Summary: I bought mine about 18 months ago now and have been nothing short of thrilled with it. I have posted this review to address some of the comments left by others. I have just suffered from the unexplained breaking of the battery back cover and had to order a replacement.
Summary: My main reason for buying this product was to be able to log position of features and points from which I take photos and to create track logs, rather than to show me where I am walking. Hence I may not refer to it for long periods.
Summary: I've been using the Active 10 Plus for a couple of years now and would highly recommend. Easy to use, even with gloved hands. Nice and clear and Satmap service is second to none. The battery life is brilliant with the LiPol battery.
Summary: As a mountain leader I've used and tested quite a few GPS devices and own several. Unfortunately, I bought this one due to the numerous good remarks written about it but, after using it, I realised that most of these were made years ago when most this GPS dominated the screen based mapping view.
Summary: We use this for walking in europe in the summer and winter skiing also. Only use it for tracing our paths and looking at them at home but it can do so much more with ease. simple to use and set up, maps of europe are not cheap but are good enough quality. Would I buy another - most certainly.
Updated map prices for Active 10 - and other comments
Ray Wilkes, Amazon
6 December 2013
Summary: Looking at previous comments, and update is needed as the OS have reduced license costs for electronic 1:25k maps and these are now very affordable. GPS is a supplement to paper maps not a substitute, but now you can have a 1:50k in your map case for a good area cover, and the 1:25 at the touch of a...
Summary: Bought after walking solo and getting slightly lost. Liked the idea of having the OS maps. The screen does not show much of the map at one time, relatively low resolution compared to todays electronic tablets. Also the zoom does not change scale of map.
Summary: I am retired, so wanted something to give me total freedom to go backpacking again. It is taking time to learn, but the effort is worth it. It does everything I can think of, and some stuff I can't. It's a very good technical product, and certainly runs rings round my garmin.
Great GPS System; would be excellent with a better battery
Amazon Customer, Amazon
20 July 2013
Summary: I did a lot of research before buying the Satmap Active 10 Plus and so far, after a month's use, it has lived up to my expectations. It is robust and accurate and has got me out of trouble more than once already! The downside is the battery arrangement which seems very outdated.