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Garmin GPS 76

Garmin GPS 76

3.7 from 3 reviews

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Brenton Jones

Brenton JonesAU

  • 3 reviews
  • 4 likes

Poor after sales service from Garmin

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Bought Garmin 76 in Feb 2012 from a Gladstone fishing store. Took to Heron Island. The unit never worked, failing during intitial start up. Returned to store via colleage in July 2012. Claimed 4 weeks turnaround. post 8 weeks, store said Garmin stated store did not have an account with Garmin.

Store re intitulised account claiming Garmins fault for dropping them of list. Store said there were 10 units at Garmin for repair infront of mine. Expect 2 weeks delay. Now a few days out from Decmenber 2012 with still no word and no GPS product that was paid for 11 months ago.

Never worked


moc-choc

moc-chocNSW, 2077

  • 12 reviews
  • 4 likes

Durable and long lasting, has been used heavily for the last 2 years and still reliable

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Tas

TasTasmania, 7250

  • 24 reviews
  • 12 likes

Good

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A great unit although starting to show it's age with the number of topo map base models now available. I'd still rate it above the eTrex and most of the other brands for recreational use
Very durable; menu is very easy to use and has an excellent range of features; had no problems with the screen visibility; reasonable coverage under tree canopies although an external antennae improves its immensely; good battery life; light weight (neoprene cover is worth the extra cost for extra protection and the belt clip)
Screen could be larger... the colour version would have been a good option but not essential

Questions & Answers

BuderimDave

BuderimDaveasked

I'm interested in having a "breadcrumb" track shown on the screen for when I bush walk (for easy returns) but the manual is not that user-friendly; any clues?

Thanks Dave

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Brenton Jones
Brenton Jones

You can set the position recordings manually in the setup. They can be based on Distance traveled or on Time Interval. For busy walking I found time based 30 second recordings give a great breadcrumb trail especially through thick bush when progress might be a bit slow. In open country or on the sea, 100 meter intervals are great and offer recording of long distances. However you can reduce this down to 10 meter distances and get great detail. The points will run out sooner so not good for very long trips. There is also the automatic mode where the machine will change the recording interval to suit the speed you ar travelling at. All done in map set up.


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