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Garmin GPS 72 GPS Receiver

Garmin GPS 72 GPS Receiver
alaScore 75

159 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The value for money and screen are also appreciated.

usability, screen, value for money, performance, design

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 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 159 reviews)

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Anchor alarm is a joke

 

Bought this unit for 1 reason, to sit in our berth at night on our sailboat and function as an anchor alarm. Turns out the alarms on Garmin handhelds beep 3 times in about one second and then stop. The sound is hardly audible. An alarm should sound until the user shuts it off. I pointed this out to Garmin, they agreed it was an oversight and said maybe they might correct with firmware update, they haven't done so to date. Do not buy this unit if you need a useful alarm.

Acquires satellites quickly

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Garmin GPS 72H

 

If you're in the market for a basic handheld GPS receiver that can handle all kinds of weather, the GPS 72H would make a very good choice. Street or terrain maps can be had from the competition at this price point, but the waterproof design and...

Waterproof and floatsHigh contrast 120 x 160 pixel LCD display500 waypoints, 50 routes9-button user interface

Lacks street or terrain maps

The Garmin GPS 72H is a handheld, waterproof GPS receiver that floats...

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impossible to figure out. Loses signal under a tree!

 

Total waste of money.

nothing to like

Have to have the manual to figure anything out, but doesn't give good information anyway. Drops the signal constantly. Compass only works while you are moving. Where is the map? Total waste of money

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Amazon review summary for Garmin GPS 72 GPS Receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Garmin GPS 72 GPS Receiver from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, screen, size, performance

92% 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 010-00309-00 GPS 72 Personal Navigation UnitGarmin GPS 72 Handheld GPS

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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.

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Terrible

 

Bought this GPS a year ago, took it back yesterday. The GPS is terrible. No map to guide by, but even then, you would be a good many YARDS off your target. The website is terrible and has very few Geocaches on it. Trust me, don't buy this unit. Without...

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Not accurate at all

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Missing parts ?

 

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

Accurate, Large Screen, Quick Signal

Difficult To Set Up

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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

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Garmin GPS 72

 

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Amazon review summary for Garmin GPS 72 GPS Receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 21 user reviews of Garmin GPS 72 GPS Receiver from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, screen, memory

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin 72H GPS Worldwide (Bundle)Garmin GPS 72, International Marine Point DatabaseGarmin 72H GPS - Worldwide

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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

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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

Dimensions & Weight

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

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

Header

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

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:50
Tracklog Points:2048
Tracks:10
Waypoints:500
Waypoints per route:50