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Magellan Meridian Marine

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Magellan Meridian Marine. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and durability. The memory and performance also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability and maps.

usability, performance, memory, durability, screen

size, price, maps, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan Meridian Marine is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Magellan Meridian Marine from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Comments about the memory and durability are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the price and size.

usability, performance, durability, memory

size, price

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Dec, 2018

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Magellan Meridian Handheld GPS


The only GPS I have ever owned but right from the start it was an impressive piece of kit.

Barometric info is ideal. Altitude gain and loss useful. Extremely accurate

As with all other submissions it chews up batteries like there is no tomorrow

Nov, 2006

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Poor quality control in manufacturing


I purchased a Meridian Marine two years ago. In the first season, the unit had an intermittent problem with the battery power supply. I returned the unit to the dealer, who sent it away to be repaired.

nice display, easy to use

No USB support. Too many breakdowns. Not reliable. Charts are too limited

May, 2006

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Magellan Meridian Marine GPS


This unit is amazing. I loaded into the GPS, the BlueNav CD for Puget Sound area (Seattle, WA) and it shows incredible detail of underwater hazards, coastline and lots of port information like fuel, water, first aid locations. Only one map can be used...

Great for marine use. 8-10 hour battery life with no backlight

Only one map can be used at a time. B/W screen

Oct, 2005

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Platinum Edition Worth The Investment


This is the third handheld GPS that I've had the pleasure to own and I would certainly rank this unit at the top of pack. With the inclusion of the 3 Axis compass and the top notch ease of use and completely customizable user pages, temperature and...

3 Axis Compass, Temperature, Barometric Pressure, Huge Base Map, Completely Customizable

Battery Drain medium to high, Serial rather than USB P.C. connectivity kit included

Jan, 2004

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Best GPS I have owned,and I have owned 6


I bought the Magellan Meridian Gold and I had problems with the backlight so I called Tech Support and they sent me another Meridian Gold. To make a long story a little shorter I had 3 Meridian Gold GPS units, all with bad backlights, So I asked if...

This GPS is GREAT!!!! has everything I need

It doesn't drive my car or pay for dinner

Dec, 2003

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Magellan would not get lost with this!


I purchased this online and have not had any problems yet with it. I use in mainly for GEOCACHING and hiking. This GPS is way better than most of the one's I have seen and used. Lightweight, easy to manage, after you get the hang of it, and very...

Nice looks, pretty easy to use, light weight, waterproof

Getting the hang of it takes a while

Jul, 2003

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A good workhorse with flexibility


I purchased this GPS to help me navigate while on a 15,000 km North American road trip. I am also a sailor, so was looking for a GPS that would work for on water navigation as well.

Lots of functions, fits nicely in the hand

Uses a lot of battery power. Canadian maps are expensive

Jun, 2003

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Best handheld receiver I've tried!


My review adds facts about the electronic compass and memory, to that of the review by 'imbroke' (great review!).

Expandable memory! Good size. Light weight. Large backlit screen. Electronic compass

Eats batteries. Electronic compass needs re-calibration after changing batteries

May, 2003

Product Specifications

Specifically designed for your marine adventure, the Magellan Meridian Marine is a GPS receiver for the serious navigator. With an extensive, 16 MB, built-in mapping database of waterways, rivers, lakes, fixed nautical markers, buoys and lighthouses; the Meridian Marine provides an easy way to view your longitude, latitude, bearing and knots per hour. With your Meridian Marine you'll always know where you are and where you're going, to within 3 meters.


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

Built-in Display

Resolution:120 x 160

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:North America

GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Bearing / CTS (Course to Steer) / Distance / 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 / Marine
Type:GPS receiver


Manufacturer:Magellan Navigation
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Magellan Meridian


Waterproof: Yes


Tracklog Points:2000