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Earthmate GPS BT-20 2010

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A smart, flexible GPS, mapping, and routing solution offering both Bluetooth and USB connectivity. Plugs into your USB laptop PC or UMPC, or works wirelessly with your Bluetooth-enabled laptop, UMPC, PDA, or touchscreen phone (supports both Palm OS and … see full wiki

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1 review about Earthmate GPS BT-20 2010

Don't bother - a waste of money.

  • Jul 24, 2010
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I've had it with DeLorme. I'll continue buying the occasional update to their topographic maps because they are the only reasonably priced solution out there and my needs are not critical.

But their Street Atlas has an antiquated, clumsy, difficult to use interface; the navigational and points of interest data is often erroneous or out of date.

And the BT-20 Bluetooth GPS supplied in this package is absolutely useless.

It is sitting right now, connected via Bluetooth to my computer, with a clear view of the southern, eastern and western sky. After more than an hour, the utterly worthless DeLorme BT-20 finally recognized 2 satellites. I put my smartphone right next to it, turned on GPS and within a minute locked on to 10 of 11 satellites.

A several years old unit that came with Microsoft Streets & Trips had no problems either.

Maybe, some day, I will update my Topo maps and if DeLorme is still the only player in the low priced space, I might buy an upgrade.

Otherwise I don' plan on ever buying a DeLorme product again and strongly recommend that you don't either. DeLorme products simply aren't worth the money.

Jerry

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