GPSMAP 78s Worldwide

GarminSKU: GA-010-00864-01


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For boaters and water sports enthusiasts who want to run with thebest, the rugged GPSMAP 78 series features crisp colour mapping,high-sensitivity receiver, new moulded rubber side grips, plus amicroSD card slot for loading additional maps. And it floats!



GPSMAP 78 series comes with built-in worldwide basemap, so you cannavigate anywhere with ease. And, like the rest of the 78-series, bothmodels are IPX7 waterproof and even floats in water. In addition to thestandard feature set on the GPSMAP 78, the 78s version adds a 3-axiscompass, a barometric altimeter and a world wide shaded relief basemap.Sensor versions (78s) also offer wireless route and waypoint sharingwith other compatible units.

Keep Your Fix

With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFixsatellite prediction, GPSMAP 78 series locates your position quicklyand precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover anddeep canyons. The advantage is clear ÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩÔøΩ_ whether youÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩÔøΩ__ÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩÔøΩ_re in deep woods orjust near tall buildings and trees, you can count on GPSMAP 78 to helpyou find your way when you need it the most.

Add Maps

Adding more maps is easy with Garmin's wide array of detailedmarine, topographic and road maps, available on microSD card.Conveniently plug in BlueChart g2 preloaded cards for a great day onthe water or City Navigator NTÔøΩÔøΩ_map data for turn-by-turn routing on roads (see maps tab for compatiblemaps). The card slot is located inside the waterproof batterycompartment, so you don't have to worry about getting it wet. GPSMAP 78also supports BirdsEyeSatellite Imagery (subscription required), that lets you downloadsatellite images to your device and integrate them with your maps. Inaddition, the 78 is compatible with Custom Maps, free software thattransforms paper and electronic maps into downloadable maps for yourdevice.

Get Connected

You've been busy exploring and now you want to store and analyseyour activities. With a simple connection to your computer and to theInternet, you can get a detailed analysis of your activities and sendtracks to your outdoor device using Garmin Connect.This one-stop site offers an activity table and allows you to view youractivities on a map using Google Earth. Explore other routes uploadedby millions of Garmin Connect users and share your experiences onTwitterÔøΩÔøΩ_ and FacebookÔøΩÔøΩ_. Getting started is easy, so get out there,explore, and share.

Find Fun

GPSMAP 78 series supports geocaching GPX files for downloadinggeocaches and details straight to your unit. By going paperless, you'renot only helping the environment but also improving efficiency. GPSMAP78 series stores and displays key information, including location,terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which means no moremanually entering coordinates and paper print outs! Simply upload theGPX file to your unit and start hunting for caches. Slim andlightweight, 78 and 78s is the perfect companion for all your outdoorpursuits.

GPSMAP 78/s: Colourful maps, durable design and buoyant ÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩÔøΩ_ everything a mariner needs.


Physical & Performance:

Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 6.6 x 15.2 x 3.0 cm
Display size, WxH: 4.1 x 5.6 cm; 6.6 cm diag
Display resolution, WxH: 160 x 240 pixels
Display type: transflective, 65-K color TFT
Weight: 218.3 g with batteries
Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Battery life: 20 hours
Waterproof: yes (IPX7)
Floats: yes
High-sensitivity receiver: yes
Interface: USB and NMEA 0183 compatible

Maps & Memory:

Basemap: yes
Ability to add maps: yes
Built-in memory: 1.7 GB
Accepts data cards: microSD card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 2000
Routes: 200
Track log: 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks


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
Geocahing-friendly: yes (paperless)
Custom maps compatible: 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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