This unit looks pretty incredible.
Earthmate GPS PN-20
A handheld w/SD card, and displays Topo USA, USGS 7.5 topos, Street maps, and Aerials.
$369.95 (comes w/Topo USA)
Oh man, why did you post that..........
Oh boy, I was set on getting a Garmin 60CSx. Anyone know what's SiGE RF? Is it similar to SiRF the Garmin has? I have NUVI 350 with SiRF it can retain signal pretty good.
looks cool does anyone know if Delorme offers Topo maps for outside the US? Couldn't see any on their website.
1987 Toyota landcruiser HJ61(sold)
1986 suzuki samurai LWB (SOLD)
2012 dodge ram 1500 4x4 not very overlandish
That looks like a very capable unit, color, w/ maps, interface cable, etc. It also seems reasonably priced, too, but I have never purchased or owned a handheld GPS, so I don't have any datapoints to compare it with.
This baby is definetly on my 'wish list'
'07 FJ Cruiser TRD with a few mods
'07 GX470 Daily Driver (for now)
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Mine just showed up this morning, so after I get it figured out, I'll post up my review. So far, I am very very impressed by the build quality and what's included in the package. It appears to be nearly indestructible.
Cool - I was waiting for them to come out with a car mount before getting this unit, and was pleased to see their website update this morning.
I was a little disappointed to see a windshield mount, though:
I'm somewhat leery of windshield mounts since I don't really trust suction cups to withstand the bumps and jerks of offroading. What are your guys recommendations? Has anyone here had good/bad experiences with mounting GPS units on the windshield versus the dash?
I was also looking at this option: a ProFit miGrip universal holder mounted on a loboy with flexpad.
This system looks sturdy, and would allow me to attach the unit beside the dash, to the left of the steering wheel:
My only hesitation here is whether or not the miGrip fits the gps unit well enough to secure it. The unit is a little longer than the suggested dimensions of the miGrip, which seems to be built more for iPods and smaller devices.
any updates on performance?
'06 Toyota 4runner Sport v6
Icon Coilovers & Total Chaos UCAs, Icon Piggybacks, 265/70/17 BFG ATs, Shrockworks sliders, Garmin NUVI
I really like the fact it will let you load put 7.5' and aerial images into the device, and let you switch between those layers with the base map. FINALLY a manufacturer gets that some people want more than crappy 100k or 500k level maps INSIDE their unit.
From their FAQ it appears that Delorme also seems to get the benefit of the old scanned quad maps, their historical POIs, and has allowances for this data.
All it needs is an external antenna connection, necessary anywhere with significant tree cover imho.
It may be possible that gpscity.com has a RAM mount for this thing along the lines of what you want at the corner of your dash.