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GARMIN GPS 72H Handheld GPS with Marine Value Pack

Model # 11068640Mfg # 010-00840-02

$189.99

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Product Description

The GPS 72H is the next generation of a long line of proven handheld navigators from Garmin. Based on the popular GPS 72, the 72H incorporates many new features making it the premier entry level handheld for marine use. This rugged, waterproof handheld navigator features a high-sensitivity receiver, WAAS/EGNOS capability and a USB interface. The GPS 72H is incredibly simple to use, and it even floats if dropped in the water. Garmin has increased the battery life (to 18 hours) using 2 AA batteries. USB interface and NMEA 0183 ports for connectivity with your VHF radio or autopilot. Exclusive Marine Value Pack: West Marine’s worldwide exclusive Marine Value Pack combines the accessories you’re most likely to use, the vehicle power cable, marine mount and carrying case, and bundles them together with the GPS72H for an unmatched value.
  • Display Type: 4-level gray LCD
  • Screen Size: 1.6"W x 2.2"H
  • Screen Resolution: 120 x 160 pixels
  • Cartography: Includes US celestial navigation and fishing/hunting calculator. Non-cartographic
  • Receiver Type: WAAS-enabled hi-sensitivity
  • Battery Type: Two AA batteries (sold separately)
  • Battery Life: 18 hours
  • Dimensions: 2 3/4"W x 6 1/4"H x 1 1/4"D
  • Weight: 7.7oz.
  • Waterproof: Mfr. rated IPX7 submersible; Floats
  • Interface Inputs/Outputs: NMEA 0183, USB
  • Included Equipment: Wrist strap, quick start manual and owner’s manual on disk
  • Warranty: One year

Specs

GPS 72H Handheld GPS with Marine Value Pack

Accepts Data Cards Won't Accept Cards
Battery Life 18 Hours
Application Hiking/Hunting
Marine
Cartography No Cartography
Battery Type 2 AA batteries
Display Size 1.6"W x 2.2"H
Dimensions 2.7"W x 6.2"H x 1.2"D
External Sensors No External Sensors
Functions Internal GPS Antenna
Portable
Floating
Resolution/Color Greyscale - 120 x 160
Warranty 1 Year
Interface USB
NMEA 0183
Waterproof IPX7
Weight 7.7 oz

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GarminGPS 72H Handheld GPS with Marine Value Pack
 
2.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Waterproof (3)

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      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      5.0

      Basic GPS

      By Locozodiac

      from Lima-Peru

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good display
      • Reliable
      • Waterproof

      Cons

      • Manual Not User Friendly

      Best Uses

      • General Cruising
      • Going Back To Terra Firme
      • Inflatable Boats
      • Large Boats
      • Outdoor
      • Small Boats

      Comments about GPS 72H Handheld GPS with Marine Value Pack:

      Bought this model to replace a Garmin E Trec basic unit. Serves me well for my particular needs, it's a simple model, so don't expect color display, or sophisticated software found on more expensive GPS. You get what you paid for...

       
      5.0

      Excellant, clear handheld GPS

      By G

      from Norwalk, CT

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to operate
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about GPS 72H Handheld GPS with Marine Value Pack:

          For a basic handheld without a chartplotter, this is the gold standard. It's accurate, easily legible, and bulletproof. Highly recommended.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Don't buy this piece of crape

          By gary

          from India west, Gujarat

          About Me Beginner

          Pros

            Cons

            • No Good Manual
            • Points And Tracks Not Goo
            • Useless Gps

            Best Uses

            • Outdoor

            Comments about GPS 72H Handheld GPS with Marine Value Pack:

            I have no info how to use this device. There is nobody or no good manual to use this GPS

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not very useful, would not buy this.

            By Bay Boater

            from Annapolis, MD

            Pros

              Cons

              • My Garmin 48 Was Better

              Best Uses

                Comments about GPS 72H Handheld GPS with Marine Value Pack:

                This GPS is not very useful. Cannot see your way points and plotting a course is almost impossible. Would not buy this product given a second chance. Garmin really blew it.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                No chart

                By Mike

                from New Smyrna Beach, FL

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poorly Designed

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about GPS 72H Handheld GPS with Marine Value Pack:

                    I bought this as a replacement for my entry level Garmin handheld and was very surprised to see that it did not have any charting available. It works great but I like to be able to see visually where I am on a map and this one does not have that capability.

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Not Nearly as Useful as Garmin GPS 12

                    By Iseadreamer

                    from Mexico

                    About Me Advanced

                    Pros

                    • Waterproof

                    Cons

                    • Confusing Software
                    • Poorly Designed
                    • Track Map Awkward

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about GPS 72H Handheld GPS with Marine Value Pack:

                      the software in the older Garmin 120 and Garmin 12 was easily accessed. Tracks were clear and comprehensive. Garmin's newer GPS models, not so much.

                      (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      early sentiment

                      By cam

                      from Lewiston, ID

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Feels good in the hand
                      • Waterproof

                      Cons

                      • Manual obtuse

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Boats
                      • Small Boats

                      Comments about GPS 72H Handheld GPS with Marine Value Pack:

                      I have only tried this at home so far. Not nearly so easy to figure out the algorithms as my two older Magellen GPS but easier to figure out than the Garmin, Oregon, purchased last year.

                      Garmin really should spend more time and effort on their instructions!

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