Summary: The Magellan Triton 500 GPS contained corroded double A batteries. There was minor damage to the GPS at the contact points of the battery that were able to be cleaned. In the future, removal of the batteries should be the practice.
Summary: First off, I would recommend any hiking GPS system as a backup to a simply map and compass. That said, I want to clarify something about this particular model. This is a basic beginner's device to learn about Navigation, Waypoints, Trails, GeoCache and all the additional methods that go along with...
Summary: I hate this GPS unit. In fact, I hate Magellan. I'm a pilot and had previously purchased the Magellan GPS that is designed for airplanes. I found that it was ackward and complicated to use and I eventually just threw it out and bought a competitor's product, which I have now used happily for several...
Summary: My Magellan Explorist 600 was in the shop for a couple months before Magellan told us they weren't making them anymore and didn't have parts to fix it. Magellan said they'd give us a great deal on a Triton 500 instead. What a mistake.
Summary: I only had this for a couple of days before returning it. On the one hand, it offers many features for a relatively low price [...]. It rapidly acquired a signal and locked in from inside my house, so I can't fault the sensitivity. However, the overall fit and finish seemed poor.
Summary: I purchased the Triton 500 prior to going on vacation in Kauai, HI. I wanted to go hiking on some of the many trails. After I purchased it, I found out that it had no topos pre-loaded. Why would one buy a handheld GPS without topos.
Summary: This is my first time purchasing a hand held GPS system. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a unit, and frankly I wasn't looking for a lot of bells and whistles. In retrospect, I am happy with my purchase, however I would not spend more money for the pricier Tritons.
Summary: This is identical to the Triton 400 except that it contains a barometer for weather prediction. It is SO identical that I marked it and my Triton 400 with markers so that I know which is which.
No third-party support, bad for geocaching, mediocre battery life
Jonathan Smith, Amazon
6 June 2013
Summary: My primary gps is a Garmin 60cx. I picked this one up on sale to use as a backup GPS and (I'd hoped) to use a geocaching GPS that I could carry with me most days since it's a little more compact than the Garmin I have.
Good features, functions, and style but a few 'quirks'
6 June 2013
Summary: This is my second personal handheld consumer GPS unit. My other one was a Garmin Etrex Venture HC. Overall the Magellan compares favorably with the Garmin. I found the buttons/menu system to be fairly straight-forward. All of the buttons you need are on the bottom top of the unit easy to access.