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Magellan Echo smartwatch for runners hits retail

Magellan Echo smartwatch for runners hits retail

This week the Magellan Echo is prepped and released for retailers across the united States, Canada, and throughout Australia and New Zealand with full intent on taking over the world of sports-related smart wearables through 2014. There's a push for worldwide availability inside the year - imminently, that is, while the first wave comes now. This machine is meant to be much more robust than the competition, pushing out with a look that's closer to Nike's look than it is to something more fragile, like Sony's Smartwatch 2.

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Magellan announces wireless backup camera for GPS devices

Magellan announces wireless backup camera for GPS devices

Magellan makes navigation devices for all sorts of uses form cars and RVs up to iPhone apps to get you where you need to go. The company has announced a new accessory that will work with its RoadMate 1700 or RoadMate 9055 GPS navigation devices for cars and trucks. The new accessory is called the Magellan Wireless Backup-Camera. It attaches to the vehicles rear license plate and needs no wire to the GPS device to work.

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Magellan Reveals WiFi enabled RoadMate 5175T-LM GPS

Magellan Reveals WiFi enabled RoadMate 5175T-LM GPS

With the adoption of smartphones, many consumers are relying on their phone to direct them to their destination rather than a GPS. Why clutter your life with two devices when you can easily make do with one? This is no doubt one of the reasons Magellan is rolling out the RoadMate 5175T-LM; it has built in WiFi, a web browser, and a new more robust trip planner called TourDirector. A portable web browser with no data plan does sound appealing, but can these new features keep the GPS competitive in the evolving smartphone world?

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The SlashGear Black Friday Deal Guide of Complete Excellence

The SlashGear Black Friday Deal Guide of Complete Excellence

So you'd like some deals, yes? I'd like some deals, we'd ALL like some deals. But do you want to go out into the streets and risk getting punched in the face, that's the real question. Here at SlashGear, we know your pain. We know you want to get a sweet discount on your favorite device, service, or strange product (my favorite), but you want to know if you're going to have to jump out of bed to do it, or if you're going to be able to just chill in your Turkey-basted leftovers haze. Therefor the first way we're separating deals here in The SlashGear Black Friday Deal Guide of Complete Excellence is in two categories: Online and In the Streets. This is also a LIVE post, meaning we'll be adding to it as that faithful day approaches.

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Magellan rugged ToughCase for iPhone boosts GPS & battery

Magellan rugged ToughCase for iPhone boosts GPS & battery

GPS specialists Magellan have launched a new combination ruggedized battery case and signal-enhancing GPS cradle for the iPhone and iPod touch, promising increased accuracy as well as the freedom to take your Apple device out into the rougher elements.  The Magellan ToughCase is waterproof to up to a meter for 30 minutes, together with being resistant to dust, rain, mud, water and snow.

There's also a 1,840mAh battery in there too, which Magellan reckon is sufficient to double your iPhone's runtimes, while the SiRFstar III GPS chipset is accurate down to three meters.  It's not just usable with the company's own RoadMate software, either; just about any GPS app in the App Store should get the positioning boost.

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Magellan RoadMate 3065 Commuter PND pre-downloads traffic data to avoid jams

Magellan RoadMate 3065 Commuter PND pre-downloads traffic data to avoid jams

If you've ever used a PND (or a PND app on a smartphone or similar) with automatic traffic updates, you've probably experienced the frustration of the device warning you about an upcoming jam while you're already snarled up in it.  Magellan's latest standalone PND, the RoadMate 3065 Commuter Edition, reckons it can change all that: rather than starting to look for traffic updates when you begin your journey, "Traffic Wakeup" powers up the device at a preset time so as to cache the road conditions in advance.

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