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Magellan Triton 500

Discontinued. Browse our selection of other handheld units here>>

Advanced full-color navigation that's amazingly easy! 3-axis electronic compass and built-in barometer offer enhanced navigation capabilities. SD-card compatibility enables use of unlimited optional detailed maps and other user generated content. Rugged and waterproof to take you anywhere

Magellan Triton reinvents handheld GPS. Amazingly easy to use, Triton 500 is perfect for the first-time GPS user. And the full-color display, SD-card compatibility, enhanced features, fast signal acquisition, reliable signal lock and precision positioning make Triton 500 an excellent choice for the advanced navigator.

The smartly designed interface with simple menus and intuitive button and scroll pad control make navigation fun and effortless. The full-color crystal clear display shows all your maps and navigation information in brilliant, easy-to-view graphics. Instantly see all your maps, locations and saved tracks and waypoints with just a click or two. Unlike other complicated devices that require you to scroll through page after page, Triton 500 gets you to the information you want with a few keystrokes.

SD-card compatibility maximizes your navigation capability. Add an unlimited amount of marine cartography and topographic maps navigate all your outdoor, boating . 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 with customizable multi-layer overlays and much more.

Exclusive VantagePointT software enables easy management of maps, user generated content, updates and upgrades on your PC. View saved routes and tracks. Customize them for future trips or create new ones.

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 500 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 on any adventure.

The advanced features are also easy to use. 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. And much more.

Triton is built on the experience of hundreds of thousands of GPS users and nearly 20 years of precision positioning technology from Magellan: the first name in navigation.


Amazing ease-of-use - Reinventing handheld GPST, simple menus, instant access buttons, intuitive scroll pad and crystal clear graphics let you navigate without the need for a Ph.D.
3-axis electronic compass - Clearly see your direction no matter how you hold your GPS, even when standing still
Barometer - Sensitive barometric pressure readings offer advance notice of changing weather and assists in providing accurate elevation
Full-color 2.2" display - The large display shows maps, simple menus, navigation screens and other data in brilliant color
SD-card compatibility - An invaluable feature enables you to use an unlimited amount of map data for topographic, marine and vehicle navigation. Store tracks, routes, geocaches and more
Add detailed maps - Upload optional marine cartography, topographic maps, and more, including the highly-detailed and feature-packed National Geographic Maps to the available memory or SD card
Built-in maps - Basemap of the 48 contiguous United States, Alaska, and Canada (major highways, city centers, parks, lakes and more) plus worldwide geographic boundaries
Points of interest - Preprogrammed points of interest include parks, city centers, airports, historical monuments and more
3-meter accuracy - SiRFstar III chipset and integrated multidirectional antennae offer superior GPS accuracy using the Wide Area Augmentation System

Unit's Accessories
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user's manual

triton 500

In the Box:
• Triton 500
• USB data cable
• VantagePoint software
• Quick reference guide, manual on CD-ROM

Rubber armored impact-resistant plastic, water-resistant seal, IPX-7
Base Map
Built-in basemap of Contiguous U.S., Alaska, Canada and Worldwide Geographic Boundaries
"4.65" x 2.16" x 1.22"
6.6 oz (187.1 g) - w/ battery
2.2" (5.59cm) diagonal, QVGA (240 x 320) resolution, LED backlit
SD Card
Data Storage
Secure Digital (SD) Card
Built-in multidirectional patch
Nine direct-access keys
Operating Range
14 to 140°F (-10 to 60°C)

TrueFix™ 14 channels, WAAS/EGNOS
Acquisition Time
Hot: 20 seconds, Cold: 60 seconds, Initial: 2 minutes
Update Rate
Once per second
3 to 5 meters (10 - 16 feet) - WAAS/EGNOS, < 7 meters (15 feet) - GPS only
English and French
Coordinate Systems
Latitude/Longitude and UTM

Two AA Batteries (not included)
Battery Life
10 hours

Magellan Triton 500

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