|BRAND NEW GARMIN GPSMAP 76CSx MARINE GEOCACHE FLOATING GPS WITH SENSORS|
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|Reach to your destination quickly by employing the Garmin GPSMAP 76CSx GPS receiver. With the included electronic compass, this Garmin GPS receiver helps you know the changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude. With 128 MB of internal memory, this Garmin navigator allows you to load number of detailed maps. The equipped 256 color transflective TFT of this Garmin navigator offers ease of readability. The Garmin GPSMAP 76CSx GPS receiver is IPX7 waterproof, adding to its durability.|
|MPN||010-00469-01, 100035301, 100046800, 25530, 25531, 76CXS, 900337, 900463, EGM76CSX, EGM76CX, GAR0100046900, GAR0100046900 OGGPS148 GPSMAP76CX OZ0013769 100035301 010-00469-01 OWHBC117 OWHBC118 900463 EGM76CSX NSGARM0100046900 GMAP76CX 25530 GMN0100046800 25531 GMN0100046900 GNGPSMAP76CSX GRM0046900 OWHBC127 OWHBC128 100046800 GPSMAP76CSX 900337 76CXS EGM76CX, GMAP76CX, GMN0100046800, GMN0100046900, GNGPSMAP76CSX, GPSMAP76CSX, GPSMAP76CX, GRM0046900, NSGARM0100046900, OGGPS148, OWHBC117, OWHBC118, OWHBC127, OWHBC128, OZ0013769|
|UPC||689076826976, 753759045463, 753759051648, 753759057046, 7537590570468, 753759057060|
|Map Capabilities||Download maps, Internal|
|WAAS Features||WAAS enabled|
|Display Size||1.5 in. x 2.2 in.|
|Display Type||256 Color LCD TFT Display|
|Resolutions||160 X 240|
|Features||Altimeter, Built-In Altimeter, Compass, Geocaching Mode, Waypoint Icons|
|Audible Features||Anchor Alarm, Arrival Alarm, Clock Alarm, Off-Course Alarm, Proximity Alarm, Shallow/Deep Alarm|
|Trip calculator||Elevation Computer, Maximum speed, Moving average, Odometer, Points-of-Interest (POI), Time of sunrise/sunset, Track Log|
|Included Software/Maps||North America Maps, South America Maps|
|Accuisition Time - Cold||38 sec|
|Accuisition Time - Initial Time||1 sec|
|Update Rate||1 per second, continuous|
|Max. Horizontal Accuracy||< 33 feet|
|Battery Type and Quantity||2 x AA Batteries|
|Battery Life||18 Hours|
|PC Interface||NMEA-0183, USB|
|Environmental Protection||High Impact Plastic Alloy Body, IPX7 Waterproof Standard|
|Expansion Slot Type||SD (Secure Digital) Card Slot|
|Antenna Type||Built-in, Quadrifilar Helix|
Average review score based on 75 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
As this is my first GPS unit, I have little to compare it to. My search for a GPS unit took six months, and, like other reviewers, I kept coming back to Garmin.
Being impatient with slow technology the 'x' feature which allows faster satelite acquisition was important to me. This appears to work well. I've found the screen to be good in almost all lighting situations, and the menu system is adequate - I can find most functions, even as a new operator, within a few passes through the menu list.
Alas, mapping seems to be the biggest concern amongst other users, and I have found it to be lacking as well. The basic road mapping is just that - basic. But that is usually sufficient for cross country driving. I wonder, though, how accurate the internal mapping is. I have been on several roads where it appeared we were 200 ft or more off the road, and my boat's "position" while on a lake seemed to be on dry land. While still sufficient for basic navigation, it is a bit disconcerting.
To improve the detail of the mapping, I bought the Topo maps, which brags it provides detailed elevation, all the roads, and a few other details. Indeed, it is a pleasure to ride down the road and see a major power line on the map, and then see it on the landscape. But for hiking in complex areas with poor trail marking, the elevation detail may be insufficient for a clear understanding of your surroundings. Still, an experienced trail walker should have no problems in most situations. while much more accurate than the basic mapping (the position symbol is more often on the road/lake), my own neighborhood has streets that are more than 8 years old that are not reflected on the topo maps. Inquiring about updates, I was only given a URL to sign up for notification should it ever happen. For the price, I would expect more.
All of this wouldn't be so bad except the the Garmin units will handle only their own format of mapping, effectively cutting out the competition.
For whatever it's worth, I've heard good things from sailing publications about the blue water maps, and most reviews about GPS mapping suggest the Garmin city maps are at least typical - not great, but on par with other vendors.
The bottom line: I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better handheld GPS unit than the Garmin 76CSx. But if flexibility with mapping vendors is important, you may want to consider something else. As for me, it does what I need albeit not as well, due to the maps, as I'd like. But for now, I don't think there is anythings on the market, yet, that can outperform this unit.
I purchased this unit to use primarily on trips to Canada where we use small boats provided by fishing lodges. It had to be loaded with Bluechart which were an additional cost but the detail was way beyond expectations. With this handheld unit I was able to see bottom detail extremely well. It also allowed me to see exactly how current drifts were working and let me setup in the proper location to effectively work areas for fish. I've also used it in local Washington inland waters along the coast where fog is very much an issue. I can't say enough good things about this unit. Once you try it you'll wonder HOW DID I GET ALONG BEFORE IT??? The initial price may seem steep but what it is able to do will and how it enables you to find fish etc. will quickly become apparent. Well worth the cost in my opinion. I really have no negative comments on any aspect of the unit and it has always performed well even on some extreme weather condition trips!!
The unit is very accurate, often to within 10 feet. The antenna which gives you extra gain is not needed (separate purchase) as the unit is very accurate without it. The plug in for 12 volt power supply is very handy to spare the AA batteries, but must be purchased separately. For being most useful, you must purchase maps, such as Bluechart (for marine use), topo (for hiking), and city navigator (to have all the streets in the USA). Ebay is the best place to buy those. The map which comes with the unit is fairly accurate, but low on details. It gives major intersections, general outlines of lakes, etc. I love the built in electronic compass and altimeter. I love that it is watertight and floats. The sun-moon feature is great. The screen is a little hard to read in the shade, but great in the sunlight. This partly depends on what color background you choose. The backlight works great, but lowers battery life if you don't have it hooked to external power. The unit, along with the bluechart software may have saved my life. Coming into Bodega Bay from the ocean in my boat, in dense fog, I was able to skirt around some dangerous rocks and steer directly into the harbor. I couldn't see 50 feet! I bought it after comparing features with many others. I haven't been disappointed. I wish all the maps were included, but they really are the products of hundreds of maps seamlessly put together, so in reality they are a good buy also. The micro sd card is nice, but unless you are going on very very long trips, the 76cs or 60cs will hold lots of data. If I had to do it over, I would probably get one of those, as the built-in memory holds enough data for several states. All in all, I have had fun with this unit and expect to do so for a long time. Mack
I like Garmin Products, this one being my favorite. I must have one out back, I have no sense of direction at all.
It is the easiest one too see, even in the sun light. I bought a micro SD map for it too, and the detail is quit good. This one will even work any where indoors and has never lost the signal in use---neither being true for my other two units. It has a mode that always shows what is in front of you, moving the map as one changes direction on purpose, or by accident---to show exactly what is in front of you at all times. I no longer have to cover ground to see what my progress is toward a location. Finially, the battery life is much longer than I have ever had for any unit.
My misake, but I thought that being a color unit would result in an even brighter image at night because it was color---not so. Without turning on back lighting, a significant power use, you can not see it at night. But I have to say this is a great unit---in the future even better if back lighting was not needed any more.
This is my second Garmin and I love it. Easy to use. Buy the extra map chip if you want to use it for travel. I use mine as a marine backup. It floats!!