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Magellan SmartGPS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of Magellan SmartGPS. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the maps and price. Many are negative about the performance and size. Reviews are divided on the durability.

price, maps

usability, screen, size, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan SmartGPS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

Magellan SmartGPS


The Magellan SmartGPS is an innovative take on the common standalone navigation device thanks to its smartphone integration, but it's overly involved and fussy to use.

Least expensive GPS device with a glass capacitive WVGA touch screen. Innovative smartphone and Wi-Fi links provide live POI updates and cloud-based backup

Cluttered, complex interface lacks polish or consistency. Large given the screen size. Built-in cloud and phone connectivity doesn't offer enough real benefits. A few bugs

Magellan has struggled a bit in the U.S. GPS market recent years, but not because of anything wrong with the company's products. It's thanks to the dominance of Garmin and TomTom. The new Magellan SmartGPS ($249 direct) represents a complete rethink of...

Apr, 2013

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Magellan SmartGPS


The Magellan SmartGPS is a rebranding of the traditional GPS device. The idea of having active tiles displaying useful information, such as gas prices and restaurant reviews as you drive by, is novel. However, in practice, the tiles are distracting and...

This device integrates smartphone technology with a navigation system, combining the best of social media and smartphone apps with lifetime map and traffic updates

The tiles are very distracting and require your attention if you plan to use them to their full potential

The SmartGPS lives up to its name. It is a smart GPS unit with useful tools and valuable information displayed on the screen. However, this model would be better if the screen wasn't so crowded.