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SatMap: Satmap Active 20 Platinum Edition

RRP: £680.00
Our Price: £510.00

item overview

1:25k & 1:50k scale + 1:10k Streetview Mapping (Hi-Res).

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

The Active 20 follows on from the award winning Active 12 range, but includes a range of exciting features: 

NEW: Dual Touchscreen/Button operation

NEW: Large, bright 3.5" Hi-Res Touchscreen 

NEW: Wireless connectivity through both WI-Fi and Bluetooth Smart

NEW: Super rugged - the Active 20 has an IP68 waterproof and IK7 impact rating as well as Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

NEW: Higher capacity 5000 mAh lipol battery

NEW: Faster 1Ghz processor

NEW: Antenna that connects to GPS,Galileo and Glonass

NEW: 3 Axis Electronic Compass 

You can transfer GPX files directly to the internal storage of the Active 20 unit without the need to use SatSync Software hence this unit can be used with a Mac computer.

----- 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 20.

Buy and Learn from the experts - GPS Training.

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

PLUS - Receive a FREE copy of getting started with your SatMap Active 20 guide - compiled exclusively by GPS Training for our customers.

PLUS - Receive a FREE copy of getting started with SatMaps 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 online resource (worth £50.00) 

PLUS - FREE set up of your Satmap unit 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 - Sent out via Royal Mail Special Delivery.


item features

Key Features

- Dual Touchscreen/Button operation

- Large, bright 3.5" Hi-Res Touchscreen 

- Wireless connectivity through both WI-Fi and Bluetooth Smart

- Super rugged - the Active 20 has an IP68 waterproof and IK7 impact rating as well as Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

- Higher capacity 5000 mAh lipol battery

- Fast 1Ghz processor

- Antenna that connects to GPS,Galileo and Glonass

- 3 Axis Electronic Compass 

item specifications

- Full spectrum GNSS enabled (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, SBAS etc.)

- High sensitivity uBlox MAX M8 GPS module & 25mm ceramic patch antenna

- Fast iMX6 Cortex A9 1GHz processor for smooth operation

- Unique dual control touchscreen & button operation

- Bright, high resolution 3.5" HVGA screen with Gorilla Glass 

- Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Smart connectivity for route sharing (between Active 12s & 20s) & software updates

- Integrated barometric altimeter

- Support for GPX files, POI & area data

- 3 axis electronic compass & accelerometer

- Support for 32GB microSD MapCards (MapCards not included); save route data to internal or SD card memory

- Supplied with Hi-Res (600dpi) Ordnance Survey full GB 1:25k & 1:50k mapping + 1:10k Streetview Mapping

- Paperless geocaching (images, hints, spoilers)

- IP68 waterproof & IK7 impact rating

- On board route planning & trip log recording

- Online access to route planner & route share Satmap Xpedition

- Effortlessly switch between mapping scales at the click of a button

- Custom mapping options available from Satmap

- Combine two or more maps (or map scales) on one SD card

- Compatible with Quad Lock bike & vehicle mounting systems

- Battery: rechargeable 5,100mAh LiPol (optional AA battery pack sold separately)

- Dimensions: 147 x 71 x 35mm

- Weight:

With LiPol battery: 310g

Without LiPol battery: 192g

in the box

What's in this bundle from GPS Training?

• Satmap Active 20 GPS unit

• Rechargeable 5000mAh LiPol battery

• Map Card with full GB Ordnance Survey Mapping at both 1:25k & 1:50k scale + 1:10k Streetview Mapping (Hi-Res)

• 10% off map voucher (terms apply)

• 3 months free access to Satmap Xpedition2 Premium (online mapping and planning tool).

• 1m micro USB for charging & data transfer

• 1 x Hex key (for backplate)

• UK 1A wall & car charger

• SatMap Quick Start User Guide

• GPS Trainings own user guide for  your Active 20 & SatSync Software for Windows

• 1 years free access to GPS Training SatMap Online Training Resource (We email you your username and password after purchase) - Normally £50.00

(Free Telephone & Email Support from GPS Training also included)

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

Posted By: Ben Harding | Mon 2nd October 2017

As an established Satmap user I was keen to get their latest offering. It is a significant improvement on the 10/12 series, particularly with regard to screen brightness and battery life. Maybe - for the next revision - an option for a larger screen (like an 'iPhone plus')?The use of scratch proof (resistant?) glass is attractive , but remains to be tested over time.The advice and service from GPS Training was faultless.

Posted By: David | Sat 3rd March 2018

purchased my Satmap Active 20 from GPS Training in mid September last year. Since then I have used it regularly when walking with my local Ramblers group. Apart from an initial trail log problem which was sorted out by Andy at GPS Training, the device has met all my expectations. My purchase was the Platinum edition and includes the 25K, 50K and 10K street plan OS maps of the UK. I very much like the automatic switching between the map scales as I zoom the screen of the device. My minor grouse is that there is no battery level indication when the device is switched off. A simple red, orange, green LED by the battery charging port would have been useful. Also I advise users to carry a spare charging connector bung as it has a tendency to fall out. Overall I am very pleased with my Active 20 and eventually will learn to use all its other features. (I must add attendance at a GPS Training day to my bucket list!) Also I am very glad I purchased it from GPS training as the after sales support has been second to none. Thanks to all at GPS Training. David

Posted By: Jim F | Fri 14th February 2020

I really like this device and have been increasingly impressed with its ease of operation, firstly in mild autumn weather whilst doing some pretty remote Corbetts in Scotland and now in some very much more adverse conditions nearer home here in Cumbria. I particularly wanted the large screen with the strongly back-lit, ultra-clear mapping - so no need for glasses, which is a very significant gain for me. Its seems to be a rugged and trustworthy waterproof piece of kit for all conditions, something the phone-users, with me on occasions, have quickly come to appreciate! I like the way one can customise which, and how much data, one wishes to see on screen pages of ones choosing, and the range of options with that data is very impressive. With the onset of winter conditions these last few days I have really been getting to grips with the ease of operation in gloves, which is so important, the clarity in near-whiteouts and gloomy skies, in some bleak cold wintry conditions in the Pennines has been really important. On solo trips in deep snow and featureless terrain, as today, I have been really relying on it to deliver. It has been most impressive and has not let me down. I found the online resources you provided very helpful in getting to know this device in the first place and have referred back with ease on several occasions.

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item faqs

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.

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.

What if I own a Mac?

SatSync for the Mac is currently being Beta Tested, but you can copy and paste GPX files direclty to the internal storage of the unit via your desktop.

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