Summary: I picked up this GPS for use on my bicycling trips on road and on local trails. I am not demanding on my bike GPS, and essentially use it as a bicycle computer that tracks distance, pace, etc. while giving me the bonus of an idea where I am (since I have NO innate sense of direction).
Summary: The GPS is actually a pretty nice piece of equipment- once you go online and download all the updates for it. The problem I have was I ordered the package deal with mapping software. Nat Geo maps no longer exists and I had a bunch of credits for map purchasing that I could no longer renew.
I had hoped that this would be a good, easy to use, entry level GPS. Not so much.
Timothy B. Riley, Amazon
28 March 2009
Summary: I own many GPS units and I use them in many of my hobbies, especially geocaching. I am always on the lookout for an entry level unit to recommend to those who are interested in taking up the hobby. In the past I have been telling people that low-end Garmins are the way to go.
Summary: I have to admit, I didn't use this Triton as it was intended, that is, while hiking. Instead, I tried it out on a cross-country car trip. On the plus side, it looks good and rugged, and the ability to download maps is great. However, it had many minuses.
Summary: All the other reviewers comments are valid, the software is difficult to use, the GPSr itself is difficult to use, and there are a lot of shutdowns and "outdoornav.exe" errors. The base map is extremely basic. The Nat Geo Topo! maps look great on here, but I couldn't find any other maps that worked.
Summary: I agree with the other reviewers except I haven't experienced software crashes yet. Let me list the ways I hate thee, Triton 400: Very poor customer support, nearly non-existent. Odometer inaccurate as stated by others. It can be off by 20% or more.