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.
Summary: I used a Satmap GPS for the first time today ski mountaineering east of Glenshee. Accuracy and view of the map on the screen is no problem. As a GPS it is fine but the big problem I find is the buttons even without gloves. They are so unresponsive.
Summary: Satmap was pretty much the first to market with usable OS maps on a GPS device nearly three years ago. At the time, this was revolutionary, but now it is becoming standard and this unit is rapidly being overhauled by the competition.
Summary: I've upgraded from quite a few handheld GPS devices over the years so a bit of experience with them. My previous one was a Garmin 60csx though more and more I'd started to use OS maps and GPS on a Nokia E90 phone.
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.
Summary: Had this for a while now. I bought it primarily for the mapping but you have to pay extra for the maps. It locks onto the satellites fairly quickly and is reasonably accurate. However as the recommendation is to turn off to save the batteries this might be the reason why the trip log is so wildly...
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.