It cost me $7 to return this product twice, the 2nd time being finale.
23 February 2013
Summary: I previously owned a Magellan Blazer 12 GPS for about 14 years that worked fantastic and still does. I wanted to upgrade to the Magellan Triton 300 and was sorely disappointed. The GPS would get a location fix, but would not set the date and time. Supposedly all I needed to do was connect it to my computer and update the software to the unit. The unit would not connect to my windows 7 computer for updating.
Summary: This SUCKS. It does not work with Apple computers, despite the fact that is says it does om the CD that comes with it. This is fraudulent. I bought is well in advance and put it away as a Christmas present for my son. aAfter Christmas, we tried to use it and just learned it does not work with Mac. I wasted 70 bucks on an eBay boat anchor.
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. The base map in the unit is very sparse, and really the unit is of little use until they get their software maps out.
Look elsewhere - Poor user interface / Poor documentation
J. Thompson, Amazon
22 April 2011
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 nearly worthless. First off the unit (which I got for Christmas) had software that was buggy and some important features did not work.
Wait for bugs to be worked out or buy another brand
R. Coburn "Robert8750", Amazon
22 April 2011
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. Compatible with National Geographic 1:24000 maps The bad: User manual is incomplete leaving out a lot of necessary information.
Firmware\Software not ready for use. Wait on purchase.
A. Kao, Amazon
22 April 2011
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... except removing the batteries causes you to loose the current trail data. This would happen daily. Work fine in the morning and then a mess by the afternoon.
Summary: j'ai du annulé la vente alors que j'avais gagné l'echère, dans le descriptif il dit avec slot sd card alors que ce modèle ne l'a pas, j'ai une réclamation du vendeur pour non paiement alors que c'est de sa faute,
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.
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. Problem two: it says it is compatible with National Geographic TOPO but when I went to buy the TOPO for the Great Lakes, it said it was not compatible with my device.