Summary: I purchased this probably 5 years ago and was surprised to see its still available. This is a great handheld GPS for offshore, however I have still never had the guts to test if it floats or not.
Summary: It is one of the better models produced by Garmin for marine use. They are no longer being made and have been replaced by the 78xxx model. Its a matter of personal preference but I prefer the old 76 and 76S model, the new 78 model is less user friendly and has a bunch of unnecessary bells and whistles. The 76 model comes with either land based or marine based map, make sure you find out which it has before you buy as it can have only one or the other.
Solid unit. Could use a performance upgrade, and USB port.
7 July 2012
Summary: Great unit. Black & white screen is easier to read than color. Garmin stripped out some functionality in the newer 78 units making me auction it and find a refurbished 76. Serial port interface makes it harder to interface with map data.
I work at sea and this is my back up gps, highly recommended.
14 December 2011
Summary: One of the most reliable gps in the market. This is probably the work horse of Garmin. Hope they keep updates for them. I had one of these and I use it out at sea almost every day for the last 8 years, never had a problem. This unit will work as a back up. Highly recommended.
Summary: I bought this for my husband, a long time paraglider pilot. This model is the gps standard for several competitive paragliding leagues <or so he said>. Everything was as he wanted until he saw the color display on another pilot's 76cs. We ended up finding a 76csx here on eBay a few weeks later. That model has a mini-usb port in addition to the antique serial interface (76s and 76cs are serial only).
The Garmin 62s is great for navigating the outdoors.
5 August 2011
Excerpt: The Garmin 62s is great for navigating the outdoors. It works far better than the my previous Garmin 76s which would lose its signal under the canopy of the trees. The 62s is very powerful, capable of pulling in a signal even when confined to my office. Outside it has no problems at all locating satellites exceptionally fast. The controls are very simple and user friendly, yet does a variety of necessary functions.
Summary: Hi! received a Garmin GPSMAP 76 Waterproof Handheld GPS Retseiver. Along the lines of all content. Quality of goods and equipment appropriate application. Except for one - Installed Memory, in the description of the goods specified 24 MB, but, in fact, has a smaller volume. Why in the product description mentioned anymore, I do not understand ... Maybe I did something messed up? I would be grateful if the seller explain to me why this happened. Best regards, Sergey.