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 furniture coupled with the additional stylus pointer that allows you to tap the screen to obtain functions even while wearing gloves in the rain. The operating system is a little less intuitive than some other devices in my view, even though there are relatively few functions, but once you practise with it then it works well. What is particularly good is that for your £199 you get OS 1:50,000 mapping for the whole of Great Britain; you also get Memory-Map software and the same OS mapping for your PC so you can plan and print routes on your PC and transfer them to the Adventurer 2800 without having to spend any more cash. There is no camera but if you want a simple, functional touchscreen device that operates easily with your PC the Memory-Map Adventurer 2800 is ideal.
Screen 6x3.5cm colour touchscreen
Battery life 8 hours
The Memory-Map Adventurer 2800 offered the best compatibility with PCs in our review.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine October 2012