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Magellan Echo

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the build quality and screen. Reviews are divided on the design. Many are less positive about the reliability and value for money.

usability, screen, build quality

value for money, reliability

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Magellan Echo

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Magellan Echo from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

usability, screen, build quality

value for money, reliability

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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)

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.