The 9 Best Bluetooth GPS Receivers

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Since the initial publication of this wiki in January of 2019, we've made 2 edits to this page. The global positioning system satellite network is one of humanity's greatest achievements, and whether you're flying, driving, or hiking, it helps to keep track of where you're located, and can guide you to your destination. Here are some of the most powerful, compact, and affordable GPS receivers that can be controlled using common, Bluetooth-equipped devices. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best bluetooth gps receiver on Amazon.

9. Holux RCV-3000

8. Dual Electronics XGPS160

7. Bad Elf 2300 Pro+

6. Emlid Reach RS+

5. Dual Electronics XGPS150A

4. Solmeta GMax-GD

3. Garmin GLO

2. Dual Electronics XGPS170D

1. Garmin Aera 660

Editor's Notes

February 19, 2019:

GPS technology is an absolute requirement of modern life, even if it usually operates just below the surface. While smartphones typically have their own, built-in receiver, those are often somewhat underpowered. They're rarely, if ever, sufficient for flying, and sometimes even the interior of a car or truck is too shielded for them to give very accurate readings. If you're in the market for something to add precision to automotive travel, consider the Garmin GLO, Bad Elf, or either of the less-expensive Dual Electronics units. Aviators, who more often than not require the most dependable option available, should look at the high-end Garmin and Dual models, which are quite pricey, but are built specifically with pilots in mind. The top-level Garmin is basically a self-contained flight instrument, even offering 3D visuals to help with low-visibility flight. And while it's awfully expensive, the Emlid is an extremely interesting choice. It combines a handful of technologies, resulting in incredibly accurate reporting, and it features a wider variety of connectivity options than almost any other.


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Last updated on February 22, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

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