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!
- Canary Islands
- Channel Islands
- Czech Republic
- Faroe Islands
- Great Britain
- Isle of Man
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- South America
- Satmap Adventure
- Mountain Ranges
- Map Consolidation
- Walks and Trails
- National Parks
- Active 20 Accessories
- A10/A12 Bike and Vehicle Mounts
- Carry Cases
- Cases & Lanyards
- Power Traveller
- Goal Zero
- Goal Zero Power
- Quad Lock
- Redhill Cycle Club Kit
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.
“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.
The Active 20 is all about displaying superb topographic mapping, and providing advanced users with a full range of GPS functionality. The extensive additional topographic map catalogue (at www.satmap.com) of over 450 global map titles (including full Ordnance Survey GB coverage) uniquely providing easy toggling between various map types. Satmap has been the industry leader since 2007 in providing the very best and clearest quality colour topographic mapping to sports GPS users. Recent licence fee changes now allow Satmap to offer Hi-Res (660 dpi) Ordnance Survey full GB coverage of the 1:25k Explorer series on a single SD card at the lowest prices. The full range of detailed HARVEY walkers maps is also available for use on the Active 20. These industry-leading MapCards are often supplied with multiple scales and map types on a single SD card. Custom, site-centred bespoke mapping is available on a global basis. Satmap MapCards are 100% transferable between the existing Active 10/12 series (using microSD cards within SD adaptors) and the all-new the Active 20 (using just micro SD cards).
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, an 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.xpedition2.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.
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 unrivalled 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, with ...
- MicroSD slot for optional Satmap MapCards : Full catalogue of 450 MapCards (separate purchase) offering global coverage, from the website.
- 10% off map voucher (terms apply)
- 1m micro USB for charging & data transfer
- UK 1A wall 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
ACTIVE 20 - Introduction Video