GPS Receivers

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less than $100
$100 - $199.99
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$400 - $499.99
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Recent GPS Receiver Reviews

DeLorme inReach SE

rated 4 of 5 stars The safety of an SOS button connected via satellite to a monitoring response team combined with features you can use on every trip. Those features include two way texting including localized weather reports, live updating of your personal online map and others you can choose or ignore as desired. The device and subscription service are not cheap, but for those venturing far afield, especially those who go alone, it gives a good return on the investment. Lots of function packed into a pretty small… Full review

Magellan Triton 500

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Rock solid unit. I had a Magellan Sportrak Map unit, but this blows it away with USB connectivity, map downloads, SD card support and so much color! Very nice feel and the buttons are great. I use it mostly for geocaching, and having all the cache data in one unit is fantastic. Androids and Apple products can do this too, but not with the precision of a purpose-built unit.  I just cannot get over the map features while hiking the hills looking for a geocache. Yeah, I got it for $4 + tax at Goodwill… Full review

Garmin eTrex 30

rated 1.5 of 5 stars I am only weighing in on eTrex as to use of it without buying the expensive Garmin map subscriptions. It has worked fine as it was able to synch with Google Earth when the data is downloaded to my laptop. However, Garmin basecamp, which is the program to download from your device to a computer, will no longer work with Google Earth. The support team at Garmin tells me that I must use Garmin maps. I bought the device not wanting the map subscription and because it worked with Google Earth. Now it… Full review

DeLorme inReach Explorer

rated 5 of 5 stars I use my inReach in Alaska where there is no cell service.  When boating or cross-country skiing I can post my location to Facebook every hour or every 4-hours and restrict this information to specific users. I can also text to cell phones or email accounts to let folks know about my trip. The InReach also has an emergency SOS button in case emergency help is needed. Full review

Bushnell BackTrack

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Worthless. Use a compass or buy another product. Have two friends that each have one and myself that got one as a birthday present. Would have died if I didn't have a backup. Don't use it as a serious backup. Full review

Trace

rated 4 of 5 stars Trace is a sports tracking system designed for snow and water sports. It's a GPS device that records a variety of information that is then downloaded to a smartphone or computer. This easy to use sports tracker is a useful tool for training or just all-around fun. This small (1 7/8" x 3/4") device combines an advanced 9-axis inertial measurement unit (9X IMU) and GPS sensors to track a variety of sports including snow sports, water sports, and downhill mountain biking. The 9X IMU's ability to track… Full review

Garmin eTrex 20x

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Easy to use, water resistant. This GPS does the job well. It is fairly easy to use once you watch a couple of youtube videos. Garmin's free baseCamp software can be used to program routes and retrieve tracks off of the GPS. I've used it several times, once in a downpour all day, and never had a problem. The only problem I have is with the joystick controller on the front of the unit. It's great to use to control the GPS, but once you put it in your pocket or a backpack's hip belt pocket it activates… Full review

Garmin Fenix 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars More accurate measure of your distance traveled than distances shown on hiking maps! It lets you see and know via a slight vibration when you are off trail. I have only used this on a 3-day hike through the White Mountains, but am pleased enough to write a first impressions review. I did recharge the Fenix each night using an external battery so cannot comment on whether one charge holds ups over a three-day period. I downloaded my routes to the Fenix and did not buy the Garmin maps. I may buy maps… Full review

DeLorme inReach Explorer

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a must have item on a backcountry thru hike! GPS satellite communication device with tracking and text messaging capability and SOS. I bought this device at a recent REI Garage sale for a steal! I've been wanting one for a long time and now I own one! I activated it immediately, which was easy to do. There are multiple different plans to choose from. I have loaded more than 50 trails and routes to the device and it is amazing! I'm super excited to have this device for my upcoming JMT thru… Full review

Top-Rated GPS Receivers

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user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
DeLorme inReach SE reviewed Feb 16, 2017
$240
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Magellan Triton 500 reviewed Feb 13, 2017
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Garmin eTrex 30 reviewed Feb 13, 2017
$300 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
DeLorme inReach Explorer reviewed Sep 29, 2016
$304
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (9)
Bushnell BackTrack reviewed Aug 29, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Trace reviewed Aug 15, 2016
$200 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Garmin eTrex 20x reviewed Jul 27, 2016
$200
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Fenix 3 reviewed Jul 14, 2016
$450 - $499
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin eTrex 30x reviewed May 11, 2016
$220 - $300
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Garmin GPSMAP 62st reviewed Mar 30, 2016
$550 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin GPSMAP 62s reviewed Mar 5, 2016
$450 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Garmin eTrex reviewed Mar 3, 2016
discontinued
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Garmin GPS 64 reviewed Feb 23, 2016
$250
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Garmin Oregon 600 reviewed Feb 5, 2016
$230 - $383
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Satmap Active 12 reviewed Feb 2, 2016
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Magellan eXplorist 510 reviewed Nov 1, 2015
$350 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire reviewed Oct 7, 2015
$499
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Garmin Fenix reviewed Jun 17, 2014
$400 - $449
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rand McNally Foris 850 reviewed Jun 12, 2014
$199 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
DeLorme Earthmate PN-60 reviewed Dec 1, 2013
$300 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w reviewed Dec 1, 2013
$350 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Forerunner 301 reviewed Nov 3, 2013
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Suunto Ambit reviewed Sep 1, 2013
$550 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
DeLorme inReach reviewed Aug 29, 2013
$250 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Garmin Rino 120 reviewed May 30, 2013
$268 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Garmin Foretrex 401 reviewed May 28, 2013
$180 - $199
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (4)
Magellan Triton 200 reviewed Mar 26, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Garmin Oregon 450t reviewed Feb 15, 2013
$400 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Oregon 450 reviewed Nov 11, 2012
$330 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Garmin eTrex 10 reviewed Sep 8, 2012
$110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Magellan eXplorist 610 reviewed Aug 30, 2012
$450 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Magellan eXplorist 310 reviewed Aug 7, 2012
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Magellan eXplorist GC reviewed Aug 4, 2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin GPSMAP 62 reviewed Aug 3, 2012
$350 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (7)
Magellan Triton 300 reviewed Aug 2, 2012
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Oregon 400c reviewed Aug 1, 2012
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Garmin eTrex Vista HCx reviewed Nov 21, 2011
$300 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
DeLorme Earthmate GPS PN-40 reviewed Nov 18, 2011
discontinued
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (7)
Magellan Triton 400 reviewed Oct 20, 2011
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (3)
Magellan eXplorist 500 LE reviewed Oct 7, 2011
user rating: 2 of 5 (11)
Suunto X9i reviewed Oct 6, 2011
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (7)
Suunto X10 reviewed Sep 21, 2011
$650 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Garmin GPSMAP 76S reviewed Aug 5, 2011
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Magellan eXplorist 400 reviewed Apr 1, 2011
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Garmin eTrex Legend HCx reviewed Mar 29, 2011
$250 MSRP
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Bushnell ONIX 400 reviewed Nov 16, 2010
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Garmin Forerunner 405 reviewed Oct 26, 2010
$220 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Oregon 550 reviewed Sep 29, 2010
$400 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
DeLorme Earthmate GPS PN-30 reviewed Sep 28, 2010
discontinued
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Magellan Triton 2000 reviewed Sep 6, 2010
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