The Garmin GPSMap 76 Hiking/Marine Satellite Navigator; the successor of Garmin GPS 76, is a marine friendly GPS unit that comes with a European basemap and many other outstanding features. This GPS device can be used on land as well as in water. Basically it is defined as the perfect navigational unit for hiking and marine adventures. This sat nav measures 6.2 inches in height, 2.7 inches in width and 1.2 inches in depth and has a weight of 7.7 ounces. For starting up this unit requires only 15 seconds. This device comes with an internal built-in antenna that is integrated with a 12-channel receiver. It’s WAAS compatibility ensures the accuracy of its information.
Garmin GPSMap 76 Satellite Navigator includes the basemap of Europe and has an internal in-built memory of 8MB; thus providing you the ability to add maps. However this internal memory capacity cannot be increased. Routes can be planned with around 1000 waypoints in between. The system can save about 50 routes with 10000 track points. This sat nav comes with a 2.7-inch LCD display. The screen comes with a resolution of 180 x 240 pixels. It is powered by 2xAA batteries that come with a long battery life of around 16 hours. It comes with a serial interface for easy connection with the computer.
The Garmin GPSMap 76 Waterproof Satellite Navigator floats on water and can withstand any accidental splash of water. It also comes preloaded with marine navigational aids. Thus, while you are boating or fishing, you can access the unit’s in-built celestial information that provides you with up-to-date information regarding tides, hunting and fishing calender as well as sunrise and sunset timings. This rugged and tough GPS system is mainly suited for outdoor adventures whether on land or sea.