Summary: After reading reviews in the geocaching forums and doing other research, I thought this unit would be great. Needless to say I was VERY disappointed. First off out of the box, I could turn on the unit, but could not turn it off, which I thought was very weird.
Summary: I've used the Delorme PN 40 for about four months now--mostly for geocaching. Yes, the accuracy is very good, but for a $200 GPS, I expect more. The Negatives: 1. It works horribly with Mac OS! None of the software out of the box will load.
Summary: I'm a map & compass guy at heart, but I finally decided to try the nifty new GPS technology after being very impressed seeing it in action on a rental car. I go an a lot of backcountry outings and was looking forward to using the GPS for routefinding and tracking, and I need a reliable unit.
Summary: Using for geocaching, I'll get a Garmin next time. It has all the crotchets of a Garmin, plus you have to install proprietary software to use on your computer. But, it's accurate, dead on, as good as any.
Summary: I have had the PN-40 for a little while. The GPS is great, when it works. The unit often freezes up and the batteries must be removed for 24hrs to reset the unit. This is very inconvenient when hiking or 4x4ing.
Great accuracy, if it would quit losing satellites.
Valerie G., Amazon
16 October 2009
Summary: My husband bought my PN-40 for me last year for Xmas. Took out geocaching with us and with it just hanging on a lanyard around my neck, it would lose satellites. Emailed Delorme, several times, finally got them to take it back to look at it.
Summary: I'll preface my short review by stating that I'm very tech literate. I've built my own PCs, repaired iPhones, debug code, etc... That being said, I can barely use my PN-40. Like the electrical engineer that posted the prior review, this thing comes with next to no support and is horribly...
Summary: A good GPS, but I cannot get it to go for more than a couple of hours on a set of batteries...which is frustrating. I've constructed an auxilary battery pack that now allows me a full day. The next time I purchase a GPS I'll be much more aware of 'battery life'. I'm disappointed with this one.
Summary: I got the PN-40 about six months ago for use in speleological work - that is, hiking what is generally very rugged terrain looking for caves. I got the PN-40 for the topos and aerials, and in that department, it is absolutely great. Unfortunately it falls short in some other areas.
Summary: I received this item in early June 2009 with the hope to use it to geocache with a friend during their last weekend in town before moving out West. I immediately loaded up some maps from the included Topo USA, and installed the DeLorme plugin for [...]"Send to GPS" feature.