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11
Apr

Magellan Switch Series Device Software Update 5 Released

Announcement

Magellan Switch Series Device Software Update 5 has been released.

To install the update, perform the following steps.

  1. Connect your Switch Series device to your computer’s USB port using the Switch Charging/Data Cradle.
  2. Visit the Magellan Active website and log in.
  3. Click on the Upload button.
  4. If your device is not using the latest software, a banner will display instructing you to update your software.
  5. Perform the steps to download and install the update.

If you have any issues updating your device software using Magellan Active, you can manually download and install the update directly from our support site.

Overview

This is the 5th software update for the Magellan Switch Series. This release addresses the System UI performance and the Activity Pace data field.

This update will unfortunately clear your history and settings because we have to re-partition the flash memory to make room for certain features. There’s actually a manual procedure for backing up and restoring your history and settings if you want to go through the effort to retain your data.

Change Log

  •  Improved performance of system UI
  •  Improved Activity Pace tracking.
11
Apr

Magellan Active Website Version 1.17 Released

Announcement

Magellan Active Website Version 1.17 has been released.

Overview

We’ve made improvements to the Getting Started process for our Echo product, including more info on using the Magellan Active Echo Utility and a dedicated Applications supporting Echo page.

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Change Log

  • improvement Update Echo Getting Started page, remove Echo Customize page and add Echo Applications page
  • improvement Add new Apps supporting Echo to Echo Applications page (Golf Pad, AllTrails, iMobileIntervals)
  • improvement Add Echo Tutorial for iMobileIntervals
  • bug Fixed layout issue of Navigation Menu with Mobile version of Echo Getting Started pages
  • task Updated URL for all references to FIT file protocol (Dynastream changed their URL)
24
Mar

Magellan Active API Version 1.13 Released

Announcement

Magellan Active API Version 1.13 has been released.

Overview

We’ve had 6 small releases now without a blog post, so here’s what’s new in versions 1.8 through 1.13. If you are not a developer and you try reading the change log your head may spin 360°, so consider this a warning to move on to your next reading task or enjoy the weather!

Magellan Active Developer

Change Log

  • newfeature Added “uploaded_at” and “uploader” response fields to Activity Object from Activity Get. If the activity was uploaded by a 3rd party app, this will be reflected in the “uploader” field.
  • newfeature Added “min_updated_at” and “max_updated_at” parameters  to Activity Search and “updated_at” response field to the Activity Object from Activity Get. By default, the “updated_at” response field is null by for old activities and “uploaded_at” for new activities. The field is updated when the activity has been deleted or edited.
  • newfeature Added support for GPX files with missing <ele> tags in first and last <trkpt> elements. This was found with a GPX file exported from Endomondo.
  • newfeature In addition to Wahoo Fitness, iSmoothRun was given activity add/edit/delete permissions to users who grant Magellan Active access to their apps. Both apps support “Upload to Magellan Active” in their iOS apps.
  • improvement Made various performance improvements.
  • bug Fixed issue with Activity search options for “units” parameter. Options were “metric” & “imperial”, but should have been “metric” & “statute”.
  • bug Corrected issue with Activity Search “max_results” response field which was documented as intended but implemented as “results_limit”.
  • bug Updated time format for all timestamp parameters and response fields to “<YYYY>-<MM>-<DD>T<HH>:<MM>:<SS>” in order to be consistent.
  • task Updated Activity Search documentation of options for “activity_source” parameter & response fields. It was documented as “gpx” & “fit”, but it was implemented as “.gpx” & “.fit”. We are going to change them to their original intended values of “gpx” & “fit” in an upcoming release and update the values for existing activities.
  • task Updated some inaccuracies in the API documentation for responses in xml format. Other than User Access Token response, all XML responses are wrapped in <xml> elements, not <root> elements.
24
Mar

Magellan Active Website Version 1.16 Released

Announcement

Magellan Active Website Version 1.16 has been released.

Overview

We’ve had 5 small releases now without a blog post, so here’s what’s new in versions 1.12 through 1.16. Biggest change was adding support for change password and forgot password without having to go to www.magellangps.com.

Forgot Password Change Password

Change Log

  • newfeature Added support for forgot password and change password without having to go to www.magellangps.com
  • newfeature Added iSmoothRun to Apps using API page
  • improvement Made various performance improvements
  • improvement Hid the AddThis bar on Activity page when user changes privacy to private without requiring page refresh
  • bug Fixed value of “Uploaded From” field on Activity Page when uploaded from a 3rd party app
  • bug Corrected issue with back button support when viewing Session or Lap within an Activity
  • bug Fixed issue with Reset Zoom button not showing on maximized view of Activity Page
  • bug Resolved issue with back button support on Features page
  • bug Corrected Strava support link on Echo Getting Started page
  • bug Fixed grammatical errors and icon assignment on Echo Getting Started page
  • bug Resolved multiple UI issues with mobile version of Echo Getting Started pages
  • bug Corrected page not found error response code (was 500, should be 404)
2
Jan

Magellan Echo Utility App Version 1.1.5 Released

Announcement

Magellan Echo Utility App Version 1.1.5 released.

Overview

The focus of this update was to add better language support and change a behavior of the App when updating an Echo Device. The App will continue to run in the background and disconnect when the update has been completed.

Instructions

To download or update to the latest Magellan Echo Utility App, perform the following steps:

Downloading the Magellan Echo Utility

  • To download the Magellan Echo Utility App, tap AppStore.
  • Search for the free Magellan Echo Utility from the Apple AppStore on your compatible iOS device.
  • Download the Magellan Echo Utility by tapping the download button.
  • The Magellan Echo Utility will appear as Echo Utility with either a new label (for iOS6 users) or a blue dot (iOS7 users).

Updating the Magellan Echo Utility

  • To update the Magellan Echo Utility App, tap AppStore.
  • On the bottom right row, tap Updates.
  • Search for the Magellan Echo Utility.
  • Tap update.
  • The Magellan Echo Utility will appear as Echo Utility with either a new label (for iOS6 users) or a blue dot (iOS7 users).

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

Change Log

  • newfeature Added Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Japanese Support.
  • improvement  Redesigned interface for iOS.
  • improvement Changed behavior of App when updating Echo device. App will continue to run in the background when updating Echo Device.
18
Dec

Magellan Echo Device Firmware Version 4.0.1.6 Released

Announcement

The Magellan Echo device firmware version 4.0.1.6 has been released.

Happy Holidays from the Magellan Fitness Research and Development Team!

Happy Holidays from the Magellan Fitness Research and Development Team!

Overview

The focus of this update was add a missing character into the data-base.

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 top left 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

  •  Fixed an issue dealing with commas appearing invalid.
9
Dec

Magellan Echo Device Firmware Version 4.0.1.4 Released

Announcement

The Magellan Echo device firmware version 4.0.1.4 has been released.

Overview

The focus of this update was to add Chinese and Japanese language support for system screens and alerts and improve European language translations.

Echo Firmware 4.0.1.4 with Chinese and Japanese language support is here!

Echo Firmware 4.0.1.4 with Chinese and Japanese language support is here!

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 top left 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 Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Japanese language support.
  • newfeature Added an Update Successful Screen when device has successfully updated.
  • improvement Changed device behavior to remain searching unless BTLE status code is “Remote User Terminated Connection” (0×013).
  • improvement Added an Update Failed icon when device encounters an issue with updating.
  • improvement Added a symbol for characters unrecognizable by firmware.
  • improvement Improved European Language translations.
  •  Fixed an issue that caused values to truncate to “…” when values exceed given amount of space.
  •  Fixed an issue with transparent areas showing as non-transparent.
  •  Fixed an issue with the device not preserving system settings when the battery is removed.
5
Nov

50 Days of Giveaways Winners

Magellan 50 Days of Giveaways

We’re giving away daily prizes plus an Echo every week from November 4 – December 21.
Come back every day to win new prizes and increase your chances of winning Echo!

Each week will feature different daily prizes from Magellan Fitness partners.
Week 1 – Wahoo Fitness
Week 2 – SPIbelt
Week 3 – Bar Fly
Week 4 – Clever Training
Week 5 – iSmoothRun
Week 6 – MapMyRun
Week 7 – OOFOS

Enter to win on the Magellan Fitness Facebook page at: https://a.pgtb.me/fT1HRQ

Winners

11/4/13, Karen from Minnesota
Wahoo Fitness: Blue Heart Rate Strap & Sportband for iPhone

11/5/13, Joe from Arizona
Wahoo Fitness: Blue Heart Rate Strap & Sportband for iPhone

11/6/13, Reenie from Ohio
Wahoo Fitness: Blue Heart Rate Strap & Sportband for iPhone

11/7/13, Chris from Rhode Island
Wahoo Fitness: Blue Heart Rate Strap & Sportband for iPhone

11/8/13, Keri from Kansas
Wahoo Fitness: Blue Heart Rate Strap & Sportband for iPhone

11/9/13, Miki from Michigan
Wahoo Fitness: Blue Heart Rate Strap & Sportband for iPhone

11/10/13, Linda from New York
Magellan Echo

11/11/13, Vanessa From Florida
SPIbelt: SPIband

11/12/13, Katie from New York
SPIbelt: Original SPIbelt

11/13/13, Michael from North Carolina
SPIbelt: Large Pocket SPIbelt

11/14/13, Brian from Wisconsin
SPIbelt: High Visibility SPIbelt

11/15/13, John from West Virginia
SPIbelt: Reflective SPIbelt

11/16/13, James from California
SPIbelt: Endurance Series SPIbelt

11/17/13, Debbie from Delaware
Magellan Echo

11/18/13, William from Virginia
Bar Fly: Universal Mount & Water Bottle

11/19/13, Nathan from Oregon
Bar Fly: T-Shirt & Water Socks

11/20/13, Liam from Colorado
Bar Fly: Universal Mount & Water Bottle

11/21/13, Janine from Florida
Bar Fly: Universal Mount & Socks

11/22/13, Michael from Oregon
Bar Fly: Universal Mount & Water Bottle

11/23/13, Carol from Massachusetts
Bar Fly: Iphone Mount

11/24/13, Douglas from Florida
Magellan Echo

11/25/13, Dan from Tennessee
Clever Training: $25 Gift Certificate, T-Shirt, Water Bottle, Visor & Drawstring Bag

11/26/13, Mark from Missouri
Clever Training: $25 Gift Certificate, T-Shirt, Water Bottle, Visor & Drawstring Bag

11/27/13, Katelyn from Maine
Clever Training: $25 Gift Certificate, T-Shirt, Water Bottle, Visor & Drawstring Bag

11/28/13, Mike from New Mexico
Clever Training: $25 Gift Certificate, T-Shirt, Water Bottle, Visor & Drawstring Bag

11/29/13, Daisy from Pennsylvania
Clever Training: $25 Gift Certificate, T-Shirt, Water Bottle, Visor & Drawstring Bag

11/30/13, Chris from Ohio
Clever Training: $25 Gift Certificate, T-Shirt, Water Bottle, Visor & Drawstring Bag

12/1/13, Angie from Oregon
Magellan Echo

12/2/13, iSmoothRun Pro Apps
Jenny from Florida
Laura from Texas
Matthew from Ohio
Coral from Florida
Michael from North Carolina
Gina from Colorado
Mary from Minnesota
Lisa from New York
Dixie from Washington
Ben from Utah

12/3/12, iSmoothRun Pro Apps
James from Texas
Ginny from Arizona
Jovan from Massachusetts
Wendy from Florida
Michael from Michigan
Joseph from New Jersey
Justin from California
Marshall from Ohio
Virginia from DEleware
Krysta from Michigan

12/4/13, iSmoothRun Pro Apps
Corey from Ohio
Lori
Teresa from Kentucky
Eric from California
Brandon from Texas
Tiffany from Tennessee
Troy from California
Rachelle from Florida
Bree from Alabama
Julia from Pennsylvania

12/5/13, iSmoothRun Pro Apps
Eric from Nevada
Karen from Missouri
Katie from Indiana
Alicia from California
Shawn from Pennsylvania
Alicia from Oklahoma
Rebecca from Illinois
Jonathan from Texas
Miquela from Missouri

Lisa from Massachusetts

12/6/13, iSmoothRun Pro Apps
Michelle from California
Scott from Virginia
David from Nebraska
Hilda from Texas
Danielle from Florida
Larry from California
Megan Utah
Sarah from California
Curtis from Washington
Anthony from West Virginia

12/7/13, iSmoothRun Pro Aps
Juli from Florida
Melissa from Iowa
Barry from New Jersey
Lesley from Massachusetts
Claudette From Florida
Allyson from North Carolina
Brian from Wisconsin
Gene from Illinois
Dave from South Carolina
Lecour from Massachusetts

12/8/13, William from Maine
Magellan Echo

12/9/13, Allison from Florida
MapMyRun MVP Membership & MapMyRun T-Shirt

12/10/13, Wayne from Tennessee
MapMyRun MVP Membership & MapMyRun T-Shirt

12/11/13, Betsy from Idaho
MapMyRun MVP Membership & MapMyRun T-Shirt

12/12/13, Michael from Mississippi
MapMyRun MVP Membership & MapMyRun T-Shirt

12/13/13, Pennie from Tennessee
MapMyRun MVP Membership & MapMyRun T-Shirt

12/14/13, Jay from Kansas
MapMyRun MVP Membership & MapMyRun T-Shirt

12/16/13, Wendy from Colorado
Oofos Original Sandal

12/17/13, Rose-Ann from Kentucky
Oofos OOCloog

12/18/13, Brenda from Florida
Oofos OOAHH Slide

12/19/13, Mike from Pennsylvania
Oofos Original Sandal

12/20/13, Ben from California
Oofos OOCloog

12/21/13, Bill from Oklahoma
Oofos OOAHH Slide

12/21/13, Jeremy from New Hampshire
Magellan Echo

1
Nov

Magellan Active Website Version 1.11 Released

Announcement

Magellan Active Website Version 1.11 has been released.

Overview

We’ve added a fitness product landing page for information on purchasing and getting help with Magellan fitness products. These pages are mobile friendly and localized (languages & external links) for each of our supported regions.

CHOOSE YOUR PRODUCT...

Change Log

  • newfeature Added fitness product landing page in desktop and mobile friendly versions with region support
  • newfeature Added Echo product landing page and getting started pages
  • improvement Updated Switch Series product landing page
26
Sep

Magellan Active Website Version 1.10 Released

Announcement

Magellan Active Website Version 1.10 has been released.

Overview

For applications that support the Magellan Active API,  we are now proudly displaying them on our Developer page and Features page. Contact fitness@magellangps.com if you are interested in supporting the Magellan Active API.

  • RunGap - Keep your complete training history from 12 popular services including Garmin, Endomondo, RunKeeper, Strava, Runtastic, Polar, Adidas, Nike+ and now Magellan Active on your your iPhone for instant viewing while on the go. View detailed information including interactive charts for statistics and individual workouts.
  • Wahoo Fitness - Wahoo Fitness is a running, cycling and fitness app that harnesses the awesome power of the iPhone to transform the way you ride, run and reach your training and fitness goals. Magellan Active has been added as a source to upload your activity recordings.

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Change Log

  • newfeature Added Apps using API section to the Developer and Features page
  • newfeature Added Browser Plugin documentation section to the Developer page
  • newfeature Added a Warranty link to the footer
  • improvement Will now display a notice when attempting to register a new account with an email address already associated to an existing account
  •  Various small bug fixes
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