GPS Receivers

Category

Handheld
GPS Watches

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Magellan
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Suunto
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other
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Unisex
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Price

less than $50
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 - $399.99
$400 - $499.99
$500 and above

Recent GPS Receiver Reviews

Magellan eXplorist-710

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Does the job and works under heavy bush canopy, though there is a steep learning curve to master this device. Consumes batteries ravenously. My first 12-channel high sensitivity GPS, so I was very impressed to see it work in dense bush. However in hindsight this is to be expected these days. I found the system very difficult to learn despite having worked in IT for 10 years.  After four years of hard use the cover over the rubber button has worn off rendering the GPS usable but no longer waterproof. Full review

Garmin inReach Explorer+

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you're looking to combine your messaging and GPS needs into one device, this is it. I've acquired this GPS for a solid price of $300 through incentives of my workplace, and its the best $300 I've spent on gear. This GPS has accompanied me on any challenging hike, backpacking trip, backcountry skiing, or any trip into the mountains.  Communication (Requires subscription) As shown in some pictures I've uploaded, this GPS doesn't anything special in terms of features. But what it does do it does… Full review

Garmin Foretrex 601

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is an excellent GPS for outdoor, hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, backpacking, and military type use. The small form factor, good battery life, and ease of use along with the ability to customize some screens to give you exactly the data you want at a glance makes this unit my #1 pick for outdoor adventures. I purchased this GPS to use primarily on hiking and backpacking trips. Opening the box and removing the device is pretty straightforward. Setup was easy and the system and button layout… Full review

Garmin eTrex 10

rated 1 of 5 stars Poorly designed GPS. Thumb stick on the e-Trex 10 does not work. Pressing it straight down is supposed to be the equivalent of ENTER. It takes numerous tries to achieve enter. The screen features are not distinct. This a very poor product that deserves a recall from GARMIN. I am trying to get my money back. Full review

Suunto X9i

rated 2 of 5 stars I have owned two (2) X9i watches for several years which I purchased when on a cruise. After a couple of years the wristbands started to break and chip. Wristbands on the watch housing are made out of rubber. Every year afterward the wristband started to chip and break more frequently. Paying the amount for two watches you would think the rubber parts of the watch would last more than a few years. I recently called for service and the service dept. said that it would cost between $45-$65 to replace… Full review

Garmin vivosmart HR+

rated 2.5 of 5 stars The Garmin Vivosmart HR+ is definitely not perfect, but packs a lot of useful features into a relatively compact package. I have been using the Garmin Vivosmart HR+ for about a year now, mainly for day-to-day health tracking and hiking. Here is a summary of what I think is good and bad about it. ProFeatures: Provides lots of features including step count, heart rate, GPS tracking, sleep monitor, Bluetooth connectivity, notifications from phone and control of music on phone (I don't use this). Size:… Full review

Garmin eTrex 30

rated 3 of 5 stars It's a scam. When you pay $150 for a GPS you expect at least it would ship a decent map with it. But, no, it came with a map that doesn't even show road to your home. Okay, maybe that was a bit harsh. I think the unit is quite sturdy, and the satellite acquisition is fairly fast. It's one unit, provided you carry enough batteries, that can get you home. Every time I read about someone gotten lost and died on the trail, I always asked, why did not he or she invest in a GPS. This is my investment… Full review

Garmin eTrex 10

rated 3.5 of 5 stars If you're a beginner, you'll find the quick startup and owner's manuals woefully inadequate. I had to call Garmin twice just to find out how to get the page that shows me how far I've hiked. I've used a Garmin GPS 60 for years, so I'm not a beginner. When my GPS 60 died, I couldn't find a simple GPS that would tell me how far and how fast I've hiked. The GPSes were expensive and extremely complex. FINALLY, the eTrex 10 showed up—just what I'd been waiting for! However, the instructions (quick… Full review

Garmin eTrex 30

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Compact, lightweight, and reliable handheld GPS receiver. Includes an electronic compass and barometer. Lacks a touch screen, but touch screens are ineffective in bad weather. The Garmin eTrex 30 is a battery-powered handheld GPS unit. It has been around for a long time, and at first sight it looks old-fashioned. Its display screen is small and is not touch-sensitive: you control the unit using buttons on the sides and a joystick on the front. Having said this, I’m not sure that a touch screen… Full review

Top-Rated GPS Receivers

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user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Magellan eXplorist-710 reviewed Jan 3, 2018
$400
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin inReach Explorer+ reviewed Dec 24, 2017
$450
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Foretrex 601 reviewed Dec 13, 2017
$250
user rating: 3 of 5 (4)
Garmin eTrex 10 reviewed Oct 24, 2017
$110
user rating: 2 of 5 (12)
Suunto X9i reviewed Oct 9, 2017
discontinued
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin vivosmart HR+ reviewed Aug 24, 2017
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (6)
Garmin eTrex 30 reviewed Aug 10, 2017
$300
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin GPSMap 64s reviewed May 15, 2017
$300
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
DeLorme inReach SE reviewed Feb 16, 2017
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Magellan Triton 500 reviewed Feb 13, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
DeLorme inReach Explorer reviewed Sep 29, 2016
$380
 
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
$180
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin fenix 3 reviewed Jul 14, 2016
$500 - $549
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin eTrex 30x reviewed May 11, 2016
$300
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Garmin GPSMap 62st reviewed Mar 30, 2016
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin GPSMap 62s reviewed Mar 5, 2016
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Garmin eTrex reviewed Mar 3, 2016
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Garmin GPSMap 64 reviewed Feb 23, 2016
$250
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Garmin Oregon 600 reviewed Feb 5, 2016
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
$260
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire reviewed Oct 7, 2015
$500 - $650
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Garmin fenix reviewed Jun 17, 2014
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
$200 - $330
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: 4.5 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
$180
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Magellan eXplorist GC reviewed Aug 4, 2012
$130
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin GPSMap 62 reviewed Aug 3, 2012
discontinued
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: 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
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