Magellan Triton 1500

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I was looking for a color mapping GPS that I could…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $200

I was looking for a color mapping GPS that I could load topographical maps on. I couldn't stomach the price of a Garmin Colorado or Oregon and to upgrade the other Garmins to get the topo maps cost about the same as a Colorado.

After fruitlessly searching for a used Colorado I stumbled upon the Magellan. I read a little bit about it and it sounded like exactly what I was looking for. It is a color mapping GPS and you can download satellite images and topo maps from National Geographic for $1 a quad , or spend $25 and get a cd of the entire US albeit at a larger scale 1:24,000 for quads or 1:100,000 for cd. Plus they have a program for you computer to let you manage everything on you GPS. I have used it a few times an I love it.

An especially neat feature is the elevation chart for your tracks. It lets you draw a route and then see via chart the elevation changes. Very very cool GPS for about half the price of the top end Garmin.

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Get National Geographic Topo! maps on a GPS! This Magellan receiver delivers powerful high-tech tools and legendary navigational performance.


Reinventing handheld GPS it's the first of its kind: touch screen control, built-in voice recorder and LED flashlight. SD-card expandability to add unlimited detailed maps and user generated content. Rugged, waterproof and amazingly easy to use, control advanced features with a touch.

- Altrec Outdoors

Instead of laboriously typing notes about a waypoint, you can just record audio notes about a specific location when you use the Magellan Triton 1500 GPS. The touch screen makes it quick and painless to find the info you need, while SD-card compatibility allows you to upload detailed topographic maps, marine cartography, and National Geographic maps. The Triton 1500 GPS' built-in, low-battery-consumption LED flashlight comes in handy when you're camping, and the IPX-7 waterproof rating takes the worries out of bringing this Magellan GPS on kayak, canoe, and wet-weather adventures. The integrated, high-sensitivity antenna receives signals in canyons, dense forest, and under heavy cloud cover.