GPS Receivers

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Handheld
GPS Watches

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other
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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

Garmin Foretrex 101

rated 5 of 5 stars Good basic wrist GPS available for £xx on Ebay and actually more useful than many GPS devices at £xxx So why would I bother reviewing a bit of kit that is so old it was probably the second backup nav system for Noah after the dove and the olive branch and probably guesswork? Simply put, I am a fan of writing down what you need then finding the cheapest but most bomb proof way of getting it. I understand the attraction of easy link wifi enabled blue-tooth watches, but in the end so few people even… Full review

Garmin eTrex 30x

rated 4 of 5 stars Not the biggest screen and most functionality, but sufficient for even the toughest backcountry use. I agree that it could use a strap and battery in the package. SD card is personal. I bought a 32MB and it works fine. I kind of agree with other review person, but I do my research and found a site to use free Open Source maps that can be converted to Garmin maps. I knew beforehand I wasn't going to buy those expensive Garmin maps, but for the general public this could be a real downer. Full review

Garmin eTrex 10

rated 5 of 5 stars Supurb basic GPS I use for all my ultra running mountain events and mountain leadership, mainly to save tracks and also follow GPX routes I have designed on Strava and downloaded. Works as a USB stick in essence, so no need for Garmin software except to update firmware. You can use maps on it, but its a hack involving replacing the basemap, YouTube shows you how!! This is a basic GPS that you need to go and learn how to use. IF you do you get a cheap but effective receiver you can design routes… Full review

Garmin inReach Explorer+

rated 4 of 5 stars Best option on the market for a cross between a locator beacon and a cell phone when cell coverage is not available. GPS features aren't great for typical Garmin products, but still serves its purpose. Overall it's a great product and I feel it will serve its purpose well for my upcoming solo backpacking trip in Alaska where cell coverage is non-existent. I don't really need the mapping ability, but it was a nice plus. The primary reason I bought it was for the SOS capability, secondary was to… Full review

Garmin Foretrex 301

rated 4 of 5 stars Tough little device, handy for hiking and other active sports. I use this device for hunting, jogging, canoeing, and hiking for about three years. While it’s too small to have detailed maps and other niceties, its “breadcrumbs” mean I can always find my way back to the start, and I can focus on looking for game, instead of looking for markers to backtrack. The “AAA” batteries make it a little bulky, but it means you can change to fresh batteries while you are out for extended periods. … Full review

Garmin eTrex 20

rated 4 of 5 stars The Garmin eTrex 20 is a great handheld GPS unit. This is great for hiking, biking, or just having a spare lying around for when you need to get off grid. The Garmin eTrex 20 is a great handheld GPS unit. I use this unit every day for work as a forestry technician. This unit, in my experience, has usually 3-7 meters of accuracy in Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. It always seems to have reception, others I have had do not. This GPS gets dragged around in the forest with no mercy. It has a decent… Full review

Suunto X9i

rated 1 of 5 stars Save you money—poor manufactuer support! This GPS device was made to support the Suunto brand directly by not providing their product through general retail outlets, and to make the product sealed, preventing customers changing their own battery. This device must be sent to the local national Sunnto-owned and operated office for battery change. This product is priced-fixed through Suunto authorized dealers only. A MAP price is forced on those Suunto-authorized dealers.  They are not allowed to… Full review

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

Top-Rated GPS Receivers

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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Trace
$200 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
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Brunton Get-Back Mini GPS Handheld GPS Receiver
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Brunton Multi-Navigator System Handheld GPS Receiver
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user rating: 2.5 of 5 (9)
Bushnell BackTrack Handheld GPS Receiver
 
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Bushnell ONIX 400 Handheld GPS Receiver
user rating: 3 of 5 (4)
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user rating: 3 of 5 (4)
DeLorme Earthmate GPS PN-20 Handheld GPS Receiver
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
DeLorme Earthmate GPS PN-30 Handheld GPS Receiver
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
DeLorme Earthmate GPS PN-40 Handheld GPS Receiver
discontinued
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
DeLorme Earthmate PN-60 Handheld GPS Receiver
$300 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w Handheld GPS Receiver
$350 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
DeLorme inReach Handheld GPS Receiver / Locator Beacon
$250 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
DeLorme inReach Explorer Handheld GPS Receiver / Locator Beacon
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
DeLorme inReach SE Locator Beacon / Handheld GPS Receiver
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin 72 WAAS Handheld GPS Receiver
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Garmin Alpha 100 Handheld GPS Receiver
Garmin Astro 430 Handheld GPS Receiver
$650
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Garmin Colorado 300 Handheld GPS Receiver
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user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Garmin Colorado 400c Handheld GPS Receiver
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Garmin Colorado 400t Handheld GPS Receiver
discontinued
Garmin Edge 1000 Handheld GPS Receiver
user rating: 2 of 5 (14)
Garmin Edge 305 Handheld GPS Receiver
discontinued
Garmin Edge 500 Handheld GPS Receiver
$250 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Garmin Edge 705 Handheld GPS Receiver
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Garmin Epix GPS Watch
$550
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Garmin eTrex Handheld GPS Receiver
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Garmin eTrex 10 Handheld GPS Receiver
$82 - $109
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin eTrex 20 Handheld GPS Receiver
$200 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Garmin eTrex 20x Handheld GPS Receiver
$150 - $199
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (6)
Garmin eTrex 30 Handheld GPS Receiver
$300 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Garmin eTrex 30x Handheld GPS Receiver
$300
user rating: 2 of 5 (3)
Garmin eTrex H Handheld GPS Receiver
$100 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Garmin eTrex Legend Handheld GPS Receiver
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user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Garmin eTrex Legend Cx Handheld GPS Receiver
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Garmin eTrex Legend HCx Handheld GPS Receiver
$250 MSRP
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin eTrex Summit HC Handheld GPS Receiver
Garmin eTrex Touch 25 Handheld GPS Receiver
Garmin eTrex Touch 35t Handheld GPS Receiver
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin eTrex Venture Cx Handheld GPS Receiver
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Garmin eTrex Vista Handheld GPS Receiver
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin eTrex Vista Cx Handheld GPS Receiver
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Garmin eTrex Vista HCx Handheld GPS Receiver
$300 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Garmin fenix GPS Watch
Garmin fenix 2 GPS Watch
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin fenix 3 GPS Watch
$500 - $549
Garmin fenix 3 HR GPS Watch
$550
Garmin fenix 3 Sapphire GPS Watch
Garmin fenix 5 GPS Watch
$550 - $619
Garmin fenix 5 Sapphire GPS Watch
$650 - $719
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