Summary: The unit itself,electronically,has been sound and is real plus to navigation,on foot or in vehical, but the big downside is the build quality,the rubber covers are very poor,the center toggle button top has come off and the USB cover flap hinge has worn out and fallen off rendering the unit not waterproof in only 1 year since purchase!(and thats with light walking and hiking use!
Summary: Although at the moment I use a basic GPS I was looking at this new device,I am an experienced hill walker and my only concern with this device is that people will get complacent and use it instead of the original map and compass. These devices should only be used as an aid and any one going out on the moor ,hills or mountains should now how to read and have with them a map and compass.
Summary: This product is a huge advance on the Garmin Edge 605 that I had before. It has a much bigger screen and displays an OS 50,000 map that is exactly the same as the paper version. I use it off road on a mountain bike and it is just about impossible to get lost. Battery life is excellent. I can do a day ride with the display on the whole time and I have never been close to needing the spare battery that I bought.
Summary: hi all I shall begin this review by saying the item pretty much does what it's supposed to do the screen is a good size and the 1:50 map of the UK seems to be of good quality. After using it for a short while I soon learned most of its features. Although I've yet to use it in anger out in the wilds. My only gripe has been the toggle button which you can use to move about the map.
Summary: These product has had rave reviews. For someone who is not a computer whizkid this bit of kit can be confusing. It only comes with scant startup instructions. You have to access a computer to read & download the manual. It is a problem that if you pay for a good product it comes with too much baggage. I want to walk & have a reliable check on my position, this product is good but it is expensive as are the maps to go with it & it is best left to the geeks of this world.
Summary: Ok ish - not the easiest thing to dive, you have to be careful that the battery level is not a true indication of the battery level - shows full when only has about 1 hour of life left in it. The OS maps on it are very useful as are the other maps available and are a definite navigational aid. Bit heavy and can also lose signal for no apparent reason but then be OK in tree cover. Overall though, I'm still making my mid up about it.
Summary: I brought a SatMap last autumn, and as a regular hiker, thought it would be perfect for winter walking, where you really don't want to be fiddling with paper maps. Overall it is a great product, the 'you are here' circle is brilliant, and the screen is large and clear. I've only found a few issues, one it isn't very intuitive in it's operation, I love tech so am generally good without a manual but I'm still trying to figure the SatMap out. So not one for a tech newbie.