Take a hike with the Magellan Triton and National Geographic

Magellan announces its new line of Triton handheld GPS devices with National Geographic topographic maps.

Magellan Triton 2000
Magellan Triton 2000 Magellan

Magellan must be one happy camper, as the veteran GPS manufacturer has teamed up with National Geographic for its new line of outdoor handheld GPS devices. The Magellan Triton series includes five models--the Triton 300, 400, 500, 1500, and 2000--and are compatible with National Geographic's topographic maps. Prior to this, you could only download waypoints and routes to the company's other handheld GPS devices, but now you can get full-color maps. Just be aware that these are sold separately by National Geographic, though the Triton quintet comes preloaded with Magellan's topographic maps. Other highlights include touch-screen controls, an electric compass, built-in LED flashlight, and the ability to record and attach audio to waypoint files. The flagship model, the Magellan Triton 2000, even has a built-in 2-megapixel camera. Ooo-la-la...fancy! The Triton series will be available starting in September.

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