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SatMap: Satmap Active 12 with 1:50k Full GB Maps

RRP: £400.00
Our Price: £349.99

item overview

The Active 12 is a large screen Sports Mapping GPS, which displays highly detailed topographic mapping. Whilst being easy to use for new users, it also has a host of advanced features valued by professionals.

The Active 12 follows on from the award winning Active 10 range, but includes a range of exciting new features:

NEW: Large, bright 3.5" Hi-Res screen (HVGA, twice the pixels of the Active 10)

NEW: Bluetooth Smart (4.0) - for route sharing between Active 12 units.

NEW: Bluetooth Smart (4.0) - for Heart Rate Monitor and bike Speed/Cadence sensor support.

NEW: Barometric Altimeter, for accurate pressure and elevation dataHeart Rate Monitor support

Please note the SatMap SatSync software for transferring routes / tracks from the GPS Device and for updating the software in the GPS Device is currently only available for Windows users and not recommended for MAC users.

----- SPECIAL OFFER ----- 

We don't just sell you a GPS unit. In with the price we will offer you the resources to get 100% out of your Satmap Active 12.

Buy and Learn from the experts - GPS Training.

PLUS - Free ProSHIELD Silicone Protective Case (worth £40.00)

PLUS - Free access to Satmap Xpediton (online mapping and planning tool)

PLUS - Receive a FREE copy of getting started with your SatMap Active 12 guide - compiled exclusively by GPS Training for our customers.

PLUS - Receive a FREE copy of getting started with SatMap Xpedition & SatSYNC Software guide for Windows - compiled exclusively by GPS Training for our customers.

PLUS - Receive 12 months FREE access to the whole of our online GPS training resource GPS training - online resource (worth £25.00) 

PLUS - FREE set up of your Satmap unit (including installing and checking mapping card and setting unit up for UK) before it leaves GPS Training. So you take it out of the box and can start using it straight away.

PLUS - FREE ongoing support from our GPS training experts.

PLUS - Part exchange available on this item.

 PLUS - All GPS units are kept in stock and is sent out Royal Mail Special Delivery, so it will be with you the next working day (if ordered before 15.30).

item features

Key Features

- High-Res Screen

- Peer-to-Peer data share

- Bluetooth 4.0

- Barometric Altimeter

- HighRes Mapping

- Map Card included

- Rechargeable battery

- Toggleable Mapping

item specifications

- Various power modes for extended battery life:

- Hibernate mode (100 – 120 hrs)

- Advanced Power mode (16 – 24 hrs)

- Normal Power mode (8-12 hrs)

- Custom Microsoft CE operating system

- 8.7cm / 3.5 in LCD TFT colour HVGA screen (480 x 320 pixels) with variable backlight control

- Day/night visible screen with red backlight option for night use

- Accuracy down to 1 meter (with EGNOS/WAAS).

- Barometric Altimeter - for high accuracy elevation and pressure data.

- Integrated high-gain 18mm patch antenna

- Built-in route planning functionality

- Withstands temperatures from -10°C to +60°C (14°F to 140°F)

in the box

What's in this bundle from GPS Training?

• Satmap Active 12 GPS unit

• Free ProSHIELD Silicone Protective Case (worth £40.00)

• MapCard: Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50k scale Full GB coverage (Hi-Res).

• 10% off map voucher (terms apply)

• FREE access to Satmap Xpedition (online mapping and planning tool).
Premium version free for 1 year when you register your unit

• Power bundle, including 2700 mAh LiPol rechargeable battery and wall/car charger

• Standard carry case and lanyard

• USB cable - for charging and data upload / download

• Battery caddy (for use with AA Lithium batteries - not included)

• Documentation, including our own Quick Start User Guides for your Active12 +  SatSYNC & Xpedition Software for Windows

The Active 12 device is 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

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Below are all the reviews for this item, the average rating is:

Posted By: Tim Nelmes | Wed 4th January 2017

The Satmap Active 12 is the best of anything Ive ever bought (and Im 62). A few months after purchasing the GPS I had a few problems and somebody kindly called me back after closing time and patiently talked me through an issue Id been having with my Satmap. Some months ago, I enrolled on a webinar that was absolutely excellent. As Im sure youre aware, these experiences are very rare in todays retail environment.

Posted By: Michaela Ogden | Sat 27th May 2017

I bought a Satmap 12 to go a hand in hand with my ordnance survey maps.But in all honesty I very rarely need to look at my maps,as this GPS unit is so good & reliable.It is very easy to use,and if you watch the videos offered by gpstraining,then it makes the learning curve even easier.The Satmap has a nice big screen,and the unit is nice and solid.It only takes a few minutes to lock onto the satellites,even in poorer weather.If you are going to buy one of these then I would definitely recommend buying it from gpstraining,as it comes set up straight out of the box.There is the videos,the excellent case and all the info you will need for using expedition.Five star rating from me for sure.

Posted By: Paul Atterby | Thu 8th June 2017

I own both the Oregon 600 and Satmap Active 12. The battery life, screen size and resolution on the Satmap is way better. I feel that the Garmin is a multi tool, it does many things, its a gadget. The Satmap is a pure navigator, easy and intuitive, designed to navigate pure and simple. If you want a plaything get a Garmin, if you want a serious tool, get a Satmap

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item faqs

Will my Active 10 maps work with the Active 12?

Yes, all existing maps will work on the Active 12.

What is SatSYNC?

SatSYNC is a free piece of software for Windows 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.

Mac version currently being Beta Tested.

What battery life can I expect from the different type of batteries?

Battery life on any electronic item is always determined by how much you use it. We always advise people to be sensible and use the various power saving options in Settings, such as Advanced Power Mode (which puts the device into a low power state) and the Screen Off after 15 seconds in the Power Control option.

5 to 6 hours (Ni-MH)

6 to 9 hours (Alkaline).

8 to 10 hours (AA Lithium - not rechargeable)

12-16 hours (Lipol rechargeable battery)

In general use though, many people are getting over 20 hours out of Lithium batteries by using the power save options.

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

Why are there no more Satmap models?

Satmap are very clever, they put all their energy into one model (now the Active 12) therefore it is super reliable.