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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an antiquated, clumsy, difficult to use interface; the navigational and points of interest data is often erroneous or out of date.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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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 Windows Mobile). Included Street Atlas USA PLUS DVD software delivers automatic road routing, 4 million places of interest, voice-guided navigation, updated detail for the U.S., new street-level detail for Canada, ability to import and geo-locate your own databases, 150 million free residential and business phone listings, and downloadable aerial imagery. Includes lighter jack and A/C chargers, USB power cable.

Smart, flexible design, works via Bluetooth or USB connection

Wireless connectivity for your Bluetooth-enabled laptop PC, UMPC, PDA or touchscreen phone (Palm OS or Windows Mobile); also connects to laptop PCs and UMPCs via USB.

  • New--Support for UMPCs
  • New--NavMode with large, easy-to-read data fields and optional 3-D perspective (laptops and UMPCs only)
  • New--Hundreds of thousands of new roads and updated road names
  • GPS voice navigation
  • Fast satellite acquisition
  • Slim, compact size--outside dimensions smaller than a business card
  • 3-way power options: lithium-ion battery with A/C charger; 12-volt in-car charger, and 3' USB cable to power device from your laptop PC

Plug it in or use wirelessly.

Includes Street Atlas USA Plus DVD mapping software Import and geo-locate business data from Excel, ACT!, and other ...
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