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Pharos Drive GPS 135

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Pharos Drive GPS 135. 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 durability. The screen also gets good feedback, but the reliability and maps get critical comments. Reviews are divided on the design.

price, screen, durability

usability, performance, size, maps, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Pharos Drive GPS 135 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Pharos Drive GPS 135


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Pharos Drive GPS 135 from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Views about the durability and price are generally positive. Comments about the screen and design are different. The maps and reliability get negative opinions.

usability, price, durability

performance, size, reliability, maps

44% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pharos Drive 135 All-in-One GPS Navigation Unit with 3.5" Color Screen, MP3 Player, and 2 GB SDd with US and Canada Street MapsPharos Drive 135 All-in-One GPS Navigation Unit with 3.5" Color Screen, MP3 Player, and 2 GB SDd with US and Canada Street Maps

Dec, 2018

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Pharos 135 - Not a good choice


Looks nice.

Extremely poor user interface.

Dec, 2007

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from ok to---> very good


Can't go wrong with newegg service. out of the box this is not a top of the line gps. but it usually gets the job done. once combined with TT nav v6, and tcpmp then it is great, you have the excellent TT software and maps, and the ability to watch avi...

nice screen, plays mp3, view pictures, gps responds quickly, *can play avi/divx and *can run TT nav 6, newegg is usually has the best price and best shipping

original software is not at all user friendly but does get the job done, windshield hardware is annoying to use

Sep, 2007

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Works great!


Locks on to the GPS signal quickly.

Interface is a little cumbersome but its fine once you get used to it.

Aug, 2007

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Picks up signals quick.

Apr, 2007

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Evaluating 1st replacement


I like the size of the screen and the front button access.

Hard to operate the menu.

Mar, 2007

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Battery is a problem


All is fine with this unit, it has nice screen but major problem is batter that may runout of power and then you need to reset entire settings of the system. If its attached all the time no problems, I saw someone already talked about it on forums, its...

Mar, 2007

Product Specifications

The Drive GPS 135 is a powerful portable GPS navigation system offering built in maps, voice prompts and turn-by-turn driving directions. Maps are displayed on a brilliant 3.5" touch screen color display and GPS positions are calculated by the highly sensitive SiRF star III chipset. For added entertainment when driving long distances, the 135 also comes equipped with a photo viewer and an MP3 player. The unit is built with travel in mind given its thin design, making it easy for mobile professionals to carry in a briefcase when on business trips. The 135 comes with everything you need to power the unit and display it in your vehicle.


Technology:Lithium ion

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)
Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)
Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB

GPS System

GPS Navigation:GPS receiver


Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Pharos Science & Applications
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pharos Drive GPS


Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows CE 4.2


Clock Speed:266MHz


Installed Size:64MB


Handheld Type:Handheld