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Garmin GPSMAP 76C

Garmin GPSMAP 76C
alaScore 73

1155 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1155 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The memory and build quality also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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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 73/100 = Good quality.

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Garmin GPSMap 76CS Review

 

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Unit won't follow a route created in MapSource!

 

I bought this unit to use on a motorcycle. The main thing I wanted it to do was follow a route that I created in MapSource. When I bought the unit I didn't know that it won't do this. This unit is primarily designed for hiking trails and is probably...

Does everything it's supposed to do except follow a route created in MapSource

Won't follow a route created in MapSource. Garmin instructions lack detail, don't explain what different settings will do

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Unit won't follow a route created in MapSource!

 

I bought this unit to use on a motorcycle. The main thing I wanted it to do was follow a route that I created in MapSource. When I bought the unit I didn't know that it won't do this. This unit is primarily designed for hiking trails and is probably...

Does everything it's supposed to do except follow a route created in MapSource

Won't follow a route created in MapSource. Garmin instructions lack detail, don't explain what different settings will do

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VERY expensive compass

 

Ended up buying the blue chart maps but they don't show the waterways I frequent even though the package says "Expanded inland river coverage." I live 3 to 4 miles from the Atlantic. $650 for the unit and maps and where I fish is shown on the unit as...

It is a good compass

This came as a gift to guide me through a new location for fishing and boating. For two years I had trouble telling where I was with it. I learned the waterways quickly but unless I was stuck in a fog bank this unit was worthless

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Great GPS, I used it on my motorcycle, Jetski & my car

 

Best GPS for someone that would like to have a Multi use GPS , rather than just car. PS I travell all over Europe with this GPS also. All you need do is download another set of maps (Europe) I have both USA and Europe on my computer, easy to replace or...

Water proof, durable, AA last long time. easy menu control. Great moving map display with turn by turn capability. I love the fact that I can take this GPS from my car, put on my motorcycle or take it to the water on my Jetski

Would be nice if the display was a little bigger, but than again, the GPS would be bigger ; No Cons really

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In my opinion this unit should have been rated at a 9

 

This unit was classified by the manufacturer as a marine GPS. The GPS map 76 cx has ecceeded all my expectations as a GPS receiver. Fast to acquire satellites. Powerful, rarely looses lock under heavy cover. Accurate, in many cases one meter accuracy....

Speed, accuracy, screen size, floats, removable storage capability and external antenna ready

Removable storage media difficult to remove. Small screen for automobile navigation

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In my opinion this unit should have been rated at a 9

 

This unit was classified by the manufacturer as a marine GPS. The GPS map 76 cx has ecceeded all my expectations as a GPS receiver. Fast to acquire satellites. Powerful, rarely looses lock under heavy cover. Accurate, in many cases one meter accuracy....

Speed, accuracy, screen size, floats, removable storage capability and external antenna ready

Removable storage media difficult to remove. Small screen for automobile navigation

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.

Battery

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.2in/1.3in/1.4in
Height:6.1in/6.2in
Weight:16oz/5.4oz/7.6oz/7.7oz
Width:2.4in/2.7in

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
DGPS:DGPS ready
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
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:76/76C/76CS/76CSx/76Cx
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin GPS/Garmin GPSMAP

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:50
Tracklog Points:10000/2048
Tracks:10/20
Waypoints:1000/500
Waypoints per route:125/250/50

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
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