Satmap announces all new Active 20 Sports GPS device

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Satmap Systems Ltd has announced the launch of the Satmap Active 20 Sports GPS unit.

The Active 20 is the first device of its class to be fully touchscreen or button operated (‘DualControl’). 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 accuracy, even indoors, in cars, in town and under heavy tree cover – accuracy figures of 1-2m are typical in many conditions.

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 and glacier conditions.

The extensive additional topographic map catalogue (at of over 450 global map titles, including full Ordnance Survey GB coverage, uniquely providing easy toggling between various map types. 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 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.

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.

Shortly after release, users will be also able to Sync their route and POI data with the Satmap Xpedition Online Route Planner (

The Active 20 is weatherproof – rated to IP68 (1.5m depth for 1.5 hours of submersion) and is rated to IK7 impact protection so that it can cope with the knocks and bangs of serious outdoor usage. It has also been fitted with 2.5mm Gorilla Glass for screen protection and scratch resistance

The Active 20 is exclusively available in the UK now for pre-purchase via the Cotswold Outdoor website (

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