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Garmin GPSMAP 78

For boaters and watersports enthusiasts who want to run with the best, the rugged GPSMAP 78 features crisp color mapping, high-sensitivity receiver, new molded rubber side grips, plus a microSD™ card slot for loading additional maps. And it floats!

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GPSMAP 78 High-sensitivity WAAS-enabled GPS receiver with HotFix, 2.6” color display, 1.7GB internal memory and microSD™ card slot, worldwide basemap, floats, supports paperless geocaching

GPSMAP 78s High-sensitivity WAAS-enabled GPS receiver with HotFix, 2.6” color display, 1.7GB internal memory and microSD™ card slot, worldwide basemap, floats, supports paperless geocaching, barometric altimeter, 3-axis electronic compass, wireless data sharing

GPSMAP 78sc High-sensitivity WAAS-enabled GPS receiver with HotFix, 2.6” color display, 1.7GB internal memory and microSD™ card slot, worldwide basemap, floats, supports paperless geocaching, barometric altimeter, 3-axis electronic compass, wireless data sharing, preloaded U.S. coastal charts

Explore

GPSMAP 78 comes with built-in worldwide basemap, so you can navigate anywhere with ease. And, like the rest of the 78-series, the 78 is IPX7 waterproof and even floats in water.

Keep Your Fix

With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix™ satellite prediction, GPSMAP 78 locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. The advantage is clear — whether you’re in deep woods or just near tall buildings and trees, you can count on GPSMAP 78 to help you find your way when you need it the most.

Add Maps

Adding more maps is easy with Garmin's wide array of detailed marine, topographic and road maps, available on microSD card. Conveniently plug in BlueChart® g2 preloaded cards for a great day on the water or City Navigator NT® map data for turn-by-turn routing on roads. The card slot is located inside the waterproof battery compartment, so you don't have to worry about getting it wet. GPSMAP 78 also supports BirdsEye™ Satellite Imagery (subscription required), that lets you download satellite images to your device and integrate them with your maps. In addition, the 78 is compatible with Custom Maps, free software that transforms paper and electronic maps into downloadable maps for your device.

Get Connected

You've been busy exploring and now you want to store and analyze your activities. With a simple connection to your computer and to the Internet, you can get a detailed analysis of your activities and send tracks to your outdoor device using Garmin Connect™. This one-stop site offers an activity table and allows you to view your activities on a map using Google™ Earth. Explore other routes uploaded by millions of Garmin Connect users and share your experiences on Twitter® and Facebook®. Getting started is easy, so get out there, explore, and share.

Find Fun

GPSMAP 78 supports geocaching GPX files for downloading geocaches and details straight to your unit. By going paperless, you're not only helping the environment but also improving efficiency. GPSMAP 78 stores and displays key information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which means no more manually entering coordinates and paper print outs! Simply upload the GPX file to your unit and start hunting for caches. Slim and lightweight, 78 is the perfect companion for all your outdoor pursuits.

GPSMAP 78: Colorful maps, durable design and buoyant — everything a mariner needs.

Garmin GPSMAP 78 Physical & Performance:
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:
2.6" x 6.0" x 1.2" (6.6 x 15.2 x 3.0 cm)
Display size, WxH:
1.6" x 2.2" (4.1 x 5.6 cm); 2.6" diag (6.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH:
160 x 240 pixels
Display type:
transflective, 65-K color TFT
Weight:
7.7 oz (218.3 g) with batteries
Battery:
2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Battery life:
up to 20 hours
Floats:
yes
Waterproof:
yes (IPX 7)
High-sensitivity receiver:
yes
Interface:
USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
RoHS version available:
yes
Garmin GPSMAP 78 Maps & Memory:
Basemap:
yes
Ability to add maps:
yes
Built-in memory:
1.7GB
Accepts data cards:
microSD™ card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations:
2000
Routes:
200
Track log:
10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
Garmin GPSMAP 78 Features:
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads):
yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Electronic compass:
no
Touchscreen:
no
Barometric altimeter:
no
Camera:
no
yes (paperless)
yes
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos):
yes
Outdoor GPS games:
no
Hunt/fish calendar:
yes
Sun and moon information:
yes
Tide tables:
yes
Area calculation:
yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):
yes
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units):
no
Picture viewer:
no
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data):
yes
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Package includes:
GPSMAP 78
Wrist strap
USB cable
Quick start manual

 

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