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GPS Receivers

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Fenix 5X GPS Watch
$600 - $749
user rating: 3 of 5 (7)
Suunto X10 GPS Watch
$650 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (5)
Garmin GPSMAP 66i Handheld
$600
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Suunto Ambit GPS Watch
$550 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Magellan eXplorist-710 Handheld
$550 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Garmin GPSMap 62st Handheld
$550 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin fenix 3 GPS Watch
$459 - $549
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Garmin Oregon 550t Handheld
$500 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Garmin inReach Explorer+ Locator Beacon / Handheld
$450
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Forerunner 645 GPS Watch
$399 - $450
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Magellan eXplorist 610 Handheld
$450 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin GPSMap 62s Handheld
$450 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin GPSMap 64s Handheld
$400 - $429
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Garmin Oregon 450t Handheld
$400 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Oregon 550 Handheld
$400 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Suunto Ambit3 Peak GPS Watch
$399
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Magellan eXplorist 510 Handheld
$350 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin GPSMap 62 Handheld
$350 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w Handheld
$350 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Oregon 450 Handheld
$330 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Garmin eTrex Vista HCx Handheld
$300 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (6)
Garmin eTrex 30 Handheld
$300 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Instinct GPS Watch
$300
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
DeLorme Earthmate PN-60 Handheld
$300 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Garmin eTrex Legend HCx Handheld
$250 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Garmin GPSMap 64 Handheld
$250 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Watch
$230 - $249
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
DeLorme inReach Handheld / Locator Beacon
$250 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Garmin Forerunner 405 GPS Watch
$220 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Foretrex 601
$200
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin eTrex 20 Handheld
$200 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (4)
Garmin Foretrex 401 Handheld
$200 MSRP
Trace
$200 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Watch
$200 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rand McNally Foris 850 Handheld
$199 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin Foretrex 301 GPS Watch
$150 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Garmin eTrex 10 Handheld
$110
user rating: 2 of 5 (3)
Garmin eTrex H Handheld
$100 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
DeLorme inReach Explorer Handheld / Locator Beacon
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Magellan eXplorist XL Handheld
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Apple Watch Series 5 GPS Watch
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Magellan Triton 1500 Handheld
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 (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 of 5 (2)
Garmin Oregon 600 Handheld

Recent GPS Receiver Reviews

rated 1 of 5 stars
Garmin GPSMAP 66i

I have never been more disappointed by a product. Every other Bluetooth device I own shows up on my phone and pairs in seconds. This device has never paired in less than a dozen tries. I have had to sit down multiple times with the Garmin "how to" video to pair it. I can't recommend this product at all.  Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Apple Watch Series 5

The Apple Watch Series 5 is the best of the three high dollar “adventure watches” that I have used. I have tested it on all terrain, across multiple sports, and my initial skepticism was proven completely wrong. Connecticut River The My Sun/Moon app is crucial for planning sunset pictures It’s been almost a full year of wearing the Apple Watch Series 5 44mm Aluminum every day, all day. This year included (beyond Corona Virus and Social Unrest) 50 days of alpine skiing, 50 days of Nordic skiing,… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Garmin GPSMAP 66i

This is a great unit. I do a lot of backcountry hunting and backpacking. This is perfect. I have been using GPS and inReach for a few years. GPS since the '90s. I'm experienced with Basecamp and make all my trips with it. I'm so happy to have one unit to do both things. Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Garmin GPSMAP 66i

I agree with Timothy Emery's review 100%. I'm pretty intuitive with new tech like this but this is super difficult to through a 2- or 3-night hike onto. There's other map sites you can use to try to avoid the clunky Garmin Explorer site. Don't waste your time there. There is little to no "How to" clips online which help you with the Explorer site and syncing. If you decide you want to find a Network Engineer to try to sync your devices good luck. Please send him/her my way. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Garmin Instinct

The Garmin Instinct is meeting my needs and lifestyle. I’m quite happy with this purchase...happy enough that I‘m contemplating getting a second one when they’re on sale again. I‘ve only had this watch for about six weeks but in that time I’ve come to appreciate it. All the features that come with it seem pretty accurate when I compare them to other devices/known points of reference. This is one of the most comfortable watches I’ve ever worn...I really don’t notice it’s on my wrist. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Garmin Forerunner 645

A modest looking GPS, heart rate monitor, and smart watch that delivers reams of training information. Pairs with a mobile phone to deliver loads of other features and is fully customizable. A good choice for athletes engaged in systematic training, it also works well for more casual users that can put the smart watch features to use. I (almost) never would have bought this watch for myself. I’m not that serious or systematic about training. I just go out and run by feel, and these days that usually… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Garmin GPSMAP 66i

The 66i is garbage. Don’t buy it. You can’t download maps onto it. I spent two hours trying to do so and gave up. The 66i, once plugged in, powers down so that the computer doesn’t recognize that it’s connected. The computer just searches endlessly for the 66i. It’s a fatal flaw that doesn’t let you download maps onto the 66i. What good is the 66i if you can’t download a topo?? I suppose the SOS feature has marginal value. But at the price point? Forget it. See above. Don’t buy this… Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Garmin Foretrex 401

Precision, but not accuracy. The ForeTrex 401 is useless for elevation. The AUTO CALIBRATION uses GPS to calibrate the Elevation (Calibration by GPS is accurate to +/-400 feet; Calibration by barometric pressure is accurate to +/-50 feet). I did both ways and put the ForeTrex 401 on the desk stationary for two hours, the elevation changed 500 feet. Everyone has the same issue. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Garmin GPSMAP 66i

Not for everyone, but uniquely wonderful for those who need it. The Garmin GPSMAP 66i introduced in June 2019 is the world’s first consumer handheld device that combines a full-featured GPS navigation tool and a satellite text message system in one half-pound, rugged, battery-efficient device. And it has a new feature, Expedition Mode, that greatly reduces power requirements. Its attributes are easy to describe to anyone familiar with past Garmin products: Take Garmin's best GPS receiver and combine… Full review