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Handheld GPS Receiver with Waterproof Exterior

Technical Details

  • 12-channel GPS unit with 16 MB base map
  • Built-in detail on U.S. cities, interstate highways, major roads, parks, waterways, and airports
  • Secure Digital memory-card slot for expanded storage
  • Waterproof; rugged, ergonomic design
  • Oversize gray-scale screen with backlight; includes serial PC interface
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Product Details
Product Manual [6.90mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5 x 3 inches ; 9,999 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00005OLY8
  • Item model number: 980598-02
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: based on 36 reviews. (Write a review.)
  • Amazon.com Sales Rank: #6,450 in Electronics (See Bestsellers in Electronics)

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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 27, 2006

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Product Description
Amazon.com Product Description
With 16 MB of built-in map data and a Secure Digital Memory Card slot, the Magellan Meridian Gold Global Positioning System receiver gives you plenty of memory to store and access location information. This rugged handheld GPS unit coordinates data from up to 12 satellites to pinpoint your location anywhere on the globe. The Meridian Gold's 16 MB base map gives you detailed information on U.S. cities, interstates, and waterways. Slide in a data card to get even more detail, or use a memory card to store waypoints and routes.

The Meridian Gold has a variety of navigation screens that make it a breeze to use. The map screen will show you where you are, or, in the Cursor Mode, you can scroll through the map of your current area to see where you're headed. The compass screen makes it easy to quickly check your bearing, whether you're on foot or in your car. If you need coordinates, the Meridian delivers with easy-to-understand position screens that show all the relevant information for longitude and latitude. And with other handy displays like the road, data, speedometer, and satellite status screens, the Meridian Gold makes it easy to gather all the information you might need to get home, find your waypoint, or navigate across the country.

The Meridian Gold is PC-compatible and stores up to 500 waypoints and 20 reversible routes with up to 30 legs. It also comes with a quadrifilar helix antenna for optimal satellite signal reception and fast position fixes. WAAS and EGNOS capability adds to the versatility of this receiver, which can be operated in English, French, German, Dutch, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, or Swedish.

With Meridian Gold's seven navigation screens and vertical-profile graphs that show elevations of the route traveled you be able to see your exact position. The oversized, backlit grayscale display allows you to easily see location information day or night, and it comes equipped with a backlit keypad for easy button navigation in any condition. Waterproof rubber armoring and an ergonomic, compact design add to the Meridian Gold's functionality.

The Meridian Gold is compatible with Magellan's MapSend software, including MapSend Streets Europe and the recently released MapSend Topo for the United States. Vehicle, bike, and swivel mounts are sold separately.

What's in the Box
Meridian Gold GPS receiver, PC cable, 2 AA batteries, wrist strap, user's manual, and CD-ROM (user's manual with 9 languages).

Product Description
A GPS receiver for the serious navigator, Magellan Meridian Gold offers superior tracking and 3-meter accuracy, with an extensive, 16 MB, built-in mapping database that provides an easy way to view your location, heading and route. Rugged enough to go with you on any adventure, or just across town, Meridian Gold is designed to make getting where you're going a fun, easy and safe trip.

First Full-Color Handheld GPS Receiver Now Available

Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Thales (TAL-less) Navigation, a leading global provider of GPS solutions including the Magellan consumer line and Thales Navigation professional GPS products, today introduced the first ever full-color handheld GPS receiver. Currently available exclusively through Sharper Image retail outlets, and more widely available in the spring, the Magellan Meridian Color is the new flagship handheld of the premium, high-performance Meridian series. The Meridian series are the only GPS receivers to offer unsurpassed memory expansion through industry standard Secure Digital (SD) memory cards for downloading data.

Delivering navigation solutions for outdoor enthusiasts, road warriors and mariners, the one-of-a-kind Meridian Color is feature-packed, with a built-in 16 MB map database that contains information for travel by land and water.

"With the ability to view maps in vivid color, we've added a whole new dimension to the navigation experience," said Lonnie Arima, Thales Navigation vice president of worldwide consumer sales and marketing. "With the introduction of the Magellan Meridian Color, consumers gain the most advanced handheld navigation solution available and Thales Navigation secures yet another first, which strengthens our position as a leading innovator in the development and advancement of GPS technology."

Delivering a large 16-color, 120 x 160 pixel backlit display, the 8-ounce, pocketsize Meridian Color provides users with a brilliant view of built-in maps, including highways, major roads, parks, waterways, airports, cities and marine navigation aids, such as fixed and floating buoys, obstructions, wrecks, lighthouses and marinas. In addition, the Meridian Color's optional external antenna provides boaters and recreational vehicle owners with a more reliable navigation solution for safer travel. Mariners will also appreciate the waterproof, slip-resistant housing that floats.

The Magellan Meridian Color is designed for a comfortable fit in the hand, rugged durability and advanced functionality. The 12-parallel-channel receiver's quadrifilar helix antenna provides superior tracking of satellite signals and fast position fixes to show users their exact location within three meters or better. Customers can see their position on seven user-configurable navigation screens, including a moving map. With the touch of a button on the backlit keypad, customers can save their favorite locations. Meridian Color stores up to 500 waypoints, 2000 track points, and 20 reversible routes with 30 legs so users can find their way back to a particular place.

Meridian Color ships with a PC cable, user manual and carrying strap. Optional accessories include vehicle, bike and swivel mounting brackets, assorted power and data cables, a canvas carrying case and Magellan MapSend software containing street maps, topography and travel data for the U.S., Canada and Europe. Other products in the Meridian series include the Meridian Platinum, Meridian Gold and Meridian Marine. For additional product information and dealer locations, visit www.magellangps.com or call 800-669-4477.


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