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Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land' started by ozbikedude, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude so little time

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    :1drink Magellan triton 400 thoughts please are they the go?
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    desert dog scrub basher

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  3. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude so little time

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    you got a boat??:1drink i got the gps now trying to work out how to use it!
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  4. desert dog

    desert dog scrub basher

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    nah, semi retired :jack

    but good friends of ya mayor, can borrow his :freaky

    know a copper up there as well (x tuna farm diver)

    hey remember the bands xamount or the resinators 1985 'ish. :lol3

    doing lakes to childra rock hole around aug.

    u keen ???:ricky
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  5. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Anecdotal info suggests they are not as robust as the Garmin units, more warranty claims and such, also LCD screen which is not as good in daylight as TFT.


    BurnieM should be able to be more specific, and this should be moved to the GPS forum.
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  6. hoyks

    hoyks Tightass KLR rider

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    I have one and I’m not a huge fan of it. The original firmware wasn't the easiest to use, the recent firmware upgrade makes it better, but still not 100% happy with it. Little things like not being able to simply jump to the next waypoint when following a route and not many online resources supporting the Magellan units or being easily compatible with the Vantage Point PC software.

    I play around Geocaching and they only support Garmin, there were a few other sites that I have visited that don’t support the Magellan format either. Magellan guarded their operating system too well, so no one else bothered making anything compatible with them.

    The unit works well, just not as well as I had hoped. It was useless with the supplied map too. I got a copy of OliverK shonky maps from GPSOZ that work well, They are derived from the Auslig 1:50 000maps and had all the tracks marked that I rode on out west.

    Here is my mount, GPS held on with velcro and it doesn't go anywhere. For power I use the USB lead that comes with the unit and plug it into a 12V-USB adaptor I stole from my daughter's DS.
    [​IMG]
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  7. Tagati

    Tagati tEAM iDIOT

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    Magellan is the Apple of the GPS world
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  8. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude so little time

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    sounds good but will be in qld in august,bugga:wink:
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  9. BurnieM

    BurnieM Nipple boy

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    Have a look at the Garmin GPSmap 60Cx
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    Tagati tEAM iDIOT

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    Now that's what I'm talking about. I love mine. honestly for me its perfect
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  11. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude so little time

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    thanks for the replies ,i have the triton 400 already (birthday present)just askin about the is all!:1drink
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    happy birthday dude :freaky

    bugga, aug is just a test run for anne beadell hwy, maybe in early sept ? :loaded
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  13. hoyks

    hoyks Tightass KLR rider

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    Have you had a look at the forum, there seems to be a forum for everything these days, it addressed a few of my problems;
    http://www.tritonforum.com/forum/

    I loaded the latest version of VantagePoint (VP) the other week and had real issues. VP would continually die whenever I tried to modify any files, and that was if I could get it to run at all.

    The fix is to run the update file which will uninstall most of the files. Then you have to manually remove all VP or Magellan files you can find on the computer. I had to do it twice as each time I found more. Once that was done, reinstall VP and it should run OK, I then transfered my custom maps back across from the GPS.
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