Magellan Meridian Color
I really like the hardware, sturdy, water resistant, nice color screen and the views are clear and readable.
The map software, specifically MapSend Topo, leaves much to be desired. The data is inaccurate, and useful only for car navigation. I found the map data at times to be as much as 1/4 mile off.
Even with the highway data, I find myself "off-roading" while travelling down the interstate.
I also found the altimeter readings to be inaccurate, give readings of up to 100' elevation while my feet were in the Pacific Ocean.
Their customer support is also virtually non-responsive.
I have been asking about software updates for over two years, but do not even receive replies from my queries.
Unfortunately, I am stuck with it for now.
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The clear choice for the serious navigator, Magellan® Meridian Color GPS presents all your info with vivid color and amazing accuracy. Bright, 16-color display with 120 x 160 pixel resolution is easy to read when navigating on land or on water. Stores up to 20 routes with 500 waypoints and 2,000 finer track points to retrace your route with utmost ease. Large 16 MB database also includes in-depth information on U.S. cities, highways, parks, political boundaries, airports and more. Increase your mapping detail by downloading street-level maps on an optional Magellan SD memory card. Great for on-the-water navigation, this compact handheld unit is encased in waterproof rubber and it even floats! Detailed database features fixed nautical information such as buoys, lighthouses, known obstructions, wrecks and much more. Customize the display to your preference to include the map, compass, bearing, direction, speed and more! Multi-lingual formats, English, French, German, Swedish, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch. Meridian Color is intuitive and easy to use; all major functions are described in step-by-step instructions in the built-in Help database. Closeout.
Magellan's Meridian Color is a top-of-the-line, GPS receiver and the first handheld to present all your positioning and navigational information in full color. A great choice for the serious navigator, this GPS offers superior tracking and 3-meter accuracy, with an extensive, 16 MB, built-in mapping database that provides an easy way to view your location, heading and route on a large, high contrast, high color 120 x 160 pixel display.
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