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: 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.
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 The downside is the battery arrangement which seems very outdated.
Summary: I bought my Satmap Active 10 Plus in 2009 and have used it regularly on day walks and long distance paths in England, Scotland, Wales and France. Overall, my experience of using the unit has been very positive with a few minor annoyances along the way.
Summary: I have a Cycle version of this but use it mostly for walking. It offers many options and takes a while to master, but when you have it is recording your trail, adds a lot of value to the route. Statistics are available while you travel and when stopped at the end.
Summary: I've owned a Satmap Active 10 plus since November 2010. In this time it has been sent back to satmap to be repaired 3 times all with the same problem which is the button to the right of the joystick stopping working.
Summary: Using the Active 10 with thw GB Outdoor GPS Map has been great. I have found it very effective for most needs and more responsive, i.e. faster than earlier models. It is also great not to have to worry about having the correct map card with you on long journeys when unedrtaking a not 'planned well...
Summary: Though it looks a rugged piece of kit, it isn't, the battery cover broke within days even before I had chance to take the unit out on a test run. I had perhaps removed the cover half a dozen times to experiment with the battery configuration and check the serial number etc.when it cracked near the...
Summary: Very robust product which works effectively. Takes a while to lock on to satellites but then works really well. Can be a bit complex if you want to use all the facilities available but as a simple GPA device to show you where you are and to measure your walk it is simple and effective.