Reviews and Problems with Memory-Map Adventurer 2800
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9 July 2013
Summary: I purchased an A2800 in March this year, and as I've never used one of these devices before I was looking forward to using this on our annual holiday in Wensleydale in April this year. It worked for the first couple of days then locked up, apparently this was some known fault with the SD card, but I wasn't informed until after my holiday.
Good for the price and features BUT there are many issues
18 June 2013
Summary: The GPS unit for its price and features is very competitive compared to the equivalent Garmin, etc. But there are several issues with the GPS unit and software. There have not been any firmware updates for the unit since it was released and the unit crashes every so often requiring a reboot (turn it off and on again). The battery life is not very good (6-7 hours) and is not changeable (built into the unit).
Summary: This GPS is not all it is cracked up to be. It has design faults-the worst fault is that the screen is very difficult if not impossible to see in strong sunlight. Also, it is very easy to slip off the sub menu you are trying to access-a real fiddle when you might be under pressure in bad weather on the high mountains. Personally, I preferred my old Garmin LEGEND for simplicity and ease of use. Would not recommend this GPS to climbers or hillwalkers.
Summary: Bought this item on the basis that it was "ready to go" but in fact you had to go through a rather elaborate procedure that required the help of there " help desk" to get it registered on line. The person I got was surly and unhelpful. Eventually got it working by doing some strange registration process that was not at all intuitive or explained by the manual. The third time I used it the screen developed a crack.
Summary: I bought this a couple of years ago - this is a late review for a product that I guess has now been superseded BUT I felt moved to write this because I took the damn thing out yesterday on a short bike ride - 12 miles. On the trip back the battery was exhausted! I had bought the supplementary battery unit with silicone cover - another ill thought out solution to a piss-poor component of the 2800.
Summary: It's a clever piece of kit but you need to be clever to use it fully. I've taken it on two walks so far but haven't got to grips with its operation. The menus are not easy to understand and because you have to have a GPS signal for them to operate you can't practice in the comfort of your home.
Summary: I've had mine for about 2 months now, and it's allowed me to roam the countryside further from home - places I wouldn't have dared venture before for fear of getting lost. No fear now - you absolutely can't get lost with this brilliant device. I've discovered all sorts of new routes. It's well constructed and robust, and works well even if you keep it in your pocket.
Summary: This is a great gadget for an over view of where you want to go. It only zooms down to 2kms however, so not so good for walkers as it doesn't show narrow lanes or walking paths. I'm using it for cycle rides, and for that it's really useful - good value for money because it' s much cheaper than the usual GPS outfits.
Summary: Having found other user reviews so helpful I've decided to write my first Amazon review. I bought this item about a year ago, having previously had a Garmin which boasted far more information than I needed (best times for fishing, etc!)and was consequently complex to operate. The 2800 has a great screen (except in bright sunlight, when you have to shade it to read it) but suffers from three problems.