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Delorme-earthmate-pn-60w.33282532
7.0 out of 10

DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w

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Overall 2
2.0

Even DeLorme has given up on this pairing!

SantaFeNM, Amazon
25 March 2014
  • Summary: Software issues, reliability in getting a message out issues, a recall, etc. You can go to DeLorme's website and see that they don't even sell this particular SPOT device paired with their GPS anymore. Shocked to see them still being sold together here. Yes, I own the pair but let the service run out for the SPOT service. They missed the mark on this one.
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Overall 10
10

Delorme is the goto company when it comes to GPS

ridinggrateful, Ebay
10 January 2014
  • Summary: Bought this to replace a 4 year old PN-40 that fell out of my pocket while riding my motorcycle. I loved my PN-40 and had thought about upgrading prior to losing it. Ended up getting this for a 1/4 of the price of a new one and what I paid for the PN-40 in 2009. So far I like the improvements over the previous model a lot. I use mine for traveling, backpacking, hunting and geocaching mostly. The accuracy is excellent when geocaching.
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Overall 2
2.0

Completely useless

xeniv23, Amazon
25 August 2013
  • Summary: I have owned and struggled with this unit: a PN-60W and Spot communicator for almost two years now. Today it goes in the trash. I am no longer going to waste my time and efforts trying to use this unit and it's associated software. Today I start a search for something that is user friendly, reliable and dependable. This unit is not. It's a good idea but the execution is terrible.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't like GPS

Joe Klingman, Amazon
23 May 2013
  • Summary: I really wanted the Spot locator, thought I had to get the GPS with it. Turns out I could have gotten the Spot alone. The GPS is nowhere near as good as my Garmin.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very disappointing

MILTON MADDEN, Amazon
2 April 2012
  • Summary: I have been using it for a year now. Pros: 1)Durable robust rubber case, with good buttons that work well. 2)software works- but takes a lot of time to figure it out, 3)lanyards, 4)battery live -acceptable- special batteries. 5)Keeps tracks well. 6)Spot works and will post message and map link to Facebook and text to phone list etc. 7)Pans and Zooms well- which you will need because of the small screen.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible Product and Service

Biscuit, Amazon
27 December 2011
  • 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. The SPOT part of it was exceedingly unreliable in terms of sending messages as well. Then I find out that there is a recall because the SPOT part apparently would not send out a signal in freezing temperatures.
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Overall 4
4.0

A long, winding, frustrating tale

dcn8v, Amazon
16 December 2011
  • 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. This new SPOT started sending rogue SOS messages while I was out on the trail- thankfully I noticed and was able to cancel them!
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Overall 8
8.0

DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w Handheld GPS Receiver - One Device For All My Outdoor Needs

AliventiAsylum, epinions.com
15 September 2011
  • Summary: There's room for improvement but in geenral this is a great device for a safe & fun day in the great outdoors.
  • Pros: instinctive to manage, holds many waypoints or caches, many functions
  • Cons: SPOT device additional activation cost, directions not always easy to follow
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad Combo

JJ, Amazon
19 August 2011
  • Summary: I bought this pair for when things are NOT OK! The big let down was that they (Delorme) doesn't support Roadside assistance with spot connect, which i found to be more important than sending a help message to someone when you have no idea if they will be able to help you. I often ride a motorcycle by myself and found the SOS feature to be important, but If i get a mechanical problem i could be stuck in the middle of nowhere.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good GPS, great maps, quirky software and SPOT interface, a couple bugs

JEH97LX, Amazon
18 August 2011
  • Summary: What sold me on this GPS was comparable quality to others units and good, if not better, maps. What sealed the deal were the subscription services and the SPOT for a competitive price. I haven't used the map subscription nearly as much as the aerial photos subscription (like $30/year). Aerials can be very useful in the field if you use them a lot. Battery life seems reasonable for day tripping, and it works very well for off road vehicle use.
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