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New Garmin GPSr announced!

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Originally posted by na:

Seems to be the old Garmin 12 in a new case.




It's essentially a scaled-down version of the GPS 76 with WAAS! I do not know if the innards are the same as the 12, in a different case.


Myself, I think they shouldn't even have brought it out, but rather put the research into a newer, more advanced unit.


I guess it does fulfill a much-needed price-point, though.


Warm regards,

Stephen Brown (Firefishe)



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Considering how components and production technology develop, I doubt that it's a 12 in a new package. It must be smarter for Garmin to base it on the 76, remove some features and reduce the price to what the market can tolerate.

In this particular case, there is some hardware (magnetic and pressure sensor) and some memory chip to remove. Sometimes, they (not necessarily Garmin) just disable features and sell the same thing cheaper.



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Fron the Garmin Website,


GPS 72:

Size: 2.7"W x 6.2"H x 1.2"D (6.9 x 15.7 x 3.05 cm)


Weight: 7.7 ounces (225 g)



Size: 2.7"W x 6.2"H x 1.2"D (6.9 x 15.7 x 3.0 cm)


Weight: 7.7 ounces


It's the exact same case.


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