Summary: I'm a past camper who has experienced the challenges of rain, water, and insufficient space in backpacks and appreciate a tough GPS. I did not experience the many software problems mentioned in other reviews, but didn't use it heavily either. If stranded in a remote area, what's the first tool to have? Maybe a Swiss Army knife.
Summary: I purchase too many toys! I begin with this because I hope to instill a sense of trust based on the ton of stuff I learn to use, adapt too and play with; from planes to scuba gear. That said, I will save us both some time here and ask you to review John Williamson's review, Jan 28, 2010. I could not say this any better. Well done John! Highlights; Batteries: I use Lith Ion Energizers and have managed 10 hours intermittent use on kayak adventures. Always carry spares.
Summary: I was excited when first offered the Magellan Triton 2000 Handheld Navigation System , since I had been looking at a number of hand-held units that could be used for cycling. Had considered the more basic Magellan Triton 500 and the Garmin eTrex Legend HCx , but had ruled it out the Magellan product due to its mediocre reviews here.
Good features, but bulky, heavy and difficult to use
Gadgester "No Time, No Money", Amazon
17 September 2009
Summary: According to the product description, "the Magellan Triton 2000 is so easy to use that its user manual may never make it out of the box." Alas, this statement is completely untrue. First of all, the included "manual" consists of a reference pamphlet and a battery installation sheet (the 2000 requires 2 AA batteries). There's also an electronic manual on the CD-ROM, but it doesn't cover many of the 2000's features.
Summary: The Triton 2000 has a nice feel to it, other than being surprisingly heavy. The screen is very clear, and the unit got a signal very quickly -- even indoors, to my surprise. There are a few issues that jumped out at me right away: 1. No Mac OS X support. This is not necessarily a show stopper for Mac users, since you can use the unit standalone. If you have Parallels with Windows, then you can simply connect the unit to your VM for updates.
Summary: The Magellan Triton 2000 is a feature rich GPS and promises much. Previous versions of firmware caused usability issues and the latest version (1.71) did help with some of the shortcomings. The features that drew me to the Triton were the large touch screen, the integrated camera and MP3 player and the compass. When I first received the unit, I noticed some usability shortcomings that were mostly resolved when I upgraded the unit to version 1.71.
Good news almost all the flaws of earlier Triton 2000 are fixed, bad news basemap is still really skimpy
28 August 2009
Summary: The 2000 is a solid GPS with a lot going for it....once you buy or otherwise upload maps to compliment the incredibly skimpy basemap that is included. Given that Magellan car navigation GPS units that sell in the mid $100 range have, of course, full street maps with 6 million POIs, this is a very annoying aspect of the `top of the line' Triton 2000. On the up side, the new firmware on the Triton seems to have fixed virtually all of the earlier problems.
Summary: I bought my 2000 about a year ago and I had several problems trying to load the National geographic maps. the unit worked great besides the map downloading but that is the main reason I bought it. I finally got it to work with smaller map sections and several updates. technical support is more of a get you pointed in the right direction and then you tinker with it yourself.
Summary: I've been using this device for biology for about a year now and in fact, the software has improved dramatically, but it still has a ways to go. I find the processor VERY SLOW at times. Yes, all caps. The features buttons are often cranky and stiff - thus needing a good push to work. The touch screen is great - kudos on that feature. I compared reliability to a Magellan sub-meter GPS unit in open grassland and its +/- a meter - that's pretty sharp!