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Magellan Magellan 315

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Magellan Magellan 315. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price. The usability also gets good feedback. The reliability and route planning get critical opinions. Comments are divided on the performance.

usability, price

screen, route planning, reliability

On average, users rate this product 65/100.

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Lumpy but does the job


OK for a grid ref but not much else

Sensitive reception

Lumpy and very basic features

Nov, 2010

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I have used this GPS for over 5 years. I plan routes with it using data track software to upload WP etc. Also it is simple to modify the WP route files to give you a whole week of walking routes.

Quick to lock ; It is waterproof ; Easy to use

It does sometimes go mental, but this has only happened twice and a power cycle cures it ; Only 29 WP per route, but multiple routes can be made to overcome this

Oct, 2005

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It does the job well.


Actually, I think this might be waterproof - the Magellan Rep at the Magellan stand at a show said that not only was it waterproof, but it was also bouyant. The manaul specifications, say that housing is waterproof.

Serial link support, flash upgradable, adapted to both sea and land. Well known, so easily supported by GPS software

Screen scratches easily ; altitude measurements can be a little unreliable ; High centre of gravity means you can't stand it up anywhere if you're moving in a car or on a boat

Aug, 2001

Consumer review (

Not waterproof


The problem with all handheld Magellan GPS receivers marketed to us 'outdoors' land nav types is that none of them are waterproof. The 315 and others are rated to a maximum water resistance of IPX2, that is they are built to withstand a 'light...

Lots of features for the price

Not waterproof, occasional problems locking signal, power/backlight buttons not sufficiently resistant to accidental operation when packed inside a ruck

Jun, 2001