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Magellan Echo

Magellan Echo
alaScore 91

42 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Magellan Echo. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other GPS Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS Watches the Magellan Echo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Magellan Echo from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS Watches on

70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan Echo Smart Sports Watch (Black)Magellan Echo Smart Running Watch with Heart Rate Monitor Bluetooth Smart (Orange)

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Jill Duffy (

Magellan Echo


Magellan's Echo smart sports watch offers a good value for a neat device that borrows some features from smartwatches. You still need to fire up an app to track your run, bicycle ride, or even golf game, but you can control the app that's doing the...

Borrows smartwatch concepts for a sports watch. Bluetooth functionality lets you control smartphone fitness apps. Excellent battery conservation features. Tracks miles, time, pace, cadence, and heart rate (with a connected heart rate monitor). Good value

Chunky shape. Works with iOS only at the moment. Requires carrying a smartphone (limited to stopwatch functionality without phone)

When it comes to wearable fitness tech, the market largely splits into two categories: devices for tracking everyday activity (we call those activity trackers) and sports watches, which are designed to capture richer detail about activities such as...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Lee Crane (

Magellan Echo review


Sometimes the most difficult part of a walk, run, or ride is getting our phones out to see how fast we're going, how far we've gone, or how long we've been out. That's where the new Magellan Echo comes in. The Echo acts as a remote control for a...

Great battery life ; Good looking ; Light and comfortable

Feels very plasticky ; Not waterproof ; No alarm or stopwatch ; Can’t check the date and time while connected to a smartphone

For runners and cyclists living in Apple’s iOS ecosystem, the Magellan Echo is a solid option that covers both bases.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Patrick Budmar (

Magellan Echo smart running watch review


Wearable technology gets sporty

Simple and functional design ; Interfaces well with fitness apps

Uses button battery ; No Android support

The Magellan Echo may not stand out as a watch or a fitness tracker, but the device’s real value is in how it combines these features into a single, functional package.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

Magellan Echo review


Running watches are fast becoming two a penny. Magellan, best known as GPS company, is also entering the ever-busying market with its Echo smartwatch.

Light, easy to use, clear display, powered by a watch battery that lasts for months, works with iPhone (Android promised in the future)

Very basic - almost looks like a toy, only works with a handful of apps, needs to sync with phone to have much value, no Android (just yet)

There is a huge amounts of potential in the Echo. It is such a simple yet "open" device: pair it up with your iPhone and the right app - it does need more, though, we must say - and it delivers a clean, useful experience.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (

Magellan Echo


The smart running watch take data to the wrist, but lacks killer built-in features.

Long battery life ; Real-time data syncing ; Light and comfortable design

Only four third party apps supported ; Works best with iPhone ; Limited built-in watch features

Currently there’s five apps that work with the Magellan Echo; Strava, MapMyRun, Wahoo Fitness and iSmoothRun. All are free and have premium options to get additional features. Magellan has made the developer platform open so each app can customize what...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Stephen Fenech (

Magellan Echo watch brings your smartphone's fitness apps to your wrist


We're a nation of joggers and our usual companion is our smartphone but a new watch from Magellan has made keeping track of your fitness even easier.

Sep, 2013