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Magellan’s new DashCams has one with 340-degree field of view

Magellan’s new DashCams has one with 340-degree field of view

Magellan, one of the most trusted names when it comes to personal navigation devices or PNDs, has a couple of new DashCams all ready to make their public debut at CES 2016 next week. While dashcams are really nothing new, even for the company, Magellan is bringing one particular model with a peculiar ability, a DashCam Navigator with two wide angle 170-degree cameras that offer a total of 340 degrees field of view. That's nearly a full 360-degree view of your surroundings, at least in theory.

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Magellan eXplorist TRX7 is made for off-road adventurers

Magellan eXplorist TRX7 is made for off-road adventurers

Most personal navigation device or PNDs focus on safely getting you from point A to point B via the quickest normal route available. Magellan's new device, on the other hand, lets you take the route of the most fun. Targeted at the 4x4 and Powersports market, the eXplorist TRX7 does just what its name says. It gives drivers who love off-road treks the tools to map out their path, using the latest available map data. It even lets them save those trails, add pictures, and, yes, share on social media.

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Magellan unleashes the power of GPS at CES 2015

Magellan unleashes the power of GPS at CES 2015

Once simply a hi-tech luxury, GPS navigation is becoming more and more common, not only for professional drivers and truckers, but also for your day-to-day drivers. They now even come inside wearable devices for athletes and active people. Magellan, one of the most notable names in the GPS industry, is showing off a new batch of its devices at CES 2015, ranging from 7 inch tablets to 5 inch navigators to sports watches, each addressing a different class of users and fulfilling their navigation and tracking needs.

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Magellan Echo Fit: Moto 360 meets Pebble

Magellan Echo Fit: Moto 360 meets Pebble

It’s time to get in shape, so suggests Magellan with their newest smart sports watch Echo Fit. This smartwatch is able to track your activity, track your sleep, and look like a relatively non-obtrusive piece of machinery while it does so. This isn’t your normal massive or otherwise overly obtuse-looking smartwatch.

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Magellan SmartGPS 5390 finds the closest gas and eateries

Magellan SmartGPS 5390 finds the closest gas and eateries

Magellan has announced that it has a new cloud-connected GPS device that has now launched for drivers. The GPS device is called the Magellan SmartGPS 5390 cloud connected navigation device. It will help you get from point A to point B like any other GPS device out there. It has a few other tricks up its sleeves though.

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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 eXplorist rugged PNDs pack touchscreen & camera

Magellan eXplorist rugged PNDs pack touchscreen & camera

Magellan has outed its latest hand-held GPS navigators, the eXplorist outdoor series.  The Magellan eXplorist 510, 610 and 710 all have a 3.0-inch color touchscreen, 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus, are waterproof and ruggedized.  Photos are automatically geotagged and can be accompanied by voice notes.

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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 range refreshed with 10 new PNDs

Magellan RoadMate range refreshed with 10 new PNDs

Magellan have broadly refreshed their PND range with a grand total of ten new models, spanning the $169.99 4.3-inch RoadMate 2035 through to the 4.7-inch Bluetooth-toting $299.99 RoadMate 3065.  All ten come with lifetime traffic updates and a touchscreen, while several also include inclusive map updates too.

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