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: 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...
Summary: Took this with me to the Lake District on a recent walking holiday. Had 1:25K OS mapping installed and a series of planned walks which I set on Xpedition, Satmaps web based route planning system. The unit had no problem receiving satellite lock.
A brilliant gadget for getting into the countryside
M. Neville "Matt Neville", Amazon
30 May 2012
Summary: I purchased my Satmap from Amazon at the beginning of April this year but I have waited until now, after returning from a Lake District Holiday where it was used extensively, before writing a review for it.
Summary: The Satmap Active 10 plus UP dated 18-03-2012 What a fantastic machine this is. I now find this machine wonderful. Thanks to this satmap I can now plan our walks any ware in the UK [UK 50K Mapping card].
Summary: I bought the Active 10 in November 2011 and have used it for over 20 walks, not long ones but around 2 hours each. I found it easy to use, preferring buttons to touch screens. The large screen size makes it easy to view and the OS mapping is excellent, Also love the 1:25000 OS County maps which come...
Summary: Wanted one for ages ... but cost was always a problem. However, I went for it and am very pleased that I did. Easy to use, not too big, and rugged. Recently took it to the Lakes and, using it with the 25k maps, it was great.
Summary: I have used none mapping satnavs before but this takes things to a new dimension. The unit has a tough no nonsence military feel about it, the button operation is easy to use with one hand and there are options for setting the maps like north up or route up.
Summary: After years of using Garmin devices (gpsmap series and montana) I was very cautious about moving to another manufacturer. What drove me was firstly using a UK company and secondly being able to avoid the horrible Garmin software and shockingly bad responsiveness of the uni when out in the field.
Summary: I have had a Memory Map GTX and a high end Garmin GPS. The GPSs themslves are fine. The problem starts with the maps and the technical support and the GPS hanging up. I saw a SATMAP in a sale and bought one. Super - cheaper than Memory Map & Garmin and no hassle use.