Mixed review - features good, interface so-so, battery poor
Philip Stevenson, Amazon
1 November 2010
Summary: I used a Garmin eTrex Legend for many years and upgraded wanting maps in my handheld GPS. The eTrex is now a lower end monochrome unit so I was hoping for a big upgrade. What I ended up with - a unit that initializes very quickly and can display a downloaded USGS quad or aerial photo of the...
Summary: As a technical and computer savvy individual I expected to be able to overcome the poor user manual and complicated non-intuitive interface for loading data and maps. Was I wrong! Something as simple as paying for and downloading a USGS quad segment proved impossible.
Summary: alright let's review this thing. the pn-40 from Delorme is one bad mammajamma. but not in a "why did i spend that wad of cash" kind of way, more of a "i can't believe i can do this" kind of way. let me preface this review by saying that my main use of this device is geocaching.
Summary: I purchased this product for my husband's birthday, as we both want to get into geocaching. Now, understand, I am not a stupid person, nor am I totally technologically challenged. I am the average buyer who owns a vehicle GPS unit and wanted to move on to the world of geocaching.
Summary: I used to own the Garmin Vista until it was stolen out of my car, so I have been looking for a new better GPS that is not so restrictive with maps and software like Garmin. AS I read reviews DeLorme was raved about due to its software, even tho it is really hard to learn how to actually use it.
Summary: I must say that I find it interesting that there are so many glowing reviews about this flawless GPS. I am always skeptical of anything that sounds too good! I read many of the reviews online, and after evaluating the specifications and features, opted to buy the Delorme PN-40.
Summary: This is a great GPS with many cool features, but it is definitely not intended for marine use with the advertised NOAA marine charts. You'll have to use the included cumbersome software to load NOAA charts at $10 per charts or unlimited with the subscription.