September 24, 2019


The active route indicates the direction required to reach your destination. Testing under conditions of moderate foliage cover and next to foot sheer cliffs showed that the SporTrak held its signal quite well, with a lock on more than enough satellites with at least medium signal strength. Have any comments about this review? They are a 2 piece case which is held together by screws. 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. Transfer data back to your Magellan SporTrak Map with a single click.

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It shows satellite positions, identifies satellite numbers, displays the signal strength of each satellite and indicates remaining battery life.

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 track back to each waypoint, which makes it easy if you get lost and need to re-trace your steps.

A waypoint is a location that you want to save sportra your GPS device so that you can return to it at a later time. ExpertGPS can do it 5x faster! This ability to toggle back-and-forth between several views maggellan your GPS data is unique to ExpertGPS, and is one of its most popular features. And the waypoint and track style editors let you create your own map symbols, change track colors, and customize exactly how your GPS and map data is drawn.

Magellan SporTrak Map GPS Review

PC cable is difficult to attach. The battery compartment is now accessed from the bottom of the receiver and has a twist screw loop which you can fix a hand strap to, and to access the battery compartment you need to make around 18 turns of this loop anticlockwise then pull and the battery compartment will come apart. The Magellan SporTrak is a medium-sized receiver and has enough weight to give it a quality feel, but still not too heavy.


ExpertGPS takes care of all of the coordinate conversion and datum shifts when communicating with your Magellan SporTrak Color, further reducing errors. All Forerunner models; most Garmin watches. These are actual 1: ExpertGPS lets you get the most out of the waypoints on your Magellan SporTrak Color by making it easy to assign the best symbol and to give each waypoint a long, meaningful name using a real keyboard, not the little controls on your GPS.

And you can add your own detailed description to any waypoint – store as much information as you need. 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.

In ExpertGPS, connect those waypoints into a route, and the acreage is automatically calculated. Magellan have chosen not to fit the SporTrak Map with any additional storage solutions, which is a shame, and makes the Meridian range more usable for mapping. Calculate area with your Magellan SporTrak Color.

Magellan SporTrak Map Handheld

Holds fix well under heavy foliage and in vehicles. To save a location as a waypoint, press the “Thumb Tack” button twice. I received it in like new condition. If you need to make changes to your route, pull over to the side of the road to protect yourself and other drivers.


The receiver is small, lightweight and has all ssportrak standard features that you’d want in a handheld GPS Receiver, the only thing lacking from this receiver is to be able to expand the store space allowing for larger maps to be downloaded with MapSend.

This screen also sportrakk a destination icon and a course-over-ground indicator, which shows the direction you are traveling. Likewise, the battery compartment is accessed by turning another small “D” ring nine full turns. The spoortrak to choose from are: Your Magellan SporTrak Map can hold waypoints.

Everything other than that is great. But for a functional, tough GPS which works without fail and will do what you need, you cant beat this unit for the current going price.

Or, you can do it for free, using ExpertGPS. They can then download as much data as possible onto their GPS leaving some room slortrak GPS data collection out in the field.

With ExpertGPS, you’ll be able to view all of your hiking trips over the aerial photos in Google Earth, showing exactly where you went. Up to 14 hours Price: You can spend hundreds of dollars on dedicated camera hardware and cables to geotag your photos. The cracks do not seem to inhibit the strength nor waterproof ability of this GPS.