Garmin GPSMAP 78s
PART NUMBER: 010-00864-01
GPSMAP 78s comes with built-in worldwide basemap, so you can navigate anywhere with ease. And, like the rest of the 78-series, both models are IPX7 waterproof and even floats in water. In addition to the standard feature set on the GPSMAP 78, the 78s version adds a 3-axis compass, a barometric altimeter and a world wide shaded relief basemap. The 78s also offers wireless route and waypoint sharing with other compatible 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.
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 on roads (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 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.
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 Garmin Connect users and share your experiences on Twitter® and Facebook®. Getting started is easy, so get out there, explore, and share.
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 print outs! 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.
GPSMAP 78s: Colourful maps, durable design and buoyant — everything a mariner needs.
Display size 4.1 x 5.6 cm; diag 6.6 cm
Battery 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Display resolution 160 x 240 pixels
Physical dimensions 6.6 x 15.2 x 3.0 cm
Interface high-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
Water rating IPX7
Weight 218.3 g with batteries
Display type transflective, 65-K color TFT
Battery life 20 hours
High-sensitivity receiver Yes
Maps & Navigation
Storage and Power Capacity microSD™ card (not included)
Preloaded maps no
Track log 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
Memory/History 1.7 GB
Ability to add maps Yes
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data) Yes
Sun and moon information Yes
Geocaching-friendly Yes (Paperless)
Tide tables Yes
Custom maps compatible Yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) Yes
Picture viewer Yes
Barometric altimeter Yes
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads) Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units) Yes
Hunt/fish calendar Yes
Compass Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
Area calculation Yes
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