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Magellan Echo

Magellan Echo
alaScore 89

74 reviews

Jun, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of Magellan Echo. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 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 89/100 = 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 4.1/5 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 Sports Watch (Black)

Jun, 2017

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: 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: 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

Apr, 2014

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: 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).

On the other hand, if you're in the market for a device that's more of a daily step-counter with some extra abilities to track activities (but not a more advanced sports watch with pace, cadence, etc.), our Editors' Choice is the Basis Carbon Steel...

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: 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: Tim Frawley (

Labs Brief: Magellan Echo Fit


A s a stand-alone fitness watch, the Echo Fit is comfortable, light and has a battery life of 6-12 months. The pedometer proved to be innacurate, off by 1km over the course of a 5.5Km run. To get the most out of this you will need to pair it with a...

Comfortable, but there are better fitness devices out there.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (

First look at the new Magellan Echo Fit


Here at Outdoor Retailer this week Magellan has announced their latest incarnation of the Magellan Echo line, the Echo Fit. The Echo fit builds upon the original (which was released about this time last year) and adds in both daily activity tracking as...

Aug, 2014