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Cobra GPS 500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Cobra GPS 500. The average rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price. The performance also gets good reviews, but many are critical about the design and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Cobra GPS 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Cobra GPS 500 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on People really like the price. The performance also gets good feedback, but many are less positive about the reliability and screen.

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This summary is based on the products: Cobra GPS 500 2MB Global Positioning System with 18 ChannelsCobra GPS 500 2MB Global Positioning System with 18 Channels

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Davis D. Janowski, Oliver Kaven (

Cobra GPS 500


A longtime manufacturer of CB radios and other electronics devices, Cobra Electronics Corp. has entered the GPS field.

Finally, we encountered problems with the device's ergonomics. Our thumb often covered a part of the screen when we were using the GPS 500's pointer stick. All in all, you can do better with a similar entry-level device, such as the Garmin Geko 101 or...

May, 2004

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Cobra GPS 500 review


Cobra GPS 500

Accurate tracking; user-friendly menus.

Weak receiver; low-resolution display; inconvenient joystick placement; not waterproof.

While not as expensive as similar handheld units, the Cobra GPS 500 suffers from a weak receiver and a few design flaws.

May, 2004

Product Specifications

The Cobra GPS 500 features 18 parallel channels for faster acquisition time! Accelerated Satellite Acquisition Protocol gets you up and running up to twice as fast as any other recreational GPS receiver. Base Map includes continental U.S. state boundaries, Canadian political boundaries, European country boundaries and hundreds of worldwide cities.


Run Time (Up To):12hour(s)

GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / Europe / USA

GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Altimeter / Distance / Electronic compass / Elevation / ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) / Speed / Time/date
Receiver:18 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking
Type:GPS receiver


Manufacturer:Cobra Electronics
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Cobra GPS


Waterproof: Yes


Tracklog Points:2000
Waypoints per route:50