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stormcloud



Joined: Feb 15, 2007
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Location: Prince George

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:45 pm    Post subject: New Magellan Triton Reply with quote

Has anybody bought one of these yet and if so what do you think of them for geocaching. I have been eyeing them up and wondering if the features are worth the poor customer service.

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QuigleyJones



Joined: Mar 09, 2005
Posts: 135
Location: Raincouver

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:57 am    Post subject: Re: New Magellan Triton Reply with quote

Lots of info on the groundspeak forum and you may want to visit www.tritonforum.com/

I would wait before buying one
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QuigleyJones



Joined: Mar 09, 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:06 am    Post subject: Re: New Magellan Triton Reply with quote

And I should say that the general perception is that the series is bomb (until upgrades are available).
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MaliBooBoo



Joined: Jan 06, 2007
Posts: 100
Location: Kamloops

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:51 pm    Post subject: Re: New Magellan Triton Reply with quote

AAAcckkk, don't do it Tom! Haven't heard any good stuff about this one.
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stormcloud



Joined: Feb 15, 2007
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Location: Prince George

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject: Re: New Magellan Triton Reply with quote

Was just over on GC.com reading up on both the Triton and the Colorado. It looks like i will get by for a little while longer on my old Magellan 500.

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tjguy98



Joined: Aug 06, 2005
Posts: 206
Location: Maple Ridge

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:30 pm    Post subject: Re: New Magellan Triton Reply with quote

I was excited when the line was first released and signed up to the Triton Group on YahooGroups.com as there are a lot of very knowledgeable people on the forum. Unfortunately, a buggy product and almost non-existent support from Magellan using an overseas call centre has attributed to a large number of diehard Magellan fans abandoning ship.
Even the moderator of the forum, who has owned a number of Magellan products, has bailed on the brand name.

Right now Garmin is the mass market popular brand name, although it's not with out it's issues as well. One just has to sit in on the Garmin forum to hear their issues. The good thing is, Garmin is offering good product support and is releasing upgrade firm ware for their products.

Some of the Magellan Explorist line have never had any software updates and certain models are going End Of Life now as the Triton series over come the initial product shortage in the stores.

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Clan_B.



Joined: May 06, 2008
Posts: 5
Location: KAMLOOPS

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 7:08 am    Post subject: Re: New Magellan Triton Reply with quote

I own and use the Magellan Triton 400 for caching exclusively. I really like it but would not recommend it. My only complaint with it is it doesn't download from Geocaching.com I find myself manually entering co-ordinates and carrying a paper copy with me to each cache site. As you can imagine this is very time consuming and makes it difficult to be spontaneous. I am saving up to purchase the Garmin Colorado as my next GPS. Hopes this adds some food for thought.
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gotlost001



Joined: Nov 06, 2006
Posts: 95
Location: Abbotsford

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 8:08 am    Post subject: Re: New Magellan Triton Reply with quote

Can't you use gsak to load caches into your Triton? I use it with my Explorest 500.
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Clan_B.



Joined: May 06, 2008
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Location: KAMLOOPS

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 11:44 am    Post subject: Re: New Magellan Triton Reply with quote

I have tried GSAK and am finding that I can't download the cache logs. I haven't yet figured out what I am doing wrong. Someone is suggesting I don't have the correct cables; which may be true, I haven't yet confirmed. My concern at this point is do I want to invest in new cables, as well as pay monthly for GSAK, (which I'm not yet doing and am at 40 nag reminders) OR do I want to replace my GPS and cut out the middle man (GSAK.) Long term I think buying a Garmin would be more beneficial and cost effective.
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DelMarNorth



Joined: Jan 07, 2005
Posts: 6
Location: Barrie, ON for now

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: New Magellan Triton Reply with quote

GSAK purchase is a one time thing, not monthly. Cachemate and GSAK are the 2 best software deals I've used.
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goaliegirl38



Joined: Apr 19, 2008
Posts: 148
Location: Pitt Meadows, Burnaby, or driving in between

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: New Magellan Triton Reply with quote

I had been looking at upgrading to the Triton series as well, but after reading up, think I'll stick with my Explorist 400 for a while and see if the bugs get worked out.

I also use the Cachemate/GSAK combo and love it! Nice and easy to use Smile
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Technic



Joined: Feb 29, 2008
Posts: 73
Location: Kamloops

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:51 pm    Post subject: Re: New Magellan Triton Reply with quote

Hi Clan B.. Nice to see you on the BCGA site. I have been using a Garmin eTrex Vista for nearly three years and a Garmin Maps60cs for 4 months and from what I have seen on the GC.com forums, I would not trade my GPSrs for anything else. I am very happy with them both. They both work very well and never needed any upgrades.
I use GSAK, for a small annual fee and well worth every penny. Using GSAK, I can send information to my eTrex Vista, Maps60CS, and my Palm PDA, and with Cachemate for only $8.00 flat fee, I am very pleased to be paperless and caching in BC.
I have a serial cable for my eTrex Vista and a USB cable for my Maps60CS, both connected at the same time and I can, using GSAK, send information to both the GPSrs, one at a time. I then connect my Palm PDA via the USB cable and send information to that as well.
Is this a lucky combination, or a working combination by design?
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gotlost001



Joined: Nov 06, 2006
Posts: 95
Location: Abbotsford

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 5:43 am    Post subject: Re: New Magellan Triton Reply with quote

Clan. B if you are at the blitz event in Chilliwack this weekend I can show you how to load your GPS with GSAK, just let me know if you will be there so I can bring my laptop.
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Clan_B.



Joined: May 06, 2008
Posts: 5
Location: KAMLOOPS

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 12:52 pm    Post subject: Re: New Magellan Triton Reply with quote

Hello to Technic. Sounds like you might be able to help me if I decide to make my Triton 400 work.

Thanks goes to gotlost001 for the valuable info and the offer to help. Unfortunately I will not be attending the event this weekend.

Now I'm wondering if it is worth it to make the Magellan work for me, or suck up the cost and go to Garmin. Confused
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