Sunday, March 8, 2009

DeLorme PN-40 - Conclusions

I apologize if this review rambles, and I'll be editing it where I feel necessary. However, I hope that I have conveyed the ultimate message I was trying to convey, which is that for the bushwhacker like me, I don't think there is a better handheld GPS unit on the market today. The accuracy is more than sufficient, the operation is simple and logical, the design is almost perfect for our needs, and the map support and TOPO7 software appear almost designed with the bushwhacker in mind. I highly recommend it.

Detailed specifications and more information about the DeLorme PN-40 are availible at:

But the specs that you absolutely need to know are:
Chipset: STM Cartesio 32-Channel, WAAS enabled.
Antenna: Internal, Patch-Type.
Storage: 1GB internal (8gb optional, 500mb taken up by basemap), up to 32GB SDHC card.
Screen: 2.2" color TFT, 220 x 176 pixels.
Battery: 2 x AA (Alkaline, NiMH, Lithium) or option Li-Ion rechargable pack. Battery life numbers at:
Compass/Altimeter: Internal 3-axis electronic compass and barometric altimeter.

Back: DeLorme PN-40 Review - TOPO7


* I am in no way affiliated with DeLorme, Garmin, Magellan or any other GPS manufacturer.


Anonymous said...

Wow! I appreciate the detailed report on the PN-40. I've been thinking about buying one and when a fellow bushwhacker recommends one this strongly, it's a no brainer.
Thanks, JS.

Uncle Wayne

shane said...

Wow, what a great review. Looking at buying a used one as I can't afford al the new stuff. Thanks for all the details! Now I just have to find a used one.