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Explorist 710 vs. Triton 2000
February 24, 2011
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Flashlight... :dry:

February 23, 2011
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Hi,

The new eX are fancy, look and feel better, have better maps and overlay possibilities, are made for caching, have a better cam, audio recorder and barometer with a memory...

But the Triton 2000 also has stuff I really miss on the eX:

- Buttons to handle the unit with gloves
- An external antenna jack
- Earphone jacks
- a stylus
- a cursor to zoom to, and display info on the maps under it
- you can scroll on it without - creating a go-to or selecting something unintentionally
- you can easily select a POI on it without zooming in to 10ft

But overall the advantages of the eXx10 are bigger and I leave my Triton at home. Maybe for biking I'll buy the 310, as it has buttons.

BR
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February 23, 2011
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I am keeping my Triton at least for now. To get a trade in using a very old GPS unit for a new GPS unit is hard to pass up.

February 23, 2011
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Caotix wrote:

Come on guys, the Triton2000 is a great piece.
It has a connection for external antenna,
It has a separate earphone plug,
I HAVE IT! and don't wait for 4 weeks now to get my X710.

No, just kidding,
I think, for me the T2000 wasn't such bad, i still can do with it all I want do do, at least most of it, OK, some of it. :silly:

Don't get me wrong - I love my Tritons and I believe they are excellant units, which I why I've kept all 3 of mine. However, once you pick up the eX610 or eX710 then the Triton pales in comparison. A friend of mine has the Garmin 60Csx and the 62st and I've put my Triton 1500 up again it dozens of time and I'd take my T1500 over the 60 or 62 any day, especially with the Satellite maps that I've made with TritonRMP and Mobac. We tried some with the Garmin and because of the lower screen resolution the Garmin couldn't compare. But then I had to opportunity to test the eX610, before its release, and then the eX710 and the honest truth is, yes, sometimes I have my Triton 1500 mounted on the dash of my Jeep or one of my T400s on the handle bars of my dirt bike or ATV, however, as my primary GPS I haven't used anything but the eX-Series units (610, 710 and now 310) since...

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February 23, 2011
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Looks like I will pull out the old platinum out and do a trade in.

February 23, 2011
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Come on guys, the Triton2000 is a great piece.
It has a connection for external antenna,
It has a separate earphone plug,
I HAVE IT! and don't wait for 4 weeks now to get my X710.

No, just kidding,
I think, for me the T2000 wasn't such bad, i still can do with it all I want do do, at least most of it, OK, some of it. :silly:

February 23, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

It does driving directions, speaks to you with turn by turn directions with the map. I've compared it to 5 different automotive gps and it's as good or better than them.
You hit go-to a geocache and it gives you driving directions to it!
Hop out of the car and it asks you if you want to continue in hiking mode!

It's a brand new unit and firmware, they have already upgraded it and have been listening to and soliciting our (this forum's) ideas and suggestions for the next upgrade.

I have a Magellan Maestro 4000 and it is basically the same turn by turn engine as the Maestro... however, the maps in the eX710 are newer, even though I've updated the maps on my Maestro...


 

 

 

February 23, 2011
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It does driving directions, speaks to you with turn by turn directions with the map. I've compared it to 5 different automotive gps and it's as good or better than them.
You hit go-to a geocache and it gives you driving directions to it!
Hop out of the car and it asks you if you want to continue in hiking mode!

It's a brand new unit and firmware, they have already upgraded it and have been listening to and soliciting our (this forum's) ideas and suggestions for the next upgrade.

When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout

February 23, 2011
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Yes, it has been upgraded and yes there are new updates coming!

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February 23, 2011
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denisetdoris wrote:

It DOES have a definite lifespan now, as there will never be another firmware update, and the Trips feature will never work. I'm ordering a x10 within a week, to replace my T-500.

The question I have to follow up is:

1. Does the trip feature work on the 710?
2. Can the 710 firmware be upgraded and has it been upgraded since the initial release.

I realize that the T2000 will not be upgraded.

February 23, 2011
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Magellan will no longer support the Tritons.
There will be no updates from Magellan.
The Tritons can't be improved very much no matter what anyone does.
Mitac inherited the Triton line when they bought Magellan, so instead of trying to improve the Tritons a little bit (hardware & software is very limited) they created the new Explorist line.

The Tritons are a dead end, they will never get any better then they are now.

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February 23, 2011
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I second that. Although I never had a Triton 2000, I do have a Triton 1500 and a couple of 400s and to be honest, they now stay in the case. When I hop in the 4x4 to go out chasing caches I've always got my eX710 as my primary GPS and now I'm taking the eX310 as my backup. I don't believe there is anyway you can be disappointed if you swap your T2000 for the eX710...

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February 23, 2011
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andrewmchorney wrote:

Before I make my upgrade I have a simple question. Is there anything that the Triton 2000 does that the Explorist 710 does not do?

A simple answer; NO!

The 710 is much better in every way.
Every single feature of the 2000 is done better with the 710 and there are lots of features on the 710 that the 2000 simply can't do at all.

I've had my Triton 2000 since day one and always liked it but the 710 is a huge upgrade from it.

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February 23, 2011
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Is that because the firmware cannot be updated or because Magellan does not plan on updating the firmware.

February 23, 2011
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It DOES have a definite lifespan now, as there will never be another firmware update, and the Trips feature will never work. I'm ordering a x10 within a week, to replace my T-500.

Denis Gionet, OGA Executive Member - Northern Ontario.

February 23, 2011
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Before I make my upgrade I have a simple question. Is there anything that the Triton 2000 does that the Explorist 710 does not do?

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