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Old 11-20-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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SATMAP- any experience?

Yes I've used the search ...........

Has anyone bought one and used it in to navigate trails and backroads in western Canada, western US and Mexico?

If you have experience I'd be happy to hear the good and bad.

If you don't have personal experience using them, I really don't need to hear the "You gotta buy the Garmin XYZ-Magellan ABC-Zumo }!{ or else you're an idiot" speech.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:56 PM   #2
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I really don't need to hear the "You gotta buy the Garmin XYZ-Magellan ABC-Zumo }!{ or else you're an idiot" speech.
Well then, why the hell did you post here...just sayin. Just kidding.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:38 PM   #3
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Well then, why the hell did you post here...just sayin. Just kidding.


By the look of things, it appears there doesn't seem to be many people who have used one of these ........ now do I feel like being a guinea pig?
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:40 AM   #4
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I've actually never heard of the unit. Sorry.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:01 AM   #5
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No sweat, it's a UK unit. I saw it here first:

http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/n...ve-10-trek-gps

Strangely they offer maps but I can't find them on their site!

So far the only big concern I have is the lack of maps for Mexico.

http://www.satmap.com/

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...ripbooks%2C333
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:34 AM   #6
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I followed your links and suggest you look at/for something else. Reviews on Amazon aren't great for the most part.
Maps are very expensive if available and on sd only.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:00 AM   #7
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I followed your links and suggest you look at/for something else. Reviews on Amazon aren't great for the most part.
Maps are very expensive if available and on sd only.
Thanks ...... but the Canadian education system had taught me to read many years ago. I'm aware of the Amazon reviews, map prices and the SD cards.

I'm also aware of many european trekkers who have used the system quite usefully throughout the UK and rest of Europe.

But I'm looking for people who have used the system in North America and Mexico and are on Advrider. Apparently they are pretty thin on the ground.
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:35 AM   #8
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Thanks ...... but the Canadian education system had taught me to read many years ago. I'm aware of the Amazon reviews, map prices and the SD cards..
So if you read those reviews from people who used it, they weren't enough to discourage you?

The usual red flags with these not-so-mass produced units always pop up - limited distribution, no local support, limited use, etc.

And with this one, I read on their website that the maps are only available from them, on SD cards, and are licensed to particular units, and that trip planning has to be done on the unit.

I didn't need to read any further. That's enough to make me go somewhere else for a unit.
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