www.geocaching.com. Details and conditions of this offer are available at www.magellangps.com/exploristgc.

Magellan, the exclusive 2010 sponsor of Geocaching.com's Cache In Trash Out (CITO), will host a CITO event in the San Francisco Bay Area in the month of April. CITO is an ongoing environmental initiative supported by the worldwide geocaching community, dedicated to cleaning up parks and other cache-friendly places around the world to help preserve the natural beauty of our outdoor resources. Details will be available soon at www.magellangps.com.

Units for review can be obtained by emailing rfinelli@magellangps.com.

About MiTAC Digital Corporation

MiTAC Digital Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation and promotes and sells products and services under the Magellan brand name. Magellan assists people to travel, work and play their way with leading portable navigation and positioning solutions across multiple consumer markets. Recognized as an industry innovator, the company is the producer of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate, and Maestro series portable car navigation systems, as well as the Magellan Triton outdoor handheld navigation devices. MiTAC Digital Corporation is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information on Magellan, visit www.magellangps.com.

© 2010 MiTAC International Corporation. The Magellan logo, Magellan, and Explorist are registered trademarks of MiTAC International Corporation and are used under license by MiTAC Digital Corporation. All rights reserved.

CONTACT:

Raphel Finelli

Magellan GPS

Senior Public Relations Manager

408-250-1778 or rfinelli@magellangps.com



SOURCE Magellan



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