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Garmin GHP10 Autopilot Review

Garmin sent us the Garmin GHP10 autopilot system for long-term testing aboard our 25′ single-engine Contender. This Garmin autopilot is designed for boats up to approximately 70 feet in length equipped with hydraulic steering. Several components make up the GHP10 autopilot package; they include the Garmin GHC10 control unit, Course

Garmin eTrex Vista HCx Review

The Garmin eTrex Vista HCx portable GPS is one of the newer additions to the Garmin lineup. It’s a compact design and one of the smallest and lightest Garmin handheld GPS units on the market. The ‘HCx’ in the model designation means this unit has a removable memory card, high-sensitivity

Garmin eTrex Review

The Garmin eTrex handheld GPS is the low price leader among units we’ve reviewed. This compact Garmin portable GPS measures only 4.4 inches high, 2.2 wide, and 1.2 thick or just about the size of a bar of soap> It weighs in at 5.3 ounces with a pair of AA

Garmin eTrex 30 Review

The Garmin eTrex 30 is one of three recent additions to the popular Garmin portable GPS eTrex series. This line is designed with multiple uses in mind including marine use by boaters. The eTrex 30, like its siblings, boasts a compact design and the capability of using a Garmin marine

Garmin eTrex 20 Review

The Garmin eTrex 20 is one of several recent additions to the Garmin portable GPS lineup with a design aimed for multiple uses including the marine environment. This unit features a compact design, the ability to use a Garmin marine chart card, and is one of the smallest and lightest

Garmin Echo 550c Review

The Garmin echo 550c is the top of the line unit in a new series of moderately priced fishfinders targeted directly at freshwater anglers. These sounders are due to hit the consumer marine market in the spring of 2011. Buy one of the six available Garmin Echo fishfinders here. With

Garmin Colorado 400c Review

The Garmin Colorado 400c is a very sophisticated full-mapping marine handheld GPS. A variety of Colorado models are available, while the hardware remains the same in each variant, the onboard cartography in each unit is different. The Colorado 300 features a world base map, while each variant of the 400

Garmin 76 Review

The Garmin 76 has been around for several years and has a proven track record of reliability in the Garmin portable GPS lineup. Overall it is one of the larger handhelds we’ve tested, but we found it still fits well in one hand. It can be operated with the thumb

Garmin 76Cx Review

The Garmin 76Cx portable GPS is an upgraded version of the original mapping 76 model. It gets the ‘x’ designation for the addition of a removable memory card slot and a high-sensitivity GPS receiver. Its sister model has both an altimeter and electronic compass and carries the CSx model name.

Garmin 740s Review

The Garmin 740s is a standalone MFD that features a 7-inch display with touchscreen interface, an internal high-sensitivity GPS receiver, and a 1000-watt digital sounder into a single unit that comes preloaded with Garmin BlueChart g2 U.S. Coastal cartography that includes Bahamas coverage. The back panel has four connectors, one

Garmin 740 Review

The Garmin 740 is a multifunction display featuring a high resolution 7-inch display with a touchscreen user interface. An internal high-sensitivity GPS sensor combined with preloaded Garmin BlueChart g2 U.S. Coastal cartography gives detailed position and navigation information. The 740 package ships with the display unit, a protective front panel

Garmin 72H Review

The Garmin 72H is the latest version of this venerable Garmin portable GPS. Earlier versions of this handheld GPS have been around for a number of years and have a proven track record of reliability. The “H” designation added to the model number indicates this portable GPS now features a

Garmin 62s Review

The Garmin 62s is one of five models in the new 62-series of handheld GPS gear to hit the Garmin lineup recently. All units in the 62-series feature a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, color display screen, and world base map. The “s” designation in the model number of our test unit

Garmin 60 Review

The Garmin 60 uses a monochrome screen measuring 2.6 inches on the diagonal with 160 x 240 pixel resolution. The high resolution on this Garmin marine handheld made the edges of small fonts and circles smooth and easy to read. We found the night lighting on this Garmin portable GPS

Garmin 60CSx Review

The Garmin 60CSx portable is the latest incarnation in the 60-series handheld GPS lineup and our latest Garmin portable GPS review. The ‘x’ in the model designation adds a removable memory card and a high-sensitivity GPS receiver. It shares all the utility of earlier 60-series versions and has both a

Garmin 60CS Review

The Garmin 60CS handheld shares all the functionality of its 60C brethren plus has both a built-in electronic compass and barometric altimeter. These two added sensors get this handheld the “S” designation. Eight pushbuttons and a rocker switch are located below with function labels clearly marked on the case front

Garmin 545s Review

Our Garmin 545s test unit shipped with a powerful internal sounder, internal GPS sensor, and was preloaded with Garmin BlueChart g2 U.S. Coastal cartography covering both mainland coasts from Canada to Mexico, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Guam. The compact 500-series chartplotters from Garmin can be purchased in a wide

Garmin 541 Review

The Garmin 541 is the latest update in this series of Garmin marine GPS chartplotter. The 541 unit ships equipped with a high-sensitivity internal GPS sensor and preloaded Garmin BlueChart g2 U.S. coastal cartography. Also included with the display unit is a power/data cable, protective front cover, tilt and swivel

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