GPS-76C ColorMap Display and Setup Screens

The G-76C is a departure from Garmin's recent effort to "segment" the market by producing GPS receivers which are application specific.  Garmin has Marine units,  Hiking units, Car Navigator units, Beginner's Units and a host of "gray" units in between.  In its time,  the GPS-12xl was a "GPS for All Uses", but that was then and this is now!

Below we show you over SIXTY different display and setup screens.  Don't let this scare you.  The user can select/de-select what screens he wants to have in the normal screen rotation and change them at will.  In the displays below,  there is a sentence or two below each group of four pictures with a brief explanation of the screen's function.  For more details on how to use a G-76C receiver,  download the manual from (HERE).

Main Screens in the PAGE screen rotation
1a) Satellite Page with Battery Charge/External Power indicator at top.  Red dot is direction of travel
1b) Map Page (pink line is the active route and blue line is recorded track)
1c) Travel Computer (with questionable Max Speed!)
1d) Main Menu

2a) Setup Menu under Main Menu
2b) Compass display (arrow pointing to next route turn)
2c) Find button -Menu Top
2d) Find button -Menu Bottom

3a/b) List of available screens which can be put into the Page/Quit rotation sequence from the Page Seq. list.
3c)  Route turn list if active route is selected
3d)  Highway Page

Other Sub Menus:
4a) Stopwatch screen which allows lap times and total times.
4b) Sun and Moon data screen.
4c) Waypoint List screen.  You can select one, press enter for waypoint details.
4d) Listing of Saved Routes screen.

5a) Travel Computer Screen.  Max Speed is from the last Concorde Flight. 
5b) Alarm Clock
5c) Calculator
5d) Area Calculation

System Setup Screens
6a) SETUP options which are displayed when SETUP is selected from the Main Menu.
6b) Available Games which, when selected, can be played on the GPS unit.
6c) GeoCaching Screen.  Here you can store and review stored Geocache entries.
6d) North Display selection screen.  You can select E or 90 and True/Magnetic options.

7a) Interface selection/status display screen.
7b) Map Screen in Setup mode.
7c) Setup screen for the Marine mode options.
7d) Proximity alarm setup page.  Shown is alarm if the unit gets within 0.5 miles.

8a) Guidance Method Setup screen for Car Navigation.
8b) Time Format, Time Zone setup screen.
8c) GPS Options setup screen.
8d) "Welcome Page" setup screen.

9a) Position Options setup screen.
9b/c)Tracklog options setup screens.
9d) Display setup screen.  There are 8 color schemes to choose from. This one is "diamond".

The following is a summary of how destination addresses can be input to the Garmin GPS-76C
10a/b) First you select one of the optional sources of destinations from these possibilities.
10c) One option is a previously input-by-user list of "Recent Finds" destinations.
10d) When you press the MARK key, you store a waypoint for your present location.  This can then be used to generate a route when needed.

11a) Optional list is of cities nearest your current location.
11b) Option is a listing of Recreation Areas nearby.
11c) Option is a listing of local "Points of Interest".  You get a mixture here.

12a) Optional listing is of local shopping locations.
12b) Optional listing is of local food markets and restaurants.
12c) Listing is of local lodging.  Mitchell's Storage seems misplaced.
12d) Listing is for Government and Emergency Services.

13a) Local entertainment attractions.  We have a lot of horses in our area.
13b) Local "attractions".
13c) Local "services".
13d) Local transportation services.

Entering a Street Address into the GPS-76C

14a/b) Entering an actual ADDRESS is another option for selecting a Destination.  First we select "enter city" press enter on the GPS and then use the keyboard to enter the first few letters of a city name.  Up comes a page (14b) showing a list of cities.
14c) Then a street NUMBER is entered using the same keyboard used for City Name entry and select OK then ENTER.

15a)  Then select "Enter Street Name" in 14a, and press ENTER.  Then Enter the first few letters of the street name using the same keyboard as in 14c).  Press OK then ENTER when your streetname appears in the 15a) display.  Scroll to your street and press ENTER. Press GO TO for automatic routing to begin.
  If setup to PROMPT:
  15b) Select either Faster Time or Shorter Distance
  15c) Select Follow Road or Off Road
15d) Bar-graph showing percent of route being calculated.

Routing Notes:
1)    The turn screens "pop up" as a turn is approached and return to the normal map screen as you pass the turn.
2)    The user can select either NORTH UP or TRACK UP for the main map,  but the pop-up screens are always TRACK UP.
3)    If you fail to follow the directions,  the GPS will automatically recalculate a new route as soon as it realizes you are "off route".
4)    If you stop at (say) a restaurant,  when you return and restart the GPS,  it will automatically recalculate and take you on the rest of your route.
5)    "Road Routing" is the default.  If you want to use the G-76C on a hiking adventure,  you must select the OFF ROAD option in MAP SETUP (go to MAP page and press MENU, on MAP tab, turn LOCK ON ROAD to OFF) or the G-76C will try and route you from waypoint to waypoint using nearby roads.  ALSO:  You must select OFF ROAD in ROUTE PREFERENCES in the ROUTING SETUP tab  in the MAP SETUP menu.
6)    Faster Time seems to always give me better automatically generated routes than the Shorter Distance option.

B)  The OFF ROAD mode of operation
As noted in item #5 immediately above,  you must select the OFF ROAD mode of operation.  This mode is used for hiking and marine activities.  In this mode,  the routes do NOT lock to roads and the compass page is changed in format to similar to the G-V and other general purpose Garmin GPS units.

Special Map Symbols for User Waypoints
16) The above windows show the variety of special map symbols which can be used with waypoints and geocache waypoints to indicate the type of location being marked.  This is the largest assortment of map symbols we have seen so far in any GPS receiver.

Tracklog Screens
17a)  Saving a Track page.  You can save a tracklog, give it a name and a color when displayed.
17b) A saved Tracklog can be used to trackback in off road mode.
17c) The user can setup the tracklog to drop trackpoints on time, distance or automatic.

Geocaching Screens
18a) The GeoCache setup screen.
18b) When GeoCache mode is enabled,  the Compass Screen changes to the special GeoCache Mode.
18c) If notes about a GeoCache are included, they can be displayed by clicking on NOTE.
18d) When a GeoCache is found, that fact is stored and then you can go on to the next one.

Route Guidance and Typical Map Screens in the Night Mode
19a/b) The user can explore a computed route and look at the turns to come.  Above are shown the "next" turn and the 4th of 6 turns on the current route.  This is essentially the same picture that appears when the GPS is approaching the next turn in an executing automatic route.
19c/d) Typical street maps shown at maximum detail.

20a) Typical street map showing restaurants and services along Roswell Road, detail at 500ft scale.
20b) Road map at HIGHEST detail setting.
20c) Road map at NORMAL detail setting.
20d) Road map with map DECLUTTER turned ON.

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