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GlobalSat BU-353 WaterProof USB GPS Receiver

GlobalSat BU-353 WaterProof USB GPS Receiver
alaScore 78

272 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 272 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reliability and build quality. The usability and performance also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the GlobalSat BU-353 WaterProof USB GPS Receiver is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 214 user reviews of GlobalSat BU-353 WaterProof USB GPS Receiver from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: GlobalSat BU-353 Waterproof USB GPS Receiver

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piece of equipment, especially when using laptop/notebook as navigation device. extremely easy installation and fastest satellite acquisition i've seen in this class of device.can recommend to anyone

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Global Sat BU-353


Just wanted a GPS to work with Ordance Survey digital maps and Inssider programme. Computer is 64 bit AMD proc. using W 7. Had difficulty in setting up with the CD supplied. The date of the programme was Nov 2009, went on to web site and the new...


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The Mouse that ROARED!


Cracking gadget, extremely sensitive and relatively easy to set up. As I sit in my lounge typing this with the GPS mouse connected I can see that it has a 'fix' with no less than 8 satellites ... INDOORS! Magnetic base, decent length cable and a useful...

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GPS Mouse


CRACKING PRODUCT .... without a doubt the most sensitive GPS receiver I've ever encountered... and I've been into Mountaineering and car GPS since the earliest days so have experienced a wide range of products. Happily picks up many satellites and...

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Excellent little GPS receiver!!


I bought this item on the glowing reviews I had read all over the internet and I was not disappointed!For the price, the build quality is excellent and the performance is great. It acquires satellite lock very quickly and works out of the box on my...

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Avis sur GlobalSat BU-353


Un peu cher par rapport au prix US (35$), mais livraison sans souci en 2 jours seulement.Installé sous Windows Vista et testé sur Google Earth et GRlevel3, il fonctionne parfaitement et reçoit les satellites même à l'intérieur de mon appartement !Un...

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Good product but.....


Good kit, easy to install on Windows 7 with the updated driver download. Works well in it's own test program. Probably incompatabillity with my navigation software is preventing connection to that.

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Good in parts


On the plus side, the receiver works well and picks up a signal quickly - it even works without a direct sight of the sky. This is the most important thing, so good.On the negative side, the software is pants. I tried to run the XP drivers but kept...

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Top Gadget


Once I got it working it is a fantastic performer. It quickly locks on to satellites even in a room with curtains closed, and as such is the best GPS engine I have ever used. I have already used it with 'EasyCharts' RYA Chartplotter, and Microsoft...

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GlobalSat BU-353


Connected via USB to a laptop computer operating navigational software. It's a excellent product.