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Magellan Echo

Magellan Echo
alaScore 88

67 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Magellan Echo. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Magellan Echo from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS Watches on

71% 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)

May, 2016

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


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

There is no doubt about it: Smartwatches are coming. For runners and cyclists living in Apple’s iOS ecosystem, the Magellan Echo is a solid option that covers both bases. It would even work well for hiking. However, the watch’s susceptibility to water...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

Magellan Echo review - Pocket-lint


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: Chris Finnamore (

Magellan Echo smartwatch review


A smartwatch with a year's battery life? Surely some mistake?

It means the watch is limited without an app to talk to, and means Magellan is reliant on app developers continuing to support the Echo, but it does mean Magellan has produced a watch with more power than your average fitness tracker at a price...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Dan Graziano (

Magellan's Echo Fit watch can display real-time training data from your favorite apps


LAS VEGAS -- While devices like the Microsoft Band and Samsung Gear S don't rely solely on a smartphone connection, Magellan has taken the opposite approach for its new sports watch. The company's Echo Fit sports watch is like many of the other...

There are many more activity trackers and running watches being announced this week at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. Follow CNET's ongoing coverage of CES 2015 here.

Jan, 2015

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