Magellan’s Eco Smart Running Watch

Magellan Eco

Those trail runners that take their training seriously, know the benefits of tracking and monitoring with a fitness App. So when we found out Magellan was introducing its new Echo watch at the 2013 Summer Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, Utah, we had to see what it was all about.

We spoke with Mike Maxon at Magellan, who  described all the functions of the Eco. Although we had a difficult time focusing our camera on how Maxon was using the Eco, it was clear that the watch did much more than keep lap times and rate your run. Maxon called Echo the “smart running watch.”  But it’s essentially a remote control with an external display for the fitness App on your phone. During his demonstration, Maxon showed us how the Eco worked with the Wahoo Fitness App for an iPhone. By pushing buttons or tapping on the watch, you can change displays and functions, even access your mobile phone’s music. There’s obviously a great advantage of running with your phone safely stored in your pocket, and operaing the App functions right from your wrist. Magellan’s Eco will be available in the Fall 2014 and will work with several other fitness Apps. For more information, visit

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