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Old 07-01-2008, 05:22 PM   #1
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New Delorme PN-40

Looks like they made some serious improvements,

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* NEW! Super high-sensitivity 32-channel Cartesio chipset by STMicroelectronics delivers near-instantaneous signal acquisition and ConstantLock™ satellite retention
* NEW! Dual-core processor for rapid screen re-draws, even with large aerial imagery files
* NEW! 500 MB of onboard Flash memory (1 GB total hard drive)
* NEW! 3-axis electronic compass with included accelerometer performs when held in any position—while in motion or standing still
* NEW! Sensitive barometric altimeter for reliably accurate altitude readings
* NEW! Supports SDHC high-capacity SD cards—32 GB or higher
* NEW! Fast USB 2.0 data transfer to internal memory or SD card in device
* NEW! More detailed onboard base map data for the U.S., now with secondary and connector roads (along with major highways and thoroughfares for the entire world)
* 65K-color daylight-readable TFT screen for clarity in any light conditions
* WAAS-enabled for accuracy within 3 meters
* Topo USA 7.0 software with complete U.S topo and street maps included—no extra purchase required. Also displays USGS 7.5-min quads, aerial imagery, and NOAA nautical charts via online download from DeLorme
* PN-40 scheduled for Fall 2008 release
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:03 PM   #2
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Anybody out there in ADV world have one of these? I'm curious to see if it's faster than the PN-20 and how it compares to the Garmin 60csx. I like the Delorme maps but I wish the PN-20 had faster screen redraws and routing capabilities.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:54 AM   #3
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Anybody out there in ADV world have one of these? I'm curious to see if it's faster than the PN-20 and how it compares to the Garmin 60csx. I like the Delorme maps but I wish the PN-20 had faster screen redraws and routing capabilities.
Still not released, should be in my hands by the end of the month.
The reviews I have read say it is almost instantaneous on the screen redraws even with high resolution color imagery, and it also keeps you centered on the screen now , so is it faster than the 20, it is WAY FASTER. also the screen scrolling is very fast too.
I will give a review once I have time to test it out.,
The subscription service for high resolution imagery is online and is fantastic ( $30 year) I have already download a bunch of stuff I plan on riding next year, very neat.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:11 AM   #4
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Still not released, should be in my hands by the end of the month.
The reviews I have read say it is almost instantaneous on the screen redraws even with high resolution color imagery, and it also keeps you centered on the screen now , so is it faster than the 20, it is WAY FASTER. also the screen scrolling is very fast too.
I will give a review once I have time to test it out.,
The subscription service for high resolution imagery is online and is fantastic ( $30 year) I have already download a bunch of stuff I plan on riding next year, very neat.
Great! Thanks. I went to their website and it looks like they are shipping the new units. Just didn't know if anybody played around with one yet. I'm a little hesitant to pull the trigger on the 40 until I read some positive feedback. BTW, the PN-20 was the first GPS that I bought and never checked Garmin or other units before I bought the 20. The Garmin 60CSX is blazing fast on the screen redraws and auto route when compared with the 20.

I'm looking forward to your review of the 40!
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:24 AM   #5
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Great! Thanks. I went to their website and it looks like they are shipping the new units.
Nope. Still taking pre-orders.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:13 AM   #6
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Ship date is close at hand. I preordered a PN-40SE in October.

http://forum.delorme.com/viewforum.p...6fb36a319ef999

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Old 11-20-2008, 09:27 PM   #7
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Great! Thanks. I went to their website and it looks like they are shipping the new units. Just didn't know if anybody played around with one yet. I'm a little hesitant to pull the trigger on the 40 until I read some positive feedback. BTW, the PN-20 was the first GPS that I bought and never checked Garmin or other units before I bought the 20. The Garmin 60CSX is blazing fast on the screen redraws and auto route when compared with the 20.

I'm looking forward to your review of the 40!
But the PN20 is much better at keeping tracks and for me I like having a record of where I've been more than autorouting.

I'm also keeping a strong eye on the PN40, especially since I already have the cradle, travel kit, etc from the 20.
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:41 PM   #8
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Just a heads up:

http://thegpsstore.com has the PN 40 for 349.95, $50 bucks off retail.

I just ordered one with $9.95 second day air UPS shipping.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:02 AM   #9
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The PN-20 with Xmap Professional has routing capabilities. The most exspensive part of a GPS is not tereciever it is the software on the desktop. The PN-40 with x-map 6.0 professional is solid. I have the 20 and it is good just small. For mapping and off road navigation the Delorme products are hardd to beat.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:30 PM   #10
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:58 PM   #11
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Price drop?

Just picked one up at Amazon for $260+$10 shipping.
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Old 07-12-2009, 02:52 PM   #12
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Just picked one up at Amazon for $260+$10 shipping.
I'm only seeing it for $299 at Amazon. Am I missing something?
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:53 PM   #13
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You are right. I guess the deal I got is gone. I have been looking for the last two weeks at it was always at $299, then I just happened to look this past week and they had it for $260, but it was through one of their subsidiary stores.

Same thing happened with the 60cx I was looking at a few months ago. When I first looked at it, price was $229. Thought that was normal and didn't get it, only to find a few days later it was up at $260 and hasn't dropped down.

J&R now have the PN-40 on their website for $340! Wow.

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Old 07-13-2009, 01:07 PM   #14
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You are right. I guess the deal I got is gone. I have been looking for the last two weeks at it was always at $299, then I just happened to look this past week and they had it for $260, but it was through one of their subsidiary stores.

Same thing happened with the 60cx I was looking at a few months ago. When I first looked at it, price was $229. Thought that was normal and didn't get it, only to find a few days later it was up at $260 and hasn't dropped down.

J&R now have the PN-40 on their website for $340! Wow.

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Found it $299 at Crutchfield, free shipping, no tax. Good enough. Order placed.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:54 AM   #15
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Any new PN-40 users out there?

Got mine about 3 weeks ago and I'm pleased overall, except for the steep learning curve and having to refer to the manual every time I wanna do simple stuff. Topo 8 software has a big learning curve too, but I'm getting the hang of it and it appears quite powerful. The small screen aint so bad, because it's easy to find the perfect zoom level for the speed you happen to be traveling (whether you're hiking trails or riding freeway).
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