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(based on 5 ratings)
Brand: Pharos
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Pharos Trips & Pics with GPS Receiver and USB Interface
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
2.6 stars
(based on 5 reviews)
50% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

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Great Price with Limitations
By jfujiVerified Reviewer from Calgary, AB Canada on 8/21/2009
Pros:
Lightweight, Reliable
Cons:
Not Durable
Best Uses:
Landscape Photography, Traveling
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pharos Pharos Trips & Pics with GPS Receiver and USB Interface:

The Pharos has one of the best prices of any GPS products. It seems to work ok for jpeg images, but I shoot RAW. I only use the Pharos software to download the GPS data and save it in .gpx format. I use a freeware program, Geosetter[@] to tag my images using the .gpx file. The GPS reciever is quite small and easy to take with you. The connection to the battery pack got loose within about 6 months and now I have a rubber band to keep the unit connected to the battery pack. Overall I like the product, despite the workaround required for my workflow, and would recommend the Pharos GPS if using the additional software.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Well the GPSr is good ... but
By RallohVerified Reviewer from North Carolina on 12/13/2008
Pros:
Reliable
Cons:
Poor Customer Service, Poor Product Support, Software is faulty
Best Uses:
Geotagging
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pharos Pharos Trips & Pics with GPS Receiver and USB Interface:

The basic unit is fast to aquire a signal lock, battery life is good. On and off switch functions but too easy to accidently move. Now for the problem ... the software is so faulty to be unreliable. Customer service and tech support is the poorest I've ever encountered. Email them ... no follow up. Call them ... lip service and sorry attitudes. It's a shame ... they could be the leader in this technology ...

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Only for US? No solutions from support
By StefanVerified Reviewer from Finland on 8/26/2008
Cons:
Poor Customer Service, Poor Product Support, Unreliable
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pharos Pharos Trips & Pics with GPS Receiver and USB Interface:

After three weeks Pharos' support has failed to provide a solution to my problems. Living in Europe and using a non US time & date setting on my PC it is not possible to download logs from this hardware to the software. Only if I (temporary) change the regional settings to English (United States) the logs can be downloaded. And when I try to link data to photos I get a 'Not allowed to access the folder' note, no matter where I store the photos. To register the product was impossible, even after the tip in Jeff G's review, without help from support, which then replied within ten minutes. The thing stopping me from sending the Pharos Trips & Pics back is that it would cost almost as much as I paid for it.

[12 of 12 customers found this review helpful]

 
No instructions on how to use it
By Jeff G from San Jose, California on 7/6/2008
Pros:
Great once u get it going
Best Uses:
Learning
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Comments about Pharos Pharos Trips & Pics with GPS Receiver and USB Interface:

You can't do geo tagging by just using the included CD and there is no information anywhere that says that. You have to download an upgrade software from Pharos site to be able to use it. You first have to register the product to be able to download the upgrade. It's also very hard to register the product because it keep asking for a Registration Code# I don't have. I only have the UPC, Part# and Serial#. I didn't know that the Registration Code# is the Model# of the product (I discovered it via Lucky Guess). I could have given it a 5 star but the frustration I went through prevented me from doing that. They could have at least included a complete instructions manual in the CD. It's a great product once you got it going.

[1 of 14 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great product/Easy and Simples
By Darrell The Traveler from Pueblo, CA on 4/11/2008
Pros:
Accurate
Best Uses:
Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual/ Recreational
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pharos Pharos Trips & Pics with GPS Receiver and USB Interface:

a product everyone should have in their arsenal with their digital camera.

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