Reviews and Problems with Magellan Meridian Marine
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best handheld GPS I have ever used..
19 January 2013
Summary: The Magellan Meridian is an EXCELLENT GPS for the Marine (or any other outdoor) Navigator, 14 hour battery life on common AA cells, pre-loaded Navaids for all North America and SD slot to load detail maps make it outstanding value, add, customizable nav. screens with LARGE FONTS and user friendly interface and you can see why it is so popular, The ONLY issue this unit has is with the lower battery connector and I have a modification to fix it (it randomly fails to power...
Reliable, no fancy features but great value for the coastal sailor.
9 December 2012
Summary: This old fellow does the job for me. I use it cruising to the nearby islands and back home, the only thing that dissapointed me was it's inability to load more the one chart at the time. The LA area is divided in TWO charts so when I go north of Long Beach I have to connect the unit to the computer and load one, and back to the other one when I go south. Other than that is a solid piece of equipment, fast and made for water use. Not fancy but reliable.
Summary: my gps receiver was broken and I drastically needed a new one: very happy to find a "looking and working like new" product at a good price the product was just as promised everything was perfect, good price, thanx
Summary: I needed a speedometer for my jet boat and this was the easy way out. It kills too birds with one stone, I get a very good speedo and a very good gps. for 1/4 the price of a new speedo. The best I can move form boat to boat.
Summary: The unit works great (when it works). I had four of them. They come loaded with all the basic navigation buoys throughout hte US. That itself may be worthwile. However, it breaks very easily and used ones are simply not reliable. Although I considered going for a fifth, I'll just switch brands and buy another unit altogether. The features are excellent, but the device is very prone to breaking and malfunctioning.
Summary: It's still the best basic handheld GPS around, for its easy intuitive user interface. It looks good, feels good, and is rugged and waterproof. But the key word here is 'basic'. There are no good maps available for it, and there never were. There's a basemap on it, which is way too coarse to navigate with. Mapsend maps are available, but the detail and coverage are nowhere near in place on them either.
Summary: Very capable unit. A shame Magellan stopped making them. Mine has functioned flawlessly for several years in an outside holder on my sailboat bulkhead, navigating in the San Juan islands and up the British Columbia coast. Rain and splashed water doesn't harm it. The accessory data & power cable is a 'must' for extended use. These older Magellan units are a great bargain.
Summary: I am a fan of older Magellans, so when I had the opportunity to pick this one up, I jumped on it. The price was good, but a couple of cosmetic flaws with the unit help explain the price. Despite the cosmetic flaws, the unit operates perfectly. I updated the software/firmware and installed Topo Maps since I am in Central Illinois. Works just like my Platinum. Screen conrast is good and this GPS is a nice addition to my collection.
Summary: Hey, this is a VERY NICE GPS. I am very pleased with the fact that it is in such good shape. Obviously you are a good Captain. Take care if your ship, and your ship will take care of you. I plan on using this unit as soon as the lakes freeze. I love to ice-fish, and with any luck will get out on the lake in a boat, mark some good structure and then come back when the lakes freeze, hopefully by mid November.