SatMap Active 20

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SatMap Active 20

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Description

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.

Superb Mapping

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.

Weatherproofing

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.

British Made

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.

Additional information

Colour

Black

Brand

SatMap

Options

Active 20 Solo, With OS full GB 1:50k, With OS full GB 1:10k and 1:25k and 1:50k

Specs

  • 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)

FAQs

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. 

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Delivery

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

  • 3 months free access to Satmap Xpedition Premium (online mapping and planning tool).
  • 1m micro USB for charging & data transfer
  • UK 1A wall & car charger
  • Documentation, including Quick Start User Guide

12 reviews for SatMap Active 20

  1. 5 out of 5

    Peter McDonald

    I have had the SatMap Active 20 for just over a year now, the HD screen is truly stunning, it has to be seen.

    Really like the choice of both touch screen and buttons, it makes it into a great four season GPS device.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Peter Houghton

    Bought Dec 2018 generally happy with it, nice clear screen, always gets a good signal and gives me a good position. Probably got more features than I need. It’s a bit bulky, the bracket on the back is no use to a walker, would prefer a lanyard attachment point. Main criticism is I can’t get total ascent to be a realistic figure, I’m still experimenting with the ascent/descent algorithm but so far doesn’t get close to agreeing with other GPS units or with Satmap’s own planning software(Expedition 2) or the planning system I normally use.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Geoff Wilkes

    Upgraded to the SatMap active 20 from the 12. It’s much faster log on and handles my 1:25 whole UK easily whereas 12 struggled and often just failed, this is the only reason I bought it. It also has a brighter screen.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Simon Lane

    I lost my previous SatMap Active 12 and replaced it with an Active 20. The difference is impressive, much faster startup and battery life. I am even getting used to the touch screen functionality.

  5. 4 out of 5

    MAURICE CAWTHRAW (verified owner)

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    BRILLIANT SCREEN, EASILY READ IN BRIGHT SUNLIGHT, VERY HIGH SENSITVITY RECEIVER, STILL WORKS WELL BOTH INDOORS AND IN DENSE WOODS AND RAVINES. BATTERY HAS VERY LARGE STORAGE CAPACITY, A BIT HEAVY BUT YOU CANNOT BEAT THE RULES OF PHYSICS. NOT MUCH FEEL TO THE BUTTONS, NO CLICKS OR IMMEDIATE CHANGE IN THE DISPLAY. A BIT COMPLICATED WITH CONFUSING FEATURES I WILL NEVER USE. I LOST THE RUBBER BUNG PROTECTING THE DELICATE POWER SOCKET THE FIRST TIME I USED IT. THIS APPARENTLY COMMON WEAKNESS REALLY DOES NEED RECTIFYING, I NOW PUT INSULATING TAPE OVER THE HOLE. I MUST BUY A PACKET OF BUNGS!
    OVERALL I AM VERY SATISFIED WITH THIS UNIT SO MUCH SO I BOUGHT ANOTHER FOR MY SON’S BIRTHDAY, HE DOESN’T USUALLY GET THIS MUCH SPENT ON HIM.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Andy

    Brilliant.
    i have been using various GPS devices since 2000, (Melegan,Garmin, Memory Map) . The Active 20 Knocks the spots off all of them and is in a different class.
    This is a truly superb GPS unit. The only fault with it is the Rubber Charging plug protector, But I an sure that someone with a 3d printer can very easily sort out.
    My local Cave/Mountain Rescue team use the Active 20 and recommenced it me when I wanted to upgrade my Memory Map unit (A2800).

    I would love to give this unit 10 out of 10, But the Rubber Plug Knocks it down, so only 9.5 out of 10.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Chris Bacon (verified owner)

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  8. 5 out of 5

    Mark Hill (verified owner)

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  9. 4 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

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  10. 4 out of 5

    Peter Y. (verified owner)

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    so far so good – it is better than my old SatMap Active 12 – it is strange that it does not have a light to show it is charging when plugged in but switched off!! Good screen visibility even in the sun and the touch screen is a big improvement on the 12. It also boots up much quicker and establishes a satellite lock.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

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    As expected

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sharon GUNN (verified owner)

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    I am very impress with the satnav active 20. The price was great, got it when it was on offer, making me very happy.


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