GPS 72


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title GPS 72
Manufacturer Garmin
Page By travisgollaher
Page Type Oct 29, 2005 / Oct 29, 2005
Object ID 1458
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The GPS 72 is a low-cost solution for land or marine navigation designed to provide precise GPS positioning using correction data obtained from the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS). The GPS 72 can provide position accuracy to less than three meters when receiving WAAS corrections. This rugged, waterproof, unsinkable GPS receiver offers a large, 4-level grayscale screen. It's designed as the next generation in basic, entry-level Garmin® GPS.

Features include:

Built-in quad helix receiving antenna

High-contrast FSTN, 4-level gray scale (120 x 160 pixels) display

Backlit display and keypad

Permanent user data storage; no memory battery required

Water resistant, IEC-529, IPX7 (Submersible 1 meter @ 30 minutes) and floatable

500 user waypoints with name and graphic symbol; 50 reversible routes

Position formats include Lat/Lon, UTM, Loran TDs, Maidenhead, MGRS, and user grid

Audible alarms for anchor drag, arrival, off-course, proximity waypoint, and clock

"Large numbers" option for easy viewing

1 MB internal memory for loading MapSource® Points of Interest data

Trip computer provides odometer, stopped time, moving average, overall average, total time, max speed, and more

Automatic track log; 10 saved tracks let you retrace your path in both directions

Course and speed filtering

Built-in celestial tables for best time to fish, plus sun and moon calculations.


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travisgollaher - Oct 29, 2005 4:08 pm - Voted 3/5

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This is an over all good GPS. When I bought it about 4 years ago, it was still somewhat new on the market.I am rating it a three star because of several reason's.first their are newer model's on the market that are smaller with a with much more advanced feutures and storage compasity.Second, I have at late been having problem's with the unit shutting off just after starting it, even after replacing the battrie's.I have only had this problem for the last year. At the time that I purchased this GPS I would have rated it with five star's.

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