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post #4 of Old 07-21-2004
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Hand held GPS

I too have a garmin 76map and am very happy with it. One suggestion: in the system settings, set it to battary-saver mode (slow-refresh mode or something like that) hand turn on WAAS support. This will increase your battary life by 300%.

My only complaints: the illumination is inferior for night operation--I use a headlight now instead, much easier to deal with. It would be better if the lanyard attachment was set up so that the display was rightsite-up while hanging. And it takes longer to get a lock and looses its lock easier than any other unit I''ve worked with. But all told those deficiencies hardly offset the excellent features, waterproofness and floating ability are cool.

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