• 04. Active 20 GB Adventure Edition

  • 04. Active 20 GB Adventure Edition

  • 04. Active 20 GB Adventure Edition

  • 04. Active 20 GB Adventure Edition

  • 04. Active 20 GB Adventure Edition

  • 04. Active 20 GB Adventure Edition

  • 04. Active 20 GB Adventure Edition

04. Active 20 GB Adventure Edition

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sku: GPS-A20-GB-ADV

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Key Features

  • Map: Satmap Adv. map Full GB 1:25k
  • Global Off-Road Routing / software updates
  • 100% Touchscreen control
  • 100% Button control
  • Gorilla® Glass screen - 2.5mm
  • 25mm high gain GPS patch antenna
  • ARM9 Processor : very fast software
  • GPS / GLONASS / Galileo coverage
  • HVGA High-Res 3.5" Screen
  • Peer-to-Peer Data Share
  • 3-Axis Compass
  • Barometric Altimeter
  • High-Res Mapping
  • World base mapping - preloaded
  • 5000mAh Rechargeable LiPol
  • Toggleable Mapping Feature
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Bluetooth: Heart Rate Monitor sp
  • Bluetooth: Bike Sp/Cad support
  • Multi-format MapCard
  • Searchable Data
  • QuadLock BeltClip Mount (optional extra)
  • QuadLock Bike Mount (optional extra)
  • QuadLock Car Mount (optional extra)


Map Scale

  • 1:25k


Map Format

  • Satmap Adventure MapCard
  • OS Basemap MiniScale 1:1m
  • OS Basemap Roadmap 1:250k



Quick Overview

GB Adventure Edition includes: Satmap Adventure mapping, full GB coverage at 1:25k scale, rechargeable battery, charging accessories, 10% off map voucher.


Product Description

“DualControl”: Touchscreen & Buttons

The Active 20 is the first device of its class to be fully touchscreen or button operated (“DualControl”), successfully catering to the wider needs of the outdoor community, who seek the ease, convenience and familiarity of full touchscreen control, whilst at the same time looking after the needs of other professional users in very tough weather conditions who tend to prefer the certainty, control feedback and gloved use that comes with full button control.

Best-in-class GPS receiver  (including GLONASS & Galileo)

Fitted with the latest, high-sensitivity GPS receiver (uBlox MAX M8), the Active 20 supports all the primary satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, WAAS, EGNOS, etc.) with superb accuracy results, even indoors, in cars, in town and under heavy tree cover. Accuracy figures of 1-2m are typical in many conditions. uBlox modules are renowned for maintaining a good GPS lock in the most demanding of conditions. The uBlox module boasts industry leading -167dBm navigation sensitivity, with superior anti-spoofing and anti-jamming capabilities. The Active 20 uses a finely tuned 25mm Taoglas ceramic patch antenna (the largest in this class of product) to achieve remarkably high signal-to-noise ratio values (typically 46-51), leading to outstanding GPS performance.

Bright HVGA screen

The Active 20 now boasts an all-new, large (3.5”), super-bright (600cd) transmissive, full colour HVGA TFT display. This crystal clear screen is optically bonded to Gorilla Glass to provide the very best light transmission and sunlight readability. Full backlight control and “red-filter” allow for optimal viewing in all conditions. There is even a high-contrast sunlight mode for snow & glacier conditions.

Superb Mapping

We have joined forces with the creators of OpenCycleMap to create a customized layer designed for our device and our customer’s needs.
This new mapping layer is exclusive to Satmap, featuring main street names, walking and cycling routes, hilltop names, contours and much more.
To find out what features are included in the Adventure Map please click here.
The map card is a must have with it being designed specifically for the Satmap GPS devices, it is perfect for walkers, cyclists and every outdoor enthusiast.
This map card contains the whole of Great Britain using our Satmap Adventure topographical map data at the scales below -

• Topographical Adventure map 1:25k
• Topographical Adventure map 1:50k
• Topographical Adventure map 1:100k

Our Adventure map is a recreational map, which has been compiled using the community generated OpenStreetMap (OSM) database therefore Satmap are not responsible for the accuracy and maintenance of the map data and some areas will be more detailed than others.

LiPol and AA Battery operation

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 users 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. Spare LiPol battery packs are available for extended duration expeditions. Recharging of the unit is in-situ via microUSB cable, from either 1A wall charger, 12V car charger, PC/Mac or any other USB power source.

Wi-Fi & BT Smart 4.0

Enhanced Active 20 connectivity is achieved via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features. Currently, Wi-Fi connectivity is available for platform and application software updates. Users are uniquely able to choose between “formal release” and “beta” software options allowing them access to the very latest features, but with the ability to “roll-back” if they wish. Shortly after release, users will be also able to Sync their route and POI data with the Satmap Xpedition Online Route Planner (www.satmap-xpedition.com), an HTML version of which is in the pipeline, working equally well on PC/Mac, tablet and SmartPhone).

BT Smart 4.0 functionality currently allows users to exchange routes between the Satmap Active GPS family (Active 12 and Active 20), and the BTLE side supports BT Heart Rate Monitor Profile, as well as BT Bike Speed & Cadence Profile. BT Power and other useful BT Profiles will be added in the near future.

GPX, TCX and Mass Storage Mode

Active 20 now fully supports the universal GPX & TCX route and activity formats, and connection to a PC/Mac allows both internal and SD storage to be easily accessed. In keeping with the earlier Active 10/12 units, the Active 20 is also fully supported by the offline SatSYNC application which allows for easy data transfer and conversions between GPS unit and desktop.


The Active 20 has achieved higher than average waterproofing standards than industry norms. Rated to IP68 (1.5m depth for 1.5 hours of submersion) the Active 20 outperforms the majority of its rivals in this class of Sports GPS. Likewise, it is rated to IK7 impact protection so that it can cope with the knocks and bangs of serious outdoor usage. Uniquely fitted with 2.5mm Gorilla Glass the Active 20 achieves unparalleled screen protection and scratch resistance in its class.

 Bike, Belt & Vehicle Mounts

The Active 20 uses the very popular Quad Lock bike, beltclip and vehicle mounting system. Utilising a bespoke backplate, the Active 20 will fit the full range of standard Quad Lock mounts.

 British Made

Satmap Systems is proud to support British industry, and the Active 20 is wholly UK manufactured, with hardware from Lancaster and Torquay, with software and mapping from Leatherhead, Cambridge and other national providers.   

The Active 20 is purpose built for the great outdoors, Offering unrivaled IP68 waterproofing, IK7 shock-proofing, very long battery life and dual touchscreen/button control. Maps are supplied on microSD cards that simply plug straight into the device, offering vast map coverage in a handy GPS. The large, bright, high resolution colour screen and detailed mapping options provide an excellent overview of your surrounding areas. Features include a 3-axis electronic compass, integrated barometric altimeter, Bluetooth & Wi-Fi connectivity, on board route planning and map orientation options.

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

  • Faster 1Ghz processor

  • Antenna that connects to GPS,Galileo and Glonass

  • 3 Axis Electronic Compass 

What's in this bundle?

• Satmap Active 20 GPS unit
• MapCard included : As described above and below.

• 10% off map voucher (terms apply)
• 3 months free access to Satmap Xpedition Premium (online mapping and planning tool).
• 1m micro USB for charging & data transfer
• UK 1A wall & car charger
• Documentation, including Quick Start User Guide

The Active 20 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

Further Information

Below are some relevant linked articles from our knowledge centre that you might find useful.

What is Satmap Adventure Layer?

This new mapping layer is exclusive to Satmap and designed specifically for our user’s needs featuring main street names, walking and cycling routes, hilltop names, contours and much more. More information on what data is supplied on the Satmap Adventure map cards can be found on the maps legend

What is The Adventure Layers Legend?

The brand new Satmap Adventure Layer has a new legend for it too, which you can view for yourself right here

Our Adventure map is a recreational map, which has been compiled using the community generated OpenStreetMap (OSM) database therefore Satmap are not responsible for the accuracy and maintenance of the map data and some areas will be more detailed than others.

Maps © Thunderforest www.thunderforest.com
Data © contributors OpenStreetMap www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

ACTIVE 20 - Introduction Video

The Active 20 uses Corning Gorilla Glass 3


Default Category Posted on Mon 10th Jun 2019
Had an Active 10 for many years for use walking, cycling, mountain biking and sea kayaking. Loved this GPS and bought a small library of maps.

I recently bought an Active 20 and its all the things that I wanted the old Active 10 to be. excellent bright screen and now visible sitting on the open ocean (even inside a aquapac) in full bright sunshine, fast scrolling, fast toggling of maps, WiFi so new routes are accessible from anywhere (especially great via hotspot from my phone), supper fast GPS fix and always got a strong fix, endlessly customisable in relation to the information available on the screen, now audible beep, tougher and generally very rugged.

I am very pleased with my new Active 20 and i am especially pleased with fast and very friendly help available when you email satmap.

Some suggestions for software upgrades if possible SATMAP.
1. volume control on the beep.
2. ability to transfer GPX files etc directly from your phone via bluetooth or wifi without using xpidition or sat sync.



Grant Kay

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