Garmin GPS 72 Handheld GPS Navigator
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- Built-In Quad Helix Receiving Antenna
- High-Contrast Fstn,
- 4-Level Gray Scale (120 X 160 Pixels) Display
- Backlit Display & Keypad
- Permanent User Data Storage
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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
Top Customer Reviews
Yes, it would be nice if it had mapping capability, could connect to an external antenna, included a pc cable and had an electronic compass, but all this really isn't necesssary. It will tell you want direction for are going, but you have to be moving. If you stand in the same spot and turn around, it won't update your direction. Is that important? I carry a compass in addition to my gps. You're always supposed to have back up navigation, anyway. Battery life is around 12-15 hours if you use it continuously, but it saves all your information even you take the batteries out.Read more ›
On the good side, it works, it's very solid and has a nice interface. For what I use it for it does the job. If you're looking to buy a new one, I would recommend spending a little more and getting the next model up.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great GPS receiver. I use it as the primary navigation instrument on my 32' catamaran. I have a cable that draws power from the boat's 12VDC system and provides speed... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Fabbian G. Dufoe
thought i made a very good purchase,considering the price of a new gps 72. buying slightly used items are a good way to save money.Published on March 29, 2014 by freyedknot
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 on July 10, 2013 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 on February 19, 2013 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 on October 30, 2012 by Norm Reynolds of Victory Photos
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 on April 7, 2012 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 on January 29, 2012 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 on December 31, 2011 by Lodestar