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Satmap Active 10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 243 reviews of Satmap Active 10. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the durability and screen. The performance and maps are also appreciated. The route planning and reliability get negative views. Views are divided on the memory.

usability, maps, performance, screen, durability

price, reliability, route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Satmap Active 10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 user reviews of Satmap Active 10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on People are impressed by the durability and screen. The performance and maps are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the memory. There are some critical opinions about the route planning and reliability.

usability, maps, performance, screen, durability

price, reliability, route planning

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Satmap Active 10 Plus with GB Outdoor GPS Map - BlackSatmap Active 10 Plus with GB Outdoor GPS MapSatmap Active 10 Plus with Ordnance Survey Full GB 1:50k mapping

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

Satmap Active 10 TREK review


The Satmap Active 10 TREK has finally come to the US, four years after its introduction in the UK. And what a difference four years makes. We didn't have touch screen Oregons then, and super-thin iPhones and GPS receivers with raster imagery were just...

The Satmap has some great innovative features, like the backlight boost button and availability of six data fields; and I love the big screen raster imagery. Unfortunately though, the Satmap is a rather clunky device, both in terms of form factor and...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Satmap Active 10 Handheld GPS Map System


If you're fed up with carrying OS maps, then Satmap's Active 10 navigation device is certainly worth a look.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: (

SatMap Active 10 Plus


The Active 10 Plus is a one stop GPS solution giving outdoor sports enthusiasts the hardware, software and route planning tools they need to get out and explore. It's preloaded with UK maps and has a SiRF Star III GPS antenna, a 3.5-inch LCD TFT screen...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: jon (

Satmap Active 10


What's It For? We first tested the Satmap Active 10 GPS almost a year ago, this is a follow-up to our original test, since Satmap has upg...

OS mapping on screen, outdoors-friendly hardware, stand-alone option plus intuitive interface

Still waiting for Mac compatibility

The series of rolling updates to the Active 10 have improved it significantly. Battery life is now much better, some irritating glitches in the interface have gone and touches like the direction arrow on the GPS position icon simply make routes easier...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: (

Satmap Active 10


The Satmap Active 10 can make your outdoor adventures even more amazing. Your sense of discovery will surely be enhanced with this stand alone GPS unit that could tell you where you are and where to go with its electronic compass, direction indicator,...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: PC Pro (

Satmap Active 10


The ultimate navigation tool: easy to use with super-clear mapping. But it's expensive once maps are added.

May, 2008

Expert review by: (

Review: Satmap Active 10 satellite navigation


Ordnance Survey maps in the palm of your hand

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Karl Grosvenor (

Not what I expected


I was really looking forward to this device as it seamed the best of the GPS units available,after reading many reviews and phoning up the company I bought the limited edition version from Amazon for a good price,it's good to have every Land Ranger map...

Large screen,Compact,Easy to read

Short battery life,Acquires satellites slowly,Difficult menus,Flimsy mounting,Inaccurate,Complicated controls

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Vladislav Spassov (

A nice piece of equipment ruined by poor manufacturer's mapping policy


I bought my Active 10 few days ago. My first impressions of the device are very positive. However, my impressions about the flexibility of the mapping system are strongly negative. The reason:

Rigid, accurate, intuitive, versatile, computer-independent

Only manufacturer's maps can be used ; No possibility to create your own tracks using your Satmap's maps on a PC/Mac ; No possibility to view your maps on a PC/Mac ; No possibility to backup your maps in case the SD card is damaged

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: David Marshall 3 (

Wonderful item of equipment


Great bit of gear and once you are used to it works perfectly but it a bit over the top for my needs,but thats what happens when the wife buys you out door gear!

Easy to navigate in-between menus and clear images ; I bought it with free UK 1:50 K mapping card free, which I did have to phone back and ask why it was not supplied, once they realized their mistake it was sent out immediately

Fiddly getting the rechargeable battery out

Jan, 2011