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I personally have a 76CSx, an Oregon 550, and just got a 78S.

 

For track stability, I can already tell that both the 550 and the 78S are more stable than the 76CSx when all are in difficult conditions.

 

The Oregon didn't start out that way but over several software & firmware updates it has become a very good track logging unit.

 

The first test trip out with the 78S showed a couple of minor errors under some really trying conditions. However, Garmin has already released an update with changes that likely will improve on those results. Based on what they started with and the improvements that have happened on the Oregon, this one will be a "piece of cake".

 

The 76CSx has always been my "Gold Standard" for track logging, but lately I find that the Oregon has fewer (if any) areas that need editing.

The quad helix antenna on the 76CSx is more susceptible to multipath error unless used with an external antenna. It is also more prone to logging "random points" when stopped.

 

"Future Fun" will be testing all the units simultaneously under canopy.

 

Based on what I've seen so far, the 78S will prove to be a superior replacement for the 76CSx.

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