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Discussion Forum - Gear ! - Satmap Active 12 - a quick look


Author: Raymond Wilkes
Posted: Thu 24th Sep 2015, 19:46
Joined: 2013
Local Group: West Yorkshire
I have just realised that the Trail Marker size options are not described in the Active 10 or 12 manuals.
On the actual device the options are in the Settings/Screen Data Options

Trail Marker size: Active 10: off, small or large, Active 12: off, small, medium or large.
Author: Raymond Wilkes
Posted: Thu 24th Sep 2015, 16:53
Joined: 2013
Local Group: West Yorkshire
Author: Raymond Wilkes
Posted: Tue 7th Oct 2014, 16:08
Joined: 2013
Local Group: West Yorkshire
I know some LDWA members already have an Active 12 but I think no-one has reported about it. Someone in our walking club now has one so I have been able to have a look.
The main new features are:
Wi-Fi - I think this is as useful as having the orange buttons, but others may differ.
Extra RAM 128Mb instead of 64Mb, this made no obvious difference in speed at switch on.
Altimeter. This seems a very useful improvement but I was unable to test it. Sometimes accurate height could be useful extra info on the hill and it would be nice to have a non-fictional record of the day's total ascent. The Active 10 will give you 2 or 300 feet of ascent on a lock free canal section! Has anyone checked out this feature?
Hi-Res screen. It is much clearer and nicer to look at I do not think it makes it more practical to use, it is just more agreeable.
Some useful software upgrades have been rumoured..

I was sure I would get one after Xmas, but now I am not so sure! It would be interesting to hear from people who have upgraded from Active 10 to 12.

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