User Review: DeLorme Earthmate PN-60
Price Paid: 284$
I bought this unit mainly as a precaution, to use with a paper map in the backcountry around the world.
i was very impressed with the unit's interface, and menus — very convenient and easy to operate, satellite acquisition is fast and it retain signal even inside buildings.
battery life is great for my needs (if used in the right settings) and the overall hardware looks very sturdy.
there is although one MAJOR flaw: a very limited choice of grids and datums, and, no ability to manually configure grids and datums.
this is a major problem if you are moving around the world, because not all maps use the same grid, and you want to mach your unit to your map.
to me it looks like a very basic feature...
the other problem is that I'm trying to contact Delorme about it and so far no response...