User Review: DeLorme Earthmate PN-60
Price Paid: $399.99
Ever since I started backpacking some 20 years ago these GPS devices have had me as a buyer. I have had two Garmin hand helds and 2 PN series hand helds.
I purchased the PN 60 about 3 weeks ago and it hasn't glitched yet. With the Topo9 software I can look at the trail we are taking before we get there evaluating the ups and downs and can KNOW where it is that I am. I have been doing a program called Royal Rangers for over 20 years now. That program has had me hauling boys out into the trails of So. Missouri and No. Arkansas for many years.
With Delorme's Topo 9 and this PN 60 I can count on fast accurate and fun trail - no trail bush wacks and can remain calm knowing even though we don't have a clue where we are at in the woods.... PN 60 has me down on the topo and I know with a glance where to go next.
What the PN 60 records can be saved in the computer and trails and hi resolution maps can be sent to the PN 60.
The old PN 20 would take its time booting up. This PN 60 is so fast it makes me smile every time I fire it up. We are talking seconds not minutes. I am a phoneman for at&t and do service work for them. The topo 9 and PN 60 do a great job of routing between jobs.
The price of $399 is a bit pricey but I found out a long time ago..if you want quality you will have to pay for it.
Great product. Hands down. If you're needing to send a message to your spouse that is at home look into the PN 60w and the Spot communicator.
Around here cell service follows the highways pretty well. Yet get away from the highway and down in the hollers' where no cell coverage is and you can still send out a Spot message for pretty cheap.