In Salt Lake City, Utah, there is a trade show called the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market happening right now. And there, a company that makes GPS receives and other personal navigation hardware called DeLorme have just unveiled two new receivers. They’re called the PN-60 and the PN-60w, and while they have plenty of features, they’ve also got a price tag that will probably make you take a double-take.
The Earthmate PN-60, first and foremost, features the support for GPX, which should make it easier and more flexible to set and save waypoints while you’re out and about. It also has profile and power management options, elevation profiles, and it comes with a total of 3.5GB of storage on the inside. As for the price, you should expect to pay something along the lines of $399.95 to get your hands on this guy.
As for the Earthmate PN-60w, this is a handheld unit, and it’s sable to send and receive messages via satellite. It also features the majority of other features that the PN-60 does, but the main difference is the ability to hold it in your hand comfortably. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that it gets a pretty steep price increase, along with the ease of mobility. The PN-60w will run you $549.95. And, if you’ve already to your hands on some other PN-series device, then you’ll be happy to know that DeLorme is going to issue an update to the DeLorme Topo North America map software, version 9.0. It will include more than 210,000 new and updated roads, 11,000 forest trails, and more. But, again, it comes for a price: $99.95 for the upgraded software.