Even though Cobra had to replace two GPS 100s under…
5 October 2006
Excerpt: Even though Cobra had to replace two GPS 100s under warranty, I still rate this unit with four stars. It takes a little time to understand some nuances about it, but once you do, it's quite an instrument.
Summary: Even if it is half the price of a Garmin, just save your money and put'm towards the leader. Why does the aviation industry uses Garmin? Why the oil exploration industry in the most remote places of Alaska uses Garmin?
Summary: I bought this unit to start goe-caching. So-far I have found it to be as accurate as any other brand providing, as the manual says, I have a "clear view of the sky". I have checked its positioning against every cache I have found so far and it is typicaly within 2 or 3 meters.
Summary: I have used several GPS units (Cobra, Garmin, Magellan) and this is, by far, the worst of the bunch. Same problems as others have noted: no signal on a clear day in the middle of a field, lost contatct with satellites on a regular basis, HIGHLY inaccurate for both direction and elevation, and the...
Summary: There is no signal. I got this unit for geocaching. In this "sport", you must have precise accuracy. Most of the time the accuracy reading is 40 feet or worse. This unit claims to have accuracy to within 10 feet.
Summary: First let me say that I'm not one of those GPS users who expects to have a signal everywhere I go. After all, these satellites are miles above the earth floating in space! So while I expect to lose signals every now and then I don't expect to never receive them.
Summary: Whats going on with the poor reviews? I bought this and have been overwhelming delighted with it. No, it's not top of the line, but worth more than the selling price. It works great! Accurate to within a few feet thanks to the WAAS feature. Geocaching is a blast!
Summary: I am new to the GPS user world and had high hopes for this unit. Its primary use was going to be simple for hunting & hiking help. I have read several negative reports that describe fairly accurately the same troubles I have.