Product Comparison: Delorme Earthmate PN-60 vs Garmin GPSMAP 62S

General Specifications
About the Product
The rugged, reliable Earthmate PN-60 delivers next-generation GPS capabilities, plus DeLorme's market-leading map and aerial imagery displays. DeLorme Topo North America desktop software and GPS maps are included, with comprehensive detail for all your favorite outdoor activities in the U.S and Canada. Aerial imagery, nautical charts, and supplemental USGS and Canada topo maps are also available.
The newly designed GPSMAP 62s handheld navigator features a 3-axis tilt-compensated compass, a barometric altimeter and supports Custom Maps, BirdsEye Satellite imagery (subscription required) and photo navigation. Rugged and waterproof, GPSMAP 62s employs a quad helix antenna for unparalleled reception, has a high-speed USB connection, a sleek new design and connects wirelessly to compatible Garmin handhelds.
Earthmate PN-60
Key Specs
Type Of Tracking
Compass, Pressure-based Altimeter
2.2" TFT color display
2.6" TFT color display
SOS Button
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Delorme Earthmate PN-60 Portable GPS Navigator
  • DeLorme makes the best usable GPS on the market, in my opinion. The device is rugged, the features are far more diverse than other manufacturers, and once you learn the software it's one hell of a match.
  • The PN-60 is a really awesome piece of technology. I use it almost exclusively during the hunting season where I can create waypoints to get myself back to my car, water holes, elk beds etc.
  • All-in-all I would highly recommend this GPS to my friends and family.
  • Works very well for paperless geocaching, sync of pocket queries and uploading field notes.
  • I have had a different gps unit for years, but the DeLorme PN-60 has many features not available in others.
Garmin GPSMAP 62S Handheld GPS Navigator
  • For maps and outdoor navigation in extreme conditions, the GPSMap is probably the best Garmin unit for this purpose.
  • The geocaching features are good and make marking and commenting a breeze.
  • The GPS's ability to refresh the map as you move is good when moving as well as it's ability to accurately give you your location.
  • The compass and maps work great for geocaching. I was able to receive satellite reception and direction within a minute, inside my house, so should work fine out under tree canopy etc.
  • The GPS reports an error of 12 feet but the measured distance to a known and major road intersection is often 200-500ft.
Size & Weight
5.25 in.
6.3 in.
2.43 in.
2.4 in.
1.5 in.
1.4 in.
5.28 oz.
9.3 oz.
Map Features
Preloaded Maps
DeLorme Topo USA 9.0 maps
Map Coverage Area
Map Updates
Online Update, SD Card
SD Card
3D-Map View
Other Functions
Unlimited Number of Routes
Waypoints/favorites/locations - 2000, Routes - 200, Track log - 10000 points, 200 saved tracks, Custom maps compatible
What customers say about "Map Features"
Delorme Earthmate PN-60 Portable GPS Navigator
  • This is the best handheld GPS I've used and it comes with great maps and Windows software for working with all the handheld data.
  • The software is my favorite part, allowing me to pre-make some fantastic maps and then just quickly sync them up to my PN-60.
  • The Topo 9.0 maps are great quality and really accurate in my experience. It's really important to either transfer maps from the DVDs or the software because the base maps that come pre-installed on the GPS aren't good for any kind of backcountry travel whatsoever
  • It does everything I need. I use it mostly to find gold mining claims with only the Lat./Lon. coordinates and it gets me there every time. the maps are great too.
  • A large memory card is needed to load maps. Map files seem larger than other brands of GPS's.
Garmin GPSMAP 62S Handheld GPS Navigator
  • I purchased the Bird's eye subscription which allows you to download high-res maps and load them onto your 62s - its is very cheap.
  • I uploaded maps and learned how to use it within about 30 minutes.
  • The ability to down load satalite imagery is awsome overlayed on a topo map the detail is incredable.
  • I like the ability to load maps from Internet.
  • I will never have to worry about getting lost in strange woods again. And it has the ability to work with water maps or land maps.
USB, SD Card slot
USB, SD Card slot
Battery Life
31 hours
20 hours
Internal Memory
3.5 GB
1.7 GB
Power Source
2 AA batteries
2 AA batteries
IPX-7 Waterproof
IPX-7 Waterproof
Accessories Included
DeLorme Topo North America® DVD, USB cable, 2 lithium batteries, Lanyard
USB cable, Carabiner clip
Support for paperless geocaching, WAAS-enabled, Outdoor Activities
Hunt/fish calendar, Sun and moon information, Picture viewer, Area calculation
What customers say about "Features"
Delorme Earthmate PN-60 Portable GPS Navigator
  • Easy access to Pocket Queries and Field Notes.
  • Search feature. Allows you to search for your favorite waypoints or points of interest or hiking trails near where you are.
  • Battery life is excellent. I use rechargeable batteries with good results.
  • Battery life is terrible, 6 to 8 hours on 2000mAh rechargeable AA's.
  • Very slow processor built into this unit. Takes too much time to recalculate routes, sometimes minutes and I have to pull over.
Garmin GPSMAP 62S Handheld GPS Navigator
  • Easy to use features like area computation, way points, routes, compass, etc. Simple buttons make it easily workable with gloves. Water resistant and rugged. Long battery life.
  • The hardware seems pretty solid - fast pickup on satellites, water-resistant, decent battery life
  • It has physical buttons, not a touch screen, so that if you hands are wet/damp or you have gloves on you can still operate the buttons
  • I use it mostly for geocaching, and it's great to have a long-life, waterproof device that isn't dependent on a cell phone signal.
  • Despite the documentation and sales literature advertising it as waterproof, after only a short time with it I already have a corroded USB port.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year
1 year
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