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Cobra NavOne 4500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Cobra NavOne 4500. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The price and screen also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the route planning and reliability.

usability, screen, price, performance, design

reliability, route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Cobra NavOne 4500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Cobra NavOne 4500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Reviews about the design and size are generally positive. The price and screen also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the reliability. Opinions are divided on the route planning.

usability, screen, price, size, design


61% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cobra Nav One 4500 Mobile GPS Navigator with TrafficCobra Nav One 4500 Mobile GPS Navigator with Traffic

May, 2017

Expert review by: Billy Ristle (

Cobra NavOne 4500

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Craig Ellison (

Cobra NAV ONE 4500


Talk about seeing the big picture. Cobra Electronics' NavOne 4500 portable GPS navigation system ($929.95 direct) sports a 5-inch, 320by-240 pixel touch screen that makes it a lot easier to see your desired route at a glance. The device includes a...

Large 5-inch screen. Excellent Points-of-Interest database. Integrated live traffic data

Limited routing options. Routes generated seemed less optimal than routes to same destinations generated by competing products

The NavOne 4500's 5-inch screen and integrated live traffic data set it apart from other GPS devices, but its lack of routing options and indirect route suggestions are disappointing.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

Cobra NavOne 4500 review


Cobra NavOne 4500 When we reviewed the Cobra NavOne 3000 last year, we liked what we saw but thought the unit was heavy and expensive. It also lacked a touch screen. However, someone at Cobra must have done their homework, because the company's latest...

The Cobra NavOne 4500 features a large screen, an accurate receiver, and a quick satellite lock. It also has a traffic receiver, but you must live in a serviceable city to take advantage of it.

The Cobra NavOne 4500 occasionally suffers from slow route calculations, and it's heavy.

Real-time traffic updates, highly detailed maps, and a beautiful 5-inch color touch screen give the Cobra NavOne 4500 bragging rights as one of the hottest vehicle-navigation systems around.

Dec, 2005

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Feb, 2014

Expert review by: GPS Lodge (

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Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Scott Martin (

Cobra NavOne 4500 GPS arrives for Review at the GPS Lodge


The Cobra NavOne 4500 car GPS arrived for review at the GPS Lodge, and wow is this BIG. It is strikingly huge with its bright 5" screen and is heavy look and feel. The design is somewhat retro with its chrome trim and its sharper defined edges. ...

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: rkyracer1 (

Returned to Cobra


Loaded with features

Would not produce fastest or shortest routes.

May, 2007

Product Specifications

Cobra Electronics is a leading global manufacturer of mobile communications products for consumers, having attained a leadership position in every market in which it currently does business. Cobra has a track record of designing innovative and award-winning products. PRODUCT FEATURES: Ultra-bright color display; Real-time traffic information; Street-level detail map on board and ready to use; iA.S.A.P. technology allows faster acquisition and uninterrupted satellite signal reception; Choose from 2D view, 3D bird's eye view or terrain view maps.

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:5"
Diagonal Size (metric):12.7 cm
Resolution:320 x 240

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / USA

GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Distance / ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) / Speed
Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver


Country Kits:North America
Manufacturer:Cobra Electronics
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Cobra NavOne