Cobra 8500 PROHD

7" Professional Navigation System with Live Weather, Fuel Prices, Traffic and Lifetime Map Updates


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General Features:

  • 7" Professional Driver GPS Navigation System
  • High definition 7" touchscreen display
  • State of the art unit provides live and predictive traffic*, live fuel price weather updates**
    • * No subscription required
    • ** Fuel and weather updates require a Wi-Fi connection
    • Internal patch antenna provides GPS signal
  • Lifetime map updates ensure you always have the most accurate, up-to-date maps available
  • AURA™ spped and redlight camera warnings
  • 4 times more trucking attributes coverage on secondary roads and dock-to-dock routing
  • Enhanced state mileage logs and hours of service timers
  • Truck friendly points of interest powered by ProMiles and TruckDown
    • POI's include truck stops, weigh stations, repair locations, parking, rest stops, pharmacies and lodging
    • Also includes over 12 million standard points of interest
  • Compatible with U.S. and Canadian truck types
    • 20 total truck types including straight truck, single and double trailers in various axle configurations
  • Lane assist with junction view for simplified guidance
  • Multiple routing options including shortest time, shortest distance, National Network, Avoid Toll and Avoid Freeway
  • Truck specific map data coverage including complete STAA national highway network and state access roads, national bridge inventory list and national HazMat route registry
  • Includes trip cost calculator
  • Shows sunrise/sunset times for your location and route destination
  • Internal rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
  • Memory expansion slot supports up to 32GB SD/MMC card
  • Built-in 2W speakers provide audible alerts
  • Dimensions: 7.2"W x 1"D x 4.6"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 90 Day Sonic Electronix Warranty

Portable GPS Features

Screen Size
The screen size dimension is measured diagonally in inches.
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Resolution (pixels)
A display's pixel resolution defines its ability to resolve fine details. Digital TVs and projectors measure screen resolution in pixels. The higher the resolution, the more detailed the picture will be.
800 x 480 
Does not allow water to pass through the device keeping it dry.
Built-In Antenna
Provides superior reception and can provide position accuracy.
Traffic Tuner
In-dash navigation units with satellite radio have the option for a traffic tuner, also called a Traffic Message Channel. A Traffic Message Channel (TMC) is used to deliver traffic and travel information directly to the driver. When the TMC is built-in a navigation unit, it can help direct the driver to take alternative routes when traffic is bad.

Navigation Features

Portable Navigation Use
This is the intended use of the navigation device.

Road: These navigation devices assist in driving.

Sports: These navigation devices are used primarily for sports such as golf, cycling, and other fitness sports.

Trail: These navigation devices are used for off road and trail applications.

Water: These navigation devices are used on boats and for marine applications.

These are the maps that come with the navigation unit.
Continental 48 USA
Map Source
Maps are typically built into the navigation unit or they can be uploaded from a disc or memory card. They usually cover the United States and all or parts of Canada. Built-in flash memory maps typically respond faster than disc loaded maps.
SD Card
Traffic Lane Guidance
Traffic Lane guidance is a convenient feature among navigation units. It enabled the navigation unit to tell the driver which lane that they should be in at any given time. This becomes quite useful when a particular lane is needed to exit the freeway or make a necessary turn.
Points of Interest
The number of points of interest included on the maps. Points of interest may include gas stations, restaurants, city centers, hotels, airports, and tourist attractions.
12 Million

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
90 days
Labor Warranty Duration
90 days
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating

Arthur E. Carroll

Brooklyn,New York

Cobra 8500 GPS

December 3, 2015

This is my second gps from this company and would like to tell everyone how incredible this product is. it does everything it advertise. I really enjoy all the warning features it displays. In the areas that i drive in, there parkways everywhere. this gps makes sure that i avoid them. with the ability to switch from commercial to automobile is like having two gps. I really enjoy this product.

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Cobra 8500 PROHD

7" Professional Navigation System with Live Weather, Fuel Prices, Traffic and Lifetime Map Updates


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