Satmap Active 10 review

Satmap Active 10
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The fact that the Satmap Active 10 isn’t a true cycling-specific device becomes obvious the more it is used, but for off-road use or activities such as orienteering or walking it would still be a godsend. That it displays the route covered is very handy, and means that a PC isn’t necessary to review your routes, unlike with some other units.

Reasons to buy
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    Quick start with set-up instructions

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    Simple to use on the road

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    Original OS mapping

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    Displays route covered

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    Satmap website allows route sharing

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    No PC necessary

Reasons to avoid
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    Not very intuitive to use

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    Display too cluttered with OS mapping

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    Map always points north

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The largest of our four test units, the Satmap Active 10 comes with a pre-installed UK map with additional OS maps on SD cards. The detail that the unit gives is excellent as would be expected from 1:25,000 OS maps.

Standard functions such as route logging and navigation are included with software available on the Satmap website which lets routes be planned and shared.

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