updated 01:55 pm EST, Thu November 2, 2006
Magellan marked its presence at the SEMA show today by revealing the CrossoverGPS hybrid GPS receiver. In contrast to nautically-oriented GPS units such as the iWAY 600c, the CrossoverGPS emphasizes flexibility and can convert from its role as a turn-by-turn driving navigator to an all-terrain GPS unit with topographical marks and a waypoint system that can remember routes over land and water for later trips. Detailed marine maps can be added through SD cards. Magellan further says that its handheld is built to survive common shocks and is splashproof from all angles. Shipping in December, the CrossoverGPS will retail for $550.