Memory Map Adventurer 2800 GPS £250

Speedy navigation system

BikeRadar score4/5

The Adventurer 2800 comes preloaded with selected British National Parks on Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 maps, and with credit to download a further 10,000km2 of maps from the Memory Map website.

The touchscreen system is very easy to use, and the display updates quickly and clearly. The interface between the Memory Map software and the device is relatively simple, enabling you to upload and download routes and recorded data quickly and easily.

Although this is a traditional navigation system of a track drawn over a map that you follow until your next waypoint, there are plans to offer an in-car navigation-style system from Memory Map partner Snooper.

This would open up the device to almost any kind of navigation or logging you might want, making it similar to the Garmin Dakota, but quicker and with a higher resolution screen for less money.

Once we’d become used to the menu system, we got along just fine with the new Adventurer 2800 and, for the money, it’s difficult to find fault.

  • Casing: Well sealed and tough. And despite its sealing, the speaker is still nice and loud.
  • Display: Crisp and clear with a bright backlight, it also scrolls and zooms plenty quick enough.
  • Buttons: There are two buttons – power and hold. Everything else is done via the touchscreen.
  • Batteries: An internal lithium-ion battery gives an okay run time, but this device also works a treat used with external USB battery packs.
  • MicroSD card slot: Memory cards up to 4GB in capacity are supported behind a sealed flap.
  • Water resistance: It survived all our rain and jet-washing tests.

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