Magellan Triton 1500 GPS review

Disappointing GPS unit

Our rating 
1.5 out of 5 star rating 1.5
GBP £340.00 RRP | USD $449.99
Magellan Triton 1500 GPS

Our review

Serious reliability and touchscreen troubles mar what could be a useful, tough unit for mountain biking
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The Triton is a touchscreen unit, with additional buttons and click pad controls. There’s a useful hold function and a stylus has been supplied to resolve the issue of touchscreens and gloves – but it’s the size of a large toothpick and quickly vanished into the grass.

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We had ongoing issues with software freezes that were not resolved at the time of print, and Magellan have lost their UK distributor recently, so we struggled to obtain full support for the unit.

Otherwise, initial impressions were okay. Mapping is clear and the Triton takes SD cards for route uploads. It runs off easily sourced AA batteries, and weighs in at 227g.

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Unfortunately the bike mount is an unstable arrangement that positions the unit uncomfortably high, making it dificult to see, and we weren’t sure how much use the built-in audio recorder, LED torch and MP3 player would be on the trail.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Triton 1500 (09)
Brand Magellan

Weight (g) 227
Dimensions 145x65x30mm
Battery Life 10
Battery Details 2x AA (included)
Accessories Options: AC Power Adaptor (€20), bicycle mount (€40),
Features Features GPS, SD card compatible, external antenna connector, compass, barometer, MP3 player, voice recorder, LED torch, audio jack