Summary: Bought one of these for my family to go offroading and geocaching with. It acquires sattelites extremely fast, even cold. I often have WAAS accuracy within a minute. The TOPO software is great, plus they give you [$]worth of free downloadable images/maps! You're basically getting the TOPO software for free at [$]. These units were over [$]when they first came out a few years ago.
Pros: Accurate, Extensive Base Map, Intuitive Menu, Large Screen, One Hand Control, Quick Navigation, Quick Signal, Reliable Reception
Summary: Set up was tedious. Its alittle too small to use with some of the Topo maps. The colors of the map are very light and tend to wash themselves out. The marine maps are useless hard to judge between colors on map. Hard to keep a signal. You have to stop to regain the signal quickly when lost. Street maps are poor. Use it for what its worth a glorified cookie crumb trail keeper.
I stumbled into buying this unit after purchasing…
16 December 2008
Summary: I stumbled into buying this unit after purchasing a very disappointing Magellan Triton 400 and National Geographic Software package. It turned out to be a marriage from Hades, so I carried it back and purchased the PN-20 packaged with Delorme's Topo 7.0. This was a wonderful marriage compared to the Magellan Triton experience. Software worked great and allows all kinds of possibilities with downloading maps, aerials, NOAA charts, you name it!
I own 4 Garmins. They are all easy to use. I bought…
9 February 2008
Summary: I own 4 Garmins. They are all easy to use. I bought a PN-20 for the Quads and sat photos capability. The PN-20 has been a nightmare to load maps into since day one. My son and I are of average intelligence. I am a physicist and he is an engineer. I gave him the unit, he fiddled with it for a couple of days and gave it back. I just spent 5 hours with an upgrade to TOPO 7.0. Unit won't recognize the maps that are sitting on it internally, never mind the SD card.
The display is spectacular. The Delorme unit has all…
31 January 2008
Summary: The display is spectacular. The Delorme unit has all the standard features of a handheld GPS. You can download TOPO-USA maps to this GPS unit, and get high resolution maps for any place in the country. This is great! However: -- the unit is very slow to acquire satellites, compared to either my handheld Garmin or Magellan. From a window seat of almost any airplane I can get a fix with my Garmin and read the names of the cities that we are passing over.
I only had the PN-20 for 25 days and it already broke!…
28 August 2007
Summary: I only had the PN-20 for 25 days and it already broke! It fell off my bike when I was riding it… The screen cracked! I contacted Delorme, they told me that THEY need to determine if it’s covered under warranty or not! Be careful not to drop this thing!! I will let you all know if they stand behind their product or not. Wish me luck! Steve Barron - August 16th, 2007 Update: August 28, 2007 It's steve barron again... I was very pleased with how Delorme treated my case.