These new Garmin portables, the GPSMAP 96 & 96C offer full featured GPS navigation with extensive basemap, a Jeppesen database and topography, street mapping, and a GPS-derived HSI. The GPSMAP 96 has a sunlight-readable, 4-level greyscale display (180x240) and 23 megabytes of memory while the 96C has a 256-colour display and 119 megabytes of memory!
Physically, these units are the same size, sealed to IPX7 standards, (submersible in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes), with an internal quad-helix antenna, an external antenna connector, built-in USB interface.
PhaseTrac12 reciver tracks and uses up to 12 individual satellites for fast acquisition and a tight lock on satellites.
Proximity waypoint feature warns you of approaching hazardous areas.
Innovative TracBack function turns your track log into an instant breadcrumb trail so you quickly navigate back home, even if you haven't stored waypoints.
User-definable map datums and UTM grids let you customize the data used for positioning.
User-friendly rocker-keypad system allows room for a large backlit display with easy-to-read characters and full-featured graphic plotting.
Position averaging feature helps reduce the effects of Selective Availibility.
Large memory holds 1000 waypoints or 50 routes of up to 300 waypoints each