Summary: I purchased the hand held GPS unit approximately 3 weeks ago to use in my sailboat. The unit is exactly as described by the manufacturer, durable, easy to read, with good battery life. Nice marine unit that can be used on the land as well. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a hand held GPS for their boat.
Summary: I am on a mountain rescue team and have used and owned the small etrex receivers but find they can be difficult to read especially at night if your eyesight is less than perfect because of the small font. Though the 72 is larger in size and wieght than the etrex series, I find it a joy to use because of the larger screen. Doesnt have the ability to upload maps like the 76 but if youre looking at an INEXPENSIVE GPS, you cant go wrong with the Garmin 72.
Summary: I bought this as a gift for my brother, who is in his seventies, and just recently bought his first boat! I thought it would be helpful for his 'on the water' excursions. As winter has set in, he is using this time to learn about the devise..it appears to be fairly complicated but he is excited about the possibilites. Complexity could be a problem, but we hope it is all part of the learning curve for a new tech gadget.
Excerpt: El Garmin GPS 72 es 12 un canal, dispositivo de colocación global marina. Comparado a otros receptores marítimos del GPS en el mercado, es muy barato aproximadamente $140. Pros: el dispositivo WAAS-listo del GPS acepta las señales de radio que pueden ayudar a la exactitud del aumento de colocar datos a 3 metros. Permitir seriales del interfaz de la computadora agregar nuevos programas y mapas así como viajes y datos anteriores del almacén.