You may recall my experiences with SatMap: Poor RF performance (poor sensitivity and very slow in recognising satellites), very slow in computing position, missing sections of mapping – in spite of buying full UK OS mapping (10k, 25k & 50k), the list goes on. And on.
I decided to fire the SatMap up today, I’m doing a 50 miles in 24 hrs challenge walk in a few weeks which will involve a night section so being able to refer to the GPX on 1:25k mapping will be more than a bit useful.
I selected ‘Check for Updates’ on SatMap’s website but, well, read the email I’ve sent them:
Hi, I've tried to report the following on your contact page:
Not used my Satmap10 for some time, when I try to check for updates I get: SatSYNC failed to download some files from the Internet. Please check your Internet connection and try again. No problems with my internet connection. Please advise.
It appears that you've banned me from your contact pages, this is the response I've received:
BannedDue to repeated forbidden requests, you have been temporarily banned from accessing this server.
If you believe you have received this message in error please contact the site administrator.
We apologise for the inconvenience.
I've had huge problems with SatMap in the past (check your records) and these are still ongoing (missing map tiles, poor RF performance) - which is why I ended up buying a Garmin, but this is getting beyond an expensive joke.
Please get back to me and let me know what on earth is going on.
I’m awaiting a reply but from past experience I’m not hopeful for a satisfactory outcome. I reckon my trusty Garmin Etrex20 with be the weapon of choice on the day of the 50 – even though it’s only got OS 1:50k mapping I know it will work.