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Magellan's new eXplorist TRX7 is the most fully-loaded, affordable and purpose-built off-road navigator for adventuring (PRNewsFoto/Magellan)
Magellan's new eXplorist TRX7 is the most fully-loaded, affordable and purpose-built off-road navigator for adventuring (PRNewsFoto/Magellan)

Magellan TRX7 provides off-road navigation

Magellan announced its new off-road vehicle navigation solution, the eXplorist TRX7, for the 4×4 and Powersports vehicle consumer markets.

Designed specifically for the off-roading enthusiast, this navigation device offers improved driver safety, a better user experience including detailed 3D maps and community generated trail data, a release from the organization stated.

The eXplorist TRX7 allows users to plan, track and save trail rides and add pictures and comments to share with friends, family, or the larger off-road and outdoor communities.

“Magellan’s new eXplorist TRX7 is the most fully-loaded, affordable and purpose-built off-road navigator for adventuring,” commented Stig Pedersen, associate vice president of product management for Magellan. “Whether you want to navigate the classic trails, or want to create your own adventures, the Magellan eXplorist TRX7 stands ready to help you traverse some of the most rugged terrain.”

The Device

The Magellan eXplorist TRX7 features a weatherproof seven-inch LCD touchscreen display, along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Meeting IP67 standards, the device is water and dust proof. It comes with a Marine-grade pogo-pin mount and Genuine RAM Rail Mount, ideal for 4×4 vehicles as well as ATV, UTV and side-by-sides.

The eXplorist TRX7 packs a lot of maps, trails and points of interest on board. Magellan designed the TRX7 with a Dual Core Cortex-A9 processor, and 1G Mobile DDR2 memory, running on Android 4.2. In addition, with 16GB onboard memory and a 64GB MicroSD card expansion slot, TRX7 has the storage to accommodate new outdoor maps as they are developed.

The Maps

The device comes preloaded with over 44,000 trails.

Magellan’s detailed off-road maps feature:

  • High resolution 3D terrain
  • 2D Topo base map & contour elevation lines
  • National and State Parks and recreational vehicle areas
  • National and State service roads and trails
  • Ever expanding crowd-sourced trails
  • Food, gas, lodging, and general service POIs
  • Third party trail guides

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 TRX7 user community.

Share the Ultimate Off-Road Experience

The Magellan TRX7 gives off-roaders, campers, and anyone enjoying the outdoors on a vehicle the tools to plan, experience, and capture their activities in a story format that they can keep or share, the release stated. With integration to social media sites such as Twitter, users are able to post their greatest trail adventures.

The device also provides users with an online trip-planning and trail-sharing site. 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.

Improved Off-Road Safety

Users can 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 navigate to those locations.

TRX7 users know they will never be lost with Magellan’s Backtrack feature, the release stated. The TRX7 automatically marks the location of the beginning of a trail ride, and with one touch navigates back to the starting point.

Availability and Pricing

The Magellan eXplorist TRX7 will be available in October with an MSRP of $599.99. Additional information about Magellan’s navigation products is available at www.magellangps.com.

About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is the editor of Let's RV and the editor of RV Daily Report. A Wisconsin native and father of three grown daughters, he is now based out of Arizona and travels the country in his Winnebago Adventurer motorhome interviewing industry professionals and interesting RVers alike. He can be reached at editor@letsrv.com

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