Summary: I've owned my 500 now for almost 4 years and am still happy with it. I've read all the horror stories here and am not sure what half of them are talking about. Mine came with a USA topo map that I had to install online.
Summary: I purchased this with a gift card and did not have high hopes for the price but was surprised by its features.It makes a great beginner GPS and also has GeoCache capabilities. Its water proof up to 3M and feels solid in your hand. I also use the altimeter feature quite a bit which is nice.
Summary: We bought this GPS receiver about a month ago primarily for GeoCaching and are very pleased with the purchase. The unit has worked flawlessly and we haven't had any trouble with the Vantage Point software as others have complained about.
Summary: This item arrived in a reasonable time and seems to work correctly. However, the readings are not very steady on it, and the elevation can vary by a few feet as you hold it. It can also move several feet up or down while you move horizontally, but it seems to settle back to a normal reading after...
Summary: This GPS unit turned out to be much more flimsy and fragile than most hand held GPS units I have tried. The overall body of the unit is formed from cheap plastic and the battery door cover is very flimsy and does not fit or close very well. The unit is very light weight and just feels fragile.
Summary: I purchased this GPSr directly from Magellan at a discounted price after sending in our old eXplorist 210. I had some serious heartburn after making the purchase because the reviews aren't very good for the unit. However, after getting set up, I must disagree.
I have three of these units and another Triton 400,…
11 January 2010
Excerpt: I have three of these units and another Triton 400, all of which I have used with the Boy Scouts and in numerous situations at Camps, on trails, on backroads, at Camporees, and in Troop Committee Meetings.
Summary: I read a lot of the negative reviews here, and frankly, didn't experience any of the problems noticed. I think this is important to note in the context of the amazon vine program, where I got this for free to review. Most of non-vine, negative reviews are 1+ years old.