Garmin® Updates Low-Cost, High-Sensitivity GPS 72H Marine Handheld

Garmin the global leader in satellite navigation, is pleased to introduce the GPS 72H with new, state-of-the-art features including a high-sensitivity GPS receiver and a fast USB interface – all in an easy-to-use handheld that floats.

Nigel Craine Marine Product and OEM Manager for Garmin said: “Since 2002, the GPS 72 has been the handheld of choice for the mariner who wants a simple, rugged, and reliable navigator. Now, with a high-sensitivity receiver, boaters can acquire a position fix quickly and easily.”


In addition to improved GPS satellite reception, the GPS 72H can quickly transfer waypoints, tracks, and routes via its fast USB interface, as well as through NMEA 0183.

Battery life has also been improved to 18 hours (typical use).  Like the legacy GPS 72, the updated 72H is fully waterproof to IPX-7 standards (submersible in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes).  Best of all, the unit floats, in case of an accidental dunking. 

The GPS 72H features built-in celestial data, including tide tables, sunrise/sunset times and a fishing and hunting almanac.  Like its predecessor, the GPS 72H stores up to 500 waypoints and 50 routes.

The GPS 72H includes a wrist strap, a quick start manual and digital owner’s manual.  The unit is expected to be available in October 2009, price to be confirmed. Visit for more information.

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