Home PageFacebookRSS News Feed
PocketGPS
Web
Read the current newsletter! Weekly
Newsletter
SatNav,GPS,Navigation
Pocket GPS World - SatNavs | GPS | Speed Cameras: Forums

Pocket GPS World :: View topic - What am I doing wrong?
 Forum FAQForum FAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in for private messagesLog in for private messages   Log inLog in 

What am I doing wrong?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> Satmap Active 12
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
lundavra
Regular Visitor


Joined: Mar 17, 2007
Posts: 69

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:24 pm    Post subject: What am I doing wrong? Reply with quote

I got my Active 12 this morning.

Switched on and put the map SD card in - everything fine.

But when I came back to have another play later in the day, when I switched on and toggled to the SD Card it centred on central London. It keeps doing this (always the same place) despite switching off, SD card out, switch on, SD card back in.

It has gone to the right area a few times but most times it keeps going to London.

The default internal maps show the correct location.

What am I overlooking.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JimmyTheHand
Frequent Visitor


Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Posts: 386

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has it locked on to a location? The 10 usually defaults to central map point until it has locked onto the location at which point it usually moves to that location.
_________________
J.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
lundavra
Regular Visitor


Joined: Mar 17, 2007
Posts: 69

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never got back after asking that question!

I find the Active 12 is VERY slow in locking up to satellites. My Garmin GPSMap 62s locks up alomost straight away, then the accuracy improves and will be good within a few minutes.

The Active 12 takes ages to lock up, I usually either switch on and leave on the car set for some time before reaching my destination or put in my rucksack switched on when I set out and then (with luck) it might have found where it is.

The controls are not obvious, I often take ages to get the display centred on my position and get rid of the second circle.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
lundavra
Regular Visitor


Joined: Mar 17, 2007
Posts: 69

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The display on the SatMap is good but the user interface is poor.

Similar to previously described, I switch on and it finds the position on 1:50000 but all I can get in 1:25000 is central London. Sometimes if I leave it long enough it will find the current position on the 1:25000 but most times I give up and get the Garmin out even though it only has 1:50000 maps.

I spent ages yesterday around and around trying different keypresses but just could not get the local 1:25000 map. I must be overlooking something but definitely not obvious what it is.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
SimoninEaston
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Jun 02, 2013
Posts: 44

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's something not right there... My A12, which typically takes up to 3 minutes to get a lock from cold, nevertheless always displays my location on all of the 3 scales, I have on my one card, as well as the base map, once the lock has been made.
Ask Satmap for their opinion and consider sending it back.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message







Posted: Today    Post subject: Pocket GPS Advertising

Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> Satmap Active 12 All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB 2.0.11 © 2001 phpBB Group
phpBB port v2.1 based on Tom Nitzschner's phpbb2.0.6 upgraded to phpBB 2.0.4 standalone was developed and tested by:
ArtificialIntel, ChatServ, mikem,
sixonetonoffun and Paul Laudanski (aka Zhen-Xjell).

Version 2.1 by Nuke Cops 2003 http://www.nukecops.com

Make a Donation



CamerAlert Database

Click here for the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database

Download Speed Camera Database
17.113 (20 Nov 19)



WORLDWIDE SPEED CAMERA SPOTTERS WANTED!

Click here to submit camera positions to the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database


12mth Subscriber memberships awarded every week for verified new camera reports!

Submit Speed Camera Locations Now


CamerAlert Apps



iOS QR Code






Android QR Code







Terms & Privacy


GPS Shopping