Garmin GPSMAP 78 Handheld Mapping GPS system Worldwide version



Key Features

  • Handheld GPS mapping system
  • Designed for boaters and watersports enthusiasts
  • Floats if dropped in water
  • Colour mapping
  • Worldwide basemap
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Details

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

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 built-up areas. The advantage is clear — whether you’re in dense woodland 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 by road (see maps tab for compatible maps). 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 Garmin software that transforms your own paper and electronic maps into downloadable maps for your GPS handheld device.

Get Connected

You've been busy exploring and now you want to store and analyse 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 other 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.
Specifications

RECOMMENDED USE Handheld mapping, designed for boaters and watersports enthusiasts
DISPLAY SIZE 4.1 x 5.6 cm, 160 x 240 pixels, transflective, 65-K colour TFT
UNIT DIMENSIONS 6.6 x 15.2 x 3.0 cm
WEIGHT 218.3g
BATTERY 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Battery life up to 20 hours
WATERPROOF Yes, IPX7
INTERFACE USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
BASEMAP Yes, worldwide basemap
ABILITY TO ADD MAPS Yes
BUILT-IN STORAGE 1.7GB
WAYPOINTS/FAVORITES/LOCATIONS 2000
ROUTES 200
TRACK LOG 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
ELECTRONIC COMPASS No
TOUCHSCREEN No
BAROMETRIC ALTIMETER No
CAMERA No
GEOCACHING-FRIENDLY Yes (paperless)
CUSTOM MAPS COMPATIBLE Yes
HUNT/FISH CALENDAR Yes
CUSTOM POIS Yes
UNIT-TO-UNIT TRANSFER (SHARES DATA WIRELESSLY WITH SIMILAR UNITS) No
WARRANTY 1-year manufacturers warranty
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