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Garmin GPS 72 GPS Receiver

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 reviews of Garmin GPS 72 GPS Receiver. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and reliability. The performance and price also get good feedback. Many are critical about the memory and maps.

usability, price, performance, reliability, screen

maps, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin GPS 72 GPS Receiver is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin GPS 72 GPS Receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Garmin GPS 72 GPS Receiver from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the screen and reliability. The price and usability also get good feedback.

usability, price, reliability, screen

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin GPS 72, International Marine Point DatabaseGarmin GPS 72, International Marine Point Database

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin GPS 72 GPS Receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Garmin GPS 72 GPS Receiver from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Views about the screen and reliability are generally positive. The performance and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the maps.

usability, price, performance, reliability, screen

maps

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin GPS 72 Handheld GPS NavigatorGarmin GPS 72 Handheld GPS Navigator

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Morris Wright (tigergps.com)

Garmin GPS 72

 

I use my Garmin GPS 72 on my Catalina 25 sailboat. I only use itfor boat speed and direction and it works perfect. It is what I needed and therefore is a perfect addition to my sailboat gauges.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: Jan (radioshack.com)

Missing parts ?

 

Missing a good connecting cable with two fitting connectors, one on each side !

Accurate, Large Screen, Quick Signal

Difficult To Set Up

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: texfred (radioshack.com)

Great low cost GPS for trail or water

 

Used it on my sailboat with great success. Has marine maps.

Accurate, Large Screen, Quick Navigation, Quick Signal, Reliable Reception

No cons

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: (gpsfaq.com)

Garmin GPS 72

 
Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Doug Wardle (outdoorsmagic.com)

BRILLIANT FIRST GPS

 

An excellent piece of kit, simple to use and ideal as a first GPS. Big screen and works really well with my Fuigawi software. Reasonably priced too. Highly reccomended.

Plenty of routes, biggish screen, easy to use. Totally waterproof

lack of memory. eat batteries for breakfast

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: Eric Smith (outdoorsmagic.com)

Excellent basic GPS for the hills

 

All you really need in a GPS for the hills. 50 routes gives more than enough flexibility for when you don't really know where you'll end up. The satellite altitude read-out is plenty accurate enough to give you a quick position on a topo map and who...

50 routes; large(ish) screen; up to 6 concurrent data readouts; ease of use

Size

Aug, 2003

Product Specifications

The GPS 72 is a low-cost solution for land or marine navigation designed to provide precise GPS positioning using correction data obtained from the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS). The GPS 72 can provide position accuracy to less than three meters when receiving WAAS corrections. This rugged, waterproof, unsinkable GPS receiver offers a large, 4-level grayscale screen. It's designed as the next generation in basic, entry-level Garmin GPS.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):16hour(s)/18hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:120 x 160

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Certificates

RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Grey
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.2in
Height:6.2in
Weight:7.7oz/7.9oz/7.9oz / 16oz
Width:2.7in

Display

Display:LCD
Display Resolution:120 x 160
Display size (HxV):1.6 x 2.2
Display size (HxV) (imperial):1.6 x 2.2
Gray scale levels:4
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery life (max):16
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:2

GPS Performance

Acquisition times - autolocate:300
Acquisition times - cold:45
Acquisition times - warm:15
Channels quantity:12
DGPS accuracy - position:118.1
DGPS accuracy - velocity:0.05
GPS accuracy - position:590.6
GPS accuracy - velocity:0.05
Update rate:1
WAAS capability: Yes

GPS Software

Maps Included:Europe/North America / South America/North America / South America

GPS System

Connectivity:Serial/Serial / USB
DGPS:DGPS ready
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking / Marine/Marine / Hiking
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

GPS Type

Auto: No
Aviation: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): Yes
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:72/72 Marine Pack/72H
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin GPS

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Automatic routing: No
Barometric altimeter: No
Electronic compass: No
Photo navigation: No
Position format:Lat/Lon, Loran TDs, Maidenhead, MGRS, UTM/UPS
Routes:50
Routes quantity:50
Tracklog Points:2048
Tracks:10
Tracks quantity:10
Waypoints:500
Waypoints per route:50

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-15 - 70
Operating temperature range (T-T):-15 - 70

Other Features

Basemap: No
Dynamics:6g
GPS receiver:WAAS
Interface:RS232 NMEA 0183, RTCM 104 DGPS / Serial

Power

Battery life (max):16
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:2

Technical Details

Area calculation: Yes
Color of product:Black / Grey
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld
Hunt/fish calendar: Yes
Image viewer: No
Interface Type:Thumb Stick
Number of Waypoints:500
Sun & moon information: Yes
Tide tables: No
Unit-to-unit transfer: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.18 / 6.18
Height:1.18 / 6.18
Weight:7.69
Width:2.72