Summary: The unit was locking up non stop. Kept taking out the batteries just to have it reboot. I delt with teck support for day's. I finally got a RMA # and returned it to the manufacturer direct. I sent it UPS, they had the unit in 3 days. It took another 3 weeks to get a replacement. The replacement seems to be working alright. I did not expect this with the company's product reputation and the reviews but I would pick another brand.
Summary: I agree with all the negative reviews!! This piece of equipment brings new meaning to the word awful. Had I read the reviews before my purchase I would be spared the time and cost of returning it. Software defects, can not delete routes after they've been programmed, screen slow to respond etc, etc, etc. Tech support almost worthless. Save your money.
Summary: While the promise of the feature set on this product had me ready to switch from my Garmin, the implementation is horrible. I have been testing it for about a week now. Do not buy this unit until Magellan re-releases it correctly. Areas of problem so far: * Random crashes. Reminds me of WIN 98. It crashes often. * SLOW!!! It is especially slow when you switch to the map screen, the main one you use. * No street maps * "Nearest cache/waypoint" feature does not work.
Summary: I am so disappointed. I love my old Magellan but this new Triton 2000 is terrible! I use it for geocaching and I can't even get the thing to take me to the nearest cache. I've called Tech support 3 times (everyone I have spoken to has been difficult to understand due to heavy accents). They are sending me a new unit and told me "Don't worry about it" when I asked if all of the problems would be fixed.
Summary: This is possibly the worst tech gadget ever made! I've played with other Garmin and Tomtom models and I generally find that I can figure things out pretty fast just by poking around through the menus and playing around. The Magellan Triton 2000 has possibly the worst user interface and is by no means easy to use.
Summary: So I haven't had a chance to use this for it's intended purpose yet, but just in playing around with it, I don't expect it to be a winner. We intend to try it for Geocaching this weekend, but here are my preliminary takes on this product: Cons: 1. Buttons are difficult to push. This may be due to not wanting to accidentally push a button if the unit is in your pocket, but they are unreliable, sometimes pushing buttons will make a feature work, other times not. 2.
More like a shmancy cell phone...without the phone...
B. Caruso "The Happy Aspie", Amazon
15 September 2009
Summary: I was so excited about having the chance to try the Magellan Triton 2000 GPS system! Having envied the various GPS gadgets sported by friends and family, and thrilled at the prospect of starting a family hobby of geocaching, I was chomping at the bit. Looks like I chomped too soon. First of all, Magellan Triton comes with "VantagePoint" - there is a read file you can access with a mac but otherwise Magellan does not have a mac-friendly version. Uh oh.
Summary: The Magellan Triton 2000 is a serious piece of junk! I use various GPSr all the time, daily, as an avid geocacher (TheAlabamaRambler), as a traveler and as a hunter and fisherman. I have owned 7 GPSr. I tried today to use a Triton 2000 to find 3 geocaches, hide 1, connect to my XP computer and load National Geographic TOPO software. It failed at every task. It even bombed out when calibrating the compass repeatedly!