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First Look: Monitor your next run or swim with the Magellan Switch series
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First Look: Monitor your next run or swim with the Magellan Switch series

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Magellan's Switch series of GPS watches can help you track your lap time, pace, distance traveled, and even your heart rate while you run, bike, swim, or hike.

-- I am Antuan Goodwin with cnet.com and state we're taking a first look at the Magellan which series GPS monitoring device. Now the switch series is right here on -- the whole thing both devices the switch and the switch up. Now basically what this. Waterproof device does is it monitors -- GPS position. -- or altitude. Your speed and whatnot basically to kind of give you an idea. What you're doing how fast you're doing it great for things like running walking him because it's waterproof. You can also use it for swimming. I can be paired with an anti plot except the -- -- a heart rate monitor or bicycle -- and monitor. Put potter power meter to get other information to be launched a long -- Or actual position data. And then later -- you can take the -- in paired up with your computer and upload all of that needed to active dot Magellan GPS dot com. To get a good look at path that you've taken completely GPS coordinates elevation changes. Part -- if president if he all of that right here on the website. The switch up is the step up model -- a little bit thicker but that's because it includes any ambient temperature meter for measuring me -- ambient temperature. A barometer for -- more accurate measuring the elevation and a vibration meter that you can feel the notification. During that time that you can and it -- hear them. It also snapped off of its wrist -- case. Could you snap it onto a -- now for knocking on things like a bite of -- -- early years the switch and switch chip can be paired via USB for charging. They get about eight hours of battery life out of the box from a full charge. But switch up can also be paired with a battery booster that boosted to sixteen hours but if you're gonna be plugging -- up every day to upload to run. You're probably not gonna need that much battery life. -- switch up is 349. Dollars from -- web store and he switched. The step down model -- 279. Dollars. I've been Antuan Goodwin with cnet.com. Will be taken a look at the Magellan with series switch and which.

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