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PHAROS PDR150 3.5" Portable GPS Navigation System

  • 3.5" TFT Touchscreen
  • 8MB Memory
  • 5 - 7 hours Battery Life
  • 1200 mAh
  • Li-Polymer Rechargeable battery
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Pharos can help you get where you're going, by telling you where you are! This powerful little unit is fully capable of providing you turn-by-turn directions with text-to-speech prompts make it easy to keep your eyes on the road while looking for a specific address or point of interest.

With ultra-sensitive 20-channel SiRFstarIII GPS, position accuracy down to less than five meters, on a full set of US street level maps, and millions of points of interest packed in for your pleasure, the PDR150 displays it all on a 3.5" 16.7 million color screen.

Never get lost again!

  • newegg 3.5” Touch-screen Display The Pharos PDR150 features a stunning 3.5-inch TFT 16.7M-color QVGA touch-screen LCD display for easy viewing of the maps and convenient, direct on-screen operations.
  • newegg Preloaded NAVTEQ US Maps The Pharos PDR150 is preloaded with NAVTEQ maps of the entire United States and millions of POIs (points of interest locations) for accurate real-time navigation on the road.
  • newegg Turn-by-turn Voice Guidance With text-to-speech technology, the Pharos PDR150 delivers turn-by-turn voice instructions with street names, so you can focus on driving without the need to check the GPS’s screen for enhanced driving safety on the go.
  • newegg Ultra-sensitive SiRFstarIII GPS receiver Featuring the SiRFstarIII GPS receiver, the Pharos PDR150 delivers accurate location calculation and ultra-high sensitivity with less time consumption, making it the best travel companion whether in urban areas or densely covered forest.

Learn more about the Pharos PDR150

General

Brand
PHAROS
Model
PDR150
Type
Portable Navigation Device

Dimensions

Height
3.94"
Width
3.31"
Depth
0.94"
Weight
6 oz.

GPS System

Receiver
SiRFstarIII, 20-channel
Antenna
Built-in
Accuracy (Position)
<5m
Accuracy (Velocity)
0.1 meter/sec
Warm Acquisition Times
38 sec
Cold Acquisition Times
45 sec
Voice Guidance
Turn-by-turn directions with text-to-speech prompts announcing the street name
Built-in Speaker
Internal speaker 1W

Map

Pre-loaded Map
Yes
Maps Included
U.S. street level maps, NAVTEQ ON BOARD

Navigation

POI
Millions of POI's

Internal System

Operating System
Windows CE.NET 4.2
Processor
Freescale MX21 266MHz 32bit

Memory

Installed RAM
64MB
Memory
8MB
Support Memory Cards
SD/MMC

Display

Screen Size
3.5"
Screen Format
TFT
Touchscreen
Yes
Display Resolution
320 x 240
Display Features
16.7 million colors

Connections

PC InterFace Supported
Mini USB
Headphone
3.5 mm Stereo Jack

Battery

Battery Type
Li-Polymer Rechargeable battery
Battery Capacity
1200 mAh
Battery Life
5 - 7 hours

EnvironmentalParameters

Min Operating Temperature
-4°F
Max Operating Temperature
149°F

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  • Jorge S.
  • 4/25/2009 4:43:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Good For The Price

Pros: I bought for my son and he put aside because he could not find some addresses in Miami-FL just like posted in other reviews here. After two months without using it and assuming it should be returned to the manufacture for replacement, I decided to find out what was wrong. After going online and read the troubleshooting instructions, I did the very easy setup and since then I loved it so much that I keep using it ..., with my son's his permission off course. Great product for a great price.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/29/2009 5:35:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsOK for the money

Pros: This unit has worked consistently well for me. Any problems can be dealt with quickly with either powering the unit off, then on again, or by using the reset switch.
Good value for the $$ at the time that I purchased the unit.
Worked well on a trip from central Texas to South Carolina and back, no issues.

Cons: Maps are outdated, and Pharos seems to be stalling when it comes to map updates. The unit is solid enough that I'd be willing to pay something reasonable for map updates. Makes me think Pharos doesn't really care about repeat business.

Other Thoughts: Pharos has probably lost a repeat customer if they don't get a map update out soon for this unit.

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  • Paul H.
  • 3/13/2009 5:43:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat low budget GPS

Pros: Easy set up, quick response from satellite, easy to navigate views.

Cons: not easy to type in addresses. no spacebar on querty keyboard?!

windsheild mount is not very adjustable.

Other Thoughts: This little guy was easy to set up out of the box. Just turn the thing on and if you are outside or near a window it should acquire a signal fairly easily. For the price the available features are good enough. Don't expect to be able to configure this device a whole lot. There is no information on updates (how to get new skins, etc) but overall it's good for finding where you are quickly and easily. I have not used the "get directions" features yet so I can't comment on that. But I recommend this to any first time GPSer that just wants to get a device to know where you are.

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  • August M.
  • 1/31/2009 12:27:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: nice basic unit

Cons: no updates that I can figure out

Other Thoughts: this baby dies the job and is not too expensive..

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/18/2008 4:23:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsOut Dated Maps

Pros: Nice interface, great price, and sold by major online retailers like Newegg and Dell.

Cons: Maps are outdated and seemingly no way to update them via their limited lackluster website. Volume control is either high or low. Slider will not stay in middle section.

Other Thoughts: You get what you pay for. Even though this was only $60 less than a Garmin when it first came out, it is $600 not as good a known good name brands.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/3/2008 12:15:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood GPS

Pros: Value. This is a great GPS for anyone who needs a GPS with none of the extras. You can easily see side streets, and the text-to-speech is good enough in high density areas to let you know which turn is yours. Directions and routes given are acceptable.

Maps are decently up to date with most roads (though many side roads and roads built after 2005/2006 are not included).

Cons: Freezes- the processor is slow. When processing information, if you turn the device off, it can sometimes cause the device to not come back on. To fix this, just hit the reset button with your pen.

U-Turns- this device hates u-turns. It only does them if you're approaching a dead-end.

Signal- you may experience signal loss in extreme temperatures. Holding the device up to the air conditioner for a minute usually resolves this for me. Satelite signals usually take 45 seconds to obtain for me, but can take as long as 5 minutes. It usually takes only 30 seconds when the device is plugged in.

Lack of Points of Interest- there are very few points of interest. Most restaurants and gas stations are not in the GPS, but there are enough if you're desperately looking for something. For example, possibly since the company is UK-based that makes this, there are no Exxon stations.

Pharos- the company does not provide US updates, but tech support has been clear and helpful.

Other Thoughts: This would make the perfect present for someone needing their first GPS. The directions are clear, the product is solid, and aside from the small bugs listed in "cons," it is a reliable system. All issues I have had were easily resolved by pressing the "reset" button, and after more than a year of use, my wife and I are still using it.

You probably will not find a GPS that has these capabilities for this price point. If you don't need bluetooth, mp3, billions of POIs, etc., and you just need to know how to get from point A to point B, this is the GPS for you.

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  • Zoltan K.
  • 12/3/2008 12:08:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsPoor customer service

Pros: It works fine after pharos giving me the runaround...

Cons: took about 3 month for pharos fix it, it did not work properly, would not lock on the satellite signal.The support phone line was busy, they would put me on hold for 30min, than disconnect.
Email was very slow, they would answer every 3 days, finally giving me an RMA. I sent it back and after about 3 weeks I asked them what was goin on.They told me that they did not receive it!!
Fortunatly I shipped with a tracking number, and they finally admitted receiving it! another month fixing it, finally shipped it back fixed...

Other Thoughts: Not recommended because of the poor customer service...
btw, I posted the same review on Dell.com (they are selling this model as well) and Dell took it off immedietly, leaving only the good reviews........

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  • Kurt C.
  • 9/28/2008 5:37:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat shipment

Pros: great shipping and excellent deal.

Cons: none

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  • Micah K.
  • 9/10/2008 8:11:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA good value...

Pros: The unit has great text-to-speech and it was invaluable in a cross country trip to our new residence. We use it frequently, and are very happy about it. The screen is simple and easy to use with drag and drop. The stylus that comes with it is ideal in clicking on specific points or typing in addresses.

Cons: The GPS signal takes awhile to connect. When we've really needed it fast after turning it on, we wouldn't have a signal for 20 minutes sometimes. Generally, it takes a few minutes locate where you are through GPS, so we just make sure we turn it on and have it in a clear area before we really need to use it.

Other Thoughts: The amount of money you pay for the features are second to none.

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  • Yu S.
  • 8/14/2008 1:06:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBroke within the year

Pros: Very fast at recalculating route, positioning very accurate. The most important parts of a good GPS :) has text-to-speech

Cons: It has an old old map -2006, and no updates on the website either.. and because it's running on a 200mhz processor, search can be horribly slow sometimes, especially when you don't do a "city first" search. Real time search makes it freeze at almost every letter. Kinda ugly... but that's besides the point. Often gets no signal unless you plug it in.

Somehow it broke, no voice and it would get it to calculate map. Hopefully can get it fixed under warranty.

Other Thoughts: I would say it's a good GPS overall, very accurate compared to a megellan I got recently. It broke barely past it's first year of use though, hopefully warranty will get it fixed, and map is OLD, really hope they would do an update...

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