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Aug

Magellan Echo Utility Android App Version 1.0.7

Echo Utility 1.0.7 for Android 4.4 or higher

Echo Utility 1.0.7 for Android 4.4 or higher

Announcement

The Magellan Echo Utility Android App Version 1.0.7 has been released for Android devices 4.4 and higher.

Overview

The Magellan Echo Utility Android App 1.0.7, used for testing and configuring Magellan Echo Series devices and accessories, is now live on Google Play. For a full list of supported devices, visit: http://active.magellangps.com/echo/devices

Change Log

  • newfeature Added an alert to enable bluetooth when trying to connect to Echo
  • bug Fixed an issue with updating Echo.
30
Jul

Echo Now Supported on Android!

android-news-thumbsupWe’re excited to announce that Android support is now available for Echo. If you have an Android smartphone that meets the minimum requirements,  you can now see real-time metrics from the Wahoo Fitness app and control your music on Echo.

Minimum Smartphone requirements:

  • Android 4.4 or later operating system
  • Bluetooth 4.0

Today, Echo works with the Wahoo Fitness app on Android. If you know the Wahoo Fitness app, you know that it’s extremely powerful and customizable, and the integration with Echo continues on that promise. With the app, you can customize Echo data screens to show the metrics of your choice. You can even customize the button functions. If you like the start/stop function on the bottom-right button, you can do it. Everything is configurable to your liking, even your uploads. You can send your data to the service of your choice (including: Magellan Active, Strava, MapMyRun, RunKeeper, Nike+ and many more). We’re already working with other app partners  and we’re excited to announce their Android support as it becomes available.

Wahoo Fitness – Android
- A running, cycling and fitness app that harnesses the awesome power of your Android device to transform the way you ride, run and reach your training and fitness goals.
– Sends real-time metrics to Magellan Echo
– Uploads activities to Magellan Active, Strava, MapMyRun, RunKeeper, Nike+ and more

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In addition to the Wahoo Fitness app, you should also download the Magellan Utility App. You’ll use this app to change watchfaces and update your Echo firmware.

Magellan Echo Utility
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Configure Echo
– Change watchfaces
– Update Echo firmware

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We’re very happy to be supporting Android and thrilled to extend the Echo platform to a new audience.

Now that the Android SDK has been developed, we encourage developers to contact us at fitness@magellangps.com to learn more.

 

29
Jul

Magellan Echo Utility Android App Version 1.0 Released

Announcement

The Magellan Echo Utility Android App Version 1.0 has been released.

Overview

The Magellan Echo Utility Android App, used for testing and configuring Magellan Echo Series devices and accessories, is now live on Google Play.

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Change Log

  • newfeature Initial 1.0 release (English only)
29
Jul

Magellan Active Website Version 1.20 Released

Announcement

Magellan Active Website Version 1.20 has been released.

Overview

Most of the website updates recently have been centered around the Magellan Echo Series Getting Started pages, as well as behind-the-scenes updates to support changes to the API.

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Change Log

29
Jul

Magellan Active API Version 1.15 Released

Announcement

Magellan Active API Version 1.15 has been released.

Overview

We made a number of updates to the API based on developer feedback and also added a User Object and related User Methods.

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Change Log

  • newfeature Added “privacy” and “url” fields to the Activity Object and applicable Activity Method parameters
  • newfeature Added User Object, User Get Method and User Edit Method
  • improvement Clarified “page” parameter for Activity Search Method
  • improvement Updated format for timestamp fields and parameters to ensure consistency across all objects and methods
    • UTC (default): yyyy-MM-dd’T’hh:mm:ssZ
    • Local (fields or parameters ending with “_local”): yyyy-MM-dd’T’hh:mm:ss±hhmm
  • improvement Changed the Activity Object field “name” to “activity_name” to differentiate from “location_name”
  • improvement Updated API Explorer and API Documentation to reflect all changes to the API
  • bug Resolved bug with “uploader” field in Activity Object when an Activity is deleted and re-uploaded from a different source
  • bug Resolved issue with uploading Activities using Activity Add Method not auto uploading to Facebook and Twitter if user has enabled the auto-post preferences to those applications
29
Jul

Magellan Echo Device Software Version 4.0.2.15 Released

Announcement

Magellan Echo Device Software Version 4.0.2.15 has been released.

Overview

This update contains bug fixes for Echo.

Instructions

Download Echo Utility from Google Play or the App Store.

  • Launch the Echo Utility application.
  • In the Echo Utility, Tap Connect next to the Echo product image.
  • On the Echo device, hold the any button for 1 second to enable Search mode.
  • On the Echo device, a screen will appear asking to confirm connection with the Echo Utility. Confirm the connection by pressing the bottom right button. The Echo device will automatically re-connect with the most recently connected application, so this screen may not appear every time.
  • On the Echo device, wait for the sync to complete. Syncing may not be necessary for subsequent connections.
  • In the Echo Utility, a popup will appear with the latest version and release notes asking the user to update. Tap OK.
  • The update will begin and will take approximately 10 minutes. After the update has completed, an Update Successful screen will appear and the user can confirm this screen by pressing any button. The device will restart using the updated firmware.
  • Close Echo Utility before re-connecting your Echo device.

Note: If your Echo is up to date, no update prompt will appear. 

Change Log

  •   Fixed an issue causing Echo to freeze after closing a 3rd party app.
  •   Fixed an issue causing Echo to have the backlight always-on.
2
Jul

Magellan Echo Device Software Version 4.0.2.14 Released

Announcement

Magellan Echo Device Software Version 4.0.2.14 has been released.

Overview

By popular request, the Magellan Echo has been updated to include the original watch face from versions 4.0.1.6 and prior. Access it by updating to this version (4.0.2.14), connecting to Echo Utility and changing the display preference to Traditional. Digital has been renamed to Modern.

Instructions

To install the the latest Echo firmware, perform the following steps:

  • Download the free Magellan Echo Utility from the Apple AppStore on your compatible iOS device.
  • Launch the Echo Utility application.
  • In the Echo Utility, Tap Connect next to the Echo product image.
  • On the Echo device, hold the any button for 1 second to enable Search mode.
  • On the Echo device, a screen will appear asking to confirm connection with the Echo Utility. Confirm the connection by pressing the bottom right button. The Echo device will automatically re-connect with the most recently connected application, so this screen may not appear every time.
  • On the Echo device, wait for the sync to complete. Syncing may not be necessary for subsequent connections.
  • In the Echo Utility, a popup will appear with the latest version and release notes asking the user to update. Tap OK.
  • The update will begin and will take approximately 10 minutes. After the update has completed, an Update Successful screen will appear and the user can confirm this screen by pressing any button. The device will restart using the updated firmware.

Note: If your Echo is up to date, no update prompt will appear. 

Change Log

  • newfeature Added an additional Watch Face: Traditional.
23
Jun

Echo Android Update

Since the launch of Echo, we’ve been overwhelmed with your excitement for the product. We’ve been working hard to improve the product with your feature requests and improvements. We recently released a device software update with new watchfaces, stopwatch, and UI improvements.

ImageThe number one question we get right now is,”When will Echo work with Android?” The answer is soon. We are now targeting a July release. Believe me, we want it as bad as you. We’re eager to spread Echo joy throughout the Android community.

On a positive note, we’re adding more smartphones to the list. When we launch, Echo will work with the following. Other Android smartphones that meet the minimum requirement may also work, but the following will be tested and official supported:

  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Motorola Moto E
  • Motorola Moto G
  • Motorola Moto X
  • HTC One (2013)
  • HTC One (M8)
  • LG G2
  • LG Nexus 5

The above phones must meet the minimum requirement of:

  • Android 4.3 or later operating system
  • Bluetooth 4.0 or later

Thanks for your patience. We’ll keep you posted as we get closer to the release.

 

9
Jun

Magellan Echo Utility iOS App Version 1.10.12 Released

Announcement

The Magellan Echo Utility iOS App Version 1.10.12 has been released.

Overview

The Magellan Echo Utility for iOS has been updated to support a soon to be released Echo Device Software Version that adds back in the original digital watch face. Simply update your Magellan Echo Utility for iOS through the AppStore.

Change Log

  • improvement Renamed Clock option “Digital” to “Modern”.
  • improvement Added additional Clock option “Traditional” for soon to be released Echo Device Software Version 4.0.2.14.

NOTE

Updating your Magellan Echo Utility iOS App to Version 1.1.12 will not install the Echo Device Software Version that adds back in the digital watch face, it just contains changes that are necessary to support that Echo Device Software Version.

23
May

Magellan Active and Smashrun for Detailed Run Analysis

The Magellan Active website is built upon a powerful API that interacts with your activity data. As part of our pledge to empower developers to extend the functionality of the Magellan Active website and API, we allow key partners to add activities to Magellan Active from within their applications and also allow any developer you’ve granted authorization to retrieve all of your activity data. We’d like to highlight the latest partner to take your Magellan Active activity data and literally “run with it”. Meet Smashrun.

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About SmashRun

Smashrun is a data visualization platform that helps runners analyze their training progress. Importing Magellan data is as easy as linking a Magellan Active account. Once imported, runners can view a visual dashboard of their training history and be able to track their training consistency, volume, and effort distribution. Runners will also have access to daily ranks and badges for running achievements.

Connecting Magellan Active with Smashrun

  1. Once logged in to Smashrun, go to Settings > Sync > Magellan Active.
  2. Specify Email & Password for your Magellan user account.
  3. Select Connect.
  4. Smashrun will query for new runs.

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In-Depth Analysis

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Learn More

You can follow all Smashrun related announcements and feature updates via @smashrunHQ on Twitter, their Facebook page, or blog.smashrun.com.

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