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DualControl – Touchscreen & Buttons
The Active 20 is the first device of its class to be fully touchscreen or button operated (“DualControl”).
Perfect for those who seek the ease, convenience and familiarity of full touchscreen control, whilst at the same time looking after the needs of other professional users in very tough weather conditions who tend to prefer the certainty, control feedback and gloved use that comes with full button control.
Best-in-class GPS receiver (including GLONASS & Galileo)
Fitted with the latest, high-sensitivity GPS receiver (uBlox MAX M8), the Active 20 supports all the primary satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, WAAS, EGNOS, etc.).
Therefore superb accuracy results, even indoors, in cars, in town and under heavy tree cover. Accuracy figures of 1-2m are typical in many conditions. uBlox modules are renowned for maintaining a good GPS lock in the most demanding of conditions. The uBlox module boasts industry-leading -167dBm navigation sensitivity, with superior anti-spoofing and anti-jamming capabilities.
The Active 20 uses a finely tuned 25mm Taoglas ceramic patch antenna (the largest in this class of product) to achieve remarkably high signal-to-noise ratio values (typically 46-51), leading to outstanding GPS performance.
Bright HVGA screen
The Active 20 now boasts an all-new, large (3.5”), super-bright (600cd) transmissive, full colour HVGA TFT display.
This crystal clear screen is optically bonded to Gorilla Glass to provide the very best light transmission and sunlight readability.
Full backlight control and “red-filter” allow for optimal viewing in all conditions.
There is even a high-contrast sunlight mode for snow & glacier conditions.
The Active 20 is all about displaying superb topographic mapping, and providing advanced users with a full range of GPS functionality.
Satmap has been the industry leader since 2007 in providing the very best and clearest quality colour topographic mapping to sports GPS users.
Recent licence fee changes now allow Satmap to offer Hi-Res (660 dpi) Ordnance Survey full GB coverage of the 1:25k Explorer series on a single SD card at the lowest prices.
The full range of detailed HARVEY walkers maps is also available for use on the Active 20. These industry-leading MapCards are often supplied with multiple scales and map types on a single SD card. Custom, site-centered bespoke mapping is available on a global basis.
Satmap MapCards are 100% transferrable between the existing Active 10/12 series (using microSD cards within SD adaptors) and the all-new the Active 20 (using just micro SD cards).
LiPol and AA Battery operation
The Active 20 has a unique dual-battery system that includes a long-life 5,100mAh rechargeable LiPol battery pack, and optionally, a AA Battery Pack which supports AA Lithium, NiMH, and Alkaline primary cells, giving users a complete range of power sources.
Using various power-saving options (including a flexible backlight timer and reduced frequency updates) battery duration of up to 16 hours can be achieved.
Full-gas (100% backlight, no power saving and constant movement) battery life is 11 hours.
Spare LiPol battery packs are available for extended duration expeditions.
Recharging of the unit is in-situ via micro USB cable, from either 1A wall charger, 12V car charger, PC/Mac or any other USB power source.
Wi-Fi & BT Smart 4.0
Enhanced Active 20 connectivity is achieved via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features. Currently, Wi-Fi connectivity is available for platform and application software updates.
Users are uniquely able to choose between “formal release” and “beta” software options allowing them access to the very latest features, but with the ability to “roll-back” if they wish. Shortly after release, users will be also able to Sync their route and POI data with the Satmap Xpedition Online route planning software.
BT Smart 4.0 functionality currently allows users to exchange routes between the Satmap Active GPS family (Active 12 and Active 20), and the BTLE side supports BT Heart Rate Monitor Profile, as well as BT Bike Speed & Cadence Profile. BT Power and other useful BT Profiles will be added in the near future.
GPX, TCX and Mass Storage Mode
Active 20 now fully supports the universal GPX & TCX route and activity formats, and connection to a PC/Mac allows both internal and SD storage to be easily accessed.
In keeping with the earlier Active 10/12 units, the Active 20 is also fully supported by the offline SatSYNC application which allows for easy data transfer and conversions between GPS unit and desktop.
The Active 20 has achieved higher than average waterproofing standards than industry norms.
Rated to IP68 (1.5m depth for 1.5 hours of submersion) the Active 20 outperforms the majority of its rivals in this class of Sports GPS. Likewise, it is rated to IK7 impact protection so that it can cope with the knocks and bangs of serious outdoor usage.
Uniquely fitted with 2.5mm Gorilla Glass the Active 20 achieves unparalleled screen protection and scratch resistance in its class.
Bike, Belt & Vehicle Mounts
The Active 20 uses the very popular Quad Lock bike, beltclip and vehicle mounting system. Utilising a bespoke backplate, the Active 20 will fit the full range of standard Quad Lock mounts.
Satmap Systems is proud to support British industry, and the Active 20 is wholly UK manufactured, with hardware from Lancaster and Torquay, with software and mapping from Leatherhead, Cambridge and other national providers.
Active 20 Solo, With OS full GB 1:50k, With OS full GB 1:10k and 1:25k and 1:50k
- 100% Touchscreen control
- 100% Button control
- Gorilla® Glass screen – 2.5mm
- 25mm high gain GPS patch antenna
- ARM9 Processor : very fast software
- GPS / GLONASS / Galileo coverage
- HVGA High-Res 3.5″ Screen
- Peer-to-Peer data share
- Wi-Fi : global snap-to-track / software updates
- 3-Axis Compass
- Barometric Altimeter
- High-Res Mapping
- World base mapping – preloaded
- 5000mAh Rechargeable LiPol
- Toggleable Mapping
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Bluetooth: Heart Rate Monitor sp
- Bluetooth: Bike Sp/Cad support
- Multi-format MapCard
- Searchable Data
- AA Battery Caddy (optional extra)
- QuadLock BeltClip Mount (optional extra)
- QuadLock Bike Mount (optional extra)
- QuadLock Car Mount (optional extra)
What are the different map options from SatMap?
Active 20 Solo – This SatMap Active 20 comes with no Ordnance Survey Maps
Active 20 GB Edition 50K – Map: OS full GB 1:50k
Active 20 Platinum Edition – Map: OS Full GB (1:10k and 1:25k and 1:50k)
What is SatSYNC?
SatSYNC is a free piece of software for Windows and Mac computers that allows you to connect your Satmap GPS to your PC. With this software you can upload and download Routes, Trails and Points Of Interest. These files can be viewed, formatted and shared on Satmap Xpedition. You can view your trail on detailed topographical mapping, aerial or street maps with Satmap Xpedition.
What battery life can I expect from the different type of batteries?
The Active 20 has a unique dual-battery system that includes a long-life 5,100mAh rechargeable LiPol battery pack, and optionally, a AA Battery Pack which supports AA Lithium, NiMH, and Alkaline primary cells, giving uses a complete range of power sources. Using various power-saving options (including a flexible backlight timer and reduced frequency updates) battery duration of up to 16 hours can be achieved. Full-gas (100% backlight, no power saving and constant movement) battery life is 11 hours.
Battery life on any electronic item is always determined by how much you use it and the settings that are utilised. We always advise people to be sensible and use the various power saving options in Settings, such as Advanced Power Mode and the Automatic Screen turn off to extend battery life
Will my Active 10 / 12 maps work with the Active 20?
The Active 20 uses microSD cards, and since Oct 2015 Satmap has sold MapCards in this format (in SD Card adaptors).Any existing users with old style SD MapCards who wish to upgrade to an Active 20 can use the Standard SD MapCard Consolidation Service for a small admin fee to consolidate and switch their MapCard collection to the newer microSD format. Please click here to see full details.
Only From Us
- Unit set up by one of the Outdoor GPS Shop team.
- Receive the Outdoor GPS Shop quick start guide, unit specific. Written in-house for you by one of the Outdoor GPS Shop team.
This product is posted out using Royal Mail Special delivery which is guaranteed next working day delivery (before 13.00).
Any order placed online before 15.30 will be despatched the same day for next working day delivery.
In the box
- Satmap Active 20 GPS unit
- Ordnance Survey map card as selected above
The Active 20 device is also pre-loaded with the following mapping:
GB 1:250,000 & 1:1 million OS road mapping
World Base Mapping 1:5 million & 1:200 million
- 1m micro USB for charging & data transfer
- UK 1A wall charger
- Documentation, including Quick Start User Guide
Please note items are subject to change by Satmap.