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.
This was the first handheld GPS I owned. I started…
1 December 2013
Summary: This was the first handheld GPS I owned. I started with the PN-60 and upgraded to the PN-60w so I can use with the Delorme inReach unit. I liked both versions of the GPS and found it very reliable. Great for hiking, boating and biking.
Pros: Long battery life, Accurate positioning, Good color display, Screen size
Cons: The Delorme rechargeable battery can only be charged when in the GPS, Hard to follow manual makes a longer than normal learning curve for some
Summary: Update 7-3-2014: I've now used this unit on several eight day backpacking trips. Lithium batteries do indeed last 27 hours of normal use. However, the screen size of this unit is too small to be useful when looking at surrounding terrain.
Summary: I've had the PN-60 for about 3 years & don't like it. I lazily put up with its shortcomings through the warranty period but when I really needed it, it was too late. Bring a compass & a map. I bought it to use on long bicycle exploration trips, 12 hours or more.
Only buy to use with inReach. All Delorme software…
5 September 2013
Summary: Only buy to use with inReach. All Delorme software is a pain to use. They do not follow any standards, pgs screen is small, treats multiple tracks as one big one. Make me an offer, I'll sell you mine and the inReach for cheap.
Pros: Topo maps software has easy to see trails on the maps, pain to get them to tracks, but doable
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,...
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.
Summary: Since I do a lot of hiking and work in the mountains and woods, I needed a good sensitive GPS. The PN-60 is overall a very nice device that works well and doesn't let you down. I owned a PN-40 and liked it, but this unit is head and shoulders better than the 40.
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.