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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 6
6.0

Mixed review - features good, interface so-so, battery poor

Philip Stevenson, Amazon
16 October 2009
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but not great

Chris Dickens, Amazon
16 October 2009
  • Summary: I've had this unit now for 10 months. It seems to be well built as far as being durable when I am geocaching. Loading the machine with new caches is fairly easy as long as you don't use the Cache Register software that comes with the unit. It's glitchy and hard to use.
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Overall 6
6.0

DeLorme PN40

C. R. Smith, Amazon
16 October 2009
  • Summary: I've used the PN40 and a Garmin 60csx for about a year and a half. Like the other reviewers, I find the best aspect of the DeLorme to be the mapping software, not the GPS itself. The software is intermediate between Garmin's MapSource and a full-featured GIS program like ESRI's ArcMap.
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Overall 6
6.0

not for me

dude, Amazon
16 October 2009
Overall 6
6.0

Difficult to Use, Inadequate Battery Life

Bob, Amazon
16 October 2009
  • Summary: It took me quite some time to figure out how to use this product. Lots of instruction reading. When I used it in the woods, the batteries ran out of power in a few hours. I also unsuccessfully attempted to navigate local roadways with the PN-40. I found out my Tom Tom is much better suited for that.
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

Maximo Hatta, Amazon
16 October 2009
Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

A. Adams, Amazon
16 October 2009
  • Summary: Always seemed to have some glitch. Had it into repair a couple times and finally sold it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

PLEWIS, Amazon
16 October 2009
  • Summary: Ariel views are a great feature but doesn't do area calc which I need
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

Stephen Phillips, Amazon
16 October 2009
Overall 6
6.0

Problems with PN-40 real and not exaggerated

Kenneth Branch, Amazon
10 October 2009
  • 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.
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