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Magellan Switch

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Magellan Switch review: specs and price

Magellan Switch
Magellan Switch
48
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Why is Magellan Switch better than the average?

  • Lowest potential operating temperature
    -20°Cvs-13.4°C
  • Width
    45mmvs47.23mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
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Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.sweat resistant
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Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

3.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

4.resolution

144 x 168px

Best

Suunto 9

300 x 320px

5.waterproofing maximum depth

50m

These devices will not experience water damage, e.g. in the shower. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

Best

Casio GWA1000FC-2A

200m

6.weight

69g

Best

Polar RCX3 GPS

33g

Sensors

1.has GPS
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GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

2.Has a heart rate monitor
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A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

3.Has a barometer
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This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.

4.Has a cadence sensor
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A cadence sensor measures the revolutions of the pedals on a bicycle. You can monitor your revolutions per minute, i.e. how fast you are pedalling.

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
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It tracks how far you travel.

2.Provides activity reports
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Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

3.Measures pace
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Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.

4.Has goal setting
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Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.

5.Counts how many calories you have burnt
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This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.

6.Has multi-sport mode
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Multi-sport mode allows you to easily switch between tracking different sports such as running, cycling and swimming. This is ideal for those who need to change quickly between different activities, eg. triathletes.

Connectivity

1.Supports ANT+
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ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.

Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.battery life with GPS on

8h

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.

Best

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)

50h

3.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.Includes access to online portal
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Your tracking data is uploaded via your smartphone or computer, and is available to view on the manufacturer’s online portal in the form of reports and graphs.

2.Has social features
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Friends using the same app can be integrated with your account, allowing you to compete with them. This increases your motivation and makes it more enjoyable.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an altimeter
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An altimeter can track elevation, ascent and descent using GPS or air pressure. It is particularly useful if you travel on hills or mountains.

2.Has trackback mode
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This feature enables you to track your route and reverse it in order to guide you back to where you began your journey.

3.Can upload maps
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You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.

4.waypoints

10

Waypoints are locations or landmarks worth recording and storing in your GPS. These are locations you may later want to return to, for example favorite restaurants, bars etc.

Best

Garmin Fenix 5S Sapphire

1000

5.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Polar M200

1

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