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Garmin GPSMAP 76S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 76S. 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. Opinions about the reliability and durability are overall positive. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the design.

usability, performance, price, durability, reliability

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

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 76S from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on People are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and performance also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the design.

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin GPSMap 76S Waterproof Hiking GPSGarmin GPSMap 76S Waterproof Hiking GPS

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Rich (

batteries will leave you lost if used for mapping

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: Laura (

Great Traveling Companion


I've owned one of these since they first came out. It cost $500 at that time. Today it's a bargain basement deal! I have thousands of sea miles on it, both on my boat an other people's boats. It has stood up to a lot of rain, sun, heat, and even a few...

Accurate, good chart availability. Good display visibility in all lighting conditions. Easy to save waypoints, routes, and tracks with Mapsource software. Lots of memory for charts. Barometer can be useful for a look ahead at the weather. Flux gate...

A bit slow to update when changing screens, but it's not the newest technology. Communications is serial, not USB. Charts seem a little expensive. Does anybody make a hand-held GPS that uses ENC charts

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: John Land (

Great Value


I feel tha it is the most reliable and reasonable GPS for the beginner of adventurer..

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Jim Brizendine (

Great Value


Having used this model for a couple of years now, I can say it's got a tremendous value to utility ratio. Easy to use, intuitive menus and a screen that's visible in low-light conditions, this GPS is a great buy. Now that lithium batteries are...

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: traderjack (

The Garmin GPS-76-map CSX is essential for all boaters. ”


The Garmin GPS-76-Map CSX is an essential navigation safety tool for all mariners.  It helps a boater safely navigate from point to point in all weather conditions.  It also identifies shallow water hazards to avoid as well as navigations aids to help...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: rathina4jobs (

Garmin GPSMAP 76S


Stations, marinas and other attraction The Garmin comes with a base map but has been designed to work with a number of additional downloadable maps. The one we reviewed was the MetroGuide Europe CD which on a double CD provides management software and...



Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: luluk (



Stations, marinas and other attraction The Garmin comes with a base map but has been designed to work with a number of additional downloadable maps. The one we reviewed was the MetroGuide Europe CD which on a double CD provides management software and...

More helpfull for navigator


Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: rhanu (

Garmin GPSMAP 76S


Alaska, Central America, Mexico Software Included: Garmin Americas Highway Basemap ... Read review


Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: abhi.king (

Garmin GPSMAP 76S


Low price.I have used many garmin products because i likes to buy GPS featured products.Garmin GPSMAP 76S is one of the best selling products from Garmin and you will be surprised to know that this product gives you full entertainment as well as full...

Great features,waterproof

High price

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Rainmaker (

A good fit, the right GPS for my purpose ”


In choosing the right GPS reciever, the most important thing to know about buying a GPS is what it will be used for. You will notice on the Garmin web-page that the menu is divided by uses rather than models. That's because different features deal...

May, 2007

Product Specifications

If you're a devoted mariner or serious outdoor enthusiast, Garmin GPSMAP 76S is the GPS/mapping unit for you. The "S" in the product name stands for "sensors", because the GPSMAP 76S incorporates a GPS receiver, barometric altimeter, and an electronic compass that deliver precise location, elevation, and bearing information to take adventurers as high or as far as they want to go. The unit also contains a basemap of North and South America, including major highways, thoroughfares, rivers, lakes, and borders, with plenty of memory (24 MB) for downloading MapSource data. It's also waterproof and floats in water - and its larger screen, increased readability, bigger buttons, and rugged design make this unit at home in even the harshest conditions.


Run Time (Up To):10hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:240 x 180

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:Alaska / Canada / Central America / Mexico / South America / USA

GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Electronic compass / Speed
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking / Marine
Type:GPS receiver


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin GPSMAP


Waterproof: Yes


Tracklog Points:5000
Waypoints per route:50