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Pharos Traveler GPS 137

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Pharos Traveler GPS 137. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the price and screen are generally positive. The reliability and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the performance.

usability, design, reliability, screen, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Pharos Traveler GPS 137 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Pharos Traveler GPS 137 from The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Reviewers are impressed by the price and screen. The usability and reliability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the performance.

design, reliability, usability, screen, price


40% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2018

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (

Pharos Traveler GPS 137 (unlocked) review:


Editors' note: The Pharos Traveler 137 shares similar features to the Pharos Traveler 127. For this review, we will be focusing on the different design and performance. For more details on the phone's features, please read our full review of the Pharos...

The Pharos Traveler 137 features a bright touch screen and ships with navigation software and maps, so there's no need for a location-based service. The smartphone also offers 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 5-megapixel camera.

The Traveler 137 is sluggish. The navigation software is unintuitive and didn't always provide accurate directions.

While better designed than the Traveler 127, the Pharos Traveler 137 still suffers from performance and navigation issues.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Review Crew (

Pharos Traveler GPS 137 Cell Phone Reveiw


Earlier this month, we looked at the Pharos Traveler 127. The GPS-enabled smartphone offered the advantage of coming with its own navigation software and maps, which eliminated the need for ...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (

Good, but could be better


Would have given it 5 eggs except for 2 primary reasons: 1. it's taken them several ROM updates to get it where I actually like using it daily. 2. FM headset connector is non-standard. Slightly better specs than the T-Mobile Touch Pro 2, minus the...

Big, bright, colorful screen ; Unlocked, and runs on both T-Mobile 3G and AT&T (1900Mhz, not the 850Mhz) 3G networks ; Included GPS software with all maps on microSD card so you don't need a data connection ; Solidly built, with solid feel and no...

Runs a little hot. Have had it shutdown on me a couple times while running processor intensive program ; Has gone through 3 ROM updates since release (they finally got a very functional build with the last update). If you don't want to flash your phone...

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (

Good alternative to other GPS phones


I have it and like it due to its user friendly OS.

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications

The Traveler 137 is a GPS smartphone with 3.5" flush touch-screen WVGA display. Its instinctive touch-and-sweep interface makes using the powerful Windows phone fun and easy; its 3.5G communication capability brings a world of information to your fingertips. The smartphone features a tri-band UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE cellular modems. It offers industry-leading 7.2Mbps download and 2Mbps upload speeds enabling fast web browsing, email and other Internet services. There are two on-board cameras, an auto-focus 3.1 megapixels digital camera for recording pictures and video, and a 0.3 megapixel camera for video conference.


Standby Time (PB):200hours
Talk Time (PB):240minutes
Technology:Lithium ion



CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen


Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With two digital cameras / digital player / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:2nd camera / Digital camera / Digital player / GPS receiver/Digital camera / 2nd camera / Digital player / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / IEEE 802.11b

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD / miniSD/microSDHC


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

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:3.1Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes