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Pharos Drive GPS 150

alaTest has collected and analyzed 321 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the voice guidance and screen. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the memory. Many are critical about the design and reliability.

value for money, usability, performance, screen, voice guidance

reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Pharos Drive GPS 150 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Pharos Drive GPS 150

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 user reviews of Pharos Drive GPS 150 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, performance, build quality, voice guidance

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pharos 150 3.5-Inch Widescreen Portable Drive GPS Navigator with Text-To-Speech (Black)Pharos 150 Drive 3.5-Inch Touchscreen TTS Portable GPS Unit, Blue

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Pharos Drive GPS 150 Navigator

 

Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....

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Poor Receiver

 

Nothing to talk about

Many times it just waits saying Acquring signal for a long time around 2 hours ; The receiver is very poor

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OK product for the price but be aware of the problems

 

I have had a number of GPS devices from PC based to Cell Phone based to stand alone. The first one of these PDR150s I received took up to 30 minues to acquire a satellite and then dropped them frequently (while driving). I returned that for a...

Best 3D turn by turn graphics I have seen on a number of GPS systems. Better then anticipated text to voice results. Reasonably fast satellite acquisition. Uses a mini-usb connector for charging - common with many cell phones

Very old maps; Very poor route selection.; No simple way to save addresses or create them in your PC (may work OK with outlook address book but I don't use that)

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OK product for the price but be aware of the problems

 

I have had a number of GPS devices from PC based to Cell Phone based to stand alone. The first one of these PDR150s I received took up to 30 minues to acquire a satellite and then dropped them frequently (while driving). I returned that for a...

Best 3D turn by turn graphics I have seen on a number of GPS systems. Better then anticipated text to voice results. Reasonably fast satellite acquisition. Uses a mini-usb connector for charging - common with many cell phones

Very old maps; Very poor route selection.; No simple way to save addresses or create them in your PC (may work OK with outlook address book but I don't use that)

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I paid 129 for it and it was worth it. It's not the best, but it gets the job done.

 

The GPS got me to the desired destination, but I was driving on a 25 mph road, parallel to a 45 mph road, which could have gotten me to the same destination. The exit to the highway close to my house, which has been there a few years, was not...

It gets you to the destination. The map in 3D view is very clear. Although the street names usually dont come out right, they are close enough to be helpful

it does not always use the quickest route. The maps were not current and customer service was not helpful

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Excellent Product for the Price

 

Overall, I would recommend this product. It has a quick start up and the text to speech is very clear. When you miss a turn, the auto route feature responds immediately (within half a block). Also, when driving on roads that are parallel in path, the...

Easy to use, fast and very accurate

Map updates will cost you! Also, battery life for me was only approximately 3 hours life vs. the 5-7 as stated by Pharos

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Excellent Product for the Price

 

Overall, I would recommend this product. It has a quick start up and the text to speech is very clear. When you miss a turn, the auto route feature responds immediately (within half a block). Also, when driving on roads that are parallel in path, the...

Easy to use, fast and very accurate

Map updates will cost you! Also, battery life for me was only approximately 3 hours life vs. the 5-7 as stated by Pharos

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it is good, high performance/price ratio

 

I got this one from fry's at 100.00 after 50.00 rebate. performance/price ratio is excellent. if you just want a gps with voice guidance (no mp3,bluetooth,photo viewer). it is quite good at this price.I works well for me. cons: 1.The brightness of...

gps navigation works well for me

only usa map, no canada. it seems you can't download maps for other country

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Fast, accurate, and INEXPENSIVE!

 

I got this unit about a month ago. I have been testing it since then. I got it for about $100 from dell. It was a great purchase for that price. The unit starts up in under a minute in a cold start (if it was completely switched off by pressing the...

Fast, accurate, text to speech function, small, and INEXPENSIVE

Manual is not user-friendly

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Fast, accurate, and INEXPENSIVE!

 

I got this unit about a month ago. I have been testing it since then. I got it for about $100 from dell. It was a great purchase for that price. The unit starts up in under a minute in a cold start (if it was completely switched off by pressing the...

Fast, accurate, text to speech function, small, and INEXPENSIVE

Manual is not user-friendly

Product Specifications

The Pharos Drive GPS 150 makes it easy to keep your eyes on the road when looking for a specific address with voice prompts and turn-by-turn spoken instructions that include name of the street or highway (Text-to-Speech technology). The large 3.5" color touch screen LCD clearly displays the preloaded U.S. street level maps and navigation routing.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):7hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.5"
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9 cm
Resolution:320 x 240

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:3.3in
Weight:6.4oz
Width:3.9in

GPS Software

Maps Included:USA

GPS System

Connectivity:USB
Receiver:20 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver

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Manufacturer:Pharos Science & Applications
Model:150
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pharos Drive GPS
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