Garmin GPS MAP176C 3.8-Inch Waterproof Marine GPS and Chartplotter Description
Product description The GPSMAP 176C is a 12 parallel channel, WAAS-capable GPS receiver with an extra-large, 16-color display that makes keeping your eye on the map easy. The display measures 3.75 inches diagonal and delivers a crisp picture thanks to a pixel count of 320 x 240. On the inside, the GPSMAP 176C comes equipped with a built-in worldwide basemap and tide data for the United States. The unit is enhanced by GARMIN’s BlueChart marine cartography, a miniature-size chip that inserts into the unit and provides additional offshore map detail or CD-ROM*. The cartography includes detailed depth contours, inter-tidal zones, spot soundings, wrecks, navaids, port plans, restricted areas, cable areas, anchorages and much more. For use in a car, the GPSMAP 176C can accept downloadable information from GARMIN’s MapSource MetroGuide U.S.A. CD-ROM*. A special mounting bracket is available that will allow the GPSMAP 176C to be temporarily mounted in a car. * This unit requires data memory cards for storage of CD-ROM data. Amazon.com Garmin’s GPSMAP 176 is a powerful 12-parallel channel GPS receiver with Wide Area Augmentation System (WASS) capabilities. WAAS is an enhancement to GPS that receives signals from additional satellites to improve mapping accuracy to within three meters. Another charting feature is Garmin’s exclusive BlueChart marine cartography, which provides offshore map details like contours, inter-tidal zones, spot soundings, wrecks, port plans, and restricted areas. With a backlit grayscale display measuring 3.8 inches diagonally and a pixel resolution of 320 x 240, you definitely won’t have to strain your eyes while trying to read directions. The GPSMAP 176 is also equipped with a built-in basemap of the Americas with cities, highways, interstates, exit information, rivers, lakes, and U.S. tide data. Navigation functions are provided, like 3,000 waypoints, 50 reversible routes, trip computer, alarm, and celestial tables. You can easily download maps from your computer for your specific GPS needs: the GPSMAP 176 is compatible with most MapSource products such as Garmin BlueChart marine cartography, MetroGuide, and Fishing HotSpots. The GPSMAP 176 includes a PC cable, power/data cable, marine mount, owner’s manual, and quick reference card.