Summary: A couple of things worthy of mention. This PN-60 is a phenomenal little package. So much more sophisticated than earlier GPS units I have owned. But to load all of the North American Topo maps that ship with it onto the PN-60 you will need to purchase an SD card. I got a 32 GB card which did hold all of the data. I’m not sure if you would be able to get away with a smaller SD card or not, but it seems silly to have the PN-60 without these maps loaded.
Summary: If you use a Mac, you must have Boot Camp and Windows to get all of the features of this product; without those features, it's just an ordinary GPS. In fact, the box of CD's containing the maps of the US and Canada that come with the unit are completely useless on a straight Apple OS computer Hey, DeLorme--this is the 21st Century. You know: iPhones, iPads, and Apple as one of the largest corporations in the world.
Summary: Bought for hubby... Super hard to use. Does not come with detailed user directions/instructions. Sometimes it does not turn on. Maps disappear after downloading and then it is hard to refind them. Way to much unnecessary stuff. Not user friendly. Would not recommend to beginner to use for GPS.
Summary: Ive had it for just under 2 years. It still powers on, but has multiple issues. It won't find waypoint (recalculate error). It won't update geocaches; it won't even log into geocaching.com. Most of the time it has issues connecting to my computer. I'm done with Delorme products.
You'd better have a lot of time to devote to the steep learning curve on this baby!
18 October 2012
Summary: I wish that I had known how difficult this product is to use and how antiquated it's operation is. To operate this thing is like learning a foreign language. All of the buttons use sequences are unique unto this device. Even the maps are ancient. It shows businesses in my neighborhood that have been gone for twenty years! It shows rails to trails as abandoned an railroad bed. It comes with a coupon to get updated maps but the links don't work.
Cosette Dawna Rae "Health and Wellness Counselor", Amazon
28 August 2012
Summary: Ok, I've really tried to like this device. I've carried it on numerous backpacking adventures as a safety tool. I've even used my psychological expertise to change my negative thoughts into positive ones, just to reconnect with the device and have it on hand in times of need. However, no matter how hard I try to like the Delorme PN-60, all that comes to mind is utter frustration.
Summary: So this is a great GPS and the integration with the MAPS is fantastic. so why did I only give it a 3. Well to begin with it does not support 64 bit operating systems. I have been using 64 bit operating systems for at least 3 years if not more. and according to the forums there is no plan to support them, which tells me they are still operating based on older technology which is sad. I found a way to make it work but it was complicated.
Summary: I bought this product so that I could take wave points of active bird nests on construction projects. I like the quality of this product. It has many great features. And I like the fact that it was designed by a veteran. I think that this brand is comparable to Garmin but cost less.
Summary: I have been using the handheld global positioning system since they first came out for the U.S. Military. Their size and accuracy have improved from cumbersome to 100 meters to easily held and accurate to within 3 meters. I have used both the Garmin and Delorme civilian versions. And consider both manufacturers to make a good product. The latest version that I have purchased and used is the Delorme Earthmate PN-60.