TechHive: Magellan Echo review: Works just fine, but does too little

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Jan 16th 2014, 11:00, by Susie Ochs

The quantified-self movement has a dark side: Once you start counting your steps or tracking your workouts, you might be surprised at the outrage you'll feel if something goes wrong and your device doesn't count a walk or run.

I walked two miles once with my iPhone's GPS function turned off, which meant that RunKeeper recorded those 30-or-so minutes of activity but showed that I went zero miles. I was livid. All that exercise for nothing?

The Magellan Echo watch will keep that from happening. It doesn't do a lot: It's not a real GPS running watch that can track your runs on its own. It doesn't save any data to sync back to your phone.

Magellan Echo

The Echo comes in orange, black, and blue.

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