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2009

Magellan Triton 2000 Handheld GPS review
Written by Jason Elliot   
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Geocaching has blown-up in popularity recently due to the preciseness with today's GPS technology. Geocachers young and old are venturing out to find caches while voiding pesky muggles. A top-quality handheld GPS will increase your geocaching success and make the whole experience more enjoyable.

Megallan's top-of-the-line GPS, Triton 2000, is jammed with user-friendly features making it one of the better choices for geocaching. Packed into the medium orange-colored case of the Magellan Triton 2000 is:

  • 2.7 inch touch screen
    2 megapixel camera
    flashlight and voice recorder
    3-axis electronic compass
    Basic mapping of all 50 U.S. states

The Magellan Triton 2000 is easy to use. The touch screen is manipulated with a small stylus that is stored in the GPS. There are two main screens that control the functions of the Triton 2000, options and menu. There is a 8-way directional pad to operated the Triton 2000 instead of through the touch screen.

Magellan has designed the screens to be pretty intuitive for setting waypoint and working with your routes. The Triton 2000 has a built in 2 megapixel camera which stores the exact location where a picture is taken. The built-in flashlight is nice when geocaching and looking in tree trunks and other areas that may be darker even in the daylight.

What is Geocaching

Geocaching.com says...

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online.

There are a few drawbacks to the Triton 2000. The computer interface connector cord is not a mini or micro USB. Magellan has a proprietary connector that is easy to use, but requires its own connector cord.

Magellan has not partnered with Groundspeak's Geocaching.com website to make it easy to download information to their GPS. Delorme and Garmin have established this with Groundspeak.

Magellan does not include any topographical maps with their units. The Triton line is compatible with National Geographic's topographical maps, but this will tact on another $50 to the cost.

Magellan LogoThe Magellan Triton 2000 is easy to use and robust in features. It has a few shortcoming related to its mapping and connectivity, but the pluses far outweigh the minuses for a high-end GPS. The Triton 2000 has an MSRP of $399.99 and all of Magellan's GPS units carry a 1-year limited warranty.


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Jason Elliot

JElliotJason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of OutdoorInformer.com. Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to Examiner.com, Trails.com and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with OutdoorInformer.com.

Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from La Roche College.

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