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DeLorme Earthmate PN-40 Waterproof Hiking GPS

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  • 32-channel STMicroelectronics Cartesio chipset; dual-core processor for blazing-fast performance
  • 500 MB of available onboard Flash memory; support for high-capacity SD cards (SDHC) up to 32 GB
  • 3-axis electronic compass; Barometric altimeter
  • More detailed onboard base map data for the U.S.
  • Fast USB 2.0 data transfers to in-device SD card(no external card reader required)
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Product Information

Size: Earthmate PN-40 Handheld GPS
Technical Details
Item Weight1.6 pounds
Product Dimensions8 x 6 x 4 inches
Item model numberAE-7985-201
Display Size2.2 inches
Battery Life14 hours
  
Additional Information
ASINB001FVLTNA
Best Sellers Rank #68,825 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableDecember 12, 2001
  
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Technical Details

Size: Earthmate PN-40 Handheld GPS
  • Rugged case, Barometric altimeter

Product Description

Size: Earthmate PN-40 Handheld GPS

Product Description

The Earthmate PN-40 is a high-sensitivity, high-performance, bright-color-screen handheld GPS that offers an unrivaled selection of display options including up-to-date DeLorme Topo USA topographic maps, color aerial imagery, USGS 7.5-min. topographic quad maps, and NOAA nautical charts.

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The Earthmate PN-40 is a high-sensitivity, high-performance, bright-color-screen handheld GPS that offers an unrivaled selection of display options including up-to-date DeLorme Topo USA topographic maps, color aerial imagery, USGS 7.5-min. topographic quad maps, and NOAA nautical charts.

The Earthmate PN-40 is a high-sensitivity, high-performance, bright-color-screen handheld GPS that offers an unrivaled selection of display options.

Aerial Imagery in the Palm of Your Hand


Serious Performance

  • New--Blazing-fast, high-sensitivity 32-channel STMicroelectronics Cartesio chipset
  • New--Dual-core processor for instantaneous map and satellite imagery redraws, even with large aerial imagery files and multiple maps layers
  • 360¡ raster rotation sets the PN-40 apart from other common GPS handhelds. With 360¡ rotation road, building, and other images really are on your left or right as you look at the map and walk, bike or drive
  • New--3-axis electronic compass with included accelorometer performs when held in any positionÑwhile in motion or standing still
  • New--Sensitive barometric altimeter for reliably accurate altitude readings
  • WAAS-enabled for accuracy within 3 meters
  • New--Now supports SDHC high-capacity SD cards (up to 32 GB) for fast and direct map transfer from the included maps discs

Serious Maps

  • Included. Comes with three discs containing detailed hybrid topographic and street maps of the entire USA. You do not need anything else to hike, geocache, or navigate the backcountry. It's all in the box.
  • Also Included: Sample Certificate. A $40 certificate is included for downloading sample supplementary datasets. Take a "test drive" with any of the supplementary datasets DeLorme offers: high-resolution aerial imagery, USGS 7.5-Minute Quad Map, NOAA Nautical Charts, and more..
  • And for Only $29.95! Then, once you're convinced, subscribe to the NEW DeLorme Map Library for only $29.95 per year. Get all the USGS Quads, NOAA nautical charts and high-resolution color aerial imagery to layer WITH your topo and street maps for only $29.95! No hidden charges.

Serious Tough

  • The PN-40 is waterproof to the IEC 529 IPX7 standard
  • Designed to function in high-humidity environments, including consistent humidity levels over 90%, and in the rain
  • The PN-40 has been rigorously tested to function in high-vibration conditions such as off-road driving
  • Operating temperature range for the PN-40 is -20 degrees C to +75 degrees C. The PN-40 should function in extreme cold as well as rapidly-changing temperature environments

Serious Value

  • No one else offers COMPLETE U.S. hybrid, routable Topographic and Street maps WITH your initial purchase
  • In addition, for the extremely low price of $29.95 annually, subscribe to the DeLorme Map Library of downloads for all the USGS 7.5-minute Quads, NOAA nautical charts, and Hi-Resolution Aerial Imagery you want. All downloads are accessed through the convenient NetLink tab of your DeLorme software

Serious Quality, Service & Support
And as if the PN-40, Included Topo and Detailed Street Map and the huge values of the MapLibrary Subscription were not enough, you get serious DeLorme quality:

  • Renowned DeLorme-Quality Maps
  • Quality Geospatial Engineering
  • Quality Hardware Engineering
  • Quality U.S.-Based Customer Service
  • Quality U.S.-Based Technical Support and Open Online GPS User Forms

What Else Should I Know?

High-Performance Technology
Features STMicroelectronics Cartesio chipset and updated DeLorme firmware for amazing signal acquisition and retention, map scrolling and redraw--even with multiple layers of imagery, topo and street maps.

Multiple Views of the Same GPS Location
On-device data layering lets you select which map or imagery type to see of your GPS location. Switch among data types to gain a comprehensive view of where you are--it's revolutionary and provides a whole new level of geographic detail.

Bright Color Screen
Works in bright sunlight to total darkness. Sharp¨ brand screen featuring the latest transflective screen technologies to maximize visibility under a variety of lighting conditions.

Rugged and Waterproof
Conforms to IPX-7 waterproof standard with impact-resistant rubberized housing for a solid grip. Concealed battery compartment with SD card slot. Includes two AA batteries.

Easy Exchange of Maps, Tracks, and Waypoints
Exchange routes, tracks and waypoints between the GPS and Topo USA (two-way transfers).

Extensive On-Device Memory
1-GB of internal flash memory available in addition to the pre-loaded world base map. Holds up to ten tracks (10,000 points per track); 1,000 user-defined waypoints; and 50 routes. SD slot also available.

Comes with three discs containing detailed hybrid 1:100k topographic and street maps of the entire USA. You do not need anything else to hike, geocache, or navigate the backcountry. It's all in the box.

Complete Detailed U.S. Street and Topographic Maps Included

Detailed U.S. Street & Topographic Maps

  • Cut & transfer custom map packages of the exact coverage you want
  • Detailed vector-based maps created from the USGS topographic data & the latest DeLorme U.S. street & trail network
  • U.S. land cover including bodies of water, wetlands, forests, mountains, glaciers, grasslands, rock cover & more
  • Contour lines with elevation numbers
  • Fully routable when combined with the corresponding Regional Highway map
  • By default, saved map packages include data zoom levels 8-17 (which translates to a scale of 4 miles through 40 ft). Saved maps display all roads, land cover, and contours

The DeLorme World Base Reference Map

  • Preloaded on the Earthmate GPS PN series
  • High-level map includes country borders, highways & major roads
  • Displays interstates and major highways at scales of 500 miles to 8 miles
  • Created by DeLorme's staff of professional cartographers

Sample Map Library Downloads
Each purchase comes with a Certificate for $40 worth of FREE Supplementary Data Downloads

What's in the Box

Earthmate GPS PN-40 handheld GPS Receiver With Pre-Loaded Worldwide Highway and Major Road Basemap, DeLorme PN-40 Edition Topo USA 8 Software, Certificate for $40 Worth of Sample Supplementary Data Downloads, USB Data-Transfer Cable, Neck Lanyard, 2 AA Batteries, Getting Started Guide, Owners' Manual


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This unit is very accurate and works very, very well.
Burm
With all the issues I've had with this unit I won't be buying any Delorme product again.
Mark Applegate
I have had no issues downloading aerial imagery or USGS maps to the PN-40.
J. Hart

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

544 of 552 people found the following review helpful By M. Stein on January 15, 2009
Size Name: Earthmate PN-40 Handheld GPS
I must say that I find it interesting that there are so many glowing reviews about this flawless GPS. I am always skeptical of anything that sounds too good! I read many of the reviews online, and after evaluating the specifications and features, opted to buy the Delorme PN-40. Prior to this purchase, I owned a Garmin 60CSX GPS. I believed that the Delorme was poised to be a significant improvement in both the tracking ability and the display of aerial overlays.

Let me begin by stating that I don't believe there is a perfect GPS except from the perception of the user and their application. If it meets your criteria, then it serves the intended purpose! That being said, let me try to summarize my personal observations from my point of view.

After purchasing the Delorme PN-40, I quickly signed up for the $29.99 annual download service to take advantage of this impressive feature. I have downloaded about a dozen maps at this posting and must say that Delorme has been very effective in minimizing the number of maps that can be downloaded. First, the size of the maps you can download for each map type (color aerial, USGS, etc..) is restricted to some size in sq Km. This isn't too much of an issue as they are large enough for my typical hike. Second, I have found that the download speed is being limited to speeds on the order of 15-20Kb/s. This is incredibly slow considering the capability of cable is in excess of 700Kb/s. A typical download time for the maximum 250sq/km file is over 1.5hrs. In addition, many of the downloads stop prematurely, and this requires you to download the entire file again (a download manager isn't able to resume the download after termination).
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122 of 128 people found the following review helpful By J. Weber on November 26, 2008
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I had a chance to try the PN-40 extensively on a recent off-trail desert hiking trip. The unit performed flawlessly, and though I'm pretty picky about features, at the end of the week, I still didn't have a wish list.
Delorme's new high resolution color aerial imaging is a real upgrade from it's previous topo and "satellite" imagery. Comparing side by side with Google Earth, Google has a slight edge on resolution, but it's pretty close. And for a mobile GPS, the resolution is more than you need, and you can zoom up on details that provide more than enough detail. Delorme's new subscription pricing option of $30 for a year's worth of unlimited map downloading is a much better pricing model than the old "pay as you go", which got expensive fast.
The PN-40 is fast, both in GPS acquisition and map re-drawing. The GPS continued to track while in my pocket. It acquires a fix after being turned on often within 30 seconds. The map re-draws are not silky smooth if you set it to always orient "heading up" as it constantly tries to adjust to your varying direction. But in "north up" and "course up" mode, where the map is static and your arrow is moving, the unit is very easy to use. And zooming in and out is almost instantaneous, which is much faster than older handheld GPS models with high resolution aerial maps.
Planning routes and waypoints on the included Topo software is an easy way to plan hikes, though you can also pick points on the little screen on the unit if you don't have a computer nearby. That's a slower process as you have to use the four-direction round button, which is not that easy to nagivate around extensively.
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157 of 168 people found the following review helpful By Adam on November 23, 2008
Size Name: Earthmate PN-40 Handheld GPS
I received my new DeLorme PN-40 GPSr the other day.

First off, let me state that my previous GPSr was a basic Etrex. It was pretty weak, but helped me find lots of geocaches. Now, keep in mind two weeks ago I had NO intention of getting a DeLorme. I was pretty set on getting the Garmin Oregon, and had just an inkling of the PN-XX's. So, I headed on over to the DeLorme forums and posted some questions. The level of attention I received from the members as well as employees of DeLorme really impressed me. Couple that with a DeLorme employee's blog post which pretty much seemed to be a direct answer to my questioning about Mac support, and I was sold. I'm willing to wait a month for limited Mac support, and know that they are working towards more support down the road.

So, onto my first impressions. This might not have the bells and whistles aesthetically of the Oregon (by this I mean large touch screen, lack of buttons), but it ROCKS. I really have nothing to compare it to other than the Etrex, but it is FAST, fast, FAST! I've heard the PN-20 took a while to render maps and create routes. This rendered maps real-time while I was driving. It only took a few seconds to calculate a driving route. Really amazing. On top of that, it took quite a few minutes from a cold start to acquire a 3-D fix, but once it did, every restart after that had an almost instant fix. Literally, I turned it on and it acquired a fix.

The driving directions were very accurate, and the beep was sufficient for me to know to turn. If I had the travel kit, I could keep the backlight on in the dark, and have no problem finding my way to other addresses. Speaking of addresses, the maps that come with this are GREAT! So easy to load the pre-cut area maps that come on the accompanying DVDs.
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