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mstern 06-21-2012 10:23 AM

Garmin 72 GPS Issue
My venerable Garmin 72 has all of a sudden refused to provide tide information. Whenever I call up "Tides" information from the "Celestial" menu, I get a message stating "Inaccurate Information".

I have not yet contacted the manufacturer, as I have found this group to be generally more responsive, and I am hoping that someone else has already solved this problem.


tommays 06-21-2012 11:08 AM

Re: Garmin 72 GPS Issue
I believe the firmware ran out of that abilty on the older 72s :)

Mine is a 2010 unit and between friends we have units that go back 10 some odd years and there are many changes over that time

mstern 06-21-2012 01:24 PM

Re: Garmin 72 GPS Issue
Well, I did buy it used on ebay about 5 or 6 years ago. Maybe there's a firmware update. I'll report back.

mstern 06-21-2012 02:21 PM

Re: Garmin 72 GPS Issue
According to Elvis (yes, that is is name) at the Garmin customer service center, as of 2012, the 72 can no longer receive tide information. The firmware/software cannot be updated. So back to the old ways....

Flybyknight 06-21-2012 04:03 PM

Re: Garmin 72 GPS Issue
Well, I'm in the same situation. My GPS 72 has been a reliable companion ever since they first came out.
Tide status is quite important to me, as access to my mooring in the Broadlill river is dependent on high tide, give or take 1 hr max. Hate to spring for another gps, but perhaps a combo fish finder might make sense.
Anyone have any preferences?

travlin-easy 06-21-2012 04:54 PM

Re: Garmin 72 GPS Issue
Take a good look at the Lowrance HDS-7. You'll like what you see.

Good Luck,

Gary :cool:

Flybyknight 06-21-2012 09:30 PM

Re: Garmin 72 GPS Issue
Thanks for the lead;
That's the one!

Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Insight USA w/ 50/200kHz

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