Just In – Satmap Active 12 GPS
Just arrived for review is the new Satmap Active 12 GPS unit, the brand’s new upgraded outdoors-specific navigation unit which we first saw in the flesh late last year and is arriving in shops right about now.
The original Satmap Active 10 was the first GPS unit designed from the ground up to use Ordnance Survey mapping on an outdoors electronic navigation tool. We love it for the easy-to-use, hassle-free, button operated menu, general knock-about reliability and decent mapping reproduction.
At first glance, the Active 12 is more or less identical save for the bright orange buttons instead of the original’s dowdy grey ones with the same replaceable polycarbonate screen protector, rechargeable lithium ion battery out back and rubber-flap protected USB charging and communication inlet and SD Card memory slot.
It’s under the bonnet that things have changed. The most obvious difference strikes you as soon as you power up and start to use the mapping. The screen is simply clearer and brighter with significantly cleaner reproduction of the mapping. Side by side with the older unit, it simply looks nicer.