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Pharos Drive GPS 140

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Pharos Drive GPS 140. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and durability. The price and usability also get good feedback. Comments about the reliability and screen are different, and there are some negative reviews about the maps and performance.

usability, price, durability, size

performance, maps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Pharos Drive GPS 140 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Pharos Drive GPS 140 from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on People are impressed by the usability. The price is also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views about the reliability.

price, usability


33% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Pharos Drive GPS 140 All-in-one, 4 Color Screen, Bluetooth / Handfree, MP3, Video

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Dennis O'Reilly (

Maps lack the detail of other GPS devices, Driving directions could be more accurate


All-in-one travel companion lacks details, but includes a media player and Bluetooth for hands-free calling.

The product is ready to use right out of the box, Has built-in media player

Maps lack the detail of other GPS devices, Driving directions could be more accurate

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Craig Ellison (

Cool GPS Devices for Everyone


It's getting more difficult to qualify as an excellent portable GPS device these days. Marketplace competition in this growing product category is heating up, and vendors are adding lots of entertainment features to their systems in an effort to stand...

Large, 4-inch screen. Sensitive GPS receiver. Built-in players for music, pictures, and videos.

Can search only nearby POIs, not ones in other locations. Reflective screen shows fingerprints. Jerky playback of full screen WMV video files.

With a nice bundle of features plus a large screen, the Pharos Drive 140 GPS is well-appointed, but text-to-speech functionality and improved POI handling would greatly improve this product.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (

Pharos Drive GPS 140 - handheld - Windows Mobile 5.0 - 2 GB - 4 review: Pharos Drive GPS 140 - handheld - Windows Mobile 5.0 - 2 GB - 4


The Pharos Drive GPS 140 has a strong receiver and provides accurate directions. In addition, it offers integrated Bluetooth and multimedia features.

The GPS 140's interface can be confusing at times, and the unit was sluggish to perform tasks. There's also no support for text-to-speech functionality.

Though the Pharos Drive GPS 140 has an accurate receiver and good Bluetooth integration, it will require patience on your part as it suffers from somewhat sluggish performance and an unintuitive interface.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Shane McGlaun (

Pharos Drive GPS 140 Review


Recently my family and I took a road trip to the Texas gulf coast for a vacation, which gave me the opportunity to review the Pharos Drive GPS 140. this is an all-in-one, touch screen GPS solution with a big bright 4” screen and many other features. If...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Scott Martin (

Pharos Drive 140 Review


PC Mag has posted a review of the Pharos Drive 140 navigation system. In his review, Craig Ellison walks through some of the features that work and don't work on the Pharos GPS. The unit runs on a Windows platform and Ostia navigation engine...

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: jgarver (

Great GPS for little money. ”


I bought this GPS for myself.  I don't travel a lot, but wanted something to help me get from point A to point B. This GPS does all the things that my husbands more expensive GPS does.  The only difference is the voice is a computer/broken voice.  It...

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: apapier (

Good product for the price ”


The device was easy to set up out of the Box.  It comes with a CD that contains the manual.  However, after a few minutes, it became quite intuitive to use.  There are choice for driving or walking directions.  For driving directions there are choices...

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: snoopy8944 (

Excellent Product ”


I bought this GPS after seeing an ad at CompUsa.   I have wanted a GPS for many years, but wasn't sure exactly which one to buy.   I spotted an ad for a Pharos GPS 140  a few weeks ago and the price was only $140.  After going online to do a little...

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

In building the Drive GPS 140, Pharos has answered every need asked by mobile professionals. Starting off with a thin design for easy transporting, the 140 contains street level maps of the U.S. and Canada preloaded and routing software that delivers voice prompted, turn by turn driving directions. GPS signals are acquired with the highly sensitive SiRF StarIII and routes are clearly shown on the large, 4.0" color touch screen display. The hands free Bluetooth feature for cell phones helps to keep eyes on the road when discussing business and also comes in handy for in-vehicle multi-person conversations with customers or the office. For added entertainment when driving long distances, the 140 also comes equipped with a photo viewer, an MP3 player and a video player. Music files as well as video files can be heard in full sound when connected to a vehicles sound system via the speaker outlet jack on the 140.

Audio Output



Run Time (Up To) (AC):4hours
Technology:Lithium ion

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:4in
Diagonal Size (metric):10.2cm
Technology:TFT active matrix

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB

GPS System

GPS Navigation:GPS receiver


Manufacturer:Pharos Science & Applications
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pharos Drive GPS

Input Device



Wireless Connectivity:Bluetooth

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0


Clock Speed:400MHz


Installed Size:64MB


Installed Size:256MB


Handheld Type:Handheld