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The base model in this line of land/marine GPS units, the Garmin GPSMAP 72H is a low cost offering.

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Rigid construction protects well from bumps and drops, also floats and does not suffer water damage

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Two AA batteries provide longer battery life than expected for a handheld

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Custom POIs are great for tracking fishing locations

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Satellite discovery time is very low, fast acquisition

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Screen is easy to read even in bright sunlight

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Instruction manual is not very detailed and can be confusing

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Anchor alarm is very quiet and sets off only once

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.


The base model in this line of land/marine GPS units, the Garmin GPSMAP 72H is a low cost offering. In promotion, Garmin emphasizes the light weight of this model (just 7.7 ounces). To facilitate use on water, the 72H is IPX7 waterproofed. This model is a step down from the higher cost 76 model in that its 1.6" x 2.2" display has a lower resolution (120 x 160 as opposed to 180 x 240). The 72H also lacks map/memory ability (while the 76 has a basemap with map-adding ability, as well as an 8MB memory), and has a smaller track log with fewer savable locations. However, the 72H model has a USB interface (for computer connection) and high-sensitivity receiver that the 76 lacks, as well as a longer battery life (eighteen hours as opposed to sixteen hours).

  • Model number: 010-00840-01
  • Dimensions: 2.7" x 6.2" x 1.2"
  • Weight: 7.7 ounces
  • 1.6" x 2.2" display (120 x 160 resolution, 4 level gray LCD)
  • 2 AA battery power (18 hours of life)
  • IPX7 waterproof
  • Floats
  • High-sensitivity receiver
  • Serial interface
  • USB interface
  • Waypoints/favorites/locations: 500
  • 50 routes
  • Track log: 2,048 points, 10 saved tracks
  • Hunt/fish calendar
  • Sun/moon information
  • Area calculation  
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