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  • New Delorme?

    Anyone have any opinion on the new Delorme unit due out in april? Looks like a huge step in accuracy...

    http://www.delorme.com/earthmate/default.asp
    1999 voyager pontoon boat
    (soon to be computerized)

  • #2
    I preordered one the other day. Said shipping late march so hopefully that means it will ship out this week. Seems to be a pretty good deal, but we will find out when I actually get it.
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    • #3
      Not sure I like the idea of a 12V power source...

      -Mario

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      • #4
        the USB one is powered by the USB port........
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Lytheum
          the USB one is powered by the USB port........
          That's what one would think, but I thought I saw lighter for USB and a possible ps2 power source.

          Maybe I misread, sorry...

          -Mario

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          • #6
            the serial port one requires a seperate power connector since it can't supply power.
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            • #7
              2-5 meter accuracy looks pretty good.

              The Trip Nav TN-200 looks like almost the same device as the Earthmate, but in a different case. The specs are nearly identical in many aspects, but the accuracy rating of the TN-200 appears to be 10-15 meters.

              Compared to the other GPS receiver I was considering ( Royaltek ), which has a 5-25 meter accuracy, this 2-5 meter rating looks incredible!!

              Makes me wonder why the only place Delorme seems to publish this 2-5 meter spec is on the "What's New" page. I would think this would be boldly placed on the general information page.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Lytheum
                I preordered one the other day. Said shipping late march so hopefully that means it will ship out this week. Seems to be a pretty good deal, but we will find out when I actually get it.
                You'll have to let us know how it works, this seems like the best price for performance all in one kit that ive seen.
                -Nick

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                • #9
                  They changed the ship date from late march to early april now....Hopefully they will be shipping soon. My screen is dead, so it might be a while before I can test it out on the road.
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                  • #10
                    Well its here and works. Takes a little long to lock satellites(2 min) but that is with it just stuck in the window of my house. I am waiting for my screen to come back and I will let you guys know how well it works.
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                    • #11
                      I like some features about theEarthmate. Bluetooth upgradable with a power pack. But, I dont like the yellow color. The Rayming TN-200 is black, and has a magnetic mount, also look a bit more streamlines, and is waterproof, so Im hoping I can just place it ontop of the car.

                      About the accuray. I searched for that 2-5 you mentioned, maybe it is only in the Whats New section, but this is from an email they sent out to existing customers

                      "Typical GPS positional accuracy averages 15 meters.

                      WAAS-corrected GPS signals can provide accuracy of
                      less than 3 meters 95% of the time!"

                      The Rayming is also WAAS. So, if typical is 15 meters, it sounds like the Rayming and Earthmate are going to perform the same with WAAS.

                      Mark

                      Originally posted by Scafremon
                      2-5 meter accuracy looks pretty good.

                      The Trip Nav TN-200 looks like almost the same device as the Earthmate, but in a different case. The specs are nearly identical in many aspects, but the accuracy rating of the TN-200 appears to be 10-15 meters.

                      Compared to the other GPS receiver I was considering ( Royaltek ), which has a 5-25 meter accuracy, this 2-5 meter rating looks incredible!!

                      Makes me wonder why the only place Delorme seems to publish this 2-5 meter spec is on the "What's New" page. I would think this would be boldly placed on the general information page.

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                      • #12
                        a can of black spray paint would fix the color

                        I would be afraid something would happen to it if it was outside my car also......and the earthmate is $15 cheaper
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                        • #13
                          I paid $99 for the Rayming. Thats what Ive seen the Earthmate for as well.

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                          • #14
                            ::shrug:: said msrp was $115.....Same price as delorme one then

                            let us know how it works when ya get it
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                            • #15
                              hmm this look interesting...not to found of the bright yellow sticking out in my front window with the words GPS on it but for the price i may lookin to painting it and go this route instead of getting a RAND MCNALLY off ebay seeing how they are going for close to the same price...i'd like to hear more of well uu guys are liking it....will it work with streets and trips 2k3?

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