I already have Memory-Map. Is this compatible?
The Adventurer 2800 is compatible with Memory-Map V5 maps and comes complete with PC software. We recommend checking for the latest free update to ensure you are using all the latest features - simply open your Memory-Map software and choose the Web > Check for updates option to update to the latest version.
If you are still using Memory-Map 2003 or 2004 you will need to upgrade your maps to V5.What sort of battery does it use?
Adventurer 2800 uses the latest inbuilt Lithium Polymer battery rechargeable through mini USB. Both a main charger and car charger are included in the box. In common with most new mobile phones you can also use mini USB rechargers/extenders, such as Power Chimp (Approx £20, capable of recharging Adventurer 2800 twice) and even solar panels to recharge your GPS.How long does the battery last?
We've designed the Adventurer 2800 to be used for a typical days walking or cycling so average battery life is around 8 hours. Actual battery life will depend on many factors including backlight settings and ambient temperature. We recommend selecting 30 Sec backlight timeout in the Power Save settings menu. For longer trips we recommend you use the 'hot standby' feature which will give you many days use on a single charge and allow you to quickly obtain your GPS position to guide you on your way when you need it, just as you would normally use a map and compass. What if I use the backlight all the time?
We’d recommend setting the backlight timeout to 30 sec or less to achieve at least 8 hours continuous operation but if you do need the backlight on permanently then in our tests we’ve achieved over 6 hours continuous operation using a 50% backlight level setting.How can I extend the battery life?
Make sure the unit is fully charged before you leave, preferably using an overnight charge. Keep the GPS warm, maybe by storing in a coat pocket rather than exposed on a rucksack strap as, just like us, batteries use more energy when cold!
Adjust the Power Save settings to time out the backlight after 30 secs or less. As Memory-Map software will automatically join up your gps tracklog consider using the 'hot standby' feature which will give you many days use on a single charge and allow you to quickly obtain your GPS position to guide you on your way when you need it, just as you would normally use a map and compass.
You can also use mini USB rechargers/extenders, such as Power Chimp (Approx £20, capable of recharging Adventurer 2800 twice) and even solar panels to recharge your GPS. There are also new dynamo chargers available to cyclists for on-the-go charging.What does 'weatherproof' really mean?
We’ve designed and tested the unit to be used outdoors but avoided the claim that some manufacturers make of being ‘waterproof’ as Adventurer GPS cannot be used under water! We therefore think ‘weatherproof’ is a better description. If you intend to use your Adventurer GPS in an activity where it may become submersed in water (eg sailing or canoeing) then we recommend the added protection of a waterproof bag such as those from Aquapac. (SRP approx £15.00)
The IP rating for Adventurer 2800 is IPx5 – the same as the previous Adventurer 7000 and Satmap Active 10*.Can I use the Adventurer 2800 in my car as a 'satnav'?
Yes, you can purchase additional satnav software as an accessory for your Adventurer 2800. This is provided by our engineering partner Snooper, uses the latest Navteq maps and features European street maps with postcode look-up and turn by turn voice direction using Adventurer 2800’s inbuilt speaker. For more details refer to http://www.snooperuk.com
.What size SD card can I use?
A 2GB microSD card is supplied with your Adventurer 2800. This is pre-loaded with OS Landranger maps for Britain's National Parks but still has around 1GB of spare capacity for additional Memory-Map maps.
You can use up to a 16GB card in the Adventurer 2800, but as an example of what you could fit on this, the whole of Great Britain at 1:50,000 Landranger scale is around 4GB. Additional 8GB cards are available from Memory-Map.