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Gear for the Boundary Waters, Quetico, and Canoe Camping Locations
Magellan Triton 500 GPS Receiver
Get National Geographic Topo! maps on a GPS! This compact Magellan receiver delivers ease of use, advanced features and precise navigation. Bright, sunlight-readable and scratch-resistant screen is easy to view in almost any light. Powerful processor handles dynamic routing and multi-tasking with ease; finger-friendly user interface makes navigation a snap. Digital compass determines accurate direction of travel and allows user to sight and navigate precise bearings. Barometric altimeter analyzes pressure differences to determine accurate elevation; pressure tracking helps user forecast weather conditions. Expandable memory via SD cards (sold separately) allows storage of maps, audio, pictures and more. Imports maps from Magellan MapSend product series as well as popular software like National Geographic TOPO and Mountain Dynamics. Triton 500's rugged rubberized housing is easy to grip; strap loop facilitates attachment to packs or clothing. Waterproof construction keeps unit functioning; meets IEC 60529 lPX7 standards (submersible to 1m for 30 min.). Strong SiRFstarIII chipset provides rapid satellite fix and position lock in narrow valleys, dense woodlands and urban jungles. WAAS-enabled (Wide Area Augmentation System) receiver delivers accuracy to within 10 ft. in North America. Comes with preloaded basemap of the continental United States, Alaska and Canada along with a catalog of major points of interest. Receiver powered by two AA batteries (sold separately).