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Garmin GPSMAP 172C GPS Receiver

Garmin GPSMAP 172C GPS Receiver
alaScore 71

18 reviews

Oct, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the screen. The usability also gets good feedback.

price, usability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin GPSMAP 172C GPS Receiver is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin GPSMAP 172C GPS Receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 172C GPS Receiver from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin GPSMap 172C 4.5-Inch Waterproof Marine GPS and ChartplotterGarmin GPSMap 172C 4.5-Inch Waterproof Marine GPS and Chartplotter (External Antenna)

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Garmin 172C Solid Investment

 

This past July I decided to buy a chartplotter for my 20' fishing boat. At the time I could not truly place a finger on my need for one, other than safety. My wife questioned my sanity as GPS / Chartplotters are fairly expensive items.

Color screen, Accurate as can be, Intuitive

A bit pricey

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Product Specifications

The GPSMAP 172C fixed-mount chartplotter offers brilliant sunlight-readable color LCD, robust features, and a user-friendly interface - in a compact, value-priced console. It comes standard with a built-in worldwide marine basemap and accepts MapSource BlueChart offshore marine cartography - featuring detailed depth contours, inter-tidal zones, wrecks, navaids, and many other points of interest. For small-water anglers, the GPSMAP 172C is compatible with MapSource Recreational Lakes with Fishing Hot Spots - featuring fishing areas, boat ramps, marinas, and hazards for hundreds of popular U.S. and Canadian lakes. Pre-programmed data cards can be easily inserted into the slot on the front of the unit. For added flexibility, mariners can upgrade the GPSMAP 172C to a full-fledged combination chartplotter/sounder at any time by adding a Garmin GSD 20 "black box" sonar and transducer.

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.5"
Diagonal Size (metric):11.4 cm
Resolution:320 x 320

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.7in
Height:4.8in
Weight:15.5oz
Width:6.2in

GPS System

Connectivity:Serial
DGPS:DGPS ready
GPS Functions / Services:MOB (Man Overboard) / Tide Tab
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Marine
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:172C
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin GPSMAP

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:50
Tracklog Points:10000
Tracks:15
Waypoints:3000
Waypoints per route:50
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