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
- 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