Manufacturer: Magellan Part number: 980890-01
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- Reviewed by: Bonnie Cha
- Reviewed on: 04/12/2007
The good: The Magellan CrossoverGPS offers navigation for drivers, boaters, and walkers. The unit is also water resistant and comes with a sport guard for protection. The receiver did a great job of tracking our location, and driving directions were accurate.
The bad: General performance was sluggish, and the unit was slow to recalculate routes. It's also too big and heavy to carry on long walks or hikes, and you can't enter specific addresses in Outdoor mode.
The bottom line: The Magellan CrossoverGPS is a versatile GPS, offering navigation help to drivers, boaters, and walkers, but it's tripped up by sluggish performance.
by mbwhitecap on July 18, 2010
Pros: Great concept -
Cons: Maps are old. Upgrade available but so called cust service could not tell me the age of map--marine application probably designed by someone who had never been on the water. At about 18 months old-- unit just died-- won't restart-- all waypoints lost
poor quality screen
by bbofvta on October 18, 2009
Pros: it had a nice screen for awhile
Cons: Within a few months of buying this unit, the screen cracked. Magellan said it does not replace the lcd, even under warranty, and wanted $90 to even look at the reason for failure. This was a unit that had not been left in the sun, nor used often
Summary: This is an overpriced, overhyped unit, and the manufacturer customer support is what you would expect from a local 7-11, not a manufacturer of this size. I would never recommend ...
Summary: This is an overpriced, overhyped unit, and the manufacturer customer support is what you would expect from a local 7-11, not a manufacturer of this size. I would never recommend a Magellan product to anyone
Awesome! Very good GPS
by qwaxz on March 11, 2009
Pros: Great enhanced interface (at least from what I've seen it's been great).
Very easy to submit addresses and save them.
Cons: They could make the drawings a little better, (A five year old drew them!)
Sometimes it's slow at finding satellites/ getting a signal. (But it doesn't bug me!)
Summary: Great sleek design, overall a nice product!The experience in boating and hiking are a little limited but pretty good at tracking your way and ...
Updated on Mar 11, 2009
Summary: Great sleek design, overall a nice product!The experience in boating and hiking are a little limited but pretty good at tracking your way and backing your way back home. EXTREMELY RELIABLE GPS.
Updated on Mar 11, 2009
(Great Sleek Design by Magellan)
Horrible product maps are 5 years out of date
by comsumer on November 2, 2008
Pros: The only possible pro is the crossover capability but Garmin also offers one that has a guarantee that the maps are up to date.
Cons: Maps are approximately 5 years out of date at time of unit purchase for all magellan units according to customer service and the only way to update them is to purchase an update. Navigation is also impared due to this.
Summary: I purchased this product about 2 months ago and the maps were 5 years out of date. When I contacted customer service I was informed that Magellan units all come ...
Summary: I purchased this product about 2 months ago and the maps were 5 years out of date. When I contacted customer service I was informed that Magellan units all come with the same outdated map set. The only way for a person that purchases one of these units to have up to date maps from the date of purchase is to also purchase a $80 map upgrade. This is a scam in my opinion. I would suggest a Garmin Nuvi 500 series similar product with 60 day map update guarantee.
Cant be trusted
by gary854 on October 25, 2008
Pros: Big Screen
Cons: Slow, Quirky, Wont reaquire, Cant be trusted
Summary: In a word "Trust" or lack of I should say. My directionally challenged daughter borrowed it to go to downtown Detroit at night. I was up all night because on ...
Summary: In a word "Trust" or lack of I should say. My directionally challenged daughter borrowed it to go to downtown Detroit at night. I was up all night because on the way down to Detroit she called me because it wouldn't reacquire the signal and was stuck on a screen from a destination from the day before. Finally after rebooting it started working. On the way back it was slow to acquire an expressway. She was one wrong turn from ending up in the ghetto luckily she saw the sign of the expressway back home on her own. Once on the eway it started to work. I cannot trust this thing anymore to give to my children.
I went on vacation and wanted to plan my trip from my living room. Preferably on the computer and download it to the GPS. Couldn't do it.
The service stinks, the web page is hard to navigate, to use it on the water you have to spend another 100 bucks for the card. Its not user friendly and it cant be trusted.
A little Buggy!
by F4PhantomII on October 10, 2008
Pros: Has ability to be a car, boating, and hiking GPS unit. The interface is straight forward and intuitive. It does very well as a car navigation system and the display is sharp and easy to understand.
Cons: If you are looking at using it for Geocaching, the process needed to convert waypoints from the .mgln files to the needed .upt files is a real pain. The system also seems to lockup for no reason even after a firmware upgrade.
Summary: I would be very hesitant to purchase this at the retail price but since I got mine for $109.00 I feel I got a great deal, the car navigation ...
Summary: I would be very hesitant to purchase this at the retail price but since I got mine for $109.00 I feel I got a great deal, the car navigation part works flawlessly, and the boat part also does what I need, but the hiking part leaves much to be desired especially for geocaching. I usually use mine to load the waypoints for my geocahing trips, use it in car mode and take out my handheld unit to lead me to the spot. It's just too much of a pain converting the .mgln files to .upt files that the hiking mode can read. It also has an annoying habit of losing lock when you get within 30' of a cache and displays a message saying you are close to your desitnation. I wish it would just hold the lock and let me cancel it instead. I tried my friends Garmin I forget the model but it retails for $99.00, I can say that the Magellan Crossover worked better for me, his would constantly try to get me to drive down a raod that I know is a dead end when I would use it to go home, and the arrival time was off anywhere from 10 minutes to 45 minutes, sometimes it would show me arriving early sometimes it would show me arriving late. The Crossover is always within 5 minutes everytime. I would say in summary that if you're looking for an all in one, the Crossover will work but it doesn't do anything great but it will work. If I hadn't gotten mine for such a deal I would opt for the price to get a car unit that lets you upload waypoints and a hand held unit to find your caches.
Promise unfullfilled by inept service
by ddangle on April 1, 2008
Pros: Big scree, easy input, great voice nav, nice marine
Cons: can't get maps easily, can't activate maps, SERVICE
Summary: Service is impossible. Purchased downloadable maps from Magellan that would not work on device, then could not get downloadable maps to work and they have not fixed this after 9 ...
Summary: Service is impossible. Purchased downloadable maps from Magellan that would not work on device, then could not get downloadable maps to work and they have not fixed this after 9 customer calls. Horrible service, go with Garmin
Great unit! New upgraded map displays are great. unit is very portable. Outdoor mode is a plus!
by Chasanna on July 15, 2007
Pros: Great map display. Route calculation is fast. Text to speech is clear. Unit can be carried in pocket.
Cons: On Multi-destination routing each intermediate destination is routed individually as you arrive to a destination.
Summary: Love the crossover! Had a pioneer avic-s1 before, but I traded it in for the Crosover. I'm so glad i did. The Crossover is far superior in most ways. ...
Summary: Love the crossover! Had a pioneer avic-s1 before, but I traded it in for the Crosover. I'm so glad i did. The Crossover is far superior in most ways. Magellan just upgraded the firmaware to give the crossover the same great modern map display and other graphics that come with the Maestro unit. All you have to do is register your Crossover on Magellan's website, then you can download the upgrade for free. Unit is very portable so you can take with you in your pocket or buy the pouch like i did. Route calculations are fast, and spoken directions are clear. I've had the unit for 1 month so far, and routing is accurate and efficient.
by Tihany1960 on October 1, 2007
Pros: Quick warm boot and route recalc, accurate, reasonable
Cons: Not mush so far
Summary: I had this unit for a week now.
The Vehicle navigation portion is pretty decent, plenty information - tapping almost any area of the screen takes the user to different ...
Summary: I had this unit for a week now.
The Vehicle navigation portion is pretty decent, plenty information - tapping almost any area of the screen takes the user to different additional info pages. Custom POI is a nice touch. Exit POI is also great - although it only works if you are driving on a freeway. Initially couldn't understand why I cannot select this option in town - dumb operator :o)) ??
The outdoor and Marine I haven't tested yet - still have to buy the Canadian topo maps to test out the outdoor part.
MP3 player pretty decent - not compatible with SDHC cards though! I tried a 2MB Nexxtech card and it working good. 8MB Ultra SDHC is not recognized. Has playlists, browsing etc.
All in all I'm very happy with this unit!
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by holtjp on August 17, 2007
Pros: Drawing a Blank
Cons: Lousy Software for Outdoor and Boating, Abysmal Customer Support
Summary: After dealing with the mapping software for boating, I now have such an intense dislike for Magellan that I want to go stand in stores and tell strangers not to ...
Summary: After dealing with the mapping software for boating, I now have such an intense dislike for Magellan that I want to go stand in stores and tell strangers not to waste their money on any of the company's products. Any company that could devise such a bad software system should be run out of business. Customer support is terrible and is available for only limited periods. The website that provides unlock codes has been down for more than a week, with no end in sight.
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- Manufacturer: Magellan
- Part number: 980890-01
- Description: Navigate the streets, trails, lakes and oceans with this pocket-sized CrossoverGPS. With all the standard features of the advanced Magellan auto navigation GPS products, plus the ability to go from the open road to the great outdoors. Enjoy driving, hiking, boating, fishing and more, all with one GPS! Simple touch-screen menus, turn-by-turn voice guidance and upgradeable to receive Real-time traffic alerts.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type GPS receiver
- Recommended Use Hiking ,
- Preloaded Maps 48 United States
- Receiver 20 channel
- Integrated Components Digital player
- Card Reader SD Memory Card
- Interface USB
- Voice Navigation instructions
- SBAS EGNOS ,
- Antenna Built-in
- Accuracy Position - 10 ft - 16 ft ( With WAAS ),
Position - 23 ft
- Internal Memory 4 GB Hard disk drive
- Features Built-in HDD,
2D / 3D map perspective ,
- Type TFT - Color - Yes
- Diagonal Size 3.5 in
- Display Illumination Yes
- Hot 1 sec
- Cold 40 sec
- Trip Computer Avoid freeways,
Avoid toll roads
- Supported Audio Formats WMA,
- Supported Image Formats JPG
- Connector Type Serial - USB,
- Type Lithium ion
- Run Time (Up To) 8 hour(s)
- Protection Waterproof
- Waterproof Standard IPX4
Dimensions & Weight
- Width 4.3 in
- Depth 1.1 in
- Height 3.4 in
- Weight 8.5 oz
- Min Operating Temperature 14 °F
- Max Operating Temperature 140 °F