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Garmin GPSMAP 76CSx


Garmin will also be releasing the Garmin GPSMAP 76CSx soon with the following powering it:

  • SiRF high-sensitivity GPS receiver
  • WAAS-enabled
  • Meets rigid IPX-7 submersible standards, and floats
  • Brilliant color TFT display
  • Built-in basemap with auto routing
  • Electronic compass
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Expandable memory
  • 128 MB TransFlash memory card included for optional downloaded maps
  • Runs for 30 hours on 2 AA batteries (not included)
  • 2.7″W x 6.2″H x 1.2″D

Expect to pay about $550 for this one.

6 Responses

  1. I have purchased a gps map 76csx and love it. I had a 76cs and sold it to get this csx version. I find this unit better for my use as you can use micro sd cards for memory and load them up or exchange them for more memory. Or you can use different ones for different waypoints or areas you wish to use instead of having one for all. The unit comes with a 128mb card wich isn’t bad. I have upgraded my memory card to 1 gig. This stores all my metroguide and topo maps for more than I need. The software is easy to use and load. The unit also as turn by turn navigation that is nice when driving to a address. The screen is a nice size and the unit is waterproof and floats. I suggest getting screen savers that stick on the screen as to protect it from scratches. It uses 2 AA bateries that will keep your unit working for many hours. The only things I am not to fussy about is the button location. They are placed on the top of the unit. When activating these buttons you sort of hide part of the screen (if you are a lefty) and they have removed the alarm clock wich I found was a great option on the 76cs. The csx has exceptional reception. It even logs in my house or under heavy foliage or cover. I also enjoy the barometer and love the electronic compass wich is usefull when you are not moving much.You can also use it as a regular compass with the sight and go feature. I highly recommend this unit. It is a full featured unit and performs great.

    Dan Hotte - August 12th, 2007
  2. Have to echo Don Hotte’s praise of the 76CSx. Would add that Garmin support is outstanding. They respond quickly and completely and stay with you ’til your question is answered. Web site support is comprehensive & answers most questions. Tried a Magellan Crossover first. Useless offroad and Magellan support was nonexistent. Returned it and got the 76CSx. Am now a happy camper.

    BillC - February 23rd, 2008
  3. I love my GPSMAP 76CSX. I’ve bought it a few days before we left for a houseboat trip in the Rideau Canal. Although you’re not supposed to use a GPS for navigation, I’ve used it all along and consulted the navigation maps only to confirm the Garmin Bluechart information. The device is very responsive and it probably saved us a lot of headache when we dragged our anchor out of our second anchorage in high winds. It was pitch black – the Garmin anchor drag alarm (I’ve set it to 40 ft) came on twice (I’ve ignored the first one). When the second alarm came, I could see us tracking on the GPS out of the anchorage, at this time we could not see outside the boat as it was very very dark. I’ve started the engine and using GPS only (remember it is pitch black) brought us back into anchorage and safety from the high winds in open water. This GPS might very well have saved our lives. Thank you Garmin for a superior product and thanks for helping me to bring my family back home safely.

    Nusret Aydemir

    Nusret Aydemir - August 23rd, 2009
    • Hi Nusret,

      I too have the GPSMAP 76CSx and I have tried over and over again to set the anchor alarm. Please enlighten me how to do it. There is no logic to the set up, I am close to throwing it into the water!

      Marinna - January 24th, 2010
      • Hi Marinna

        Didn’t see your question until a year later. Am thinking you must have had your question answered by now, but a quick comment just in case. If you haven’t already been in touch with them, Garmin’s cartography support is the place to go with questions. They’re really great and a primary reason a lot of us own Garmin GPS’s.

        Bill C - February 16th, 2011
  4. The GPSMAP 76CSX is an excellant piece of equipment. It has served me well on the waters offshore. I too have found Garmin’s support to be very customer oriented.

    Eric Johnston - February 14th, 2011

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