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Magellan Crossover

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 reviews of Magellan Crossover. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Comments about the size and reliability are generally positive. The durability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the route planning. Reviews about the screen and maps are different.

usability, price, durability, reliability, size

route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan Crossover is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Magellan Crossover


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Magellan Crossover from The average user rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on People really like the design. The price is also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the screen and usability.

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20% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan Crossover 3.5" Sat Nav for Vehicle and Navigation with Europe MapsMagellan Crossover 3.5" Sat Nav for Vehicle and Navigation with Europe Maps

Aug, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Magellan Crossover


alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 user reviews of Magellan Crossover from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Reviews about the reliability and price are generally positive. The performance and maps are also appreciated, whereas comments about the route planning and screen are different. Some have doubts about the design.

usability, maps, performance, price, reliability


76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan Crossover 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Road and Trail NavigatorMagellan Crossover 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Road and Trail Navigator

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Terrence Russell (

Review: Magellan CROSSOVERGPS


Pop Quiz: It's dark, you're lost in the Appalachians, and you can hear maniacal hillbilly laughter off in the distance. What do you do? Power...

IPX-4 certified waterproofing. Removable rubber housing for grip and durability. Automatically adjusts color and brightness in response to lighting. Plays MP3s stored on SD cards over speaker. Includes 1.5GB of storage and preloaded topographical maps

At 3.4 x 4.3 inches it’s not quite pocket-sized. Switching menus gets confusing if you’re navigating a mix of terrain. Clumsy media player controls. Live traffic info only available with a subscription

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (

Magellan CrossoverGPS review: Magellan CrossoverGPS


The Magellan CrossoverGPS offers navigation for drivers, boaters, and walkers. The unit is also water resistant and comes with a sport guard for protection. The receiver did a great job of tracking our location, and driving directions were accurate.

General performance was sluggish, and the unit was slow to recalculate routes. It's also too big and heavy to carry on long walks or hikes, and you can't enter specific addresses in Outdoor mode.

The Magellan CrossoverGPS is a versatile GPS, offering navigation help to drivers, boaters, and walkers, but it's tripped up by sluggish performance.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Craig Ellison (

Magellan CrossoverGPS


Magellan's CrossoverGPS works on streets, trails, and even waterways.

Excellent battery life. Built-in topographical contour maps for continental U.S. IPX-4 waterproofness rating. Text-to-speech conversion.

Marine maps are optional. No vehicle profiles for bicycle/pedestrian modes.

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Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Dennis O'Reilly (

Magellan CrossoverGPS


This rugged navigator is great for use in vehicles, but it's too bulky for pedestrians.

Features a rugged case and long battery life, 3.5-inch screen is easy to read

Too bulky for use while walking, Entering destinations in walking mode is hard

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Kent Coughlin — August 20, 2007 .discussInOurForum (

Magellan CrossoverGPS Review


Like most of us, my first experience with GPS-based navigational systems came while renting a car with one of the units installed and I immediately fell in love. I was enthralled by the thought of

The CrossoverGPS is a great piece of gear. It has good functionality and is competitively priced when compared to what the auto manufacturers are charging to have one installed in a vehicle. I also like to have the ability to move it from vehicle to...

Aug, 2007

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Magellan CrossoverGPS: Features and specifications


We have had difficulties in understanding why there are dedicated GPS products for navigating the seas, finding the right way on the road, and getting out of the wilderness without getting lost. Memory and display technologies are not priced for space...

View an animated video of the Magellan CrossoverGPS (requires Java software on your PC).

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Fletch (

Magellan CrossoverGPS Review


With a suggested retail price of $549.99 (street price of around $450), Magellan's CrossoverGPS is the first rugged, IPX-4 waterproof device designed to provide both turn-by-turn driving guidance and navigation for outdoor adventures in the wilderness...


Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

Magellan CrossoverGPS review


According to the manual, the Magellan CrossoverGPS has 90 meter topographic maps included for the 48 contiguous United States, though the unit I tested had topo maps of all 50 states and all of the Americas. The manual also says that more detailed (30...

UPDATE: This model has been discontinued. For current recommendations, please refer to our auto GPS buyers guide or check out our other Magellan auto GPS reviews.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

Magellan CrossoverGPS


As its name suggests, Magellan's CrossoverGPS unit tackles a variety of transport means -- specifically car, boat and foot. Although it does a decent ...

Crossover unit means flexibility, solid build quality and rugged design, water resistant

Can't enter addresses in walking mode, a little sluggish, user interface looks outdated, volume could be louder

Magellan's CrossoverGPS unit is a fair effort, but it's lacking in some areas. If you do your fair share of walking and boating though, this is definitely worth a look.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (

Over all pleased


Recenlty used this on a college road trip through New York state and Flordia with my daughter. The only place we got lost was Disneyworld while looking for our hotel. The address I had was not in the data base so could not program the Crossover...

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications

The Magellan CrossoverGPS is the world's first fully-featured, crossover pocket size GPS. It has all the standard features of the advanced Magellan auto navigation GPS products, plus the ability to go from the open road to the great outdoors with one GPS. Enjoy driving, hiking, geocaching, boating, fishing and more, all with one GPS!


Run Time (Up To):8hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.5"
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9 cm

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:Ireland / United Kingdom

GPS System

Receiver:20 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive / Hiking / Marine
Type:GPS receiver


Country Kits:Europe
Manufacturer:Magellan Navigation
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Magellan CrossoverGPS


Waterproof: Yes