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Garmin GPSMAP 76

Garmin GPSMAP 76
alaScore 72

120 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 76. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin GPSMAP 76 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 76 from 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

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin GPSMAP 76 Waterproof Handheld GPS (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Garmin GPSMAP 76 Waterproof Handheld GPS (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

Garmin GPSMAP 76


The Garmin GPSMAP 76 is probably Garmin's most popular entry-level marine handheld. This greyscale unit floats and can accommodate up to 8MB of added maps. Its pre-loaded basemap brings marine navigation aids, including lights, buoys, sound signals and...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: James Hutchinson (

Garmin GPSMAP 76


Relatively cheap but somewhat flawed.

Inexpensive, external antenna connection

Limited memory, slow performance, no direct USB connectivity, no electronic compass

Though a relatively cheap price point is sure to entice, several gaps in functionality make the GPSMAP 76 somewhat undesirable. It is functional if PC connectivity isn’t paramount, but for the most part it's worth paying more for the extra features.

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: matt (



I never really got the hang of thi unit until it failed. I was on a kakak trip and noticed the battary compartment was very hot. Water had entered. Dried it out and put in new battaries but still no go.

Seems ok

The battary compartment leaked in salt water and now the thing does not work at all. I suspect Newegg will send me another one and I can evaluate it. Just don't rely only on a gps on your venture

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Sandra (

My new GPSMAP 76


So I finally got around to upgrading my trusty 3 year old GPS navigator to a new GPSMAP 76. Since I found the screen on the Map76 was much easier to read in the sunlight than the smaller screens on the other models. In addition, you can upload map data...

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: KWitsman (

Older GPS still does the job


Just because it's not a color screen, some would look down on this GPS, but that is short-sighted. The large screen has good contrast; easy to read. The only short-coming is the 8MB of memory. I'd like to load the more detailed maps, but I can still...

Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Long Battery Life, Reliable Performance, Strong Construction

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: live4java (

Garmin GPSMAP 76 Versatile Navigator GPS Receiver


Excellent choice as a backup to a larger GPS Chartplotter, or as your primary GPS on a small boat. Accurate. Rugged. Reliable.GPS 76 and 76MapPros:Accurate. Reliable. Reasonably priced.Cons:None, really.

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: mrgizzard (

Garmin GPSMAP 76 Versatile Navigator GPS Receiver


If we lived in a simpler world, a kinder world, this would be a lovely device.Undisclosed LocationsPros:Works well.Cons:But do you know for sure how well?

Nov, 2005

Product Specifications


Built-in camera: No


RoHS compliance: Yes


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


Display number of colors:Monochrome
Display Resolution:180 x 240
Display size (HxV):1.6 x 2.2
Display size (HxV) (imperial):1.6 x 2.2
Gray scale levels:4
Touch screen: No

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:0.05m/s
DGPS accuracy - velocity:3
GPS accuracy - position:590.6
GPS accuracy - velocity:0.05
WAAS capability: Yes

GPS Type

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


Map storage:Internal storage
Map view options:2D


Automatic routing: No
Barometric altimeter: No
Electronic compass: No
Photo navigation: No
Position format:Lat/Lon, Maidenhead, UTM/UPS
Routes quantity:50
Speed limits: Yes
Tracks quantity:10000


Bluetooth:No / Yes

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Internal memory:8
Number of tracklog Points:10000
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1


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

Technical Details

Area calculation: Yes
Color of product:Black / Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Handheld
Hunt/fish calendar: Yes
Image viewer: No
Interface Type:Thumb Stick
Number of Waypoints:1000
Sun & moon information: Yes
Tide tables: Yes
Unit-to-unit transfer: No

Weight & Dimensions