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Hand held GPS receiver with large display, integrated world and Europe/Africa map, electronic compass, barometrical altimeter, special features for marine use plus serial interface.

The GARMIN GPSMAP76s is easy to use, supports multiple languages, has a large, easy to read display, an extremely sensitive antenna, an integrated world map (overview) plus a base map of Europe, Africa and the near East. As an enhancement over the GPSMAP76, the GPSMAP76s has an electronic compass and a barometrical altimeter. There is 24 MB of built-in memory to store even more detailed information, such as local roads, restaurants and points of interest. It provides special features for marine use, such as off course, anchor drag or shallow water alarms. The GPSMAP76s provides navigation information outdoors, in a car, in a train, on a boat or even in an airplane (see MapSource examples). The built-in serial interface supports data exchange with a PC.

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  • Portable, robust, water resistant (floats), easy to use
  • Large, easy to read display with 4 grayscales and background illumination (180x240 pixels)
  • Multilingual user interface in Cestina, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish
  • Integrated world map (overview) with countries of all continents including major cities
  • Integrated base map of Europe, Africa and the near East with countries, waters, towns, highways, major roads and city maps. Navigational information are available for the following countries: country list
  • 24 MB built-in memory to download additional, even more detailed maps with roads, crossings and addresses of restaurants, public buildings, points of interest etc. from a PC.
  • Electronic compass to check heading while not moving¹ (can be turned off so safe power, accuracy ±5°, resolution ±1°)
  • Barometrical altimeter for precise elevation measuring², accuracy ±3 m (10 feet), resolution ±30 cm (1 foot)
  • User configurable display (number and contents of data fields)
  • Integrated 12 channel receiver with very sensitive built-in antenna
  • Connector for external antenna (antenna available as an option)
  • Powered by batteries (2x AA, last approx. 16 h) or by an external 12 V power source, e.g. from a car's cigarette lighter (power cord available as an option)
  • Short time to first fix (TTFF³: approx. 15 seconds after a warm start, meaning there are valid coordinates of the satellites available, or approx. 45 seconds after a cold start, meaning there are no valid coordinates of the satellites available)
  • Supports the following protocols for data exchange with PC: NMEA 0183 with 4800 Baud, GARMIN, GARMIN DGPS, Text, RTCM IN, RTCM/NMEA and RTCM/TEXT
  • DGPS (Differential GPS) ready (GARMIN differential receiver available as an option)
  • Supports more than 100 different datum (coordinate systems)
  • Supports various display formats include the Swiss Grid
  • Memory gauge
  • Firmware stored in Flash-Memory, can be updated by the user
  • Operating temperatures -15 .. 70°C (5° .. 158°F)
  • Serial interface RS-232 (connection cable available as an option)
  • Dimensions: 157x69x33 mm (1.3x2.7x6.2 inches)
  • Weight: 215 g (7.5 ounces, without batteries)
  • ¹) In order to check the heading with a GPS, a minimal movement with a speed of at least 5..8 km/h (3..5 mi/h) is required. Where no movement is not possible, a compass is needed.
  • ²) Even though a GPS provides accurate elevation information, the value slightly varies continuously. A barometrical altimeter is therefore more accurate, especially when summarizing elevation changes.
  • ³) TTFF: Time To First Fix, time until the first information about the local position is acquired.

Information for navigation:

  • Information about the position of the GPS satellites and about the quality of the signals
  • World map with zoom function in the range of 1200 km to 30 m (800 mi to 120 ft)
  • Information on the map displayed in 5 levels of details
  • Distance measuring (direct distance)
  • Find waypoints, cities and exits
  • Extended search function for points of interest, addresses and intersections, if there is a MapSource map available in memory. These maps require an optional memory module, a Windows PC plus a connection cable and are available as options, see MapSource.
  • Stores up to 1'000 waypoints with name (up to 10 characters), icon (choice of 75 symbols), coordinates and altitude
  • Stores up to 50 routes with up to 50 waypoints per route. Shows the current position in relation to these waypoints (direction and distance)
  • Current position (longitude, latitude, altitude)
  • Current accuracy of the position information
  • Current time and date
  • Current bearing
  • Current, average and maximum speed
  • Trip duration and distance (Odometer)
  • Records the travelled path (track), capacity 10'000 track points
  • Stores 10 travelled routes (tracks) with up to 750 track points for each track
  • Time of sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset, current phase of the moon, constellation sun-earth-moon
  • Tide information depending on the current location
  • Supports metric, nautical and U.S. units

Marine information:

  • The anchor drag alarm goes off, if the boat has drifted more than the distance set by the user
  • The off course alarm goes off, if the boat is off course more than the distance set by the user
  • The shallow water alarm goes off, if the water depth is less than the value set by the user (requires a device that supplies the DPT sentence)
  • The deep water alarm goes off, if the water depth is more than the value set by the user (requires a device that supplies the DPT sentence)

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Power cord for car cigarette lighter Add item to shopping basket CHF 25 [Picture and details]
Mounting adapter for larger handlebars (25..32 mm) Add item to shopping basket CHF 11 [Picture and details]
Adhesive base for dashboard mounting kit to use it in a second vehicle Add item to shopping basket CHF 11 [Picture and details]
Extension cable for external GPS antenna Add item to shopping basket CHF 45 [Picture and details]
Adapter cable BNC to MCX for external GPS antenna Add item to shopping basket CHF 29 [Picture and details]
Adapter cable MCX to BNC for external GPS antenna Add item to shopping basket CHF 39 [Picture and details]

All options for the GARMIN GPSMAP76s in detail.

MapSource, various CDroms with world or country map (requires a Windows PC and a cable for data exchange).

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GARMIN GPSMAP76s overview:

Buttons and connectors of the GARMIN GPSMAP76s

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Main pages of the GARMIN GPSMAP76s:

Satellites Map Highway
GARMIN GPSMAP76s satellites info GARMIN GPSMAP76s map GARMIN GPSMAP76s highway
  • Current speed
  • Current elevation
  • Accuracy of current position
  • State of the GPS receiver
  • Current position of the satellites
  • Signal strength
  • Current date
  • Current time
  • Current position (coordinates)
  • Current speed*
  • Distance to next waypoint*
  • Map
  • Current scale
  • Current speed*
  • Distance to next waypoint*
  • Current course*
  • Off course distance*
  • Name of the next waypoint (max 10 characters)
  • Graphical representation of the path to the next waypoint(s)
Compass Barometer Tides
GARMIN GPSMAP76s navigation GARMIN GPSMAP76s Barometer GARMIN GPSMAP76s tides
  • Current speed*
  • Current heading*
  • Name of the next waypoint (max 10 characters)
  • Direction to the next waypoint
  • Current barometer reading*
  • Distance to the next waypoint*
  • Diagramm about air pressure over the last 48 hours
  • Current ambient air pressure
  • Current date
  • Location name
  • Graphical representation of the tide level
  • Time of minimum and maximum level
Trip Computer
GARMIN GPSMAP76s trip computer (horizontal) GARMIN GPSMAP76s trip computer (vertical)
Horizontal movement:
  • Travelled distance of the current trip
  • Time with no motion (stopped time)
  • Average speed without standing time
  • Moving time
  • Overall average speed (including stopped time)
  • Total time
  • Maximum speed
  • Overall travelled distance (odometer)
Vertikal movement:
  • Total ascent
  • Total descent
  • Maximum rate of ascent
  • Maximum rate of descent
  • Average rate of ascent
  • Average rate of descent
  • Maximum elevation
  • Minimum elevation

*Note: The display - number and contents of data fields - is user configurable. The figures above are just examples.

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Here we provide additional documentation and software updates related to the GPSMAP76s:

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