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GARMIN GPSMAP 78 Series GPS Comparison
Here's how the models are different and how it changed from the GPSMAP 76CSx

Click here to compare with other Garmin, Magellan, DeLorme and Lowrance handhelds

Discontinued
Garmin GPSMAP 78
Garmin GPSMAP 78s
Garmin GPSMAP 78sc
Garmin GPSMAP 76Csx
Unit dimensions:
2.6" x 6.0" x 1.2"
(6.6 x 15.2 x 3.0 cm)
2.6" x 6.0" x 1.2"
(6.6 x 15.2 x 3.0 cm)
2.6" x 6.0" x 1.2"
(6.6 x 15.2 x 3.0 cm)
2.7" x 6.2" x 1.2"
(6.9 x 15.7 x 3.0 cm)
Display size:
1.43" x 2.15" (3.6 x 5.5 cm); 2.6" diag (6.6 cm)
1.43" x 2.15" (3.6 x 5.5 cm); 2.6" diag (6.6 cm)
1.43" x 2.15" (3.6 x 5.5 cm); 2.6" diag (6.6 cm)
1.6" x 2.2"
(4.1 x 5.6 cm)
Display resolution:
160 x 240 pixels
160 x 240 pixels
160 x 240 pixels
160 x 240 pixels
Display type:
transflective, 65-K color TFT
transflective, 65-K color TFT
transflective, 65-K color TFT
256 level color TFT
Weight w/batteries:
7.7 oz (218.3 g)
7.7 oz (218.3 g)
7.7 oz (218.3 g)
7.7 oz (218 g)

Battery:

2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
2 AA batteries (not included)
Battery life:
20 hours
20 hours
20 hours
18 hours, typical
Waterproof:
yes (IPX7)
yes (IPX7)
yes (IPX7)
yes (IPX7)
Floats:
High-sensitivity receiver:
Interface:
USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
high-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
high-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
serial and USB
 
Basemap:
Preloaded maps:
x
x
yes (preloaded U.S. coastal charts)
x
Ability to add maps:
Built-in memory:
1.7 GB
1.7 GB
1.7 GB
0
Accepts data cards:
microSD™ card (not included)
microSD™ card (not included)
microSD™ card (not included)
128 MB microSD™ card (included)
Waypoints:
2000
2000
2000
1000
Routes:
200
200
200
50
Track log:
10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
10,000 points, 20 saved tracks
 
Automatic routing:
yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)

yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)

yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Electronic compass:
x
yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis)
yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis)
Barometric altimeter:
x
Camera:
x
x
x
x
Photo navigation:
x
Picture viewer:
x
Custom maps compatible:
x
Geocaching-friendly:
yes (paperless)
yes (paperless)
yes (paperless)
Hunt/fish calendar:
Sun and moon information:
Tide tables:
x
Area calculation:
Custom POIs:
Unit-to-unit transfer:
x
x
Garmin Connect™ compatible:
x
 
(1) Electronic compass: Provides direction information while you are standing still.
(2) Barometric altimeter: Gives altitude accurate to 10 feet with proper calibration.
(3) Elevation profiling: Records your "trip profile" in elevation
(4) Area calculation: Calculates the area enclosed by the track log


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