Reviews and Problems with DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w
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This was the second handheld GPS I owned. I started…
1 December 2013
Summary: This was the second 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, accruate positioning, good color display, pairable with inReach or spot, screen size
Cons: the Delorme rechargeable battery can only be charged when in the GPS, hard to follow manual makes a longer then normal learning curve for some, needs bluetooth
Summary: I was a NOBO Appalachian Trail thru hiker in 2011 and carried this piece of crap until Damascus. The GPS receiver took forever to get signal in the mornings. I would get ready to head out and stand there like an idiot waiting for it to find the satellites.
Summary: I have the SPOT 2 which I purchased in April 2010. Used it all summer with great results. I am retired U.S. Coast Guard and was the Search and Rescue Officer for many of my units. Many lives could have been spared if safety was on the list of any activity. Communication buys time.
Summary: I started off GeoCaching with my iPhone and life was great - right up until the point I had to walk into the trees to get the find. That thing had me tromping all over the place, at some points, up to 150' from my target.
Summary: I'd love to be able to tell you about how this device functions in an emergency, but I've owned mine for almost a year and still haven't been able to trust it to work correctly. The first SPOT I got was a model that got recalled. I sent it back to the company and they gave me a new one.
Summary: Mostly feedback for the SPOT service... 1. BEWARE! SPOT will require you to purchase yet an additional package on top of your normal service if you want to send custom text messages (AKA Facebook and Twitter). This is likely the main reason you are all buying this device.
Summary: I have been a PN-20 and a PN-40 user, with prior Magellan and Garmin experience. I find the PN-60w with the SPOT Communicator to be the best GPS yet for outdoor activities. While acknowledging other users' observations that the PN-60w and the bundled Topo North America software take more effort to...
Summary: Well, I was impressed with this unit when I examined it at GW7. Having owned several Garmins previously it was quite an adjustment switching over to a Delorme. Setting the Topos up was quite laborious. They say you have a $40 credit worth of maps you can select. I still have yet to figure that out.
Summary: If this unit had a bigger screen, I'd give it 5 stars! I've been a Garmin fan for many years, but I need something that wouldn't shut off from vibration. I ride dirt bikes. Well let me tell you, this unit won't shut off! I dropped it at 30mph (on accident) and it didn't shut off.