Summary: i use it in my fishing boat and record my fishing spots that are good so that i can go back to them. but i had to order a manual to take with me in the boat to read how to record and store the information.
I am writing in response to the question about changing…
20 January 2010
Excerpt: I am writing in response to the question about changing the time settings on the Triton 400 units. There is a series of steps, a bit confusing and not easily remembered, described in the owners' manual. Downloading the upgraded firmware is a good place to start, but some of this involves a steep learning curve.
Summary: Let me first start by saying that YES, you DO NEED to do a software AND firmware upgrade to get this thing to work. It took me about 10 minutes and a couple tries to upgrade the GPS, and it seems that it actually did two upgrades, a software upgrade AND a firmware upgrade (not sure what the difference is).
Summary: UPDATE 11-30-2009: I initially gave this unit a rating of 3 stars. I am upgrading it to 4 stars because of a firmware upgrade that vastly improved the speed of the unit and eliminated issues I saw with VantagePoint. That said, I am leaving my original write-up intact. --- I am an avid geocacher, and I have other hand-held units by Garmin and DeLorme. I have never used a Magellan GPS though I have friends who have used an Explorist for years with reasonable results.
Summary: Like another reviewer, I found my Triton gps with adventure pack reduced at a local big name retailer for $99.00 and I bought the only one they had. It's interesting to note that I've been in four stores by this same retailer looking for one for my son and only the one store I bought mine from had it reduced to $99.00 while the other three were still selling it for $196.00.
Summary: My experience with the Triton 400 has been a good one. It was a little difficult at first to get working with my PC, but I managed to get it working. I honestly don't load up much into it except geocaches and track my hikes with the dog and my MTN biking routes... The large scale maps are ok, but I don't end up using them... What I use the unit for is simple geocaching locating and have been able to locate over 20 geocaches with this unit to date.
Summary: The Magellan Triton 400 is a very easy to use GPS with most of the features and functionality you would expect to find on higher priced units. My needs in a handheld GPS are fairly basic since we are casual hikers, however we do live very close to the Appalachian Trail in an area that has a lot of side trails, some of which are poorly marked.
Summary: First off, this model is actually not the one I bought, but is the one I wound up with. At the time I ordered the 300, it was backordered, so they sent me a more expensive 400 for no charge. No matter how much a person hates a company's customer support, you have to admit that's beyond fair. But I would definitely recommend buying this 400 over the 300, knowing what I know now. There isn't that much difference in the two.