Summary: I have been using handheld GPS for the outdoors and fieldwork for over 10 years and most of them has been Magellan. I consulted a lot of different reviews about this unit (as well as comparable ones from GARMIN) before deciding on purchasing this particular model.
I have 3 Meridian GPS Units, Triton is by far the best
12 January 2010
Summary: It's design and ease of use. Love the fact that NATGEO Maps interface well with it. You will need to update the version of National Geographic Maps to make it recognize the Triton, but once that is done, it works great.
Summary: I got the Magellan Triton 1500 several months ago. I chose this product because it was the only one I could find that would allow you to download detailed maps. I was expecting to have a lot of trouble trying to set it up because of all the reviews I had read about it.
Summary: A good product. But buy this item new in the store not used if you want to use the free maps it comes with. My husband bought this from a guy who only used 2 of the free maps but we couldn't get the other free maps because the company wouldn't transfer the software from the first owner.
Summary: We like our Magellan 1500 and use it here in Alaska for trekking through the wilderness on snow machines. We need to bring extra batteries though. When setting it up and updating the files it is not very user friendly, same with National Geo maps.