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. Vantage Point aerial software that came with it told me that my GPS was past the date of available registration!!!!!!!
I had hoped that this would be a good, easy to use, entry level GPS. Not so much.
Timothy B. Riley, Amazon
1 February 2011
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. Still, I am always willing to try something new.
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. When it arrived, the rubbery black trim around the edge was already permanently bent. That was more of a cosmetic problem than anything else, but annoying.
Summary: What I Like: Easy to figure out (mostly) the GPSr itself; small; accuracy; different mode (geocaching, etc); expandable memory slot (SD card); rugged; water proof; What I DON'T Like: Very basic base map; hard to figure out program to install on PC that came with the GPSr; the program to that came with the GPSr is ONLY compatible with PC!
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). Unfortunately, the Magellan Triton is barely adequate for either function.
Pros: Has the potential to do everything you'd need in a handheld GPS. Can use it in a basic fashion without much difficulty.
Cons: Nothing but irratic behavior. been returned once, Will not maintain a track. to sleep when it wakes up it finds the Sat's agian and bango strings the track. batteries last one day. can't depend on it doing what it is supposed to do. Sorry Magellan
Summary: Perhaps many of you may already know this, but there's no easy way of getting street maps on the Triton. I have no idea about the bugginess because I had no opportunity to use it. This is only for the person wanting to use a GPS for the outdoors.
Cons: One needs to know the basics before you use the Triton. I didn't. There was not a definition of terms and the conventions take a lot of getting used to. I read the entire users manual twice and still am confused after trying all week.