In reply to G6DDQ:
I can comment on the Road Angel. I after all came up with the idea of running Memory map on the 7000 for them when I was working for them.
The OS maps are the same as a paper ones, The RA is very usable but the battery life is not good. About 4-6 hours if you set the screen right. It can be had for as little as £150 if you look around, by buying the 7000 and then paying £30-40 for the Memory Map upgrade. Get an extra power supply, one of those USB ones to make it more usable. RA are known for the Speed camera Database, the best on the market IMHO by far
I use it all the time for SOTA to get to the car parks that are not shown on the main Nav software or to get to a location that is not again on the main Nav but much more suitable.
The SatMap is a better unit for entering info and has been designed for walking IMHO, but I only saw the prototype. The Road Angel is a Car unit that’s been adapted for walking. Its quite waterproof. I have put it in a trough of water to prove to a customer it was okay.
I have some more information on my site,
The Topo maps for Garmin are poor for walking IMHO, how on earth they can sell a product like that targeted at walkers with such little info for £150 I don’t know. They won’t pay for the copyright and license for paths or there is some issue that they can’t get round to use the copyrighted data. OS pay local councils for the path info as far as I am aware.
‘For those that complain’