DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator
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You're never out of texting range with the super fast, always connected Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator handheld GPS unit from Delorme. Use the satellite link to connect and share info with other users, send text messages, call for help, or even update your Facebook or Twitter status, and get detailed mapping and satellite imagery faster than ever thanks to the 32-channel chipset and dual core processor. The icon-based interface assists in you getting constant directional information from the 3-axis electronic compass, a speed gauge from the accelerometer, and the ability to keep track of your vertical mileage with the help of the barometric altimeter.
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For the first time ever, DeLorme and SPOT have teamed up to provide the Earthmate PN-60W GPS with all the famous DeLorme street and topo maps included, plus the ability to type and send one-way text messages via the SPOT satellite system.
The DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w GPS with SPOT Satellite Communicator combines the feature-rich performance of a DeLorme GPS, the groundbreaking convenience and security of SPOT and much, much more! In issuing an Editors' Choice award, the April 2011 issue of. " ... Navigate the backcountry. Comes with a SPOT Satellite Communicator that is built specifically for use with the PN-60w to let you stay in touch even when there is no cell phone coverage. Requires $99 annual subscription; $12.95 for optional extraction assistance in countries without emergency service (available at www.findmespot.com). Easy wireless connection lets you create freeform text messages, send updates to family members and track others via social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. SPOT also lets you communicate your status and exact location when you need help. Stay in wireless contact with other PN-60w users up to 1 mi. away and see the GPS positions of others in your group. Exchange waypoints, routes tracks and geocache locations in the field; collaborate on meeting points and other decisions. Icon-based user interface allows easy on-screen navigation. PN-60w delivers high-quality color maps from Topo USA(R) 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-60w'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, sold separately. 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.