Magellan eXplorist TRX7
Portable navigator with 7" display for off-road use includes RAM® suction-cup mount for 4x4 vehicles
Our take on the Magellan eXplorist TRX7 by Crutchfield's Dominic DeVito
Go off the road without going off the map
If you're an off-road enthusiast, you already know what a hassle it can be to bring delicate electronics when exploring in your 4x4 vehicle. Magellan's eXplorist TRX7 portable GPS navigator sports a rugged chassis and screen designed to handle the elements and still provide accurate guidance, plus a RAM mount built specifically for 4x4 vehicles. Its built-in maps cater to your need for off-road exploring, with 3D and topographic displays to help you blaze the trail ahead more accurately. And the eXplorist TRX7's Wi-Fi® connectivity lets you save and share your adventures with other bold souls online, so they can check out the amazing rides you've taken.
Maps for the trailmasters
The eXplorist TRX7 doesn't include your normal highway and secondary road maps that you'd use for a car. Instead it offers basemaps covering the entire U.S. and Canada, giving you a detailed look at your off-road environs either in topographic 2-D view with contour lines or high-resolution 3-D terrain view to determine elevations and land features. It also includes hundreds of thousands of key outdoor and off-road points of interest. You can upload more maps to the navigator to incorporate traditional over-the-road routing if you like (additional maps may require purchase). A barometric altimeter and 3-axis electronic compass come in handy if you're exploring on foot.
Built-in trails database
Magellan loaded the eXplorist TRX7 with over 44,000 designated off-road trails, so no matter where you live in the U.S. or Canada, you can start exploring immediately. The routes cover forests and public lands and feature reviews and ratings by other off-road enthusiasts. Just select a trail, hit "Follow," and you're on your way.
Forge your own path
Explore unfamiliar territory with confidence as the eXplorist leads the way. You can start recording your trail as soon as you begin your trek, and you can hit the "backtrack" button at any point during your excursion to get guidance back to your starting point along the exact same route. And you'll get a warning if you're veering off a trail you're following to allow you to get back on the right path quickly.
Different ways to make waypoints
The eXplorist lets you mark different waypoints with different markers to indicate meetup locations, scenic views, campsites, obstacles, and more. And you can record custom waypoints when you're stopped, using current location, GPS coordinates, and more. Name the waypoint and add audio, photos, and descriptions to make them more attractive. While your vehicle is in motion, you can still save a waypoint, but you won't be able to customize it until you're safely stopped.
A screen you can count on
The eXplorist's 7" touchscreen display shows you your surroundings in an eye-friendly manner. Its Android software platform ensures smooth navigation through the user interface, whether you're mapping, tracking your data, or uploading information to social media.
Genuine RAM mount and rugged chassis
No matter the conditions, you want to be able to count on your navigator when you're deep in the wild. The eXplorist's water- and dust-resistant housing keeps it safe from the elements, so you can ford streams and plow through mudholes without fear. The tough RAM suction-cup windshield mount provides a solid attachment to your vehicle's dashboard or console.
Ready for Wi-Fi
Magellan's TRX Web portal is where you can share your adventures, find new trails, and interact with other outdoor enthusiasts online, and Magellan made it easy to access through this navigator with built-in Wi-Fi compatibility. You can prepare for your next trip by uploading trails when connected to your home network, and then take advantage of your own portable Wi-Fi hotspot to get online when out in the wild.
The eXplorist features a built-in web browser, so you can establish an account through the TRX Web portal and have access to user ratings and reviews of different trails, plus custom trails they've created. You can set up a profile for your vehicle and link to your personal Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts to share your adventures with others online. Your TRX Web account can log your trails, trips, and dirt miles covered, and give you achievement badges for milestones reached and destinations visited.
Your TRX Web account also lets you rank trails you blaze, including 4-wheel-drive requirements, road conditions, terrain types, pitch, roll, and more. Once you've ranked your trail, you can publish it to the TRX Web online community for sharing and evaluation purposes.
Connect via Bluetooth®
This navigator also allows you to make and take hands-free calls from your compatible phone so you can keep your hands on the wheel of your vehicle and still reach out if necessary.
- portable GPS navigator for off-road use
- 7" color (1024 x 600 pixels) display with touchscreen control
- RAM suction-cup windshield mount for 4x4 vehicles
- built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery with up to 8 hours of life
- headphone jack
- preloaded with basemaps for the United States and Canada
- over 44,000 designated off-road trails in forests and on public lands
- hundreds of thousands of outdoor/off-road points of interest (allows custom points of interest)
- map view in 2-D topographic with contour lines or high-resolution (10M) 3-D terrain with elevations and land features
- route recording and backtrack
- custom waypoints with descriptors
- off-track notification
- custom trail ranking system
- barometric altimeter and 3-axis electronic compass
- Bluetooth for hands-free calling through your compatible phone
- Wi-Fi connectivity
- built-in web browser
- one-touch sharing to social media accounts
- microSD card slot
- allows additional map uploads
Other Features and Specs:
- certified IPX-6 water- and dust-resistant housing
- dimensions: 5-1/4"W x 8-3/4"H x 11/16"D
- weight: 21.16 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Off-road GPS with 7" touchscreen
- N496 Cradle with attached 6' USB cable (Type A USB plug)
- Suction cup mount
- DC power adapter (DC output: 5V 2A)
- AC power adapter with attached 51" DC output cord (DC output: 5V 2A)
- US 2-prong AC adapter plug
- 32" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Mini-B USB 2.0 on other end)
- 4 M4 x 12mm screws (with flat and split-lock washers)
- 2 M3 x 10mm screws (with flat and split-lock washers)
- Quick Start Guide
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Features and Specs
|Map Coverage||USA (50), CA basemap|
|Points of Interest||Thousands|
|Multiple Destination Routing||No|
|Digital Audio Playback||Yes|
|Text To Speech||No|
|Dynamic Content Services||None|
|Removable Memory Type||microSD card|
|Battery Life||8 Hours|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Magellan eXplorist TRX7 for 4x4 Vehicles is a GPS navigation device that is designed for off-road mapping and navigation. It has a large 7" color LCD touch screen display. The TRX7 is pre-loaded with detailed 2D topographic and high resolution (to 10M) 3D terrain views of the United States and Canada. The TRX7 has a shock- and water-resistant IP67 casing and comes with DC, USB, and AC power adapters, and a Genuine Ram suction cup windshield mount.
Display: The TRX7 has a high definition 7" color LCD Transmissive touch screen display with a 1024 x 600 resolution, making it easy to view while you navigate.
Bluetooth/Wi-Fi: The device can be connected wirelessly to your smartphone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi through your phone's hotspot. This allows you to connect the unit to the Internet for downloading trails, uploading tracks, or connecting with your friends or off-road community through social media.
Routes and Trails: The TRX7 has over 44,000 designated OHV (off-highway vehicle) routes that you can navigate. In addition, the TRX7 gives you access of thousands of user-generated tracks that can be downloaded from Magellan's growing database. You can access this community database from your mobile device, tablet, or laptop. These trails include observations and rankings from individuals, and allow you to search by location, difficulty, rankings, and other criteria. You can review the trail ahead of time, then save it to your Wish List of future trails to visit.
Track Me: The Track Me feature lets you track your progress as you navigate a trail, creating a recording of a new track that can be saved and uploaded to the TRX community.
Waypoints: You can create waypoints, such as scenic views, campsites, obstacles, and other details as you travel. While you're moving along the trail, the TRX7 will only allow you to select a Waypoint type. Once you stop, you will be allowed to add details to the Waypoint, such as coordinates, a name to your Waypoint, photos, even an audio recording. When you save the trail you have traveled, the Waypoints and its details are saved along with it so they can be viewed by other enthusiasts who choose your trail.
Off-Course Notifications: The TRX7 will notify you if you get off-course, and will offer you a guide to getting back to the trail. As soon as you leave the trail, an on-screen message alerts you that you have strayed off-course. The Backtrack feature will guide you safely back to the campsite, entry, or any current trail starting point.
Social Networks: The TRX7 can be linked to your Facebook and Twitter accounts for sending posts or tweets to your friends and other members of your off-road community, sharing details of your off-road travels. The unit's hashtag button will even send an automatic, preconfigured tweet from the trail. You must be connected to your smartphone's hotspot, or it will automatically send the post/tweet once the device has a connection.
Dirt Miles: As you travel off-road, the TRX7 will keep a count of the cumulative number of miles you have logged when a track is saved to your User Account. As the number of Dirt Miles accumulate, you can earn achievement badges for the number of miles driven or for the type of trails you have traveled.
Battery: The TRX7 is powered by a built-in Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery with a battery life of up to 8 hours per charge. The unit can also be powered (or the battery charged) by the supplied DC power port adapter, AC adapter, or by USB power.
Memory: The unit has a 16 GB internal flash memory. You can add more memory by inserting a microSD card (up to 64 GB). Digital music files loaded onto a microSD card can be played through the device.
USB: The TRX7 has a USB port (Mini-B 2.0) that allows you to connect the unit to your laptop or desktop computer. The device is compatible with both PC and Mac. A 32" USB cable is included.
Mounting: The TRX7 comes with a snap-on power/mounting cradle and a Genuine Ram windshield mount with a large diameter heavy duty suction cup. Hardware is included for attaching the suction cup mount to the cradle. Other versions of the eXplorist TRX7 can be purchased with mounting hardware for Regular Vehicles or for Power Sports Vehicles.
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Why did you buy this?
Good reviews [ gary Sep 26, 2017 ]
I am a life long "jeeper", looking forward to checking this unit out exploring the mountians of w.n.c. [ Charles Nov 30, 2016 ]
For my UTV travels. [ Gary Sep 20, 2016 ]
1 question already asked
The Magellan TRX7 has over 44,000 designated OHV (off-highway vehicle) routes that you can navigate. In addition, you'll have access to thousands of user-generated tracks that can be downloaded from Magellan's growing database. However it doesn't appear that you can use maps from a 3rd party company at this time. If you have further questions about that, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Larry Jan 26, 2017 ] Staff