Meridian™ Gold


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Meridian™ Gold
Manufacturer Magellan
Page By rcorby2
Page Type May 21, 2002 / May 21, 2002
Object ID 295
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16 MB database of U.S. cities, interstate highways, state highways, political boundaries, major waterways, airports and more

Expanded memory capacity for downloading maps with optional SD cards in 8, 16, 32 and 64 MB.

Store up to 20 routes, 500 waypoints and 2,000 trackpoints

Large backlit display for easy map viewing in any condition

Grids: Lat/Lon, UTM, OSGB, MGRS, Swiss, Irish, Finnish, German, Swedish, French

Rugged rubber armoring and high impact plastic for use in the harshest environments

Supports several languages; including: English, French, German, Swedish, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch

1 Year Warranty

Batteries: 2AA

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rcorby2 - May 21, 2002 6:58 am - Voted 5/5

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I have used this product with pretty consistent success. It has worked well for me in forest and thick brush in the Southern Michigan area, usually getting a solid fix within a few minutes, but longer with thick cloud cover. It is also able to get a fix when I'm standing in my house; however, it has not been able to get a fix when I was standing in my basement. It has not obtained any fixes with the WASS technology while in Southern Michigan.

I have also used this product while hiking on Mt Charleston in Southern Nevada. Using it at the base of the mountain (Kyle Canyon) or up in/on the draws/ridges it was always able to get a solid fix. Only one time it reported my altitude incorrectly (off by ~700ft).
Also used it on the Boot Spur route up Mt Washington (New Hampshire) and it worked perfectly in the woods and valleys, this was during a period of fairly consistent cloud cover.

I really only use it to confirm my location and plot the coordinates on my topo maps, so I can't speak to the functionality of way points, routes, etc. I would recommend this product as a reliable and accurate device.

mtnbnd - Dec 27, 2013 2:28 pm - Voted 4/5

Nice GPS
Used it on land then moved it to my boat as a nav aid.

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