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DeLorme Earthmate GPS LT-40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the route planning and screen. The performance and price also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the design, while many are negative about the reliability and voice guidance.

usability, price, performance, screen, route planning

voice guidance, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the DeLorme Earthmate GPS LT-40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for DeLorme Earthmate GPS LT-40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 user reviews of DeLorme Earthmate GPS LT-40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

usability, performance, price, screen, durability

voice guidance

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: DeLorme Earthmate LT-40 GPS [OLD VERSION]DeLorme Earthmate GPS LT-40 2010DeLorme Earthmate GPS LT-40 Plus [Old Version]

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Don't buy this product

 

Have not tried MS Streets and Trips yet. Go with the BU-353 and you can't go wrong, it will be compatible with anything (it just sends nmea on a com port), is waterproof, and has a built-in magnet so you can pop it onto the roof of your car if you want.

Good compatibility with a variety of GPS devices. As usual, Newegg delivered fast. While a bit quirky to get used to at first, the routing features are fairly straight-forward

2 major issues with this product ; 1. The maps are way out of date. On a recent trip around the plains (I am a storm chaser), there were several times where the software did not show new/updated roads. The software also has the uncanny ability to NOT...

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Don't Buy

 

Newegg's return policy treats this product as software, even though it includes a GPS unit. That means I can't return it even though I have had it less than 30 days. I should have read the fine print before I bought.

The GPS receiver was compact and seemed to work well. Lots of software whistles and bells. Probably a good tool sales ppl planning to canvass a neighborhood

Frustrating. You cannot remap keyboard shortcuts easily. It requires use of multiple keys for most commands. Not good when driving ; Screen layout poor. Lots of real-estate wasted. Current GPS location is in center of laptop screen, not in center of...

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not too shabby updated

 

i want to add this bit of info to those using gps software or dedicated (i.e. tom tom, garmin devices) if you are using this in a commercial truck, i.e. 18 wheeler, you are taking matters into your own hands this is for CARS and thus use your best...

updates are FREE no buying a new sd card for 59.95 for new "current" map after you dropped $300 for a gps unit. dont know if this would be a con or not but it only uses around 950mb-1.1 gb depending on options installed even as little as 250 mb will...

price went down AGAIN arghhh

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not too shabby

 

i insatlled this on a eee pc runs fine seems to be a issue with the USB in my bios when coming out of standby i lose the gps have to plug in again not a big deal really this was much more economical than dropping 250 on a decent gps where yearly...

install pretty quickly many options for mapping and rerouting is instant small CPU usage more memory than anything. can be installed on EEE pc's if you have an hour only kills short of 1.1gb disc space gps is a much improved over the Lt20 version (sold...

none really come to mind a nit pik or two like some adresses are not yet registered updates are few and far in making if at all

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YAY!

 

I think its a good and cheap alternative to MS Streets and Trips - its interface is a little weird, but I feel the extra features more than offset the generally lacking interface. If your willing to spend some time to learn the ins/outs and...

Cheaper than whats out there - works well (GPS unit works fast), lots of features, runs well on my "netbook" - an Acer Aspire One (windows version). Works very well for planning, and also reasonably well as a navigation system. Voice commands are...

Maps sometimes are lacking POI's that should be included (2 year old hotel for example) - interface is not the most user friendly but just requires some time to figure out

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A little disappointed

 

As far as Newegg........ Always a pleasure doing bussiness with them, they tell it the way it is, no surprises, good pricing also. One negative (If you want to call it a negative) I checked on their website and it showed that it was charged but not...

Priced right, many good features, Always liked Delorme mapping products

Some what hard to navigate around in, being a new updated mapping system, it didn't even have my home addrsss on the map or a hotel/casino which has been in bussiness at the same location for over 15 years. I guess I should give it more time and get...

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Ok for the $$$

 

We preferred this over Streets and Trips 4 years ago. I am hesitant to buy anything from Microsoft now as they have done such a wonderful job of alienating customers with Vista and Office 2007.

Program lets us put in up to 100 stops to route, of which we break up our days and copy files to make new routes. If you actually use the GPS with 100 stops you will have problems! Newer GPS receiver is more accurate, but still lags behind so you have...

Program is a bit clunky to learn - not very intuitive. Been using Delorme software for 4 years and it has improved some. Need a way to move a stop by just dragging them. On Vista, voice is hard to understand, but that is the new Vista subsystem

Product Specifications

High-end GPS capabilities at an unbeatable price! With the included Street Atlas USA software running on your laptop PC or UMPC, just plug the Earthmate GPS LT-40 into a USB port, secure the GPS on your dash, and you're ready to go. Get voice-guided navigation, automatic Back-on-Track routing, GPS Radar to locate upcoming places of interest as you travel, aerial imagery, much more.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in/2.6in
Height:0.6in/2.6in
Width:1.9in

GPS Compatibility

Interface:USB

GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / USA

GPS System

Connectivity:USB
Product Type:GPS kit
Receiver:16 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Manufacturer:DeLorme
Model:LT-40
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:DeLorme Earthmate GPS

PC System Requirements for GPS

OS Required:Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Vista Business / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium / Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate

PDA System Requirements for GPS

OS Required:Palm OS 3.5 or later / Palm OS 5.0 or later / Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PC 2003 (StrongARM) / Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0
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