Garmin GPS 73 Handheld Navigator


SKU: 010-01504-00 Category: GTIN: 753759144067


Garmin GPS 73 is an easy-to-use handheld GPS and the perfect navigational solution for boats, sailboats or small watercraft that do not have a chartplotter. It’s also ideal as an important emergency navigation backup for all vessels. Its high-sensitivity GPS marks and stores 1,000 waypoints and 100 tracks so you can navigate right back to them. Use on land or water — it floats! Features SailAssist, including virtual starting line, heading line, countdown timers and tack assist.

Quickly Acquires Satellites

High-sensitivity GPS receiver quickly locks onto GPS signals and tracks your location even in challenging locations, such as deep canyons or under heavy tree cover.

Mark Important Waypoints

Whether it’s a hot fishing spot or a lobster pot, you can mark and store 1,000 waypoints and 100 tracks to navigate to and from time and time again.


SailAssist helps you sail more effectively with heading line and tack assist. Tack assist lets you know when to tack based on whether your boat is getting headed or lifted compared to the boat’s optimal tacking angle. For those who like to race, there’s virtual starting line and countdown timer to make sure you cross the starting line at the right time.

Store Important Data

GPS 73 is NMEA 0183 compatible. To transfer data to your device, it easily connects to your computer via USB. If you’re into boating, hunting or fishing, you can use the built-in celestial data, which includes sunrise/sunset times and a hunting and fishing calendar, estimated time of arrival, other calculations and marine data.

High-contrast Display

GPS 73 has an intuitive user interface with dedicated back-lit buttons for quick and easy operation. Its high-contrast display makes it easy to read in all lighting conditions

Physical & Performance

Floats Yes
Display size 1.4″ x 2.1″ (3.6 x 5.4 cm); 2.6″ diag (6.6 cm)
Display resolution 128 x 160 pixels
Physical dimensions 2.6″ x 6.0″ x 1.2″ (6.6 x 15.2 x 3.0 cm)
Battery 2 AA batteries (not included)
Interface Serial and USB
Water rating IPX7
Weight 7.2 oz (203.1 g) with AA batteries
Display type 4 level gray LCD
Battery life +18 hours
High-sensitivity receiver Yes

Maps & Navigation

Basemap No
Routes 50
Track log 10,000 points, 100 tracks
Waypoints/favorites/locations 1,000
Ability to add maps No


Picture viewer No
Barometric altimeter No
Touchscreen No
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data) No
Sun and moon information Yes
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads) No
Geocaching-friendly No
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units) No
Tide tables No
Product Spec. Misc

Physical & Performance

·         Physical dimensions: 2.6″ x 6.0″ x 1.2″ (6.6 x 152.2 x 3.0 cm)

·         Display size, WxH: 1.4″ x 2.1″ (3.6 x 5.4 cm); 2.6″ diag (6.6 cm)

·         Display resolution, WxH: 128 x 160 pixels

·         Display type: 4 level gray LCD

·         Weight: 7.2 oz (203.1 g) with AA batteries

·         Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included)

·         Batttery life: +18 hours

·         Water rating: IPX7

·         High-sensitivity receiver: Yes

·         Interface: Serial and USB

Maps & Memory

·         Waypoints/favorites/locations: 1,000

·         Routes: 50

·         Track log: 10,000 points, 100 tracks


·         Floats: Yes

·         Hunt/fish calendar: Yes

·         Sun and moon information: Yes

·         Area calculations: Yes

Hunt/fish calendar Yes
Compass No
Custom maps compatible No
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) No
Area calculation Yes


Additional information

Weight .2 kg
Dimensions 25 × 15 × 10 cm