Summary: I had an old Magellan for many years which worked pretty well for hunting. Or at least I thought so until I got this. With the topographical maps that display right on the screen it so much handier.
Summary: I've had my unit for a few years now. I am a bit of a techo-geek, so I found it easy to learn and use. I use this quite a bit for Search and Rescue as well as backpacking and Geocaching. I've used other GPS brands before, and there is a lot to like here. The good: I love the topo and orthos features Weatherproof and sturdy Good screen, easy to view in sun Very accurate, not a lot of jumping around The bad: Chunky Poor battery life Takes a while to get signal, can't get...
Summary: All I can say about the PN-30 is what more could you want in a handheld GPS??? Color display, Delorme's awsome map library, easy to use and is the perfect size for a host of outdoor activities!! It has the best GPS signal in a heavy canopy of thick a thick forest full of trees and leaves that I have ever seen!!! Battery life is about average with similar devices. With a Delorme PN-30 you will never get lost!!!
Summary: Stay away from the DeLorme consumer market. Their products are clunky, difficult to use, and their software is a pain. We are avid Geocachers and getting caches onto the device takes time. The device fails if the batteries get too low rather than just shutting down. It would lock the device up for hours. When contacting DeLorme, they had a myriad of excuses rather than just saying, "Hey, we understand you are not happy.
Summary: 1) New batteries last less than a day. 2) A maximum of 10 tracks stored. 3) Bezel easily cracks.... no repair kit available. 4) GPS gives false readings (i.e. tracking a hike, the same point coming and going differs by more than 100' in elevation). 5) Forgets it's tracking... gap between track points sometimes >300 yards... while hiking at <1MPH. 6) Track points go crazy... i.e. had me doing 200MPH zig-zags across a golf course that I didn't even walk on.
Summary: I have had this GPS receiver for a little over a year now. It has never failed me. The software is clunky, for sure, but overall I'm quite satisfied: Pros: Locks on satellites quickly and reliably, even in wooded terrain and around small bluffs. Overlays the information from uploaded maps well. Reliable. Bulletproof. Waterproof (saltwater too). The yearly subscription to the map center is awesome and beats Garmin hands down. Cons: Software is a bit of a pain.
I have used the PN-30 for about 6 months now. I have…
28 September 2010
Summary: I have used the PN-30 for about 6 months now. I have used it to road navigate from Western PA to Acadia NP in Maine. The POI were very helpful in feeding hungry kids en-route without waiting for pizza. I have also used the PN-30 during a recent elk hunting trip in Colorado. it was very useful in locating water holes that I had located on Google Earth or Bing maps. The maps and aerial photos that are available to overlay the topoUSA software are incredible.
Summary: I saw this item at walmart and went to buy, but discontinued. Found it on ebay for lower price. Can add maps and all kinds of stuff. Extremely accurate even with tree coverage. Haven't used it in urban trek yet. The extras are great too. Still working on downloading sat photo maps.
Summary: It's true there is a learning curve but there are several ways to get help with this GPS. I knew nothing at all and now can function quite well with this GPS. The price has gone up quite a bit--but watch and it may go on sale again. I paid 200 in January. I really like the software and maps that go on your computer. You can also add maps from the library--I have not even used all my free "mapage" yet. i have not had any problems in trees or with cloud cover...