PN-60 delivers high-quality color Topo USA® 9.0 mapping as well as amazing aerial, color satellite and USGS maps
Displays elevation profiles pinpointing your position, scanned paper maps and other third-party imagery
Enhanced battery life extends PN-60's use in the field
Allows you to create field logs that are predefined for specific activities and exchange GPX files (including waypoints, tracks, and geocaches) to an SD card
See your location and plot routes on all types of maps: USGS quad, aerial, colorized satellite imagery and DeLorme Topo USA topo and street maps
Preloaded worldwide highway and major road base maps can be overlaid with various map types at user-controlled zoom levels
Includes DeLorme Topo USA National software with full vector-based topographic and street-level desktop mapping to plan your next outing
Upload maps, routes and waypoints to the Earthmate PN-60 as well as view tracks, routes and waypoints made in the field within the desktop software back at home
Hit the trail fast! PN-60's address-level street routing lets user plan and follow driving routes within areas that map coverage has been uploaded
High-resolution, transreflective TFT color display with 2.2-in. viewing area is readable in a range of ambient light, from sunlight to total darkness
Generous 3.5GB internal flash memory for user-uploaded maps; SD memory card slot accepts up to 32GB SDHC cards for storage of extensive map sets
Powerful, high-sensitivity, chipset and proprietary filter yield rapid Time To First Fix (TTFF), outstanding signal retention and enhanced accuracy
NMEA-compliant 32-channel receiver maintains a signal lock in dense foliage and narrow urban canyons
Electronic compass and barometric altimeter aid navigation
Waterproof construction keeps unit functioning; meets IPX-7 standards (submerge 1m for 30 min.)
System requirements: Microsoft Windows Vista, XP or 2000 (SP3 or later); Macintosh Intel-based computers running Boot Camp for Windows XP; 128MB RAM (256MB recommended), Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 (or later), Intel Pentium III 600 MHz or higher processor (1.8 GHz recommended), 700MB of available hard drive space, DVD-ROM optical drive, 3D-capable video card with 32MB VRAM (3D maps on desktop only).
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Rated4out of5byMEDRHUNTERfromDoes The JobI purchased this unit in April of 2011 so I have two years of field use with it. (I hate reviews that are done two days after something is purchased) I used it exclusively for hunting in the North Woods of Maine.
So here's the good:
1) The Red color is good if its dropped/misplaced. The orange color from the old PN-20 would have been better, but the black PN-60W is terrible. Color choice would be nice since they all have the same case.
2) The screen is more visible in bright daylight than most of the other units I have used. The screen size is smaller but the clarity is better.
3) I have found it to be very accurate. Once calibrated in the area you're going be in, it acquires satellites pretty quickly.
4) Buy the map pack. It's worth every penny. I downloaded tons of topos and satellite maps for the area's I hunted. Seeing logging roads and cuts on the imagery truly adds a whole new dimension to the GPS.
Now the not so good.
For me it's the software that falls way short. It is very hard to learn, incomplete and is not user friendly. I was software developer so I feel I have a pretty good aptitude for figuring things out but I'm still struggling. There is no waypoint management software. You have to do everything on the GPS then save it to your computer. I like that you can create drawings that can be saved on maps and uploaded to your GPS or shared with others.
Tech support is average at best. Mostly via email, which takes days for each communication. So 1 issue can take weeks to months to resolve.
Bottom line it's a good unit if you spend a lot of time upfront learning how to use it before you need it.
One more word of warning. Each downloaded map is matched to the serial number of your unit. This is to prevent unlicensed map sharing..BUT if you need to exchange a non-working / broken unit, none of your maps will work. You will need to re-download every one. You will not notice this on your computer. Only if you try to access the map on your unit.
Date published: 2012-12-01
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