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Magellan Triton 2000

Magellan Triton 2000
alaScore 76

107 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and screen. The build quality and value for money are also mentioned favorably, whereas the size and performance get mixed opinions.

usability, value for money, build quality, screen, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan Triton 2000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 107 reviews)

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Navigation Pal Wears Too Many Hats — GPS or Multi...

 

The Triton is a GPS unit with ADD. It can't decide whether it's a MP3 player, a 2-megapixel camera or a video player. It also suffers from some clunky design

Waterproof. Uses highly detailed National Geographic TOPO! Maps that are available by the dozen in any outdoor store. Combination GPS and multimedia device

Bulky, heavy and hard to hold. More fragile than some other models. GPS was about 30 feet off from our actual location on the provided demo map

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Magellan Triton 2000

 

In conclusion, the Triton 2000 packs a lot of functionality into a rugged, portable package. If you love the great outdoors and have been longing for a great GPS travel companion, take a chance on the Triton 2000. You won't be disappointed.

National Geographic Maps compatibleSiRF Star III GPS receiver chipsetWaterproof up to 30 min2mega-pixel cameraLED Flashlight

If you are in the market for a new GPS unit that is rugged enough that you

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Magellan Triton 2000 and 1500 Portable Handheld GPS Receivers for Outdoor Enthusiasts Review

 

Both the Triton 2000 and 1500 are portable handheld GPS receivers designed specifically for navigation by outdoors enthusiasts. They are rugged to withstand accidental impact and waterproof to IPX-7 (1m depth for 30 minutes) for their demanding...

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Magellan Triton 2000

 

Magellan Triton 2000 comes with a one-year warranty, basically the norm for GPS systems. Their FAQs page was easy to navigate and quite helpful, with the exception of the Ask Maggie feature. The answers we got from “Maggie” were not even closely...

A camera and voice recorder will add hours of enjoyment

The shorter battery life may get old fast

Unique features, like a camera and music player, add value to this GPS system.

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#1 choice for use off-roading.

 

If you want an extremely accurate mapping system to use while engaged in outdoor activities like hiking, 4 wheeling, fishing, hunting, or geo-caching, this unit is unbeatable when combined with the NG Topo maps. I've spent the past 3 years mapping 4...

Only GPS that uses actual USGS topo maps. Extreme accuracy. Seamless transfer of NG Topo maps with highlighted trails from my laptop. I can now see instantly if I make a wrong turn on the trail. Even my techno-phobic wife uses this GPS with ease

Screen size is wonderful for hiking, but a larger screen version would be nice for those of us who drive & monitor the GPS at the same time

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So much promised, so little delivered.

 

I almost bought this in late 2007, but found out about the problems. After consulting with a retailer I totally trusted, I bought one in May 2008, after they were allegedly "fixed". If Magellan made cars, it's like selling one with only two wheels,...

Displays USGS 1:24,000 topo maps. It's why I bought it, the only one on the market (at the time) to do so. For hiking, it has performed well. Excellent signal lock, great accuracy

Has alleged features that just don't seem to work. Updates have not helped. No street level software. Magellan customer service is just UNREAL. At times, the language barrier makes it impossible to even describe the problem

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forget buying this

 

i bought triton 2000, & what a disappointment. I called customer care and ask about a topo map with all the us on it instead of buying many expensive maps. They told me about mapsend and then when i bought it, just a few days later they say "oops,...

good, if you like a lousy basemap

poor map choices, way too costy to upgrade. if u are planning to hike all over usa, you better add $1000 or more to your trip because that is the least it will cost for the maps. At retail that only covers 10 nat geo maps of 50, and all the accuterra

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Released with numerous bugs. Do not buy it!

 

Beautiful screen, touch screen, use of NG Topo maps

Buggy, crashes a lot, difficult to setup, SLOW interface

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Amazon review summary for Magellan Triton 2000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of Magellan Triton 2000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, build quality, screen, design

51% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan Triton 2000 Waterproof Hiking GPSMagellan Triton 2000 Handheld GPS - 90-Day Warranty *RemanufacturedTriton 2000 Handheld GPS (Manufacturer Reconditioned)

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Triton 2000

 

I'm going for a Garmin this time!

The camera takes nice pictures.

It works intermittently. The compass does not seem to work. The buttons work off and on. The touch screen is about the same. I will have to return it to the store. Today it would not even track me driving down the road. I emailed tech support and the...

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Product Specifications

Reinventing handheld GPS, the Triton 2000 is the first of its kind, ultimate outdoor GPS. Amazingly easy to use, the large, 2.7" color touch screen makes it simple to navigate the intuitive menus and control navigation features with a touch. Use exclusive VantagePoint software to easily manage and upload detailed maps, user generated content, updates and upgrades on your PC. View saved routes and tracks. Customize them for future trips or create new ones. Use your own SD-cards, up to 4 GB, to save photos and sounds, store routes and waypoints and add an unlimited number of detailed maps. It's easy to expand your navigation capabilities with optional topographic maps, marine cartography, and other applications. Find your way on all your outdoor adventures. Plus, Triton is the first handheld GPS to offer compatibility with National Geographic maps. These highly detailed nation-wide topographic maps based on USGS 1:24.000 series quads, offer seamless scalability, multi-layer overlays and much more. Use the 2 mega pixel camera to capture images of your journey. Snap a shot of the amazing view, your adventuring companions and your found geocache or favorite campsite to attach to a waypoint or just to capture the moment. Share your images with friends and family, download the pictures to your PC for posting to the Web, email friends and family or create prints. Record audio notes for waypoints and play them back with the built-in microphone and speaker. A powerful, low battery consumption LED flashlight helps you find your way in the dark: an invaluable tool for camping and other outdoor recreation. Additional advanced features include a 3-axis electronic compass and built-in barometer. The electronic compass shows your direction even when standing still and no matter how you hold the unit. The barometer gives you advance notice on the changing weather and helps provide a highly accurate elevation reading. Triton is designed for precision navigation, offering the fastest GPS positioning acquisition in the industry with the SiRFstarIII chipset. An integrated high-sensitivity antenna provides reliable signal reception even in heavy cloud cover, canyons or deep woods. Built-in signal augmentation reception (WAAS/EGNOS) provides 3-meter accuracy. Rugged and waterproof, your Triton is built to withstand intense use, accidental impact and immersion in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes (IPX-7). It's ready to guide you across any terrain in the great outdoors. Touch-screen technology makes it easy to use all the advanced features. View the elevation profile for the trail ahead (or any route) or even the track you just traveled. See the precise time of sunrise/sunset any day of the year. Get a calculation of the best hunting and fishing time.

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:2.7"
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9 cm
Resolution:320 x 240

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.1in
Height:5.7in
Weight:7.7oz
Width:2.6in

GPS Software

Maps Included:48 United States / Alaska / Canada

GPS System

Connectivity:USB
GPS Functions / Services:Bearing / Distance / Electronic compass / Heading/Electronic compass
Receiver:14 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking
SBAS:EGNOS / WAAS/WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Manufacturer:Magellan Navigation
Model:2000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Magellan Triton

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:40
Waypoints:2000
Waypoints per route:50