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Cobra GPS 500

Cobra GPS 500
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2 reviews

Sep, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of Cobra GPS 500. The average rating for this product is 1.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the price and performance are generally positive, but many are negative about the reliability and screen.

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On average, users rate this product 20/100 and experts rate this product 40/100.

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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 Reviewers are impressed by the price. The performance is also mentioned favorably. The reliability and screen get less positive opinions.

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

Sep, 2015

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O Brother, Where Am I


A longtime manufacturer of CB radios and other electronics devices, Cobra Electronics Corp. has entered the GPS field. Although the Cobra GPS 500 provides the basics in terms of interface design and function, it offers little more, besides a low price.

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