Delorme PN GPS System and Mapping Programs are great for creatinng Maps
13 June 2012
Summary: I upgraded from the PN-20 and am very pleased with the PN-40 GPS, the Delorme Products work well when generating usable maps for hunting and fishing. Delorme offers a large range of both GPS Units and Mapping Programs.
Summary: I read reviews, I read reviews , I read reviews, and they were right. This is a very good gps, the maps are better than what comes on garmin ect. It does take some reading and figuring,but you can just let it calibrate ,push mark, and go, then push reverse and go back. It is a little bigger than the etrex type but it has a good screen and pans and maps as you push the button.More features than you might need ,but for the price I paid better than you can ask and you get...
Summary: I have not had enough time to load my own maps, which would make the device much more useful. I use it on my boat and I can say that it works well for that. It tracks my path and allows me to re-trace my "steps". It also shows me my MPH, heading, etc. Battery life is not the best, so carry an extra set of batteries with you.
Summary: We are using this device for geocaching and it works extremely well. It is difficult at times to navigate thru the pages to get to where you need to be. Great little unit otherwise and I would highly recommmend it!!
Summary: This GPS is easy to use, has simple button features and sits well in your hand. It also works well with geocaching.com. However, because it is an older model there are a few geocaching.com features, such as pocket queries, that do not work unless you upgrade the firmware. I have not upgraded because I read there were issues. Overall, the unit works great and I would recommend it for any new geocachers.
Summary: Tons of features and smaller than I thought it would be. I read lots of review on different units before looking for one of these. I needed a good off-road unit that would do "breadcrumbs" and was waterproof. I was apprehensive from several people saying that it was hard to use or learn, but I really haven't had any problems. There are very good directions and several DeLorme based forums that are extremely helpful.
Summary: Excellent, well-made product. The silicone- rubber housing provides a good grip, dry or wet. The screen appears to be fairly scratch resistant so-far. However, I will cover it with a plastic screen soon. It is light-weight and the software almost completely intuitive to use. Nice to be able to use regular AA batteries in addition to rechargeable in a pinch.
Summary: I bought (2) of these units for Geocaching (One for me & one for my daughter(9) because of the rave reviews I have seen across the internet. This is the first actual GPS units we have ever owned (Besides my Phone); I will say I am very impressed with the features, quality, maps, ease of use & ability to update. I have not had to open the manual yet. I also like the fact that I can connect it to my laptop & use the GPS from my laptop.
Summary: I have owned several Garmin GPS units and this is the first Delorme I have owned. Both makers have excellent units but there are important differences. If your needs are diverse as far as trail use and road navigation - leaning toward road use - then Garmin is the way to go. Their HCx, 60 and 76 series are excellent choices for off road use and much better for driving use. They route like their Nuvi line and meet most trail navigation needs.
Summary: This is my first Delorme, I have used a Garmin which was smaller but it was not a color display and an older model. I am still learning how to use all of the features of the PN-40 but it is very easy to use, I love the battery meter which shows your power level and the color display is very clear.