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Cobra GPS100 Handheld GPS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and build quality. The usability and value for money also get good opinions. The reliability and performance get negative views.

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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 63/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Cobra GPS100 Handheld GPS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Cobra GPS100 Handheld GPS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

usability, build quality, performance, value for money

reliability

23% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cobra GPS 100 1.1-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorCobra GPS 100 Global Positioning System with 18 Channels

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Cobra GPS 100

 

Review: 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.

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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

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""cheap" in every sense"

 

I have had the Cobra GPS 100 for over a year now and I have used it only a couple times. The reason for this is because of the hassle it gave me when I got it. I decided to give it another shot yesterday just to make sure it was not user error. I am...

durable, inexpensive

freezes up a lot

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"A totally useless product that simply does not work."

 

You really don't want to waste any money on this cobra100 gps because the bottom line here is that it won't work for you. It takes several minutes to acquire satelites then cheerfully looses them causing the unit to give wildly inaccurate results. Even...

It was cheap (ebay) so it only cost me $50 to learn never to buy anything from Cobra again

wont acquire sats, or takes too long then looses them, not accurate

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A totally useless product that simply does not work.

 

You really don't want to waste any money on this cobra100 gps because the bottom line here is that it won't work for you. It takes several minutes to acquire satelites then cheerfully looses them causing the unit to give wildly inaccurate results. Even...

It was cheap (ebay) so it only cost me $50 to learn never to buy anything from Cobra again

wont acquire sats, or takes too long then looses them, not accurate

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Cobra GPS 100

 

I have had the Cobra GPS 100 for over a year now and I have used it only a couple times. The reason for this is because of the hassle it gave me when I got it. I decided to give it another shot yesterday just to make sure it was not user error. I am...

durable, inexpensive

freezes up a lot

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Cobra GPS 100

 

You really don't want to waste any money on this cobra100 gps because the bottom line here is that it won't work for you. It takes several minutes to acquire satelites then cheerfully looses them causing the unit to give wildly inaccurate results. Even...

It was cheap (ebay) so it only cost me $50 to learn never to buy anything from Cobra again

wont acquire sats, or takes too long then looses them, not accurate

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Poor Performance

 

I have had this unit for about 24 hours (I admit, not long enough to make a proper assessment of the product.) and I have yet to establish a connection with the GPS network of satelites, despite many tries in various locations under wide-open blue...

Easy to use, even without manual

Poor satelite connection

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"Poor Performance"

 

I have had this unit for about 24 hours (I admit, not long enough to make a proper assessment of the product.) and I have yet to establish a connection with the GPS network of satelites, despite many tries in various locations under wide-open blue...

Easy to use, even without manual

Poor satelite connection

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Cobra GPS 100

 

I have had this unit for about 24 hours (I admit, not long enough to make a proper assessment of the product.) and I have yet to establish a connection with the GPS network of satelites, despite many tries in various locations under wide-open blue...

Easy to use, even without manual

Poor satelite connection

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

Depth:1.5in
Height:4.7in
Weight:5.3oz
Width:2.3in

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
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Cobra Electronics
Model:100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Cobra GPS

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:1
Tracklog Points:2000
Tracks:10
Waypoints:500
Waypoints per route:50
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