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Again, we did no scientific tests. This item doesn’t belong on this page. In fact, fairly frequently, the results were in the range of meters and better than 2 meters for the averaged positions. If the pad is depressed for more than half a second or so, the cursor starts to move faster, causing the map to scroll rapidly. Magellan Corporation broke ground in when it introduced the world’s first handheld GPS navigator.

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As with the GPS, it also shows the direction of the Moon and the Sun, so it gives the user convenient reference points for rough orientation without the need to use a magnetic compass if they are visible. Plus, with the CD, you can plan your routes ahead of time on your PC storing up to 20 routes and waypointsupload them to the Mapand away you go.

Company Profile Email Us. Free software upgrade available from http: Magellna updated firmware version greatly improved that. In fact, fairly frequently, the results were in the range of meters and better than 2 meters for the averaged positions. User can toggle between the position screens, by hitting left or right arrow key on the cursor pad.

maellan Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. On 4 of them, the user can select the type of navigational data being displayed. The unit can also be set to use gray fill for water or for land display. A number of times we managed to turn the unit off when attempting to turn on the backlight.


Magellan M Review

It’s simply a condensed magella of the user manual that’s always at the fingertips. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. It is really annoying, especially when done in the dark! Otherwise, it is pretty good. One of the toughest challenges for a GPS receiver is to provide the user with accurate information as to the present direction of travel.

When used under normal conditions, with a relatively clear view of the sky, it was locking very fast and tracking very well. Skip to main content. Maggellan the official spec sheets, firmware updates and product manuals check Magellan’s website www.

This item doesn’t belong on this page. Additional information magel,an on this screen includes a trip odometer and two additional fields that can be selected by the user from: The PC-compatible MAP M offers mariners a 7 33m downloadable memory, advanced features and a 9-MB, built-in database with thousands of navaids, coastline details and road maps, all in a single handheld device that floats.

As expected, there was some degradation when the forest canopy interfered with the satellite signal reception.

We were able to lock on again within a matter of seconds, but a self-proclaimed “urban navigator” should be able to handle the big city.

Magellan MAPM (Marine) review: Magellan MAPM (Marine) – Roadshow

The tracks had very few interruptions in the record loss of lock and if there were any errors that would put the track record to the side of the actual path, they were so small that they were not apparent. Appearances can be deceiving. The large backlit display has a high-contrast option for navigating in bright sunlight. Still, the numbers were as good and sometimes even better than what we have experienced so far with other receivers.


Magellan MAP 330M GPS Receiver

I would not buy this item unless you don’t mind throwing it in the magdllan can when you have a problem. On the other hand, under-filtering can result in the position solution error change having significant impact on the direction of travel calculation.

Delaney October 10, Using the rocking pad, the cursor can be moved in eight directions. The only incompatibility we came across was that the icons used by the programs did not match the icons used by the receivers. Used as a back-up or primary 30m tool, the MAP M combines Magellan’s traditional, world-class features with new and advanced technology to meet the demanding needs of today’s mariner.

The map screen displays your location in two graphical modes: For more information and opinions about the Maptry http: Initial movement is slow and allows for precise repositioning.