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

The GARMIN GPSMAP76C / GPSMAP76Cx is easy to use, supports multiple languages, has a large, easy to read color display, an extremely sensitive antenna, an integrated world map (overview) plus a base map of Europe, Africa and the near East. In addition, the GPSMAP76C has 115 MB of built-in memory to store even more detailed information, such as local roads, restaurants and points of interest. The GPSMAP76Cx has a slot for a standard micro SD memory card in the battery compartment and comes with a 128 MB memory card. It provides special features for marine use, such as off course, anchor drag or shallow water alarms. The GPSMAP76C / GPSMAP76Cx 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.

Note: The GPSMAP76CS / GPSMAP76CSx provides the following enhancements over this model: An integrated electronic compass and an integrated barometrical altimeter.

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  • Portable, robust, water resistant (floats), easy to use
  • Large, easy to read display with 256 colors and background illumination (160x240 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
  • Memory to store additional, even more detailed maps with roads, crossings and addresses of restaurants, public buildings, points of interest etc. from a PC:
    • GPSMAP76C: Integrated 115 MB memory.
    • GPSMAP76Cx: Slot for standard micro SD memory card ("TransFlash"). A 128 MB memory card is included. Larger memory cards are available as an option. See also our attractive bundels with larger memory cards.
  • 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. 18 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 (TTFF¹: 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)
  • USB interface for fast data exchange (connection cable included)
  • Serial interface RS-232 (connection cable available as an option)
  • Dimensions: 157x69x33 mm (6.2x2.7x1.3 inches)
  • Weight: 185 g (6.2 ounces, without batteries)
  • ¹) 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 250 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 20 travelled routes (tracks)
  • 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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Buttons and connectors of the GARMIN GPSMAP76C

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Main pages of the GARMIN GPSMAP76C / GPSMAP76Cx:

Note: You may configure the main pages through options. The screenshots below are just examples, the actual appearance may vary from the pages shown below depending on the current settings. Especially the content of the data fields is user configurable. You can choose from 39 different values, see selection 1.

Satellites Main Menu Map Highway
  • Accuracy of current position information
  • Current position (coordinates)
  • Constellation of the satellites
  • Strength of satellites' signals
  • Recording of the travelled path (tracks)
  • Manage Routes
  • Graphical representation "highway"
  • System settings
  • Proximity
  • Calendar
  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Stop watch
  • Information about the sun-earth-moon constellation
  • Information regarding hunting and fishing
  • Games
  • Current time and date
  • Current speed
  • Current heading
  • Guidance message
  • Map with current position (map may be oriented "north up" or "track up")
  • Current scale

For each data field, you can choose from 39 different values1)

  • Current speed*
  • Distance to next waypoint*
  • Current heading*
  • Time of day*
  • Name of the next waypoint (max 10 characters)
  • Graphical representation of the path to the next waypoint(s)

For each data field, you can choose from 39 different values1)

Compass Trip Computer Tide
GARMIN GPSMAP76C Compass GARMIN GPSMAP76C Trip Computer GARMIN GPSMAP76C Tidal Information
  • Current speed
  • Distance to next waypoint
  • Estimated arrival time at final destination
  • Estimated travel time to next waypoint
  • Compass with bearing to next waypoint

For each data field, you can choose from 39 different values1)

  • Travelled distance of the current trip
  • Maximum speed
  • Moving time
  • Average speed without standing time
  • Time with no motion (stopped time)
  • Overall average speed (including stopped time)
  • Current elevation
  • Overall travelled distance (odometer)

For each data field, you can choose from 39 different values1)

You may choose to display 3 large data fields instead of 8 small data fields.

  • Location name of tide prediction
  • Date of tide prediction
  • Graphical representation of the tide level
  • Time of minimum and maximum level

Data fields:

Selection 1: For each data field, you can choose one from the following 39 values.

No Name Explanation
1 Accuracy GPS The current accuracy of your GPS determined position.
2 Bearing The compass direction from a position to a destination measured to the nearest degree; also called an azimuth. In a GPS receiver, bearing usually refers to the direction to a waypoint.
3 Course The direction from the beginning landmark of a course to its destination (measured in degrees, radians, or mils) or the direction from a route waypoint to the next waypoint in the route segment.
4 Depth Depth of water (requires NMEA input from a sonar device).
5 Distance to next Current distance to the next waypoint or turn.
6 Distance to destination Current distance to the final destination.
7 ETA at next Estimated arrival time at the next turn.
8 ETA at destination Estimated arrival time at the final destination.
9 Elevation Current altitude above sea level.
10 Glide ratio The ratio of horizontal distance travelled to vertical distance.
11 Glide ratio to destination The glide ratio required to descend from your current position and elevation to the destination's elevation.
12 Heading The direction in which you are currently moving.
13 Location (lat/lon) Current location as latitude/longitude coordinates.
14 Location (selected) Current location indicated in the selected format (datum).
15 Odometer Total distance travelled since last reset*).
16 Off Course The distance you are off the desired course.
17 Pointer Arrow that indicates the direction to travel to the next point on a route.
18 Speed Current speed.
19 Speed - Maximum Maximum speed since last reset*).
20 Speed - Moving Avg. Average speed without the time with no motion since the last reset*).
21 Speed - Overall Avg. Average speed including the time with no motion since the last reset*).
22 Sunrise Time of sunrise at the current position.
23 Sunset Time of sunset at the current position.
24 Time To Destination Estimated travel time to the final destination.
25 Time To Next Estimated travel time to the next waypoint (turn, crossing etc.).
26 Time of Day Current time.
27 To Course Direction to the planned course.
28 Trip Odometer Travelled distance since last reset*).
29 Trip Time - Moving Time with motion since last reset*).
30 Trip Time - Stopped Time without motion since last reset*).
31 Trip Time - Total Total time since last reset*).
32 Turn The direction of and the distance to the next turn on a route.
33 Velocity Made Good The rate of closure to the destination, based upon your current speed and course.
34 Vertical Speed Current ascending or descending speed.
35 Vertical Speed To Dest Required rate of ascent or descent to reach the final destination.
36 Water Speed Current speed over water (requires an external data acquisition device).
37 Water Temperature Temperature of the water (requires an external data acquisition device).
38 Waypoint At Dest Name of the waypoint at the final destination.
39 Waypoint At Next Name of the next waypoint.

*) You may reset the trip-counters, the Odometer and the Maximum Speed independently of each other.

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4.0 GB micro SDHC memory card including µSD to SD adapter
(for GPSMAP76Cx only)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 9 [Picture and details]
USB connection cable for data exchange with a PC
(One such cable comes with the GPSMAP76Cx)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 14 [Picture and details]
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 GPSMAP76C / GPSMAP76Cx in detail.

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

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