Magellan CrossOver GPS Review
The Magellan Crossover GPS is a good bit of marketing and an interesting concept for a GPS. A lot of people have written in about the idea of using their car GPS for the purposes of Geocaching, and for the most part, you can't really do it and have a lot of fun. That is unless you have a unit designed to be in the outdoors with the ability to take on some of the demands of the outdoors. It's got the ability to use Topographic maps, as well as a compass and a tracker.
CNet has a review of the Magellan Crossover GPS up and overall they thought that the unit is a mixed bag. The features are attractive, but overall the performance is mixed at best. The unit is big for road navigation and that can hurt on a long hike, but most folks may use this 95% on the road and 5% for short hikes, and if that's your expectation, I wouldn't worry about it. The CNet team didn't seem to take it for long hikes in the great outdoors, but did notice that in the wild streets of San Francisco the unit sometimes told them to turn after the street went by.
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Posted by Scott Martin at April 23, 2007 7:39 AM
very disappointed with their maps. I called Tech support and they told me they were 2006 maps. My home subdivision was established in 2003, yet none of it is included. Another friend lives in an older part of town (built in the late 70's early 80's) The Crossover cannot find him or any of his direct neighbors. I had issues with on-ramps listed where they are not, also a change done by our city many years ago. They say a new update is coming in 08 yet i will have to pay for it!!! I had an old Magellan from the late 90's with road maps and I would venture to say this one is not any better. Calculating trip times are not even close to realistic. The time was estimated off traveling 45 MPH when the speed limit is 65 MPH. I cannot recommend anyone buying this unit.