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GPS Receivers

The best gps receivers, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on May 17, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Garmin inReach Explorer+ Locator Beacon / Handheld
$450
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Watch
$230 - $249
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Suunto Ambit3 Peak GPS Watch
$399
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Alpha 100 Handheld / Dog Gear
$600
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Astro 900 Handheld
$749
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Garmin eTrex 10 Handheld
$100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Foretrex 601
$200
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Forerunner 645 GPS Watch
$394 - $449
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Instinct GPS Watch
$250 - $299
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin fenix 6 Pro GPS Watch
$585 - $649
Suunto 9 Baro GPS Watch
$399 - $599
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin GPSMAP 66sr Handheld
$500
user rating: 2 of 5 (7)
Garmin GPSMAP 66i Handheld
$450 - $599
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
DeLorme inReach Explorer Handheld / Locator Beacon
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Garmin Fenix 5X GPS Watch
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Garmin Oregon 450t Handheld
$400 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Magellan eXplorist XL Handheld
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Magellan eXplorist 610 Handheld
$450 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Apple Watch Series 5 GPS Watch
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w Handheld
$350 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Magellan Triton 1500 Handheld
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Oregon 450 Handheld
$330 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Oregon 550 Handheld
$400 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Magellan Triton 500 Handheld
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
DeLorme inReach SE Locator Beacon / Handheld
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Garmin eTrex Vista HCx Handheld
$300 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Magellan eXplorist 210 Handheld
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Magellan eXplorist GC Handheld
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Satmap Active 12 Handheld
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin fenix 3 GPS Watch
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Garmin Oregon 600 Handheld
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Garmin eTrex Legend HCx Handheld
$250 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Garmin Oregon 550t Handheld
$500 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Magellan eXplorist 100 Handheld
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin eTrex Summit HC Handheld
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin GPSMap 64s Handheld
$300 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rand McNally Foris 850 Handheld
$199 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin eTrex 20 Handheld
$200 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
DeLorme Earthmate PN-60 Handheld
$300 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Garmin eTrex 20x Handheld
user rating: 3 of 5 (7)
Magellan Triton 300 Handheld
user rating: 3 of 5 (4)
Garmin Foretrex 401 Handheld
$200 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (4)
Cobra GPS 100 Handheld
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
DeLorme inReach Handheld / Locator Beacon
$250 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Magellan SporTrak Pro Handheld
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Garmin GPSMap 64 Handheld
$250 MSRP
Trace
$200 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin vivosmart HR+ Heart Rate Monitor / GPS

Recent GPS Receiver Reviews

rated 1.5 of 5 stars
Garmin GPSMAP 66sr

Good in open landscape, very unreliable in dense forest. Stay away from it if you like hiking in the forest. I have been using this gps in forest in Norway. There its performance is doubtful to say the least. The gpsmap regularly gets confused and does not find in which direction you have to go for your trial. The arrow indicating the direction to go is often fluctuation 75-110 degrees. And so is the compass. If you are often in the forest, stay away from this gps. In two occasions I was completely… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Garmin inReach Explorer+

Used to navigate on land in the High Arctic by gut and no safety net if there was trouble. Then I had kids... I rely heavily on this device for safety since I am camping often in very remote areas with small children. But I also use it for work travelling Nunavik (for after hours on call for medevacs), where I also need this to be dependable. I subscribe to the unlimited messaging, as well as to the insurance policy offered with it. It is our lifeline to home, and our guide when trekking on the… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Garmin Astro 900

For training a hunting dog or just keeping track of a big dog who loves to run free, the Astro 900 coupled with the T-9 collar will allow you to find your best friend even when well out of sight. Without the collar the Astro 900 alone is the one GPS navigation system for just about anywhere you want to go outdoors.   Astro 900 handheld GPS with T-9 collar If you are hunting with a dog or just enjoying some off-leash recreation with your four-footed friend there is always the chance that even the… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Garmin Fenix 5X

GPS being made small enough to fit on a wristwatch has made life more interesting. The Garmin fenix 5x has certainly been great for multi-activity tracking. I first bought the Garmin Fenix 2, then the 3, and now I possess the Garmin Fenix 5x. It's great for any and all activities.  I got it used on ebay within my price range and it's everything I was looking for in a watch and more.  Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Garmin fenix 6 Pro

The Garmin Fenix 6 Pro is a fantastic data tracker for the person who needs immediate information at the click of a button. Great for hiking and backpacking if you have the time to figure out how to work it. I received my Garmin Fenix 6 Pro as a gift from my wife the week it was released (what's it been, 2 years?) to replace my 1st Gen Apple Watch. As a person who likes to spend a great deal of time outdoors, the purchase just made sense. Maps, Altimeter reading, Barometric Pressure, steps, etc...all… Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Garmin GPSMAP 66i

Poor syncing abilities with desktop and apps...and other issues. I am returning this product after playing with it for a few days, watching YouTube videos on how to operate it. I am glad I had not signed up for an inReach subscription yet. First, I am a forester and have been using a GPSmap60CSx for years, one of the best in terms of its signal and accuracy under forest canopy. I live in Canada and will be heading to the Yukon where cell service is non-existent when away from any roads. Having the… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Garmin Alpha 100

When used with the TT15 or T5 dog tracking collars this is a great tool for those off-leash moments when hunting or just enjoying recreation with your dog. The Alpha 100 receiver can also function as a stand alone GPS with mapping. The Alpha 100 with the TT15 tracking collar allows you to track up to 20 dogs within a 9-mile range. It displays the track of each dog in a different color and lets you know when the dog has stopped and when the dog is barking. It has a training mode that can deliver… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Garmin eTrex 10

Cheap, light, reliable. Had mine now for about 4 years and love it. I never walk about the Australian bush without my Silva compass but the little eTrex 10 is always in my daypack. The user manual is pretty average, but fortunately the device isn't really that hard to figure out, and of course if all else fails there is always youtube! For my use I simply name my base camp and then go wandering and if I need help getting back I simply ask the device where home is and voilà. It is a direct line… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Suunto 9 Baro

The Suunto Baro 9 allows users to track data like temperature, barometric pressure, and altitude. As an activity monitor, you can find a sports mode to track nearly any sport. The Suunto Baro 9 was my first GPS tracking watch, and I'll never return to a life without it. This product is easy to use, packed full of features, and versatile. Whether you'd like to track the number of vertical feet you're climbing in a rock gym or you're keeping tabs on your evening walks, this watch has your back. … Full review