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Reviews Archive

The top 8 differences between the SatMap Active 12 and SatMap Active 20

The top 8 differences between the SatMap Active 12 and SatMap Active 20. The SatMap range of GPS Devices will give you the higher resolution maps over a Garmin and when you are looking at a unit that you can use with buttons for all season use the SatMap has this function with a...

Best Outdoor GPS unit - Christmas 2017 - best reviews and prices

At GPS Training we take our Christmas sales very seriously, with this in mind we start working during the spring with the outdoor GPS manufacturers to make sure we can offer you the best outdoor, walking, cycling and multi-activity GPS units at the very best prices with the free ...

SatMap Active 20 - 3 months in

Here at GPS Training we have had the new SatMap active 20 for three months now.  Over that time i am glad to say we have managed to get a fair few miles under our belts with this GPS unit so what do we think of it 3 months in? You can find out more about the SatMap Actov...

What is the best mid-prices walking, cycling and multi-activity GPS Device?

At GPS Training, we have a large range of handheld walking / cycling / multi-activity GPS Devices ranging in price from £99.00 - £1059, in this article we are going to look at a good mid-priced unit loaded with a lot of the features that we see in higher spec / priced...

What is the best top end walking, cycling and multi-activity GPS Device?

What is the best top end walking, cycling and multi-activity GPS Device? At GPS Training, we have a large range of hand held walking / cycling / multi-activity GPS Devices ranging in price from £99.00 - £1059, in this article we are going to look at our own recommend...

On a budget what is the best walking, cycling and multi-activity GPS Device?

On a budget what is the best walking, cycling, multi-activity GPS Device? At GPS Training, we have a large range of handheld walking / cycling/ multi-activity GPS Devices ranging in price from £99.00 - £1059, in this article we are going to look at a unit at the budg...

Touchscreen gloves for outdoor GPS

As the winter season beckons.  Following our newsletter last week, some of our customers have kindly responded to the article on suitable gloves to wear when using a touch screen GPS unit, giving us their feedback and experience of various types of gloves. Previously, a but...

Garmin Vivofit 3 - unboxing and setting up

Unboxing and setting up the Garmin activity tracker - Garmin Vivofit 3 You can view the Garmin Vivofit on our website here. ...

Review - Garmin Fenix 5x

We took our first look at the new Garmin Fenix 5x watch, the big feature of this new watch is that it comes with colour maps pre-loaded for all of Europe and the ability to add more maps with its impressive 12gb storage. Going through the menus for the first time it is clear to ...

Wikiloc App - using on iPad alongside a Garmin Oregon 700 and 750

Wikiloc is a great new app which can be downloaded to an iPhone, Android Smart Phone but in this video guidec we are looking at it working alongside an iPad and via the Garmin IQ App store can be used with your Oregon 7 series GPS and Fenix 5x watch. Other compatible Garmin Devi...

Turn by turn routing - Garmin TOPO Great Britain PRO mapping

What is the turn by turn routing that you get in National Parks with the Garmin TOPO Great Britain PRO mapping from Garmin. This short video gives you a quick overview of how this all works both on your computer and GPS unit. ...

SatMap Active 20 - review

After much anticipation, the new SatMap Active 20 arrived into the GPS Training office after many hours of using it and a fair few miles under our belt does it live up the expectations? Unboxing the unit our first impressions of the New SatMap Active 20 is that the build quality...

Wikiloc App Review for Garmin Oregon 7 Series

Wikiloc is a great new app which can be downloaded to an iPhone or Android Smart Phone and via the Garmin IQ App store can be used with your Oregon 7 series GPS and Fenix 5x watch.Other compatible Garmin Devices listed from this linkWhat Does the App Do?Using the App, you can sea...

Review - Spot3 personal tracker

The Spot 3 is a one-way Satellite GPS Personal Tracker. The first impression is that the build quality looks good, it is nice and compact and weighing in at just under 4 oz with the batteries in it seems a great piece of kit. What does it do? With a service plan in place the S...

Garmin GPSMap276Cx - review

The first look at the Garmin GPSMAP276Cx, a true all terrain GPS Navigator The Garmin GPSMAP 276 Cx is a versatile GPS Navigator designed for all terrain activities. A Bright 5 inch Sunlight Viewable, Keypad controlled screen with GPS and GLONASS Receivers makes this a top choic...

Garmin inReach review

After much anticipation the Garmin inReach is here and it was good to get my hands on one before it has even be released for sale in the UK, I am impressed as it is a great piece of kit. The unit I have been using is the Garmin inReach explorer+. The basic model is the inReach SE...

Garmin TOPO Active v OS mapping

TopoActive mapping – This is mapping based on open source maps and therefore it has some map data in there so it gives you turn by turn data (like a car satnav). View those units here. Many of the other GPS units come bundled with 1:50k and 1:25k Ordnance Survey Maps &ndas...

SatMap Active 12 - review and overview

The SatMap Active 12 has been with us for a few years now. It is the upgrade of the SatMap Active 10 which took the world by storm as it was the first Outdoor GPS system that supported Ordnance Survey Maps on the screen.The rest of the competitors have caught up with SatMap on th...

What is the best GPS navigational device for walking and cycling in UK

What is the best GPS navigational device for walking and cycling in UKUpdated September 2016In the past we have very much had the best walking GPS and also the best cycling GPS but over the past 12 months this has changed with many outdoor GPS units becoming Ďmulti activityí...

Video review - best Outdoor GPS unit currently on the market - a look through the Garmin models currently on the market

As you will have seen we have been doing lots of video reviews looking at the best Garmin Outdoor GPS units currently on the market.In this article we look at the best budget Garmin Outdoor GPS units and also the best top end units. As you can see after each summary video I have ...

Garmin Oregon 600/ 650 and Oregon 700/ 750 - what are the differences

Many people have been upgrading to the new Garmin Oregon 700 and Oregon 750 from the Oregon 600 and Oregon 650 range. So what are the main differences between the two ranges?In this video review we look at these. Oregon 600 and 650 - more hereOregon 700 and Oregon 750 - more he...

Oregon 700 and 750 - review

The New Oregon 700 and Oregon 750 have arrive and I am glad to say you will not be disappointed. Well done Garmin, we do like it.  As with any Garminís it needs a couple of software updates straight out of the box, but donít worry we do that for you here at GPS Training ...

What is the best winter and four season Outdoor GPS unit

In the colder temperatures over the winter months you often struggly with the traditional touch screen GPS unit, so in this short review we look at the best winter GPS unit on the market.Sorry about the wind-noise but it gets better after 40 seconds! In this review I look at the...

What is the difference between the eTrex 10, eTrex 20x and eTrex 30x?

The eTrex range are the base model GPS units from Garmin, but what are the differences between these three models. We will look at the differences in this short video review.   In this review I look at the - Garmin eTrex 10 - more hereGarmin eTrex 20x - more hereGarmin eT...

What is the best touch screen Garmin GPS unit on the market?

Touch screen GPS units have become very popular over recent years.  As we use smart phones and tablets the gestures you use on a Garmin GPS are very similar and therefore it has become second nature. So what is the best Touch Screen Garmin GPS unit on the market? Watch the...

What are the map options available for a Garmin GPS?

What map options are there on a Garmin GPS? With a Garmin GPS there are now a number of map options available when you buy a GPS unit. The eTrex and etrex Touch range now come with the TopoActive mapping – This is mapping based on open source maps and therefore it has som...

Best Outdoor Handheld GPS - 2016

-- This article has been updated. You can read the latest version here --As we enter 2016 we have to again ask the question - what is the best handheld GPS currently on the market is for walkers and walking in the UK.  Here at GPS Training we use these GPS units every ...

Garmins TopoActive maps v Ordnance Survey maps

The new eTrex range of GPS units comes with Garminís TopoActive mapping, what is this and how good is it compared to an Ordnance Survey maps? Hopefully with the screenshots (image gallery at bottom of page) of each of the map types you will see the differences, both are taken of...

eTrex Touch 35 - Video review

In the office we are currently fighting over who takes the eTrex Touch home every night. As it is so versatile we are using it on our mountain and road bikes as well as when we are out walking. We can't believe that Garmin have produced such a versatile unit with such a low pric...

eTrex Touch Review - First Thoughts

I thought it would be a good workout for my first expedition with the new touchscreen eTrex Touch 25 to see how it performs in Geocache mode. My device came pre-loaded with Garminís Topo Active mapping for 46 countries in Europe, a BirdsEye map voucher that allowed me to download...

Garmin European Recreation Map

You get the Garmin Garmin European Recreation Map on the t versions of Garmin units - Oregon 600t, Oregon 650t and Montana 650t, but what is this mapping and how good is it? Here at GPS Training we think it is a good basemap if you travel lots around Europe. So if you are s...

Popular eTrex 20 Handheld GPS has been upgraded to eTrex 20x, what the difference?

eTrex 20x is the upgraded version of the popular eTrex 20, with enhanced screen resolution and extended internal memory to hold more maps. The preloaded Garmin TopoActive map supports and enhances a range of outdoor activities, such as hiking, geocaching, cycling, mountaineering ...

Garmin Edge Touring: 2 GPS devices designed with cyclists in mind

Garmin is one of the biggest names when it comes to bike-mounted GPS devices, and whilst their outdoors mapping models such as the Oregon range can be used by bikers ----- they do have several devices aimed specifically at bikers named Edges. However care is needed when choosing ...

Best Garmin Outdoor GPS unit

A walk through the GPS training website to look at the Garmin GPS units currently on the market. I hope you find it usefull. ...

Satmap Active 12 review - for walkers

Last year SatMap released an updated version of the established Active 10 listed as the Active 12. Over the past year we have walked extensively with both units (Satmap active 10 and Satmap Active 12) and led many Satmap training courses throughout the year and were interes...

2015 GPS Review - the best current GPS unit on the market

2015 GPS Review  We review the past year and look forward to the coming year in the world of Outdoor GPS unitsWell for me the biggest change this year has been my retirement and handing over the reins of our company to my good friend Jon Monks and his team and the seamless ...

Memory-Map TX3 and Memory-Map TX4 review

Memory-Map TX3 Android GPS with/without OS Maps Memory-Map TX4 Android GPS with/without OS MapsIf you looking for a device that offers 3G phone, Bluetooth & WiFi and of course GPS then the waterproof, robust Memory-Map Android TX3/TX4 Android GPS is worth consideration especi...

Garmin GPS - Oregon 600 and 650 - review

NEWER ARTICLE - Oregon 600 has since been replaced by the OREGON 700 series - full review hereThe new Oregon 650 was released last year. The 600 came our 6 or 8 weeks earlier but with the added features of the 650 for not much extra money I thought it was worth waiting for before...

SatMap Active 12 review - what's different than Active 10

Active 12 GB Edition Review SRP £450 (with Whole GB OS HR map data at 50k scale on SD card) SatMap have recently released an updated version of the established Active 10 listed as the Active 12. We were interested to compare the two versions to see the improvements on offe...

Planning walks for a SatMap - Xpedition and SatSYNC

Xpedition offers maps and planning tools In the Clouds and is open to anyone who registers for the service and although set up with Active 10 users in mind is not exclusively for them. (In the Clouds essentially means maps held on the Satmap server that can be accessed by anyone ...

How tough is your Garmin GPS?

After seeing this film on YouTube I just had to put it on the web site.I think the days of broken screens on any Garmin GPS are a thing of the past, with the latest models on offer. Just imagine doing a similar thing with your smartphone and I suspect you would not get past the...

About Garmin BaseCamp - free route planning software

About BaseCampUse Garmin's free computer software to make the most of your outdoor activities Basecamp allows you to plan your trips, review your performances, organise, save and send your data to/from your Garmin GPS, add maps and share your adventures and experiences with your ...

The NEW - Memory Map TX3 GPS & Smartphone

Memory-Map TX3 GPS & Smartphone with/without OS MapsIf you looking for a device that offers 3G phone, Bluetooth & WiFi and of course GPS then the waterproof, robust Memory-Map Android TX3 GPS is worth consideration especially if youíre already a fan of their easy to use P...

Which is best GPS for walking in Outdoors and Countryside in UK - Garmin, Satmap or Memory Map

Updated - April 2015 At GPS Training our phone rings everday and the same question gets asked - What is the best GPS to walk with in the UK? Garmin, Satmap or Memory map and what is the best model? Yes, it is a loaded question but it is certainly worth looking at the GPS units ...