Magellan's CrossoverGPS Automobile Navigator

3.5" Color LCD - 20 Channels - Hot Start 1 Second - MPN: 98089001
Product Details
Description
Now, you can own a GPS with advanced vehicle navigation and outdoor GPS routing capabilities in the world's first pocket-sized Magellan CrossoverGPS Automobile Navigator. Simple touch-screen menus make it easy to select virtually any destination and get turn-by-turn voice and visual guidance while on the road. Add optional detailed regional MapSend Topo topographic maps, MapSend BlueNav marine charts or MapSend Lakes charts via Secure Digital memory cards and navigate your outdoor adventures.Advanced auto navigation features include multi-destination routing, SmartDetour to route you around slow freeway traffic and SayWhere text-to-speech, which tells you both where to turn and the name of the street to turn on. The included Sport Guard provides added armor to enhance the Magellan CrossoverGPS Automobile Navigator's rugged endurance during outdoor use.
Quick Glance
Product Type Marine, Outdoors, Vehicle
General Features 3D Map View, Audible Alarms, backlit display, Built-In MP3 Player, compass, Odometer, Picture Viewer, Route Planning with Re-Routing, speakers, speedometer, Touchscreen, turn by turn navigation, voice guidance, waterproof
Diagonal Screen Size 3.5 in
Display Type color
Expert Reviews
magellan crossovergps
3.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Magellan Crossovergps receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 2.82 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #15 recreation GPS of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Magellan CrossoverGPS
3.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 31, 2008

TestSeek.com has collected 13 expert reviews for Magellan CrossoverGPS and the average expert rating is 72 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use TestSeek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Magellan Crossover GPS
1.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Jul 9, 2009

Magellans Crossover GPS receiver is a model meant to cater toward those you want all the features of handheld and automotive GPS units in one product. It features all of the standard auto-navigation GPS features (city maps, clear view, Points of Interest, spoken directions, etc.) and and combines them with outdoor, topographic maps ideal for hiking. The Crossover GPS hosts a 3.5-inch diagonal, touch-screen display and can mark waypoints along hiking trails for future reference. The unit has an eight-hour battery life and can be upgraded to receive real-time traffic updates. Features 3.5-inch diagonal, touch-screen display Standard automotive features (clear view, spoken directions, POIs, city maps, etc.) Topographic maps Waypoint marking Eight-hour battery life Automotive-use upgrades (such as real-time traffic updates) ... PROS: (1) has 3 GPS maps; car, hiking, and marine. (2) has audible directions so you dont have to look at map in busy traffic (3) I have used this in 120 degree heat and -40 degree cold. It hasnt always worked, but most of the time it does. (4) up to 8 hours of battery life ... CONS: (1) Locks up fairly often, seems to do it in hiking mode a lot. (2) Magellan has terrible map updating (3) Not compatible with Apple computers (4) Accessories are ridiculously expensive, like a new windshield suction cup. (5) poor battery life

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User Reviews
Magellan has fooled me again!
2 Star Review   By member NicholasMacer - May 15, 2009   

Strengths: The idea looks great on paper. Street mapping performance is better then other waterproof models I've used.

Weakness: Outdoor mode suffers. No hiking capabilities to speak of, while other 'automotive only' units perform better for cheaper.

I bought an explorist XL with the pricey Magellan 'street maps' software years ago and was utterly disgusted by its performance. So when my most recent GPS was stolen from my car, I was shocked to find the Magellan 'Crossover' on the top of the review list for waterproof (actually, only splash-proof in this case) GPS units capable of street routing, as well as mapping on the trail. I was reluctant to give Magellan any more $$ after my bad explorist XL experience and I should've listened to my instincts rather than internet reviews. As a street routing GPS unit it performs well. The interface is intuitive, the satellite acquisition is fast-ish (though pretty weak through buildings) the navigation is fairly smart (for maps that are three years old) and it has handy text-to-speech. As a trail unit it is worthless. It has no POIs except the street map POIs, which is great if you want to hike to Taco Bell, but not much use in the back country. The search feature can't even find landmarks named on the map! While a 'parks' category does exist, campgrounds and waterways are not included in that category. Marine maps can be purchased, at additional charge, however, no maps exist for Alaska, where I live. Detailed hiking maps were promised at unit launch, and are available in Europe, Canada, and Mexico, but do not exist for any of the united states. Other reviews I have read charge that the crossover is too bulky for use hiking. I do not find this to be the case. It is about an inch thick, and a bit over half the size of a CD. It's not going to be comfortable in any jeans pocket, but it will fit easily enough into a jacket pocket or day pack, and is not heavy enough to weigh you down at all. Another charge I find unjust is that you cannot access your saved street POIs in outdoor mode. Saved street view POIs are listed as 'addresses' in both 'marine' and 'outdoor' modes, and are easily accessed. In fact this charge is the reverse of truth as I would gladly trade access to street view POIs in outdoor mode for POIs relevant to hiking. Alas, Magellan prefers to again cripples a pretty competent piece of hardware with their useless software offerings.

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Crossover GPS Magellan
1 Star Review     

Strengths: adequate vehicle navigation

Weakness: No one at the retailer knows how to add marine features.

The marketers at Magellan have come up with an excellent way to tap the spending budgets for husband/father/boyfriend boating gifts. Saying the unit has marine capabilities is convincing for the gift buyer but most vendors don't know how to convert the unit. If you are a wife or daughter researching a GPS that is suitable for boating use, consider an integrated depth finder and GPS specifically used for marine purposes. That way when they say thank you they will mean it.

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good idea bad technology
2 Star Review     

Strengths: All-in-One

Weakness: technology & maps

very disappointed with their maps. I called Tech support (India) 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 calculated off traveling 45 MPH when the speed limit on this highway is 65 MPH. I cannot recommend anyone buying this unit.

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Crossover crosses over
4 Star Review   By member west30capt - Apr 13, 2008   

Strengths: Fast acquisition time. Accurate. Color display. Clear voice. Good multi-use unit for the price.

Weakness: Limited documentation. Difficult to load waypoints from PC. Self cancels waypoint when close.

I purchased this GPS after doing some shopping. I wanted a GPS that I could use for fishing marking hot spots. The ability to use it for turn by turn navigation and outdoor use caught my eye. It's marked as water resistant not waterproof. So don't go dunking this unit. I started to Geocache with this unit. It gets me close but what what is really annoying is once you are about 25 ft. from your waypoint, it starts to beep and says you are near your destination and then cancels the waypoint. Fine for anything but geocaching. It gets me to about a 25 ft. area for me to search. So not really that good for geocaching although will get the job done. I've also noticed on some routing during vehicle nav. that when fastest route is selected it doesn't provided the fastest route. So in all will get you to your destination. Just don't know if it will be the fastest route. Makes Geocaching difficult. Hard to load waypoints from PC. Other than that great unit.

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Great... within North America only
2 Star Review     

Strengths: All in one : Auto - hike - Sailing; compact - 4 options for routes - 40$ per year to get the real time traffic info

Weakness: US only for the US version : European map CANNOT be used Magellan website

A great unit for these who do not intend to use it outside north America. Once you do the free software upgrade, map and menu are Magellan latest (like the Maestro's). Indication mention right and left side, unlike what is mentioned in other reviews. I loved it... but the maps and charts you can buy are just to less than 100 MB Magellan do not flash into the base unit to get some more money from use. No way to load real maps, for Europe for example. Nada, confirmed by 3 different support guys at Magellan. Magellan website is pretty unclear on the subject

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Flexible Choice for Road and Off-Road Adventures
4 Star Review   By member szynda - Dec 16, 2007   

Strengths: Crossover capabilities, Ease of Uses, Large Bright Screen, Good Resolution

Weakness: Locked Up Once while going through Nevada Mountains

The GPS is very flexible for Driving, Hiking and Boating. Very easy to use with the bright touch screen display. Very affordable compared to the "in-car" options costing 10x more and you do not have the flexibility to Hike or Boat with it.

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Magellan Crossover 2500T
5 Star Review   By member wkcranberry - Jul 29, 2007   

Strengths: Accurate, quick recalculation, long battery life of 8 hours, waterproof and shock protected

Weakness: Traffic Kit has to be purchased separately and receiving unit is relatively expensive

The Magellan Crossover 2500T comes fully loaded with current (1/07) maps of the US and Canada. The new firmware 2.14 downloaded from the Magellan website provides a neat interface that is easy to use. Typing in addresses is relatively quick as the unit senses the address as you type and reduces the number of possibilities long before you have to type the complete address. The accuracy of the maps is very good. The names of signs on major highways is pronounced exactly to let you know which fork to take. The maneuvering instructions are timely, with 2 miles, 1 mile, .4 mile and .1 mile alerts on major highways. The system from a cold start does take a 2-4 minutes to find your exact location, but with 20 channels, it is much quicker and accurate than other older or cheaper systems. The unit also has loaded topographical maps for hiking in which you can set waypoints. Reading the complaints of other systems, I can't find any significant fault other than the cost of the live traffic updating system.

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Crossover doesn't live up to promise
2 Star Review   By member sesweitzer - Jul 12, 2007   

Strengths: Works well in a car. Screen is easy to read

Weakness: Front window is glass and breaks easily. Detailed topo maps are not available. Battery can't be changed by user and only last 8 hours.

I bought the Crossover when it first became available but it hasn’t lived up to the promise. The most notable problem is that front window is made of glass. The manual doesn't mention this and it's costing me $150 to get mine repaired. This seems like a MAJOR design flaw in a unit that is sold for "outdoor" use. Also, the promised detailed topographic add-on maps aren't available for the unit yet. I wanted to use the unit on my bike but they only offer a motorcycle mount that weighs about as much as my bike. On the plus side, it seems to work well on the road.

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Magellan CrossoverGPS - A Great All-prurpose GPS
5 Star Review   By member jamesmiller52 - Jun 7, 2007   

Strengths: Fast satellite acquisition time, water resistant, excellent vehicle navigation, text-to-speech conversion, good speaker, excellent battery life, plays slide shows of photos on SD cards and plays MP3.

Weakness: It has only 90 meter topographic maps, marine maps are optional.

I bought this Magellan CrossoverGPS 2 weeks ago and I have been very pleased with its performance as a GPS for vehicle navigation and for outdoor use such as hiking and camping. I have not tried it for marine use, but this apparently is more useful with optional marine maps that Magellan sells. It comes with both an AC charger and a 12 volt DC power adapter and charger for use in your car. It also comes with both an adhesive base or suction cup mount. The outdoor use is quite good with an excellent battery life of 8 hours, it is water resistant with a rating of IPX-4 means that this GPS won't be damaged by water splashing on it from any angle. It has topographical maps with 90 meter intervals for the lower 48 states, but you can also get an optional SD card with data for 30 meter intervals.

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Magellan Crossover GPS System
5 Star Review   By member mamabake - May 25, 2007   

Strengths: Very user friendly, lots of features and capabilities

Weakness: None so far that I have found.

This is an awesome GPS System. Have owned (2) other brands of GPS systems in the past. This one has it all over both of the others. It is very user friendly, has lots of features, is very quick to respond when you turn it on..no real wait for satellites to pick up your location. The screen is very visible in all lighting situations also.

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Product Details
Description
Now, you can own a GPS with advanced vehicle navigation and outdoor GPS routing capabilities in the world's first pocket-sized Magellan CrossoverGPS Automobile Navigator. Simple touch-screen menus make it easy to select virtually any destination and get turn-by-turn voice and visual guidance while on the road. Add optional detailed regional MapSend Topo topographic maps, MapSend BlueNav marine charts or MapSend Lakes charts via Secure Digital memory cards and navigate your outdoor adventures.Advanced auto navigation features include multi-destination routing, SmartDetour to route you around slow freeway traffic and SayWhere text-to-speech, which tells you both where to turn and the name of the street to turn on. The included Sport Guard provides added armor to enhance the Magellan CrossoverGPS Automobile Navigator's rugged endurance during outdoor use.
Quick Glance
Product Type Marine, Outdoors, Vehicle
General Features 3D Map View, Audible Alarms, backlit display, Built-In MP3 Player, compass, Odometer, Picture Viewer, Route Planning with Re-Routing, speakers, speedometer, Touchscreen, turn by turn navigation, voice guidance, waterproof
Diagonal Screen Size 3.5 in
Display Type color
Summary
Product Title Magellan's CrossoverGPS Automobile Navigator
Manufacturer Magellan's
Power Score 3.3 | 13 Reviews
Physical Features
Interface Connection: Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini), USB
Navigation and Other Features
Position Accuracy: 10 ft
Battery Life: 8 hour(s)
Storage
Memory Card Support: Internal, MMC, Secure Digital
Dimensions
Height: 3.4 in
Width: 4.3 in
Depth: 1.1 in
Weight: 8.5 oz
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited Warranty
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Included Components: Automobile Power Adapter (DC), Carrying Case, Charger, Mounting Hardware, Software, USB Cable
Hot Start Time: 1 Second
Product Line: CrossoverGPS
Number of Channels: 20
Storage Size (ROM): 1.5 GB
Number of Channels: 20
Parent Retsku: B000KMEGDA
Battery Type: Lithium Ion
Software Included: Maps: North America
Brand Name: Magellan
Frequency Band: 1.5 Million points of interestSiRF Star chip set for quick access to a satellite signalMulti-destination Routing: Select up to 20 destinationsAccuracy:3 to 5 meters - WAAS/EGNOS< 7 meters - GPS onlyAccessories:12 - 24 V Vehicle power adapterAC power plug - EUAC power plug - U.S.
Number of GPS Channels: 20
Cold Start Time: 40 Second
Expert Reviews
magellan crossovergps
3.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Magellan Crossovergps receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 2.82 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #15 recreation GPS of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Magellan CrossoverGPS
3.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 31, 2008

TestSeek.com has collected 13 expert reviews for Magellan CrossoverGPS and the average expert rating is 72 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use TestSeek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Magellan Crossover GPS
1.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Jul 9, 2009

Magellans Crossover GPS receiver is a model meant to cater toward those you want all the features of handheld and automotive GPS units in one product. It features all of the standard auto-navigation GPS features (city maps, clear view, Points of Interest, spoken directions, etc.) and and combines them with outdoor, topographic maps ideal for hiking. The Crossover GPS hosts a 3.5-inch diagonal, touch-screen display and can mark waypoints along hiking trails for future reference. The unit has an eight-hour battery life and can be upgraded to receive real-time traffic updates. Features 3.5-inch diagonal, touch-screen display Standard automotive features (clear view, spoken directions, POIs, city maps, etc.) Topographic maps Waypoint marking Eight-hour battery life Automotive-use upgrades (such as real-time traffic updates) ... PROS: (1) has 3 GPS maps; car, hiking, and marine. (2) has audible directions so you dont have to look at map in busy traffic (3) I have used this in 120 degree heat and -40 degree cold. It hasnt always worked, but most of the time it does. (4) up to 8 hours of battery life ... CONS: (1) Locks up fairly often, seems to do it in hiking mode a lot. (2) Magellan has terrible map updating (3) Not compatible with Apple computers (4) Accessories are ridiculously expensive, like a new windshield suction cup. (5) poor battery life

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User Reviews
Magellan has fooled me again!
2 Star Review   By member NicholasMacer - May 15, 2009   

Strengths: The idea looks great on paper. Street mapping performance is better then other waterproof models I've used.

Weakness: Outdoor mode suffers. No hiking capabilities to speak of, while other 'automotive only' units perform better for cheaper.

I bought an explorist XL with the pricey Magellan 'street maps' software years ago and was utterly disgusted by its performance. So when my most recent GPS was stolen from my car, I was shocked to find the Magellan 'Crossover' on the top of the review list for waterproof (actually, only splash-proof in this case) GPS units capable of street routing, as well as mapping on the trail. I was reluctant to give Magellan any more $$ after my bad explorist XL experience and I should've listened to my instincts rather than internet reviews. As a street routing GPS unit it performs well. The interface is intuitive, the satellite acquisition is fast-ish (though pretty weak through buildings) the navigation is fairly smart (for maps that are three years old) and it has handy text-to-speech. As a trail unit it is worthless. It has no POIs except the street map POIs, which is great if you want to hike to Taco Bell, but not much use in the back country. The search feature can't even find landmarks named on the map! While a 'parks' category does exist, campgrounds and waterways are not included in that category. Marine maps can be purchased, at additional charge, however, no maps exist for Alaska, where I live. Detailed hiking maps were promised at unit launch, and are available in Europe, Canada, and Mexico, but do not exist for any of the united states. Other reviews I have read charge that the crossover is too bulky for use hiking. I do not find this to be the case. It is about an inch thick, and a bit over half the size of a CD. It's not going to be comfortable in any jeans pocket, but it will fit easily enough into a jacket pocket or day pack, and is not heavy enough to weigh you down at all. Another charge I find unjust is that you cannot access your saved street POIs in outdoor mode. Saved street view POIs are listed as 'addresses' in both 'marine' and 'outdoor' modes, and are easily accessed. In fact this charge is the reverse of truth as I would gladly trade access to street view POIs in outdoor mode for POIs relevant to hiking. Alas, Magellan prefers to again cripples a pretty competent piece of hardware with their useless software offerings.

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Crossover GPS Magellan
1 Star Review     

Strengths: adequate vehicle navigation

Weakness: No one at the retailer knows how to add marine features.

The marketers at Magellan have come up with an excellent way to tap the spending budgets for husband/father/boyfriend boating gifts. Saying the unit has marine capabilities is convincing for the gift buyer but most vendors don't know how to convert the unit. If you are a wife or daughter researching a GPS that is suitable for boating use, consider an integrated depth finder and GPS specifically used for marine purposes. That way when they say thank you they will mean it.

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good idea bad technology
2 Star Review     

Strengths: All-in-One

Weakness: technology & maps

very disappointed with their maps. I called Tech support (India) 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 calculated off traveling 45 MPH when the speed limit on this highway is 65 MPH. I cannot recommend anyone buying this unit.

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Crossover crosses over
4 Star Review   By member west30capt - Apr 13, 2008   

Strengths: Fast acquisition time. Accurate. Color display. Clear voice. Good multi-use unit for the price.

Weakness: Limited documentation. Difficult to load waypoints from PC. Self cancels waypoint when close.

I purchased this GPS after doing some shopping. I wanted a GPS that I could use for fishing marking hot spots. The ability to use it for turn by turn navigation and outdoor use caught my eye. It's marked as water resistant not waterproof. So don't go dunking this unit. I started to Geocache with this unit. It gets me close but what what is really annoying is once you are about 25 ft. from your waypoint, it starts to beep and says you are near your destination and then cancels the waypoint. Fine for anything but geocaching. It gets me to about a 25 ft. area for me to search. So not really that good for geocaching although will get the job done. I've also noticed on some routing during vehicle nav. that when fastest route is selected it doesn't provided the fastest route. So in all will get you to your destination. Just don't know if it will be the fastest route. Makes Geocaching difficult. Hard to load waypoints from PC. Other than that great unit.

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Great... within North America only
2 Star Review     

Strengths: All in one : Auto - hike - Sailing; compact - 4 options for routes - 40$ per year to get the real time traffic info

Weakness: US only for the US version : European map CANNOT be used Magellan website

A great unit for these who do not intend to use it outside north America. Once you do the free software upgrade, map and menu are Magellan latest (like the Maestro's). Indication mention right and left side, unlike what is mentioned in other reviews. I loved it... but the maps and charts you can buy are just to less than 100 MB Magellan do not flash into the base unit to get some more money from use. No way to load real maps, for Europe for example. Nada, confirmed by 3 different support guys at Magellan. Magellan website is pretty unclear on the subject

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Flexible Choice for Road and Off-Road Adventures
4 Star Review   By member szynda - Dec 16, 2007   

Strengths: Crossover capabilities, Ease of Uses, Large Bright Screen, Good Resolution

Weakness: Locked Up Once while going through Nevada Mountains

The GPS is very flexible for Driving, Hiking and Boating. Very easy to use with the bright touch screen display. Very affordable compared to the "in-car" options costing 10x more and you do not have the flexibility to Hike or Boat with it.

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Magellan Crossover 2500T
5 Star Review   By member wkcranberry - Jul 29, 2007   

Strengths: Accurate, quick recalculation, long battery life of 8 hours, waterproof and shock protected

Weakness: Traffic Kit has to be purchased separately and receiving unit is relatively expensive

The Magellan Crossover 2500T comes fully loaded with current (1/07) maps of the US and Canada. The new firmware 2.14 downloaded from the Magellan website provides a neat interface that is easy to use. Typing in addresses is relatively quick as the unit senses the address as you type and reduces the number of possibilities long before you have to type the complete address. The accuracy of the maps is very good. The names of signs on major highways is pronounced exactly to let you know which fork to take. The maneuvering instructions are timely, with 2 miles, 1 mile, .4 mile and .1 mile alerts on major highways. The system from a cold start does take a 2-4 minutes to find your exact location, but with 20 channels, it is much quicker and accurate than other older or cheaper systems. The unit also has loaded topographical maps for hiking in which you can set waypoints. Reading the complaints of other systems, I can't find any significant fault other than the cost of the live traffic updating system.

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Crossover doesn't live up to promise
2 Star Review   By member sesweitzer - Jul 12, 2007   

Strengths: Works well in a car. Screen is easy to read

Weakness: Front window is glass and breaks easily. Detailed topo maps are not available. Battery can't be changed by user and only last 8 hours.

I bought the Crossover when it first became available but it hasn’t lived up to the promise. The most notable problem is that front window is made of glass. The manual doesn't mention this and it's costing me $150 to get mine repaired. This seems like a MAJOR design flaw in a unit that is sold for "outdoor" use. Also, the promised detailed topographic add-on maps aren't available for the unit yet. I wanted to use the unit on my bike but they only offer a motorcycle mount that weighs about as much as my bike. On the plus side, it seems to work well on the road.

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Magellan CrossoverGPS - A Great All-prurpose GPS
5 Star Review   By member jamesmiller52 - Jun 7, 2007   

Strengths: Fast satellite acquisition time, water resistant, excellent vehicle navigation, text-to-speech conversion, good speaker, excellent battery life, plays slide shows of photos on SD cards and plays MP3.

Weakness: It has only 90 meter topographic maps, marine maps are optional.

I bought this Magellan CrossoverGPS 2 weeks ago and I have been very pleased with its performance as a GPS for vehicle navigation and for outdoor use such as hiking and camping. I have not tried it for marine use, but this apparently is more useful with optional marine maps that Magellan sells. It comes with both an AC charger and a 12 volt DC power adapter and charger for use in your car. It also comes with both an adhesive base or suction cup mount. The outdoor use is quite good with an excellent battery life of 8 hours, it is water resistant with a rating of IPX-4 means that this GPS won't be damaged by water splashing on it from any angle. It has topographical maps with 90 meter intervals for the lower 48 states, but you can also get an optional SD card with data for 30 meter intervals.

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Magellan Crossover GPS System
5 Star Review   By member mamabake - May 25, 2007   

Strengths: Very user friendly, lots of features and capabilities

Weakness: None so far that I have found.

This is an awesome GPS System. Have owned (2) other brands of GPS systems in the past. This one has it all over both of the others. It is very user friendly, has lots of features, is very quick to respond when you turn it on..no real wait for satellites to pick up your location. The screen is very visible in all lighting situations also.

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