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Magellan Triton 300
3.9 out of 10

Magellan Triton 300

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Reviews and Problems with Magellan Triton 300

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Overall 2
2.0

just awful

K. Johnston, Amazon
11 February 2010
  • Summary: can't believe we paid money for this. I got it for my husband for christmas 2007 and it is not worth a penny. we kept it hoping updates would help as time passed, let me tell you that didn't happen.
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Overall 2
2.0

Useless

S. Kajpust, Amazon
26 December 2009
  • Summary: I got this gps for Christmas 2009, and spent several hours trying to get it working. I'm a computer engineer, so it should be simple, right? Wrong. The first problem was that the basemap that it came with is useless. Only interstates are on the map, nothing else.
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Overall 2
2.0

Map better than this GPS

SemiOp, Amazon
10 June 2009
  • Summary: User interface is simple to move through, but I feel like I need to take a course on how to do simple things. Unfortunately the online user guide does little to answer my questions. For instance, I went on a 5 mile hike but by the end the triton said I had walked 11 miles??
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Overall 2
2.0

Look elsewhere - Poor user interface / Poor documentation

J. Thompson, Amazon
5 June 2009
  • Summary: First of all, I'm an experienced GPS user who has owned 5 other GPS systems including two others from Magellan. The Triton 300 was hands-down the worst to use. The user interface is poorly thought out and unintuitive which is really a problems since the user manual and on line documentation is...
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Overall 2
2.0

What a POS!!!

Desert Rat, Amazon
8 January 2009
  • Summary: After 3 hours of frustration I could not get a map to load. In fact, I could not even get a map out of NatGeo's TOPO in the correct format to load on the Triton 300. Neither the Magellan manual nor the NatGeo manual have instructions for formatting the map to export it to the device.
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Overall 2
2.0

No maps, no software, no support...

gGuthrie, Amazon
11 January 2008
  • Summary: The unit looks great from a feature list, but ... too many gaps to really be useful (yet?). The ads all tout the ability to have great detailed maps downloaded, but in fact there are no current maps available, and Magellan support says "no information" on possible availability dates.
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Overall 2
2.0

Wait for bugs to be worked out or buy another brand

R. Coburn, Amazon
7 January 2008
  • Summary: After approximately 20 hours of using the Triton 300 in the field, these are my impressions. The good: Quick to power up and initialize. Rugged construction and feel of case. Clear bright screen. Navigation fairly easy and intuitive. Good battery life.
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Overall 2
2.0

Firmware\Software not ready for use. Wait on purchase.

A. Kao, Amazon
1 January 2008
  • Summary: Nothing but frustration. Works fine for a few hours and then constantly locks up (pressing any button has no effect). I wait for more than 10 minutes and it still does not do anything. Ended up having to reboot by removing the batteries...
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Overall 2
2.0

Not User Friendly

Mel, Amazon
1 January 2008
  • Summary: This is my first GPS, and I have no idea how to use it. It has already locked up when reviewing the features with the instruction manuel. This product maybe better for somebody with more experience, but I will be purchasing something more use friendly.
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Overall 2
2.0

Totally useless out of the box

Rainybeat, Amazon
29 December 2007
  • Summary: Rather than go into the hairy details of the two days that I spent trying to get this piece of junk to work, I will just outline some of the many flaws it has. - The included base map is useless, providing no topographic information and showing only the largest highways and roads in the United...
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