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Chapter 17. Finding Your Way: Magellan M... > Features and Considerations

Features and Considerations

Several considerations are necessary when you select a GPS receiver. Some of the main considerations include horizontal and vertical accuracy; battery life; number of configurable navigation screens; number of routes, waypoints, and track-points that can be stored; and the types of maps that can be uploaded. Some of the newer devices, such as the Magellan Meridian Color, also offer full-color displays. The Meridian Color has a 16-color, 120 × 160 pixel display. Battery life is typically up to 14 hours and is provided via two AA batteries.

Waypoints are map locations you can store in the device to chart your route. A multileg route would have multiple waypoints including the starting and ending location. Most receivers have plenty of storage space for these waypoints and routes. The Meridian Platinum can store up to 20 routes, 500 waypoints, and 2,000 track-points.


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