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Be carefull, I think you are better off getting the 76CSX. Check the specs. JMO Or find a new/used 60CSX for 50 or so dollars more.





Features: of the 76CX



Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads): yes

Electronic compass: no

Touchscreen: no

Barometric altimeter: no

Camera: no

Geocaching-friendly: yes

Custom maps compatible: no

Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos): no

Outdoor GPS games: yes

Hunt/fish calendar: yes

Sun and moon information: yes

Tide tables: yes

Area calculation: yes

Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes

Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units): no

Picture viewer: no

Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data): no



What's in the Box:



GPSMAP 76Cx

Basemap

128 MB microSD card

USB cable

MapSource Trip & Waypoint Manager

Wrist strap

Owner's manual

Quick reference guide
 

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Went down to my local West Marine and bought a new Garmin 76cx for $149.



Few notes.



It does not have a 128meg memory card in it like the box says. It has 1 Gig.



They have a 30 day return policy.



The web site shows a 2 year warranty for I think it was $29 and a 3 year for $39.



In the store they offer a 3 year warranty for $23.



Brought it home stuck the batteries in and it works fine. Plenty of sat reception from inside my house.



Check West Marine out. It looks to be a good deal when used ones are selling for $130 - $180 on flea bay.
 

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Went down to my local West Marine and bought a new Garmin 76cx for $149.



Few notes.



It does not have a 128meg memory card in it like the box says. It has 1 Gig.



They have a 30 day return policy.



The web site shows a 2 year warranty for I think it was $29 and a 3 year for $39.



In the store they offer a 3 year warranty for $23.



Brought it home stuck the batteries in and it works fine. Plenty of sat reception from inside my house.



Check West Marine out. It looks to be a good deal when used ones are selling for $130 - $180 on flea bay.




Not sure where you are from (profile not filled out) but I think you are going to miss that there is no Barometric altimeter. One of the things I like about my 60cx, would I like a 60csx YES but 60cx just doesn't have the sd card is all but is fine for now, enjoy your new toy.




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Think I will be happy with the cx version. I am in Florida so most of my riding the altitude will vary by only maybe 100 feet or so.



I did not want the "S" version as the altitude and compass heading as determined by moving with the GPS is fine for me.



Also note the "S" version has a little shorter battery life. I would only be turning the electronic altimeter off as much as I could to save battery power.



I plan to use this with just the batteries. Carry 2 AA bats for each day you plan to be on the trail and you are all set. Plus AA bats are readily available just about anywhere that has gas.
 

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This 2 day sale is over. Garmin 76cx



It will be interesting to watch the best prices for these between now and early January 2012.



BTW - I put 2 new AA batteries in it left in on. Used it good part of Saturday. Left it on overnight and rode with it good part of Sunday.



At 30 hrs I got the low battery warning!
 

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This 2 day sale is over. Garmin 76cx



It will be interesting to watch the best prices for these between now and early January 2012.



BTW - I put 2 new AA batteries in it left in on. Used it good part of Saturday. Left it on overnight and rode with it good part of Sunday.



At 30 hrs I got the low battery warning!
My wife's unit goes 16hrs. with recharge batt. OMM. That's running with back light.
 
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