Magellan Echo Fit featured in OUTSIDE Winter Buyer's Guide 2016

Nov 09, 2015, 09:30 ET from Magellan

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OUTSIDE, America's leading active lifestyle brand, has selected Magellan to be featured in their Winter Buyer's Guide as among the best gear to have for the winter sports season. The Magellan Echo Fit was reviewed in the Fitness Trackers category and was honored as being best for multisport athletes. The entire selection of products appears in OUTSIDE's Winter Buyer's Guide, on newsstands now. Magellan has been included in OUTSIDE's Winter or Spring Buyer's Guide numerous times over the past 10 years.

From winter running shoes and weatherproof cameras to snowboards and avalanche airbags, the OUTSIDE gear team tested hundreds of products to determine the best in gear this year for the Winter Buyer's Guide. Featuring the most innovative products, killer deals for the price-conscious consumer, and expert ideas for winter outings, it's the ideal resource for budding adventurers and outdoor aficionados alike. Reviews are organized by sport and activity, and include the ideal setting or experience level for each product, as well as tips for getting the most out of each gear pick. Only the best items on the market make it into the pages of the Guide.

"We are honored that OUTSIDE has selected the Echo Fit Smart Sports watch to be featured in its Winter Buyer's Guide, one of the most respected gear guides in the outdoor industry," remarked Stig Pedersen, Magellan associate vice president of product management. "This achievement is a reflection of Magellan's commitment to bringing high-quality, innovative products to market such as the Echo Fit. We look forward to continue providing customers with unique experiences to enhance their favorite outdoor activities."

"Great gear is essential to making the best of our time outside, and for many of us, it's the most valuable investment we make," says OUTSIDE Buyer's Guide editor Axie Navas. "The gear industry is innovating at an amazing pace to keep up with ever-changing outdoor trends, and we want our readers to reap all the benefits of these advances. The OUTSIDE gear team hit the trails and the back country on foot, bike, ski, and snowboard to put all the newest products to the test, and nearly 300 made the cut, with seven top-notch items winning our coveted Gear of the Year award. With the picks from the Winter Buyer's Guide, our readers can be confident they're facing the elements with the best gear on the market."

Echo Fit is the first sports watch to utilize smartphone sports apps to their full potential by wirelessly connecting them to your wrist. With real-time data streaming directly from your smartphone to the watch display and the ability to remotely control connected apps, Echo Fit keeps you informed and in control during any activity.

Echo Fit is an extension of your smartphone, simultaneously displaying sports data, notifications and achievements on your wrist. Using Bluetooth Smart to wirelessly connect with smartphones, Echo Fit shows elapsed time, distance and other metrics at a glance. Echo Fit gives you control over a variety of smartphone functions including start, stop or lap on your sports app, and next song, play and pause on your music stream or playlist.

Echo Fit keeps you motivated throughout the day by tracking your steps, distance traveled, calories burned and heart rate with the included soft strap Bluetooth Smart heart rate monitor. When it's time to recover, Echo Fit tracks your sleep. Without a separate activity tracking device, Echo Fit captures a complete picture of the day.

About Magellan
Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, MiTAC Digital Corporation, manufacturer of the Magellan ( brand of portable GPS navigation devices, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation. Magellan, the industry leader for innovative GPS navigation devices since 1986, globally markets award-winning products in multiple categories including auto, RV, commercial, outdoor, fitness and mobile. Continuing its spirit of innovation, Magellan is developing new cloud-based technologies, wearables, OEM and B-to-B solutions to meet the changing needs of today's consumers.
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About OUTSIDE:  OUTSIDE is America's leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, OUTSIDE has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The OUTSIDE family includes OUTSIDE magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer's Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, Outside Books, and now Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Visit us online and on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

Magellan Contact:
Andrew Wille & Susan van Barneveld

OUTSIDE Contact:
Maya Meredith

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