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Garmin GPSMAP 76C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1140 reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 76C. 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. People are impressed by the size and screen. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the maps.

usability, performance, price, screen, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin GPSMAP 76C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 76C from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Reviewers are impressed by the screen and size. The price and performance also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability and maps.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GARMIN GPS trekking/marine GPSMAP 76CSxGARMIN GPS trekking/marine GPSMAP 76CSx

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Garmin GPSMAP 76C


alaTest has collected and analyzed 974 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 76C from 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 People really like the size and screen. The performance and price also get good comments, but there are some mixed views about the maps.

usability, price, performance, screen, size

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

This summary is based on the products: Garmin GPS 76CSX Handheld GPS with Barometric Altimeter and Electronic CompassGarmin GPS 76CSX Handheld GPS with Barometric Altimeter and Electronic Compass

Jun, 2018

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Garmin GPS76, GPSMAP76, GPSMAP76S, GPSMAP76CS and GPSMAP76CSx Handheld Mapping GPS Review


Garmin's handheld mapping GPS76 range includes the GPS76, GPSMAP76, GPSMAP76S, GPSMAP76CS and GPSMAP76CSx. They are nominated my Garmin as their mariner friendly mapping GPS devices which could be used for boating, hunting or fishing. The premium...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

Garmin GPSMAP 76CSx review


UPDATE: The GPSMAP 76CSx has been discontinued. For current recommendations, check out our handheld GPS buyers guide or our Garmin handheld GPS comparison chart. The Garmin GPSMAP 76CSx updates the Garmin GPSMAP 76CS with two major improvements. First,...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

Garmin GPSMap 76Cx Review


UPDATE: The GPSMAP 76Cx has been discontinued. We recommend the GPSMAP 78s as an alternative. The Garmin GPSMap 76Cx is an update of the popular Garmin GPSMap 76C, which has been well loved by mariners and landlubbers alike. The 76Cx has the new...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

Garmin GPSMap 76CS Review


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Dec, 2005

Expert review by : James Hutchinson (

Garmin GPSMAP 76Cx


A handheld GPS device that offers good value.

USB connectivity, microSD card slot, colour display

Poorly detailed base map

The GPSMAP 76Cx remedies the flaws of the GPSMAP 76, adding USB connectivity and a microSD card slot.

Nov, 2008

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Far superior to the 76cs that I lost. Better in heavy and dense brush and faster on tracking. Picks up far more sats also!!! Will do for the type of hunting we do for many years to come. Price was excellent and so was the delivery !!!

Nov, 2011

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Excellant product


My fellow fisherman....You're going to love this one. Don't buy anything else in a handheld. Buy this one and you'll be happy for quite sometime.

Beautiful screen. Sizing, colors, and resolution are great. Somewhat slow aquiring sattelites during power-up but, once it's done it has no problems tracking even in the worst conditions. Menus are easily accessable by pageing. Software installs...

Pricing on this instrument is falling. Buy it now if you want, or wait a few months. You wont be sorry.

Feb, 2009

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Absolutely thrilled with this product!!!


Buy a 2GB microSD card and the maps software with it. Then you can just load all the maps to the card and be done with it.

Very simple/intuitive to use. Portability is awesome. I have mounts in my truck and on my ATV and motorcycle. Easy to navigate to destination. There is really just too much to write about it. One thing I really like is the find feature. When I...


Dec, 2008

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great round-a-bout gps


Overall i am extremely satisfied with it. A garmin fan for now on!

great product! I geocache some and needed an upgrade being that my last gps was a garmin 3 (1997).. This one connects fast, stays connected. works indoors and in the car. The best thing i like is that it has routing for driving!. I have a Garmin...

i wish it could charge my NiMH when its plugin in via 5v USB. seems to think i move some when im standing still. (randomly, and it probably depends on my signal strength)

Aug, 2008

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Seems to do a good job. I'm curious what the best GPS device out there realy is. I had read lots of great reviews. It's my first GPS but I don't understand why it has to be the size of a generation one cell phone and have the interface of an old...

It works well and geocaching with it is very fun. It also seems to be fairly rugged.

It seems like this product simply never got on the technology autobahn. Why must it be so big and clunky and have such an ugly interface? I paid how much for this?

May, 2008

Product Specifications

The GPSMAP 76 is designed to provide precise GPS positioning using correction data obtained from the Wide Area Augmentation System. This unit features a built-in quad helix antenna for superior reception and can provide position accuracy to less than three meters when receiving WAAS corrections. The GPSMAP 76 has an internal memory capacity of eight megabytes. In addition, it comes with a built-in basemap of cities, coastlines, lakes, rivers, interstates, and interstate exit information and a database of nautical navaids. This unit has eight megabytes of internal user memory for storing optional MapSource - detailed maps, including marine cartography. This memory is preloaded from the factory with worldwide cities (populations greater than 200, 000) and nautical navigation aids such as lights, buoys, sound signals and day beacons. The GPSMAP 76 is also preloaded with tide data for the United States. An extra-large display measuring 1.6"W x 2.2"H gives users a clear view of information, while a waterproof case means the GPSMAP 76 will keep working well even if it has been submerged in water. Even more amazing, this unit will actually float if accidentally dropped in the water.


Run Time (Up To):16hour(s)/18hour(s)/20hour(s)/30hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:2.6"/2.9"
Diagonal Size (metric):6.6 cm/7.4 cm
Resolution:160 x 240/240 x 180




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

Dimensions & Weight



Display number of colors:256 colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:160 x 240
Display size (HxV):1.5 x 2.2 / 1.6 x 2.2 / 2.7
Display size (HxV) (imperial):1.5 x 2.2 / 1.6 x 2.2 / 2.7
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery life (max):10 / 18 / 20
Battery Technology:Alkaline
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:2

GPS Performance

Acquisition times - autolocate:45
Acquisition times - cold:38
Acquisition times - warm:1
DGPS accuracy - position:118.1 / 196.9
DGPS accuracy - velocity:0.05
GPS accuracy - position:393.7 / 590.6
GPS accuracy - velocity:0.05
Update rate:1
WAAS capability: Yes

GPS Software

Maps Included:Africa / Europe / Middle East / Western Russia/Alaska / Canada / Central America / Mexico / South America / USA/North America / South America

GPS System

Connectivity:Serial/Serial / USB
GPS Functions / Services:Ascent/descent rate / Electronic compass / Elevation / MOB (Man Overboard)/MOB (Man Overboard)/MOB (Man Overboard) / Speed
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking / Marine
Type:GPS receiver

GPS Type

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

GPS type



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin GPS/Garmin GPSMAP


Audible alarm(s):Y
Audible Alarms: Yes


Map view options:2D
Voice maps: Yes


Waterproof: Yes


Barometric altimeter:No / Yes
Electronic compass:No / Yes
Position format:Lat/Lon, Loran TDs, Maidenhead, MGRS, UTM/UPS / Lat/Lon, Loran TDs, UTM/UPS
Routes quantity:50
Tracklog Points:10000/2048
Tracks quantity:10000 / 20
Waypoints per route:125/250/50


Bluetooth: No

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Bundled hardware:PC/USB cable
Dynamics:4G / 6g
GPS receiver:12 / SiRFstarIII
Interface:Serial / USB / Serial, USB / USB / USB, RS232 NMEA 0183, RTCM 104 DGPS
Internal memory:115 / 128
Maximum depth:24015.7
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
Supported protocols:NMEA 0183

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery life (max):10 / 18 / 20
Battery Technology:Alkaline
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:2

Reference Resource

Category:Communication equipment
Media Type:VHS
Series:Owner's Manual / Owners Manual/Quick Reference Guide/Quick Start Guide
Title:GPS 76/GPS 76/GPSMAP 76 VHS instructional video/GPSMAP 76C/GPSMAP 76CS/GPSMAP 76CSx/GPSMAP 76Cx/GPSMAP 76S
Type:Pocket guide/Reference book/Self-training course/User manual


Bundled software:MapSource Trip & Waypoint Manager\nAtlantic Recreational basemap

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / Grey
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld
Hunt/fish calendar: Yes
Interface Type:Thumb Stick
Number of Waypoints:1000 / 10000
Sun & moon information: Yes
Tide tables: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.18 / 1.38 / 6.18
Height:1.18 / 6.18
Weight:7.48 / 7.6 / 7.69