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DeLorme Earthmate PN-40
5.1 out of 10

DeLorme Earthmate PN-40

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Reviews and Problems with DeLorme Earthmate PN-40

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Overall 4
4.0

Spent a lot of time for nothing

Amazon Customer, Amazon
19 September 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Plays poorly with Mac!

Mark, Amazon
16 October 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

My first GPS and disappointed

Amazon Customer, Amazon
16 October 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

as good as any

Robin Jean, Amazon
16 October 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Issues

RJ, Amazon
16 October 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good luck using all of the features

N. Domitrovich, Amazon
16 October 2009
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

Good except for battery life.

Jim Coffee, Amazon
16 October 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not designed for rugged hiking

D. McCarty, Amazon
10 October 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Unreliable

Andrew Dodd, Amazon
7 June 2009
  • 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.
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