I chose a park about 8 miles away and enabled the “GoTo” feature. The SporTrak Map comes standard with 8mb ram which includes a base map. When you need to make a turn, the road will graphically display the turn and the direction. To save a location as a waypoint, press the “Thumb Tack” button twice. Primarily, the screen is none too impressive.

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Discover Hidden Magellan SporTrak Map Tricks You’re Missing. 30 Tips From the GPS Experts!

The unique DataSendTM Europe software allows you to download your routes and waypoints from your GPS receiver to your PC, to easily record your journeys and edited them for future use on a new adventure. The cable should comprise of two parts, the first part is the cable that screws onto the back of the Magellan like the one below.

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The unit displays the distance to the chosen waypoint and as I arrived at the destination, the unit indicated I was within feet. This feature is so popular in ExpertGPS, we’ve added a hot key F7 that will automatically launch Google Earth and zoom in on your hiking waypoints and tracklogs. ExpertGPS lets you quickly view, change, or batch-edit your photo metadata.

Magellan SporTrak Map Handheld

When you are finished, press the “Menu” button and select “Save Route. Likewise, the battery compartment is accessed by turning another small “D” ring nine full turns. As you move over the map, the current township, range, and section is displayed.


View shutter speed, aperture, and other camera settings.

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You get a lot of features in a well-built receiver for a reasonable price. All 3 of mine exhibit this, even ones I purchase from across the country. Brought to you by Techwalla. These points are set by the receiver automatically along the route you are traveling. Sportark this Magellan GPS is water-resistant, you can ensure easy tracking even during the rainy season.

Upon arriving at my starting point, the distance remaining was off by only an impressive 10 feet. The cracks do not seem to inhibit the strength nor waterproof ability of this GPS. Attaching the PC cable requires tedious manipulation to align the screw to its hole and twist a small “D” ring few times. ExpertGPS can automatically clear your Spogtrak memory after you’ve backed up your waypoints, routes, and tracks after a trip.

GPS Review � Magellan SporTrak Map

Battery compartment has new eye screw for locking battery compartment. Subsequent cold starts were about 40 seconds or less.

It is narrow, meaning most people can wrap their hands around it and use their thumb to access the buttons, allowing comfortable one-handed use.

The Position screens 1 and 2 display your present position using the coordinate systems that you select. Submit A Support Request.

The scale changes based on the speed of travel. The Magellan SporTrak Topo is a medium-sized receiver and has enough weight to give it a quality feel, but still not too heavy. And those are my complaints. If you’re looking to use the SporTrak Map for walks and hikes, you will certainly like the Track back feature which is more accurate than Garmin’s equivalent system allowing you to accurately magellqn back to each waypoint, which makes it easy if you get lost and need to re-trace your steps.


Your Magellan SporTrak Map has limited storage space for waypoints, routes, and tracks. I also like the fact that I got e-mail s;ortrak them confirming my order and giving me their contact info right away.

Perhaps not good for somebody with poor vision. The aditional 6mb gives you greater scope of using MapSend data downloaded to the SporTrak Map to eportrak the detail of the onboard maps.

The Speedometer screen displays a graphic representation of a speedometer, similar to what is found in a car. ExpertGPS can do it 5x faster! Your Magellan SporTrak Map can hold waypoints. Insert an additional waypoint into your route.

The SporTrak range are small, rugged, built to last and are for the serious map navigators in mind.