Excerpt: Thanks for the detailed writeup, MCGusto. I have Parallels and SPOT’s Satellite Communicator with DeLorme’s PN-60w GPS on order. My current GPS is the Garmin GPS 60Cx combined with Garmin BaseCamp software so everything worked on a Mac. I shattered the LCD on the Garmin Unit while trail running, and it was going to cost 100 dollars to replace the screen, not including shipping.
Excerpt: The Delorme Earthmate PN-40 is one of the best handheld GPS systems on the market today for the big outdoor adventure. Our TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award winner has a wide range of features at a reasonable price. This unit is ultra-rugged and can be filled to the brim with maps or every different type. It is ready for any type of outdoor adventure, from boating to hiking to hunting.
Pros: Ironclad reputation for getting reception in adverse conditions.
Cons: The smallish screen may take some getting used to.
Excerpt: Your current GPS may tell you how to get to the nearest Exxon or Cheesecake Factory, but it sure as hell won’t tell you nautical directions, topographic information, or how to get back to the trailhead on that three day mountain excursion.
Excerpt: DeLorme's blazing fast, feature-rich handheld GPS - built upon the PN-20's rock-solid design for unbeatable reliability in challenging outdoor conditions. Topo USA 7.0 software with complete U.S. topo and street maps included - no extra purchase required. Download data directly to SD card while in the receiver Fast USB 2.0 data transfer to internal memory or SD card in device More detailed onboard base map data for the U.S.
Summary: If you are a PN-20 owner debating an upgrade to the PN-40 ask yourself this one question. “Do I want a PN-20, but one that is blazingly fast?” . If you do, you won’t be disappointed with the PN-40.