Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Garmin’s ‘X’-treme handheld makeover

The popular Garmin GPSMAP 76CS has been upgraded with new functions to make it even easier to use, keeping you on track in the great outdoors. The tough new GPSMAP 76CSx is a fully portable GPS device with a rugged waterproof housing, so your Garmin can go wherever you do.

On the inside, the GPSMAP 76CSx features a microSD slot inside the waterproof battery compartment, with a removable microSD card for detailed mapping memory. The high speed USB connection allows for fast map data, route and waypoint transfer.

On the outside a new highly sensitive GPS receiver acquires satellites faster, letting you track your location through challenging terrain like heavy foliage and deep canyons. The GPSMAP 76CSx also incorporates a barometric altimeter for highly accurate elevation data and an electronic compass which displays an accurate heading, even when you are standing still.

The large colour TFT display is sunlight readable, and the unit floats when dropped in water, so you can find your way in any conditions. The microSD card can be loaded with Garmap’s Topo and Recreational maps, BlueChart® marine cartography and South African street maps.

Weighing in at only 215g, the GPSMAP 76CSx comes standard with a blank 128MB microSD card, USB interface cable, MapSource Trip and Waypoint Manager CD, a lanyard, owner’s manual, quick-start guide and Garmap South African Streetmaps.

The GPSMAP 76CSx can also be customised with a variety of optional accessories to suit any lifestyle, including marine, automotive and handlebar mounting brackets, data cables, AC adaptors and carrying cases.

For further information or contact or call +27 11 704 6147 JHB, +27 31 301 9790 KZN or +27 21 788 9015 CPT.

1 comment:

Gary said...

Major omission in GPSmap76CSx is the "NEXT STREET" feature.

I had it on my GPS map 76S

Huge loss of information.

Garmin admits that the feature is gone. I'm looking for any source of information on this issue.