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Memory-Map Android GPS TX3 Phone (2014)

£279.00

Memory-Map is best known for its mapping software, but the brand also makes hand-held GPS receivers – and the Android GPS TX3 Phone (engineered by Seals Technologies) is its latest addition. It features a touch-screen menu with 3G phone, GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capability, plus compass, barometer and a 5MP camera. It comes loaded with Memory-Map mapping software where the ...

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Memory-Map Adventurer 3500 GB Edition (2013)

£270.00

Many hillwalkers use mapping software to create and store routes, then transfer the data between their computer and handheld GPS. Memory-Map is best-known for its range of computer mapping software, but it also makes compatible GPS receivers. The Memory-Map Adventurer 3500 GB Edition is the big brother of the Adventurer 2800 (£180), with size of screen being the difference between ...

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Memory-Map Adventurer 2800 (2012)

£199.00

Memory-Map is best-known for its PC mapping software, but it also makes dedicated outdoor GPS receivers. The Adventurer 2800 is a stripped-down GPS receiver with a touchscreen that gives access to OS mapping. The screen is smaller than the Memory-Map Adventure 3800 (£300), but the 2800 does have enough space to allow easy navigation, thanks in part to minimal on-screen ...

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Magellan Explorist GC (2012)

£180.00

The GC is aimed pretty squarely at geocaching – a modern version of a treasure hunt that’s increasing in popularity. It’s a compact and basic GPS, but the menu system doesn’t feel quite as intuitive as some, although the colour screen has good resolution. PC compatibility is via the free Vantage Point software, but it doesn’t connect directly to mapping ...

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Garmin Etrex Venture HC

£170.00

The eTrex is famously simple and reliable, almost a mini-brand in itself, and they are hugely popular with those dipping their first toe in the world of GPS. This unit doesn’t have the ability to load Ordnance Survey mapping via a flash memory card, which means it’s most commonly used as a basic position-finder and walks log, or as a ...

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Garmin Vista HCX

£240.00

Without a doubt the best of the GPS units that can’t display Ordnance Survey maps on their screens. The Vista is compact and light, and offers just about all the features a walker could want with the exception of OS mapping. It picks up a fix in seconds and is robust enough and sufficiently waterproof to use anywhere at any ...

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Garmin Dakota 20

£290.00

Billed by Garmin as an entry-level GPS, the Dakota is actually incredibly functional; and it’s also very small and very light. But the £290 price tag might put a lot of first-time buyers off, especially as they may need to spend another £100+ on mapping. It’s small, but has the benefit of displaying optional Ordnance Survey mapping on its screen ...

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Lowrance Endura Out and Back

£220.00

The Out & Back is a huge unit and it’s also quite heavy. It operates on both buttons and touch-screen, so no trouble in gloves or even mitts, and it boasts an excellent Direction of Travel arrow as well as a small arrow on the mapping screen, making it easy to follow a route or move between waypoints. Data transfer ...

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Memory Map Adventurer 2800

£260.00

This is the only Ordnance Survey mapping GPS to come with the mapping included in the price – a genuine bonus – and it’s also very light and very small. The screen’s a decent size however, and is wonderfully clear too, but the controls are all touch-screen and the icons are very small, making it quite difficult with fingers and ...

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Memory-Map Adventurer 2800 2010

£250.00

In 2000 Memory-Map changed the way hill-walkers plan their routes. Now they are about to change the way walkers navigate in the hills, if this GPS receiver performs as well as their PC software. Already dominating the PC mapping software market, Memory-Map has released the Adventurer 2800, yours for just £250. DesignThe Adventurer 2800 is a small, neat, quietly understated ...

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Magellan Triton 500

£270.00

A lovely robust, compact unit that has a small but very clear colour screen. The menus are easy enough to use, but are specific to the page you are viewing, so it’s not always obvious where to look for things, eg the Set-up menu is only accessible from the Map page, via the View option. PC compatibility is okay, although ...

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Garmin Vista HCx

£230.00

Although small and incredibly light, the Vista HCx is the best of the old school, hand-held units and with the exception of the rather basic mapping – the best you can achieve is the optional Garmin Topographic mapping – it is everything you could possibly want from a walking/outdoor specific device. Data transfer to and from your PC is really ...

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Nokia N79

£275.00

The N79 is about the same size and weight as the average phone, yet with the addition of ViewRanger software (£25 for all UK national parks 1:50,000, £60 per park 1:25,000), it becomes a GPS receiver with full OS mapping. Routes can be copied to the phone from any digital-mapping software and, although not as functional as some, it is ...

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MWg Zinc II

£200.00

This is a great gadget – a fully featured smart phone combined with a hand-held PC that runs Windows. This can then be set up with Memory-Map software, via its Digital Map Shop (a map download service), so that it also acts as a mapping GPS. In the field the mapping is great and the obvious advantage is that there’s ...

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Garmin Etrex Vista HCx

£199.00

A joy to use. PC connectivity is simple and it will readily share data with Memory-Map with no need to use any other software for file conversions. Menus are intuitive and can be easily customised, while swapping between main functions is amazingly easy. The single button press for “Find” and “Mark”, means little time need be wasted on the hill. ...

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Magellan eXplorist 210

£179.00

This neat little GPS unit from Magellan has a decent-sized black and white screen and a brightness switch. The buttons are very small and data transfer can be fiddly, but actual navigation through the pages is easy and the menus are reasonably intuitive. It will connect to a PC, via a USB cable, but not as easily as some. The ...

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Magellan Crossover GPS

£280.00

This motoring-style Sat Nav system from Magellan can also be used as a walking GPS, with preloaded, semi-detailed, topographic mapping. Not great on the hill, as it doesn’t use OS grid references and the topographic mapping isn’t detailed enough to navigate with on its own.

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Mio Digiwalker P350

£200.00

This PDA (pocket PC) from Mio runs typical PC software, but also has a built-in GPS antenna. Teamed with digital mapping software, such as Memory-Map, the P350 can be used as a walking GPS unit that shows full detail Ordnance Survey mapping. There’s no doubting the appeal of a GPS receiver that shows your exact position on 1:25,000 OS mapping ...

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Garmin Etrex Summit

£150.00

This GPS unit from Garmin is very simple to understand, with a logical sequence of pages, each doing a very specific and obvious job. It’s also extremely easy to link to the PC, although it’s not quite as effortless as the USB connection of the Vista CX in the higher price band. Note that the data cable isn’t supplied, so ...

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