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Satmap Active 10 review | Rating & Conclusion

Published on: Tuesday, November 24th 2009                   Written by: Wim de Lange - Photography by: Mark Peters

Satmap review conclusion

I am ending this review the same way I started it: ambivalent. On one hand, I am surprised by the long battery life and high accuracy GPS, even in difficult situations. Yet at the same time, I question the absence of routing possibilities and the lack of POI information. You have the solid build of the device, at least in my opinion, but then on the other hand, you have the vulnerable attachment to the energy source. Similarly; on one hand you have the comfortable size of the screen, on the other its poor visibility in sunny weather. I do understand the enthusiasm of users that do not mind so much about roads, but only fast entry of coordinates, such as boaters and rescue helicopters. And in addition, the price is important too. Yet Satmap holds several trump cards that make me curious to see the future models of this brand. I would like to award the Active 10 with a 7.

Satmap Active 10 GPS navigation device

Satmap Active 10 GPS navigation device

 

Satmap navigation

Satmap navigation

Positives [+]

• Excellent battery life
• Solid design
• Accurate GPS signal
• Large Screen
• Fast input coordinates

Satmap cover

Satmap cover

Negatives [-]

• No routing possible
• Operation buttons work insufficient
• Standard no POI
• Clumsy finishing details
• Poor visibility in sunlight
• High price

Satmap GPS memory

Satmap GPS memory

Review rating %

• Review rating : 7 out of 10

 

Satmap Active GPS receiver

Satmap Active GPS receiver

Satmap GPS review

Satmap GPS review

 
 
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