Garmin GPSMAP 78s, Worldwide - Carolina Sportsman Outfitters

Garmin GPSMAP 78s, Worldwide

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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!

Explore

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 water resistant (IPX7) and even floats in water.

Get Your Bearings

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, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions.

Share Wirelessly

With GPSMAP 78s you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly other compatible device users. Now you can send the location of your favorite fishing spot to a friend to find. Sharing data is easy. Just press “send” to transfer your information to similar units.

Keep Your Fix

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 deep canyons. The advantage is clear — whether you’re in deep woods or just near tall buildings and trees, you can count on GPSMAP 78s to help you find your way when you need it the most.

Add Maps

Adding more maps is easy with our 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 (see maps tab for compatible maps). The card slot is located inside the water resistant battery compartment, so you don't have to worry about getting it wet. GPSMAP 78s 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 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 78s 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 78s stores and displays key information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which means no more manually entering coordinates and paper printouts. Simply upload the GPX file to your unit and start hunting for caches. Slim and lightweight, 78s is the perfect companion for all your outdoor pursuits.


 

Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 2.6" x 6.0" x 1.2" (6.6 x 15.2 x 3.0 cm)
High-sensitivity receiver Yes
Floats Yes
Display size 1.43" x 2.15" (3.6 x 5.5 cm); 2.6" diag (6.6 cm)
Interface high-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
Water rating IPX7
Display resolution 160 x 240 pixels
Weight 7.7 oz (218.3 g) with batteries
Display type transflective, 65-K color TFT
Battery 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Battery life 20 hours

Maps & Navigation

Waypoints/favorites/locations 2000
Track log 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
Preloaded maps no
Storage and Power Capacity microSD card (not included)
Routes 200
Basemap Yes
Memory/History 1.7 GB
Ability to add maps Yes

Features

Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) Yes
Sun and moon information Yes
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads) Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Picture viewer Yes
Custom maps compatible Yes
Geocaching-friendly Yes (Paperless)
Garmin Connect compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data) Yes
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units) Yes
Hunt/fish calendar Yes
Camera no
Touchscreen No
Tide tables Yes
Compass Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
Area calculation Yes
Barometric altimeter Yes