Okay, I am a late adopter on this one… I received my ProMark 700 receiver on Monday. It is really nice, and I am embarrassed to have not gotten one earlier.
Here is my short list of reasons to check out the PM700:
- Unbelievable light weight: 19.990 oz
- Long 10 hour life on a short charge
- One button operation (really!)
- Two LED’s: charging/on and Bluetooth
- Quick turn on, perhaps 15 second from turning on to tracking
- Fantastic performance (indistinguishable from a PM800)
The single power connector is high quality, and the receiver comes with a cigarette adapter so I can charge it at lunch time. (Not that it needs it, because the 10 hour life is more than enough to get me through a day.)
The bottom mount (the 5/8” hole on the bottom) is plenty tough enough for mounting a 20 oz receiver.
I can read the LED’s outside.
The manual is a single page.
The RTK performance in the Utah VRS is spectacular. I dependably get 2-second fixes in front of our office, north of the big blue spruce from full inverted dumps.
I did a couple hundred dump-fixes on Tuesday and the range was less than 1 cm in trying conditions. In fact, it was the quickest 100 dump-fixes I have ever performed because the receiver is smoking hot fast.
Over the weekend, I will run some long occupations and report on low angle tracking errors in a later post. I will also try to compare the PM220 and the PM700 directly.
This is a great network survey rover. And it is a great precision GIS receiver.
And did I mention that the price is pretty good too?