Magellan Triton 2000

The top-end Magellan unit has a large, clear screen and works with touch-screen technology as well as with the normal menus and joystick. It’s quite a lump in the hand, though, and weighs quite a bit, and like its less-expensive stablemate, it suffers from complex PC compatibility that requires exporting routes to a proprietary software before they can be downloaded to the receiver. It’s superbly featured with a camera, voice recorder, barometric altimeter and electronic compass, and it’s easy enough to use with a clear compass page and optional Topo mapping. Overall it’s a lovely bit of kit but not worth well over £500.


Size: 14.6 x 6.35 x 2.87cm
Weight: 227g
Routes/waypoints: Almost unlimited as stored on an SD card
WAAS/EGNOS-enabled: Yes
PC/Mac-compatible: PC only
Works with: Most software including Memory-Map
Other features: Electronic compass, barometric altimeter, torch, camera
Battery type/claimed life: 2xAA/10hrs 
Contact: 01621 853003

First published in Country Walking August 2009