In May 2008 I purchased a Satmap Active 10 GPS device. I started with the South Downs Way map card but have had a great many areas added to the card by going to to Satmap’s HQ in Leatherhead.
The Active 10 has been an excellent device and has stood up to the rigours of mountain biking pretty well.
Below are some .gpx files that can be used by most GPS units.
Glastonbury Festival 2009 GPS locations of all the stages and major areas:
an image of the file loaded into Google Earth
The route for the 2009 BHF SDW Randonnée, the locations of the checkpoints and the locations of water taps as .gpx files:with some tap information dervived from http://www.southdownsdouble.net/
I had downloaded .gpx file for the Marin Trail from another site but when riding the trail in August 2010 it was clear that trail must have changed. The .gpx below is an accurate trace of the official trail as at August 2010:
I seem to be drawn to rugged electronics, partly through their practicality for the outdoor activities I do and partly through their tough aesthetic.
This camera cannot be faulted for its ruggedness and I have used it in very wet conditions without any issues. The main drawback with the camera is that there is no way of ensuring a fast shutter speed is used when shooting fast moving subjects. Most cameras either have a ‘sports’ mode or the ability to operate in ‘aperture-priority’ – unfortunately this camera has neither and so I end up with a lot of blurred shots.
If shooting a static scene the image quality is excellent.
Ricoh G600 rugged digital camera
I saw this case on the web and ordered it directly from the manufacturer in the States. It took two weeks to arrive but is well worth the wait for the level of protection it offers the phone.
The main (inner) case
In the outer rubber-type case
In the hard plastic holster