GPS Receivers

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Handheld
GPS Watches

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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 (7)
Garmin Foretrex 101 reviewed Jul 11, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Garmin eTrex 30x reviewed Jul 6, 2018
$300
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Garmin eTrex 10 reviewed Jul 5, 2018
$110
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Garmin inReach Explorer+ reviewed Jun 18, 2018
$450
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin Foretrex 301 reviewed Jun 15, 2018
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin eTrex 20 reviewed Mar 23, 2018
$200 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (13)
Suunto X9i reviewed Jan 28, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Magellan eXplorist-710 reviewed Jan 3, 2018
$550 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Foretrex 601 reviewed Dec 13, 2017
$250
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 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin GPSMap 64s reviewed May 15, 2017
$300 - $399
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
 
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 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin fenix 3 reviewed Jul 14, 2016
$500 - $549
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
$350 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire reviewed Oct 7, 2015
$300 - $498
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
$170 - $229
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
$200 MSRP
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
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
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
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