Just to get things straight- I'm a long-term SatMap fan: had an Active 10 since the week they came out and love it to bits.
That said, I'm currently distinctly under-impressed. I invested £40 odd in one of the silicon/plastic protective cases- the ProShield. Think they came out last autumn. The write-up looked promising, with additional levels of protection etc.
In reality, the damned thing rendered the joystick control effectively unusable; it would move in only one direction, which made things interesting. The case also prevented use of most of the controls while wearing gloves [and frequently even without them]. I sent it back [after some debate] for SatMap to look at it: they said they'd had no similar problems reported. No news from them yet.
I just wondered if anyone else had had any similar sorts of experiences with this bit of kit?
A quick update: SatMap have restored my confidence in their company by swiftly offering a full refund on my ProShield.
I'd still be interested to hear of anyone else's experiences with this bit of kit.
I don't use the proshield. I put it in an aquapac. Much faster and 100 % waterproof. Not shockproof, but it's round my neck and in a pocket anyway.
Yes, I know it's years after the event but I have had exactly the same problem as winterwonderer - the joystick has got stuck under the silicone case so that the screen is always scrolling in one direction. This happened several times while out in the rain recently and the only solution is to open up the case, thus defeating the whole purpose of the Proshield! Shame because it's a fab bit of kit that I'd literally be lost without.
Never understood why a dedicated gps device wasn't properly waterproofed in the first place (which is why I never bought one).
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