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Little Foot

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« Reply #1 on: 11:23:44, 05/07/20 »
These look interesting. I am looking at one and it says:-

Great Britain Whole 1:50k MapCard (Ordnance Survey - Landranger).

Does that mean I won't need to buy maps for the U.K.? Just looking on Amazon and have seen they have maps of areas in the U.K. for these devices, like Derbyshire for example, on SD cards that are 40+.

harland

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« Reply #2 on: 12:05:37, 05/07/20 »
Certainly the 130 one shows 1:50000 GB map included, the 110 one says full GB map - doesn't show the scale. Worth phoning or emailing first but they are a good company. Some of the cards will be 1:25000 so you need to check whether the 1:50000 is OK for what you need.
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Little Foot

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« Reply #3 on: 14:07:06, 05/07/20 »
Certainly the 130 one shows 1:50000 GB map included, the 110 one says full GB map - doesn't show the scale. Worth phoning or emailing first but they are a good company. Some of the cards will be 1:25000 so you need to check whether the 1:50000 is OK for what you need.


Am looking at getting this one https://www.satmap.com/active-12-gb-adventure-edition-a1-refurbished.html


Reckon that will be ok for general hiking please?

Little Foot

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« Reply #4 on: 14:30:29, 05/07/20 »
Actually, think this one might be better as it has OS map included, rather than the adventure mapping which doesn't show PROWs.



https://www.satmap.com/active-12-solo-1998.html

harland

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« Reply #5 on: 16:13:48, 05/07/20 »
Actually, think this one might be better as it has OS map included, rather than the adventure mapping which doesn't show PROWs.
https://www.satmap.com/active-12-solo-1998.html
But that one only has 1:250,000 OS map i.e. not 1:25,000, so somewhat limited.

Little Foot

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« Reply #6 on: 16:40:47, 05/07/20 »
But that one only has 1:250,000 OS map i.e. not 1:25,000, so somewhat limited.


Nearly messed that up! I ordered the first one I linked to, as I thought I might as well get the adventure map included. Didn't realise the maps were 250k, rather than 25k.

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« Reply #7 on: 04:39:54, 06/07/20 »
How long does the battery last and what does the unit weigh? These (for me) fundamental details appear to be missing in the specifications.

harland

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« Reply #8 on: 06:28:56, 06/07/20 »
From SATMAP's website:-
"The older Active 12 with a built-in rechargeable battery, weighs 210 grams, it has a width of 7.6 centimetres, a height of 13 centimetres and it has a depth of 3.2 centimetres. The screen size is 5 centimetres wide and 7.1 centimetres tall. That is the viewable screen size.

The new Active 20 GPS is 310 grams, so it's a little bit heavier, but it does have a much bigger, higher capacity rechargeable battery in the unit. So that weight does include the battery. It's 7.1 centimetres wide and the height of it is 14.6 centimetres and the depth is 3.7 centimetres. The viewable screen size is 5 centimetres wide by 7.4 centimetres tall.

The Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery can last between 12 and 16 hours."

My experience is that it lasts all day without a problem with reasonable use but presumably it will depend upon how you use it i.e. if you constantly keep "playing" with it the battery will run down quicker rather than just keeping it switched on to allow it to do it's job of tracing your route/tell you where you are. If you wild camp then you would presumably need to carry either a spare Lithium battery/AA batteries or solar power pad (if that is what it's called).

Little Foot

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« Reply #9 on: 08:58:34, 06/07/20 »
Sounds ok. Just needing something so I'm not using my phone so much. Have a couple of spare power banks so charging it on the go won't be a problem. Thanks for your help.  :)

harland

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« Reply #10 on: 09:02:40, 06/07/20 »
If you are only out for the day you are not likely to need it being charged on the go and you could just plug it in and recharge it overnight.

Little Foot

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« Reply #11 on: 19:40:33, 06/07/20 »
I was planning on going on some short breaks hiking so it'd definitely be used for a two or three consecutive days. I'll see what I think of it when it arrives and check the battery length.

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« Reply #12 on: 19:43:08, 11/07/20 »
Battery life is good in my experience.  Currently using around 30-40% in a seven hour walk. I also carry spare battery caddy just in case. Love my strap 20.

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« Reply #13 on: 08:32:40, 12/07/20 »
My Satmap came and on first impressions of the kit, I am impressed. It has come with all the little extras I'd need like extra-waterproof case, and canvas case, as well as different charging items etc. I've turned it on, but of course I need to go outside on a proper walk to test it out thoroughly.

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« Reply #14 on: 10:00:56, 12/07/20 »
When you are out do you know that you can put it in a "sleep mode" where it continues to work in the background monitoring everything e.g. distance, location, ascent, descent etc but saves on the battery. Useful if you don't want/need to check it very frequently.