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Pharos Drive GPS 150

alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 reviews of Pharos Drive GPS 150. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and maps are on the whole positive. The performance and price are also appreciated. Reviews about the design and size are different. Many are negative about the memory.

usability, price, performance, maps, screen


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 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Pharos Drive GPS 150 from 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 People really like the reliability and maps. The performance and price also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the route planning. There are some mixed views about the size.

usability, price, performance, maps, reliability

route planning

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

This summary is based on the products: Pharos 150 Drive 3.5-Inch Touchscreen TTS Portable GPS Unit, BluePharos 150 Drive 3.5-Inch Touchscreen TTS Portable GPS Unit, Blue

Oct, 2018

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Pharos Drive GPS 150 Navigator


While the screen of this Pharos is quite small, the voice directions (including turn-by-turn prompts and pronounced street names) were very clear and easy to follow. However, because of the petite screen size (3.5 inches), it was not very easy to type...

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good inexpensive gps


easy to use, inexpensive

slow to aquire signal

Apr, 2009

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Drive 150 GPS




Mar, 2009

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For the Money a decent product


Overall the system works well for the money.

Inexpensive, compact, and screen is crystal clear

Takes a while to acquire a GPS signal. Volume is either loud or soft, no in between

Mar, 2009

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Decent purchase


My son's Christmas present. He seems to enjoy it

My son says it has some problems out where we live, but there's a lot of woods out here and other interference out here. Works fine in built up areas

Jan, 2009

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Out Dated Maps


You get what you pay for. Even though this was only $60 less than a Garmin when it first came out, it is $600 not as good a known good name brands.

Nice interface, great price, and sold by major online retailers like Newegg and Dell

Maps are outdated and seemingly no way to update them via their limited lackluster website. Volume control is either high or low. Slider will not stay in middle section

Dec, 2008

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Good GPS


This would make the perfect present for someone needing their first GPS. The directions are clear, the product is solid, and aside from the small bugs listed in "cons," it is a reliable system. All issues I have had were easily resolved by pressing the...

Value. This is a great GPS for anyone who needs a GPS with none of the extras. You can easily see side streets, and the text-to-speech is good enough in high density areas to let you know which turn is yours. Directions and routes given are acceptable.

Freezes- the processor is slow. When processing information, if you turn the device off, it can sometimes cause the device to not come back on. To fix this, just hit the reset button with your pen.

Dec, 2008

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Poor customer service


Not recommended because of the poor customer service...

It works fine after pharos giving me the runaround...

took about 3 month for pharos fix it, it did not work properly, would not lock on the satellite signal.The support phone line was busy, they would put me on hold for 30min, than disconnect.

Dec, 2008

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Bargin for the Money


Great Gift for Birthdays and Christmas

Simple to use, I travel a great deal for my job and it has been a great resource tool for making my travels easier

The unit freezes up when you have the volume turned all the way to off. If you will set the volume a bit over the minimum, it will work just fine. Customer Support was great in helping me solve this little glitch in the unit

Nov, 2008

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great shipment


great shipping and excellent deal.


Sep, 2008

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.


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


GPS Software

Maps Included:USA

GPS System

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


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