The Active 20 is our latest 3rd generation, high-end outdoor dual button / touchscreen GPS device.
With a HighRes touchscreen for even more clarity when viewing maps of all scales WI-FI to allow for wireless snap-to-track routing and software upgrades. All within our rugged IP68 Waterproof casing.
Active 20 Platinum Edition
Our Active 20 Platinum Edition is the must-have product for every intrepid outdoor enthusiast who wants every square inch of Great Britain Ordnance Survey mapping at their fingertips, and is the equivalent of carrying 400 Explorer 1:25k paper maps and over 200 Landranger 1:50k paper maps!
With the all-new Xpedition2 it is quick and easy to plan and view routes on a variety of international topographic mapping, share your favourite routes, tracks and much more.
Xpedition2 now has full functionality on Smartphones and Tablets, as well as PC & Mac
Snap-to-Road car routing comes as standard, along with Satmap Adventure mapping.
Please note that Xpedition2 LIVE is now fully launched, having been previously available in BETA format
A login is required to establish a free, standard User Account.
Please click below for - Xpedition2 Quick Start User Guide
With Xpedition2 Premium you'll have access to a raft of features and improvements to help you better plan for your next outdoor adventure. For just £40 a year you get,
- A Wider range of high quality worldwide mapping,
- Access to full GB Ordnance Survey 1:50k Landranger,
- Access to full GB Ordnance Survey 1:25k Explorer,
- Global "Snap-to-Track" routing for foot, bike and car
- Fully flexible spit-screen route planner.
- Printable route information and stats.
- Advanced route editing.
- Split-screen planning.
Please note that Xpedition2 is now fully launched in LIVE mode. Any free or Premium accounts will have fully carried across from the BETA version. Please use the link below to jump straight to Xpedition2 Premium subscription details on the Satmap shop.
The Top 10 Tips For Hikers
Whether you prefer easy walks around the lake or multi-day adventure through mountain ranges, hiking is the perfect exercise for just about anyone. Hikers can always appreciate the natural beauty around them and find time to switch their mental tension off.
If you are new to hiking, here are 10 tips to follow for success:
Start With A Day Hike- a day hike is relatively easy and you can slowly build up experience. As you gain experience, you may do multi-day hike, trekking, ridge walk, summit hike and finally, a technical hike.
Choose An Ideal Hiking Location- hikers can use SatMap to find popular trails that suit their individual needs.
Research Your Route- after choosing your hiking destination, you should research it well. A national park usually has multiple hiking trails and you should choose one that matches your skill level. Avoid over-exerting yourself by mistakenly choosing a difficult path.
Join A Hiking Group- beginners should start off with a group to ensure comfort and safety. There are family-friendly hiking trails that spouses, children and friends can walk through together. Hiking alone can be slightly intimidating for beginners, so it’s better to organise a group hiking trip.
Check Weather Forecast- although forecasts are not 100% accurate, they are still useful to find about the general weather situation. You should go when it’s predicted to be clear and sunny, because it will only be cloudy with brief drizzles at worst.
Wear Comfortable Hiking Shoes- good hiking shoes should be comfortable and have good grip. Make sure that your shoes don’t rub to prevent blisters. In hot conditions, you should wear trail runners or waterproof boots for wetter or colder hikes.
Choose The Right Outfits- your hiking leggings or shorts should be durable and stretchy to allow better movements. For late autumn or early spring hikes, you should wear waterproof trousers as an insulating layer. During summer, choose a wicking base layer.
Bring The Right Tools- before hiking, you should pack up properly. Remember your SatMap! Carry plenty of water, especially during a summer hike. Sun protection gear and a first-aid kit are important to keep yourself safe.
Bring Enough Food- whether it is for a multi-day hike or only for a lunch, make sure to bring enough food to keep yourself full of energy. Choose lightweight, calorie-dense food that’s easy to prepare and consume.
Treat Yourself Post-Hike- after hiking all day long, you need to do a whole-body stretching session. Eat healthily, sleep early, and treat yourself.
To learn more, contact Satmap today and shop our wide selection of high quality GPS devices designed for today’s walkers, hikers, and adventurers.If you enjoyed this article, please feel free to share it on your favourite social media sites.