Summary: I trusted the jis 7 certficate and thought i could roll my kayak with the gps inside my pfd's front pocket. Big mistake. That was the end of my brand new magellan 500 very short life. Contacting Magellan support was a complete waist of time.
Disappointed with the software problems and additional costs of maps.
14 September 2010
Summary: Having been a Garmin customer, this was my first brush with Magellan and I haven't been too pleased. At the outset the GPS was fine, the maps locked on. Although the build of the GPS seems very plasticky and toy like it performed fine and had a screen that was ok in bring sunlight.
Summary: I love the maps and the software... WHEN IT WORKS! Had to return to Magellan for freezing screen on start up got a replacement that would not connect to satelites and another replacement finally works!! ... Goes through batteries very fast also
Summary: The Triton 500 that I purchased was absolute junk. It lasted about 2 days before the software issues began. I read about some software glitches back in 2007 which cause the screen to freeze. Well guess what? The software has not been fixed yet.
Summary: The Magellan Triton 500 GPS performs the most rudimentary of functions well, but fails to offer much in the way of advantages over the competition. As a very basic GPS, the Triton 500 does its job adequately.
Summary: I bought the Magellan Trition 500 because it provides many features for a comparable low price. Due to this, I considered it initially a good deal. However, my main purpose for this GPS device was to use it for geotagging.
Summary: I bought the Magellan Triton 500 because everything I read said it was easy for a beginner to use. After I bought it, I discovered it doesn't yet have maps that will give auto routing AND living in MI, I would have to spend $80 for a southern Michigan National Geographic map(where I live) and...
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.
"Seamless Convergence between Software & Hardware" (Windows software)
B. Guvenir "gshot.com", Amazon
9 January 2008
Summary: The brochure for the new Triton GPS units says "Seamless Convergence between Software & Hardware". As a Mac user that sounded like a great deal: a GPS that works with no problems or crashes and is completely plug & play, drag and drop! However the brochure was misleading.
GPS Magellan Triton 500 : utilisation très complexe!
29 August 2009
Summary: Nous l'avons acheté en remplacement d'un autre GPS de Magellan que le fabricant n'a pas voulu remplacer, au prix de faveur de 229€. Il était annoncé comme très convivial, d'utilisation intuitive etc..
Pros: Peu encombrant
Cons: Utilisation trop complexe - Pas de boîtier de fixation sur le cadre d'un VTT