Summary: I'm a big fan of anything that makes life easier. I've tried several other outdoor GPS systems - Satmap is way ahead of the pack. It's easy to set up and use and doesn't lose signal easily. Now that OS have dropped their prices, it's possible to have the entire map of the UK on one card with 1:25 detail for £250.00 which is amazing. Back up from Satmap is excellent - I've had mine serviced after some minor damage. Great product.
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.
Summary: I spent a considerable amount of time researching sat nav devices before eventually buying this one & I am really glad I went for this one. I didn't want to spend hundreds of pounds then realise I had bought the wrong one. It's fantastic! Planning, downloading a route & following it are a breeze with only a little practice. Very easy to follow, website is full of useful info & downloads. Battery life is unbelievable, you get several days use out of one charge.
Summary: After 3 month the back split and broke where the locking pin is, I was using AA batteries as they have a longer life than the re-chargable battery that's supplied. I contacted Amazon who gave me the address of the manufacture (outside the 60 day return period), Satmap said they are aware of the problem and sent a replacement back free of charge.
Summary: I can confirm that the Satmap 10 is fully waterproof as while I was out walking in the peak district I accidently dropped mine and it fell into a stream and sank to the bottom. After fishing it out and giving it a quick wipe down I was amazed when it carried on working as normal.
Summary: I have used satmap10 for over a year and never had any problems. I walk mainly in the cumbrian fells (with a 25k map)and use a rubber waterproof pack for added protection (my wife takes the mickey saying its my action man pack) . The satmap10 has survived a number of drops. I use the rechargeable battery and therefore have no need to keep on opening the back of the unit but keep it well charged before a day on the fells.
Summary: I like to take into account previous reviews before buying as I respect other buyers opinions and comments. So, I noted all the comments on the Satmap arriving with the cracked rear removable battery cover, mmm!, so I still ordered and guess what, mine came with a cracked rear removable battery cover (not so good).
Summary: Having decided to walk in the Scottish hills this autumn, and getting badly lost in fog on the first trip out I decided I wanted a more reliable guide than good luck and a map. Was a bit daunted by the instructions for this, which I decided to skim read only and get to know it as i used it instead. I get out most weekends on the hills and have taken "Eddie" along every time.
Summary: I have used satnav systems since before the geostationary sattelites were launched and have seen the development of systems since the mid 80's This is a fine product that is has good as any system I have seen.I read several reviews and bought it with a slight fear that I may be a little disappointed. But there are no worries . It does what it needs to quite easily. You plan a route . Go to the start.
Summary: This is my first GPS for walking, although I've used sailing GPS for a number of years. Bought the SATMAP for our coast to coast Wainwright walk because I liked the chunky feel, button operation and the link with OS maps. I've used it on Dartmoor with the 1:50K supplied and on the coast to coast with the 1:25K C2C map [cost £30 with offer]. I've had very good satellite reception throughout - it takes a few minutes to lock but then will stay locked all day.