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Feb

Magellan Switch Series Device Software Update 4 Released

Announcement

Magellan Switch Series Device Software Update 4 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 fourth software update for the Magellan Switch Series. It includes major improvements to device performance and current speed & pace accuracy.

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This update will clear your history and settings if you are not already on the second software update (20.58) 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 overall system performance including button press reaction time and menu system navigation.
  •  Improved accuracy of Instantaneous Speed and Pace measurements.
11
Feb

Magellan Active Website Version 1.6 Released

Announcement

Magellan Active Website Version 1.6 has been released.

Overview

The focus on this website update was on improved support for activity uploads from GPX files and regional device software update support.

Change Log

  • newfeature Added support for device software updates for regional software SKUs (for example, Asia SKU).
  • improvement Made UI improvements to the device software update process
  • improvement Modified behavior of the progress bar when uploading activities
  • improvement Improved support for activity uploads from GPX files
  •  Corrected issue with Date & Time for Activities to Upload in Web Widget using UTC instead of local time
  •  Resolved issue with next & previous Activity on Activity Page not matching the Activities page sort order where there is an adjacent Activity with the same start tim
11
Feb

Magellan Active API Version 1.5 Released

Announcement

Magellan Active API Version 1.5 has been released.

Overview

The focus on this API update was on improved support for activity uploads from GPX files.

Change Log

  • improvement Improved support for activity uploads from GPX files
  • improvement Added location_name and timezone_id to the Activity Object in the Activity Get Method
  •  Resolved issues with the response to the Activity Search Method
11
Feb

Built for Multisport Athletes

We get it, you do more than run. You bike, you run, you ski, you’re a multisport athlete and need a GPS system for your active lifestyle.

Here in San Francisco, we’re blessed with mild weather and access to mountains, trails and water. As an outdoor athlete, it’s hard to stay focused on a single sport. Plans change with the weather. If it’s sunny – I’m on Mount Tam. If it’s stormy – I’m in Tahoe. If it’s just right – I’m surfing. When developing Switch, we approached the design with this in mind. We wanted to create a single device for all sports. A big part of that is the ability to transition from sport-to-sport, or more importantly, from wrist to bike. For this reason, we created the Multisport Mounting Kit.

The Multisport Mounting Kit is a three part system:

Bike Mount

Bike mount on the bike-0-Large-Pop-up-ImageThe bike mount attaches to your handle bars or stem with rubber bands. The kit includes spare bands and various sizes to ensure a secure fit on any bike. While most users attach the mount to the stem, it can also be mounted to your handle bars. The mount has a cross-hatched back, which makes it compatible with both stems and handlebars.

Wrist Mount

Wrist Mount with StrapThe wrist mount simply attaches around your wrist like a watch. It uses the same wrist straps that come with the watch. These straps can be moved from the mount to the watch with an included screw driver. I’ll do this when I’m marathon training and off the bike for couple months to achieve a slimmer profile.

Device

Lastly, the brain of the system. Switch and Switch Up move between the mounts with ease. It takes a few tries, but once you get it, it’s old hat. Simply follow these steps:
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  1. Attach the wrist strap to your wrist and bike mount to your bike.
  2. Snap Switch into the mount by putting the bottom of Switch in first and then push down on the top.
  3. To remove Switch, hold the sides of the watch(at the top) and pull the top of the watch out of the mount.

Note – there are no buttons to press. Simply grab the sides (at the top) and pull back.

The Multisport Mounting Kit comes with Switch Up, but can also be used with Switch. The kit comes with a screw driver to remove the wrist straps from Switch and attach them to the Wrist Mount. Once removed, you’ll see that Switch and Switch Up have the exact same casing, making both devices compatible with the mounts.

If you’re a multisport athlete that runs and rides, consider the Multisport Mounitng Kit. It will improve your transition times and you’ll be better informed.

4
Feb

Magellan Switch Series Device Software Update 3 Released

Announcement

Magellan Switch Series Device Software Update 3 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 third software update for the Magellan Switch Series. Most of the work that went into this release was behind the scenes work that will be utilized by our next release. The next release, which will likely occur within the next 2 weeks, includes major improvements to device performance and current speed & pace accuracy.

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 the button-press Vibrate experience.
  •  Improved GPS connectivity.
  •  Fixed an issue with Vertical Speed.
  •  Fixed an issue with Power Meter refresh rate.