Pros The accuracy seems to be good.
Cons One needs to know the basics before you use the Triton. I didn't. There was not a definition of terms and the conventions take a lot of getting used to. I read the entire users manual twice and still am confused after trying all week.
Summary If and when I get used to the Triton 400, I may change my rating, but thus far it is a very difficult device to start using with little knowledge of waypoints, geocaches, etc. The instructions on how to use the thing are pitiful for a novice like me.
Pros easy to read
very easy to load maps.. just put them on a sd card and your on your way. no need to hook up to computer.
easy to use once you update to 1.78 firmware
Cons battery lasts on average about 8 to 10 hours.
before the 1.78 firmware it was harder to move around in the menus..
Summary i got this for geocaching and with the geocaching feature it does just that. i had the garmin legend and it just stoped working one day so i bought this one.
Pros The product DOES work as advertised; a few updates need to happen, but once done, you'll be happy. Try this website: http://www.jungleghost.com/ and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Cons Perhaps a little bulky. Other than that...
Pros Nice bright display, quick to acquire satellites, easy to use tracks and trails. On line FAQ helps since instructions are useless.
Cons Instructions pretty much useless. Even after several conversations with tech support I still cannot get most maps to display. A battery hog, does not get the 10 hours advertised. Mini buttons a pain to use. Route planning difficult.
Summary Given the other problems, I would probably still be okay with the unit if I could get maps to show. The maps are present on the SD card, but the unit cannot use them. This makes it overall pretty useless for my needs. Several messages and a phone call to tech support has failed to address the problem.After wasting my time with tech support, I finally, through trial and error, got some maps to work sort of. It actually works okay once you get the maps in. If I was looking to buy, though, I would avoid the headache of trying to get maps to work and buy a user friendly unit.
Updated on Sep 22, 2010
Pros aquires sats very fast.
Cons Compass does not work, not very accurate, loading maps is horrible (if you can get them to load), Customer service reps are horrible foriegn workers that do not speak English, not user freindly at all, this unit eats batteries for breakfast.
Summary I bought this unit to replace my old Garmin legend that I bought at WalMart cheap 10 years ago. That Garmin unit still works like new after 10 years of hard use, but lacks modern features, so I decided to try the Magellan Triton.
I simply like to map out my tracks on 4x4 trips, and upload them to TOPO maps on my computer. Sounds pretty straight forward right? Well not with this unit. I can't imagine anything being as user unfreindly as this POS. Features on the unit a slowly ceasing to function, so the quality is bad. I called customer service twice, but I guess you need to speak Punjabi or Chinese to get answers. Do not waste your hard earned money like I did.