For boaters and watersports enthusiasts who want to run with the best, the rugged GPSMAP 78s features a 3-axis compass, barometric altimeter, crisp colour mapping, high-sensitivity receiver, new moulded rubber side grips, plus a microSD card slot for loading additional maps. GPSMAP 78s comes with built-in worldwide basemap, so you can navigate anywhere with ease. And, like the rest of the 78-series, 78s is IPX7 waterproof and even floats in water.
GPSMAP 78s has a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows your heading even when you’re standing still, without holding it level. Its barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude, and you can even use it to plot barometric pressure over time to keep an eye on changing weather conditions.
With GPSMAP 78s you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible device users. Now you can send the location of your favourite fishing spot to a friend to find. Sharing data is easy. Just press “send” to transfer your information to similar units.
With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix satellite prediction, GPSMAP 78s locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and built-up areas.
Add more maps easily 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 78s is compatible with Custom Maps, free Garmin software that transforms your own paper and electronic maps into downloadable maps for your GPS handheld device.
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.
- Unit Size (WxHxD): 6.6 x 15.2 x 3.0 cm / Weight: 218.3 g with batteries
- 2.6″ Diagonal Transflective, 65-K colour TFT Display; 160 x 240 pixels
- 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
- Waterproof IPX7 & Floats
- High-sensitivity GPS receiver
- Electronic compass (tilt-compensated 3-axis) and Barometric altimeter
- High-speed USB Interface, NMEA 0183 compatible and Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units)
- Basemap plus ability to add maps, custom maps and custom points of interest)
- Built-in memory: 1.7 GB plus accepts microSD card (not included)
- Automatic routing (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
In the Box
GPSMAP 78s;Wrist strap;USB cable;Quickstart Guide