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The GPS 72 packs GPS navigation into a waterproof, unsinkable device. View larger.
The GPS 72 also features course and speed filtering, an automatic track log with up to 10 savable tracks that let you retrace your path in both directions, and a trip computer that provides odometer, stopped time, moving and overall averages, total time, max speed, and more. And just to make sure your fishing trip is as successful as possible, the GPS 72 includes built-in celestial tables that tell you the best times for fishing in your area, as well as showing you sun and moon location calculations.
The GPS 72 is a 12-channel, handheld GPS receiver with a built-in quad helix antenna. It has nine keys located on the front of the unit that allow the user to quickly access all of the unit's functions. The large 120 x 160 pixel, high-contrast FSTN, four-level gray monochrome backlit display and a large-numbers viewing option make it easy to view under variable lighting conditions. Powered by only two AA batteries, this unit will run for up to 16 hours.
Designed with the outdoor user in mind, this Garmin GPS unit weighs a light 7.5 ounces and measures a pocket-sized 2.7 x 1.2 x 6.2 inches (WxDxH). The GPS 72 is waterproof to IPX7 standards, meaning it can be submerged down to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes, floats, and is rugged enough to endure the most trying use. The included wrist strap, owner's manual, and quick reference guide, combined with Garmin's friendly user interface, will allow you to navigate in no time. And beyond the features and functionality, the GPS 72 provides that most critical of benefits--peace of mind. With the GPS 72 you will always know where you are, where you have been, and where you are going. And since you will always know the way back home, you can concentrate on what you set out to do--explore the outdoors.
What's in the Box
GPS 72, Database: Marine Point Database (Americas), Wrist strap, Owner's manual, Quick start guide
Simple GPS, good value for money for casual, no bells or whistles.
It has some cool features, like the estimated time you will arrive at your destination and it allows you to customize what information gets displayed on the screen.
I have owned many garmin GPS devices over the years and the model 72 is superior to any I have had.
Disappointment in the fact that I purchased the used one as it advertised "accessories included" . When the device came, it had no batteries, cover, holster, etc. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nathan White Jr.
I’ve had my 72 for nearly five years. Admittedly we don’t use it all the time, but together with a chart and the sort of planning sailing skippers are supposed to do anyway, it... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lawrence Bird
I sail year-round in New England. I need back up GPS units in case my main power fails. This is good for what I need. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Norman Reynolds
Spent quite a bit money on this new worked great, then they turned off the tide data. This was the best feature. The only thing I really used it for. Now I'm up the creek. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mark
I bought the GPS 72 for kayaking because it floats and it has tide tables. At the turn of the year the Tide Tables started to display, "Inaccurate Results" and it stopped showing... Read morePublished 22 months ago by R. Nykster
Bought ours in 2003 while prospecting at Rye Patch, Nevada. There weren't many choices but after all these years I have always been so glad we got this gps unit. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Lodestar
Great! Use as back up while out sailing!!!! Been up and down East Coast, cross Gulf Stream and FL Straits. Next trip ~ Central America ...... here we come!Published on February 14, 2011 by Miss M
I find this item very difficult to use and not very user friendly even with the help of the on-line manual. I find it very difficult to enter a way point. Read morePublished on August 28, 2010 by P. Luke
I use it on my sailboat, easy to read big dial and does a great job.Published on March 9, 2010 by Philip Dickson