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Magellan Meridian Platinum

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 reviews of Magellan Meridian Platinum. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and maps. The price and performance are also appreciated, but views are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the memory and size.

usability, performance, price, maps, durability

size, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan Meridian Platinum is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of Magellan Meridian Platinum 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 People really like the maps and durability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the memory and size. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

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size, memory

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan Meridian Platinum Waterproof Hiking GPSMagellan Meridian Platinum Waterproof Hiking GPS

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Magellan Meridian Platinum review


Magellan Meridian Platinum

Rugged design; loads of features; powerful receiver; waterproof.

Street-level maps cost extra.

Magellan's Meridian Platinum is a great choice if you're looking for a standalone GPS device that doesn't skimp on features.

Mar, 2004

Consumer review (



Great machine overall. Clear screen. Good windscreen mount. Bad ongoing support from manufacturer. To get the best from unit you must travel with user manual.

Accurate with plenty of detailed maps avail.

Difficult to master all the features. Manufacturers hangups with changing to different base maps.

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

The Magellan Meridian Gold GPS Traveler Value Pack is a comprehensive navigation solution. Get everything you need to get on the road with the power of GPS navigation in a single box, at a great value. You get the rugged Magellan Meridian Gold handheld GPS receiver, plus the advanced Magellan MapSend DirectRoute mapping software with turn-by-turn guidance. This complete package also includes a 64 MB Secure Digital (SD) memory card, vehicle mounting bracket, PC data cable with cigarette lighter adapter and two AA batteries.


Run Time (Up To):14hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:120 x 160

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / USA/North America

GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Bearing / CTS (Course to Steer) / Distance / Electronic compass / Elevation / ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) / ETE (Estimated Time Enroute) / Heading / NorthFinder / Speed / Time/date / VMG (Velocity Made Good) / XTE (Cross Track Error)
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking
Type:GPS receiver


Country Kits:North America
Manufacturer:Magellan Navigation
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Magellan Meridian/Magellan Meridian Gold GPS Traveler Value Pack


Waterproof: Yes


Tracklog Points:2000