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Magellan’s Cyclo 505 has been featured and reviewed by Bike Radar. To see the review, click here.

  Magellan’s Echo Fitness watch has been featured and reviewed by The Active Mum. To see the review, click here.

The Magellan Echo is a customisable running watch that displays information from fitness apps right from your wrist Fitness apps have become a runner’s best friend – providing a raft of useful tools to track progress, as well as music playlists that motivate and keep you in the zone – but smartphones are often clunky and inconvenient devices to use while running. The Echo, launched by leading outdoor and fitness GPS brand Magellan, is perhaps the most personally customisable fitness watch in the country as it uses Bluetooth technology to wirelessly connect to iPhones, echoing the details from your favourite fitness apps right from your wrist. The Magellan Echo is compatible with the most popular fitness apps including all Wahoo Fitness apps, MapMyRun, Strava Run, iSmoothRun and Runtastic – with more being added each month. The watch has been specifically built on an open platform so new apps can continue to be developed for compatibility with Echo. Tony Hewlett, Sales Manager for Magellan New Zealand said the popularity of fitness apps is “hard to deny.” So rather than compete, he says this device serves to assist and simplify using a smartphone on the run. “Realistically, holding a smartphone while you’re running or walking is a recipe for disaster. As most runners know, trying to glance at your smartphone when it’s strapped to your bicep is just plain inconvenient. And yet, fitness apps have really taken off in New Zealand” he says. “As its name suggests, this device echoes anything your fitness app tracks. It gives…

Wireless syncing, dedicated cycling navigation and routing on Cyclo 500, Cyclo 505 and Cyclo 505HC The Cyclo 500 series from Magellan GPS brings wireless connectivity and detailed colour maps to the handle bars of New Zealand cyclists. The Cyclo 500, Cyclo 505 and Cyclo 505HC are specially designed for Kiwi cyclists, introducing a number of New Zealand-firsts, such as pre-loaded dedicated New Zealand bike tracks and navigation, as well as wireless uploading using built in WiFi. The device also has innovative features such as “Shake and Share”, which allows groups of cyclists riding together to share destinations and routes wirelessly across Cyclo units on the go. Your Magellan Cyclo account will also allow for seamless and automatic sharing with other third party apps and sites including Strava and Facebook. Simply press the “WiFi sync” button when connected to wireless internet, and any saved routes on your device and data from your ride is automatically synced to your Magellan Cyclo account, even when your computer is switched off. The ‘Surprise Me’ feature of the Cyclo 500 series provides users with a selection of round trip routes to choose from based on the time, difficulty or distance they want to ride. “It also comes preloaded with Open Street maps which contain user generated data on where the best cycling routes and amenities are. Depending on your bike type, you may also be taken along bike-friendly off road bike paths too,” said Wendy Hammond, Country Director, Magellan New Zealand. Open Street maps is an open source mapping project…

Announcement Magellan Echo Device Software Version 4.0.2.12 has been released. Overview The Magellan Echo has been updated to include a Stopwatch, Menu Screen, and completely overhauled user interface. Press and hold any button from the Watch Screen to access the Menu Screen, and subsequently press and hold any button to exit back to the Watch Screen. From the Menu, you can choose to Search for a compatible app on a compatible smartphone (top-left button), or enter the Stopwatch (top-right button).   Instructions To install the the latest Echo firmware, perform the following steps: Download the free Magellan Echo Utility from the Apple AppStore on your compatible iOS device. Launch the Echo Utility application. In the Echo Utility, Tap Connect next to the Echo product image. On the Echo device, hold the any button for 1 second to enable Search mode. On the Echo device, a screen will appear asking to confirm connection with the Echo Utility. Confirm the connection by pressing the bottom right button. The Echo device will automatically re-connect with the most recently connected application, so this screen may not appear every time. On the Echo device, wait for the sync to complete. Syncing may not be necessary for subsequent connections. In the Echo Utility, a popup will appear with the latest version and release notes asking the user to update. Tap OK. The update will begin and will take approximately 10 minutes. After the update has completed, an Update Successful screen will appear and the user can confirm this screen by pressing any button. The device will restart using the updated firmware. Note:…