Garmin's Sensor-Packed GPSMAP 76S Is King of the Hill, City, Lake...
February 2, 2002
OLATHE, Kan. -
Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today
unveiled its latest portable consumer GPS-enabled device - the
GPSMAP 76S - at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show
in Las Vegas. Joining the
GPS 76 and
GPSMAP 76 line of products, the GPSMAP 76S boasts additional sensors
and more internal memory to take adventurers as high or as far as they
want to go.
The "S" is for Sensors, because the GPSMAP 76S incorporates a GPS
receiver, barometric altimeter and an electronic compass that deliver
advanced location, elevation and bearing information to the user. It
contains 24 megabytes of internal memory for map storage from Garmin's
exclusive line of MapSource® products. Like all new Garmin GPS devices,
the GPSMAP 76S is also enabled to accept corrected GPS data from the
Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), delivering pinpoint accuracy of 10
feet or less. And true to the company's form and function, the GPSMAP
76S is waterproof and floats in water - like other models in the product
"This unit is ideal for the active mariner or serious outdoor
enthusiast," said Gary Kelley, Garmin's director of marketing. "It is
sure to become a standard traveling companion for anyone who wants all
the standard features of our popular eTrex Vista® - lots of memory, WAAS
accuracy, built-in altimeter and compass, lightweight waterproof design,
one-hand operation - in larger form factor."
The GPSMAP 76S has a basemap of North and South America, including major
highways, thoroughfares, rivers, lakes, and borders. But adventures are
not limited to navigating the basemap. Because of its rich internal
memory, the GPSMAP 76S can store map data from Garmin's exclusive line
of MapSource CD-ROMs to take you deep in the city (MetroGuide®),
offshore (BlueChart®), on the lake (Fishing Hot Spots®), offroad (U.S.
Topo) or anywhere in between (Roads & Recreation).
The internal quad-helix antenna of the GPSMAP 76S provides highly
sensitive signal reception, and users will appreciate the external
antenna port for mounting purposes. Hikers and hunters will include it
on their gear list because of its powerful capabilities and lightweight
(7 oz.) design. The device runs on two AA batteries for 10 hours
The GPSMAP 76S is expected to be available in April 2002 for a suggested
retail price of $482.13. It will ship standard with a PC interface
cable, lanyard, owner’s manual and quick-start guide.