So for those of you that are into GPS units, take a look at the DeLorme’s Earthmate PN-30. Very recently DeLorme released their PN-40 with a recommended list price of $400 – the PN-30 trumps this with a price of $300 whilst retaining the majority of the features. It is easily recognizable as an Earthmate by its unique shape and bright rubber casing, which also helps protect it from falls. It features a LCD that can be easily read in daylight, maps of USA, Canada and Mexio and is fully waterproof in case the heavens open up while you’re trekking around.
The Earthmate PN-30 contains an SD card slot which can be used to transfer maps from PC or Mac and the latest maps around the world, including lake and marine maps, can be downloaded for just $29.95 a year. If you’re still worried about the aesthetics then you can choose bright green, or camouflage for the device.
For those of you who were thinking about buying a PN-40, we’ll have a quick look at what you lose with a PN-30:
- 3 axis electronic compass
- Accurate altitude readings
If you’re willing to sacrifice those features for $100 then go for it!
Price: $283.19 (in green)
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)