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6.0 out of 10

Garmin GPS 72

The GPS 72 is a low-cost solution for land or marine navigation Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin GPS 72

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Overall 8
8.0

great deal

freyedknot, Amazon
29 March 2014
  • Summary: 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Hand held Garmin GPS 72 hand held

Nathan White Jr., Amazon
10 July 2013
  • Summary: 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. that I would have considered "accessories" I should have just bought the new one. disappointed in Fla. Nathan White ...
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Overall 10
10

Reliable, easy to use techno-gizmo

Lawrence Bird, Amazon
19 February 2013
  • Summary: 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 has gotten us up and down the Chesapeake Bay and the lower Potomac – reassuring on overnight trips and has proven great at sailing speeds (which is all I have used it for so far). Doesn’t seem to need an external antenna even inside sailboat rigging and is not sensitive to an occasional splash.
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Overall 10
10

Odd, but a good value.

Amazon Customer "owner, Victory Photos", Amazon
30 October 2012
  • Summary: 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. The odd thing is that while the unit does not display a chart, it does display bouys. It is tricky using this feature, because you don't easily know how far apart the bouys are. Always use it with charts, not stand alone. The Compass feature is EXCELLENT as long as you are moving.
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Overall 2
2.0

Waste of money

Mark, Amazon
7 April 2012
  • Summary: 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. Do not support a company that leaves their customers with equipment that renders itself useless after a year or 2
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Overall 2
2.0

Product features Stop working

R. Nykster "Rob", Amazon
29 January 2012
  • Summary: 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 tide data. I contacted Garmin and they basically said, "Too bad. Buy a new one because we stopped supporting this unit." It was less than 5 years old. Don't buy Garmin Products because they build them cheap, they build them to stop working, just so you will have to buy another one to replace it.
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Overall 10
10

After 8 years a workhorse!!!

Lodestar "Jer", Amazon
31 December 2011
  • Summary: 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. We have used it all over even diving on a submerged geocache. Never had any complaints with the exception that the kids ate the button off and it was repaired under warranty for free and the next week I shoved it in the door of the CRV and broke the new button off!
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Overall 10
10

Use as back-up

Miss M "Miss M", Amazon
14 February 2011
  • Summary: 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!
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Overall 2
2.0

Not User Friendly

P. Luke, Amazon
28 August 2010
  • Summary: 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. We geocache and I haven't done much since I replaced my broken one with this model.
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Overall 10
10

Great for big dial easy to read while sailing

Philip Dickson "Philip", Amazon
9 March 2010
  • Summary: I use it on my sailboat, easy to read big dial and does a great job.
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