In some ways Magellan's Crossover fulfills the navigate-anywhere promise even better than the Lowrance iWay 600c reviewed here last month. Compact, tough, and battery-powered, it can guide you on foot as well as in your car or boat. In fact, this 8.5-ounce PND (Personal Navigation Device) contains all street and topo maps of the contiguous 48 U.S. states in solid-state memory, plus its SD card slot supports full-detail charts or the use of music and photo files! But the $499 Crossover's 3.5-inch touchscreen is hard to read in direct sunlight, and it's too easy to accidentally activate controls when you're only trying to drag a chart around. Still, what a lot of navigator in a little package!
This article originally appeared in the September 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.