Garmin refuses to stand behind defective battery contacts
23 December 2010
Summary: GPSMap 76CSX: The two battery contacts on the right side broke within three weeks of purchase (almost $500 in 2007), but when I contacted Garmin they wanted over $100 for the repair, even though it was still under warranty. They tried to tell me I must have damaged them installing batteries. BS !
Summary: I use the Garmin 76CSX for both professional and personal purposes and think it is excellent. I have used the older version (Garmin Map76) for years (2004-2009) and recently updated to this newer version.
Summary: I have been using my unit since April 2006. I bought it primarily for assistance while boating, so I could find my way back to the launch site. I like the fact that it is waterproof. Later, I purchased the chip for the Northeast Coastal waters including the Penobscot & Kennebec Rivers.
Summary: Boaters: If you are looking for a handheld GPS for marine purposes, you need to be aware that this model comes out of the box with a base-loaded database that includes almost NOTHING in the way of aids to navigation.
Summary: I purchased the Garmin 76CSx primarily for use with my personal watercraft. I mostly do long day trips around the Chesapeake Bay area, and on occasion trailer my PWC on vacations to the Florida Keys. My major reason for purchasing the 76CSx vs.
Summary: UPDATE: The more I use this device the more I like it. The screen is the best I've seen on any device in all lighting conditions. Very impressive. The options for setting up screens and other customization is really great.
Summary: I have lived in Alaska more than 30 years and I am an avid boater, hunter, snowmobiler that travels in very remote parts of the state. I also participate in two search and rescue organizations. I purchased the 76CSx July 2007.
Summary: Good overall. Less accurate than my Garmin Etrex Summit HC, yet twice the price. Too big to carry comfortably. The only thing I liked over the Etrex was it's ability to float. Optional maps not important because they cost $119.00 each.
Summary: I was sailing on the Canadian Westcoast (Vancouver - Gulf Islands, Sunshine coast) and bought a Garmin GPSMAP 76CSx plus the Bluechart for the area.
I was slightly aprehensive before the purchase about the screen size and level of detail on the maps, but after a little getting used to, I was really...