Features June 2009 Issue

Marine Handheld GPS Test Update

How well does the new Delorme Earthmate PN-40 stand up to the top-rated handheld Garmin GPS as a boat navigation aid?

The Delorme Earthmate PN-40 is one of the newest additions to the handheld marine electronics market. Practical Sailor evaluated the rugged, palm-sized Earthmate using the same tests used in past GPS evaluations to see how it matched up against the Garmin GPSMap 76CSx, our top performer in past tests. Testers used the unit for multiple days and rated key functions, battery life, lighting, waterproof quality, cold starts in multiple locations, and visibility under different conditions.

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