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Delorme-earthmate-pn-40.34187634
7.3 out of 10

DeLorme Earthmate PN-40

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Reviews and Problems with DeLorme Earthmate PN-40

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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Gilliansage, Walmart
11 January 2010
  • Summary: I've heard very good things about this from friends and a coworker that own this one. I must've got the bad one out of the batch because it keeps loosing satellites with it hanging just around my neck. I could imagine what would happen if I was in deep woods. Than it won't get them back. I have to turn it off and on again and they get a fix immediately. I'm sure an exchange will take care of all that. I even tried the suggested master reboot with no help.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Gilliansage, Walmart
11 January 2010
  • Summary: I've heard very good things about this from friends and a coworker that own this one. I must've got the bad one out of the batch because it keeps loosing satellites with it hanging just around my neck. I could imagine what would happen if I was in deep woods. Than it won't get them back. I have to turn it off and on again and they get a fix immediately. I'm sure an exchange will take care of all that. I even tried the suggested master reboot with no help.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

MNHiker, Walmart
30 July 2009
  • Summary: Although I think the PN-40 is a great GPS, there is a known problem where some units fail to power on after a low battery situation. Even after putting in fresh batteries, the device will not power on. After 7 weeks of use, this happened to mine. I was told to ship the unit to Delorme for repairs. Delorme forums are full of "PN-40 will not power on" topics. Beware of this if you need a dependable GPS for backcountry use!
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

wisenber, Walmart
19 January 2009
  • Summary: To begin, this is a good unit and I would buy it again. That being said, there still the pros and cons. The display on this unit is pretty impressive compared to my old monochrome unit. It also acquires much quicker than my old E-Trex. The DeLorme takes a bit of getting used to as well. The interface while functional is not terribly intuitive. Battery life comes in a bit below the claims made by DeLorme as well. I took mine on a day hike with temperatures in the 20's.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

OutdoorAdventurer, Walmart
28 December 2008
  • Summary: It is nice to have a GPS with true 7.5 minute USGS topo maps. This has it. However, as with every handheld GPS that I have owned (this is number four), instructions could be much clearer. It is as if software writers, think their job is done with supplying you with their product. Transferring of topo maps from the supplied Topo USA 7.0 to the PN-40 could be much more detailed.
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