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DeLorme Earthmate GPS PN-30

DeLorme Earthmate GPS PN-30
alaScore 75

788 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 788 reviews of DeLorme Earthmate GPS PN-30. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and price. The maps and performance also get good reviews. Opinions about the size and reliability are mixed.

usability, performance, maps, price, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the DeLorme Earthmate GPS PN-30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 717 user reviews of DeLorme Earthmate GPS PN-30 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on People are impressed by the design and price. The maps and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the size.

usability, performance, maps, price, design


82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: DeLorme Earthmate PN-40 Waterproof Hiking GPSSee Size OptionsDeLorme Earthmate PN-40 Handheld GPS (1:100k Topographic, Detailed Street Maps & POIs Included)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

DeLorme Earthmate GPS review: DeLorme Earthmate GPS


DeLorme's new Earthmate GPS receiver and Bluetooth PowerPack cradle retain the bright yellow-and-black color scheme that marked previous Earthmate models. The GPS receiver itself weighs only 2 ounces and can connect to non-Bluetooth systems via a USB...

Solid receiver; reasonably priced; can be worn on your belt or easily mounted in your vehicle.

Bulky; could use a style makeover.

The versatile Earthmate connects wirelessly to your PDA or laptop via a USB cable, but it misses the mark in the coolness category.

May, 2004

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

DeLorme Earthmate PN-30


The DeLorme Earthmate PN-30 is a stripped down version of the PN-40, bringing all the features of that popular model, except for the electronic compass and barometric altimeter. It includes the PN-40's dual-core processor for fast map redraws and...

For many more details and screen shots, head over and check out my DeLorme PN-40 review.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

DeLorme Earthmate PN-40 review


Hands on with the DeLorme Earthmate PN-40 UPDATE: Two newer models have now been introduced, the DeLorme PN-60 and the DeLorme PN-60w. The DeLorme Earthmate PN-40 updates the PN-20, which was already one of the most innovative GPS receivers out there....

Feb, 2009


Expert review by: (

DeLorme Earthmate PN-40


There has been a lot of talk that the PN-40 takes a little longer than some other handheld GPS systems to figure out. Navigating through all the different features can get a little daunting and there is not always a clear cut way of getting from one...

Ironclad reputation for getting reception in adverse conditions

The smallish screen may take some getting used to

This is the best all-around value for a recreational GPS.

Expert review by: (

Earthmate PN-40


Although it is not designed specifically as a road bike GPS , the Earthmate PN-40 has qualities that make it a great option for some cyclists. The best feature of the Earthmate outdoor and bike GPS

This is a rugged outdoor GPS that provides great features for biking. It is waterproof, runs on AA batteries and has a beautiful color display

The battery life of this GPS is only eight hours

Although this GPS is a great choice, it lacks the ability to provide important data like cadence, temperature and calories burned.

Consumer review by: Daniel boone (

great price does the job well


IAm a hiker, camper, and cyclist and I love to explore. this tool makes it safe to go off the beaten prints. I love this tool and its pretty easy to use. I am even inspired to try geocaching.

Accurate","Extensive Base Map","Intuitive Menu","Reliable Reception","Simple Controls


Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: saratogalives (

DeLorme GPS PN-60


To keep track of where I have ridden my horse in terms of miles, speed, time. Hope to learn how to put maps on computer.

Simple Controls

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Woodtroll (

Great gps plus, does what others can\'t


With the PN I have the ablity to add my own map layers. They are as current as I make them. Great for rural and wildland Firefighting. It can generate LAT&LONG plus Township Range and Ownership with a click of the button. Plus whatever data I create...


May, 2012

Consumer review by: walkerstalker (

ask directions na


Perfect for hunting in unfamiliar areas. Allows you to stalk until dusk and still get back to the vehicle. Waypoints are easy to mark with various pins. Rugged little unit. Would highly recommend.

Brite screen","Good company support","Lightweight","Pocket sized","Rugged","Topo maps

Extra map downlds cost","Very small view area

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Snookypops (

Definetly get more bang for your bucks


Works well in all types of light, even the sun. The screen is nice size to be able to read. Crystal clear.

Good Waterproofing","Rugged

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

The Earthmate PN-30 is a high-sensitivity, high-performance, bright-color-screen handheld GPS that offers an unrivaled selection of display options. With its 32-channel STMicroelectronics Cartesio chipset and DeLorme ConstantLock technology, the PN-30 acquires satellite signals quickly and retains them in the most challenging GPS environments. Map and imagery displays are lightning-quick thanks to a powerful dual-core processor. The PN-30 supports paperless geocaching, with direct send-to-GPS from, and a virtually unlimited character count for cache descriptions and other cachers' log notes. On the device, geocaches are separate from other waypoints. And, an exclusive DeLorme widget called Cache Register enables synchronization to the device of Pocket Query results from, and field notes to The PN-30 supports high-capacity SD cards (SDHC). The 65K-color daylight-readable TFT screen provides clarity in any light conditions including direct sunlight. The PN-30 is WAAS-enabled, waterproof to IPX7 standards, comes in a rugged, impact-resistant rubberized case.