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Cobra GPS100 Handheld GPS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Cobra GPS100 Handheld GPS. The average rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the screen and durability are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the design. Many are less positive about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Cobra GPS100 Handheld GPS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 64/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Cobra GPS100 Handheld GPS from The average user rating for this product is 1.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Reviews about the durability and performance are generally positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, but there are some negative reviews about the reliability.

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12% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cobra GPS 100 Global Positioning System with 18 ChannelsCobra GPS 100 Global Positioning System with 18 Channels

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

Cobra GPS 100 review


Review summary Cobra Electronics is fairly new to the GPS market, and it shows. The GPS 100, a low-cost, no-frills handheld for the outdoors enthusiast, boasts an 18-channel receiver and ASAP (Accelerated Satellite Acquisition Protocol) technology....

Inexpensive; accurate tracking; easy to use.

Long acquisition times; loses satellite reception; not waterproof as advertised.

The Cobra GPS 100's attractive price tag doesn't make up for its lackluster performance.

May, 2004

Consumer review by: SidneyB (

This is my first GPS


It always takes me right where I am trying to get to

Takes a little time to lock on the frist time when using it

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Kevin (

Great entry-level product for low price.


Low cost, ease of use, 18 channels, elevation readings

No PC connectivity,

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: Mr-1216 (

Afraid to get lost - well, You just might. ”


Well, this item you might find quite cheap online, but you get what you paid for. Definately not for Geocachers (once you're within 60 - 100 ft range, it stops navigating, so you have to keep going by comapring current coordinates with coords of...

Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

This 18 parallel channel GPS receiver continuously tracks and uses up 18 satellites to compute and update user's position giving quickest acquisition time of any handheld recreational GPS receiver available. Store up to 500 waypoints with names and symbols. Create 1 route with up to 50 waypoints. Save up to 10 tracks from the track log with the ability to navigate the track path in both forward and reverse. Choose from up to 100 map datums to compare with a paper map or other navigational reference. Choose from 18 position formats used to display the location coordinates. The GPS 100Automatically tracks your travel with up to 2, 000 log points. Selectable Data Fields function lets the user display up to 5 fields about their position or navigation chosen from: Accuracy, Average Speed, Bearing, Date, Destination, Elevation, ETA, Location, Maximum Speed, Odometer, Power, Speed, Time, Trip Odometer, Trip Time. Unit, User Guide and Quick Reference Guide support 8 languages including Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish. Additional features include Compass, Altimeter, Clock, Indefinite User Data Storage.

Built-in Display

Resolution:128 x 64

Dimensions & Weight


GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Bearing / Distance / Electronic compass / Elevation / ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) / NorthFinder / 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