Satmap has announced the launch of the Active 10 Plus which is a one stop GPS solution giving outdoor sports enthusiasts the hardware, software and route planning tools they need to get out and explore.
Richard Calthrop-Owen, Managing Director for Satmap Systems Ltd, commented: “We’ve been listening to our customers and this offering has been put together based on their feedback. With the Active 10 Plus customers have everything they need to get started – our latest software, a variety of power options and free access to the Route Planner and Route Share Network. We’ve also included a third off our hugely popular site-centred map.”
There is no difference between the performance of the Active 10 and Active 10 Plus, which incorporate the same technology. However, there are two features which differ: the Active 10 Plus comes with a World Base Map and postcode look-up functionality, neither of which is included in the Active 10.
The availability of a World Base Map signals the company’s launch into selling European mapping. The Active 10 is already available in The Netherlands and Norway and Ordnance Survey equivalent maps for these and other Western European countries will be available for all customers to purchase by Easter.
The postcode look-up is a fast and easy way to identify UK postcode locations and works on any map. From the routes menu Active 10 Plus users can select GoTo by grid reference or postcode. Due to the licensing requirements the postcode look-up option cannot be retrofitted on the Active 10 and is only available on the Active 10 Plus.
The Active 10 Plus offers two power options: the easy and practical conventional AA alkaline batteries or the rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery offering a longer battery life and lower operating costs.
As technology moves forward, Satmap tries to include all its customers so they too can benefit from the new features and functionality without having to invest in a new unit. For this reason, the company is pleased to be able to offer an update service for those Active 10 owners who would like to have the 1:5 million World Base Map.
The World Base map is optional and not a requirement for using the unit outside of Great Britain.