Summary: Bought this unit refurbished after reading about twenty reviews but was a little leery of what to expect. Have been working with the Triton 500 for about a week and after some want to send it back moments I got the feel of it. Very strong reception at all locations I have been. Great on land or water. Has way more operations then I will ever use for every day hunting and scouting.
Summary: bought this unit for use in rough mountain country and has lived up to my expectation in every way - have loaded with national geographic maps which work very well - have not found any places that it will not pick up signal and it is very easy to use - have dropped unit several times and has not hurt the performance any - would highly recommend unit for all types of use
Summary: The GPS that I have is well worth the money. I am a member of a K-9 search and rescue team. We use GPS devices extensively. This one has the same features as many higher priced ones and so much easier to use. If you need a GPS I highly recommend this one. You will not go wrong for the price.
Excellent unit. Waterproof, TOPO ready. AA batteries. A+++
20 September 2011
Summary: Excellent Starter GPS. I use for hiking. Doesnt have any of the fancy (not needed) features. runs a very long time on 2 AA batteries. Google "maps 4 me" and you will find excellent topo maps for the triton for just 13.95/year unlimited downloads. Overall this is EXCELLENT dont pass it up for a 450.00 garmin. These do the job and are rugged and waterproof.
Summary: The device is very accurate. The topo usa map that was sold by Magellan for this device could use some improvement. The maps are off for some areas by 300 feet. I use it mostly for geocaching and it takes me directly to the spot (within 3 feet accuracy). The battery life is a little short with the backlight on. I turned off the backlight to conserve power and the batteries have so far lasted for over 6 hours and they are still half full.
Summary: I have owned numerous handheld gps', Magellan, Garmin and the like. The Triton 500, is what I find as the best all-around gps device for my activities. I whitewater raft the rivers of the Pacific northwest, about 350 miles a year. I have owned three Triton 500 models. The first took an oar into the screen, the second went swimming (waterproof but still sinks), and now the third with a stronger mount to keep it steady.