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GARMINGPSMAP® 78s Handheld GPS with Compass and Barometer

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GPSMAP® 78s Handheld GPS with Compass and Barometer

Model # 11553591Mfg # 010-00864-01

$299.99

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Product Description

Geocaching-friendly handheld GPS with wireless data sharing, compass & altimeter

For boaters and watersports enthusiasts who want to run with the best, the rugged GPSMAP 78s features a 3-axis compass, barometric altimeter, 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 IPX7 waterproof 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 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.

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.

  • Display Type: Transflective 65K color TFT
  • Screen Size: 2.6"diag.
  • Screen Resolution: 160 x 240
  • Included Cartography: Worldwide Basemap
  • Optional Cartography: BlueChart® g2 preloaded cards, City Navigator NT®; Supports BirdsEye™ Satellite Imagery (subscription required); Compatible with Custom Maps
  • Receiver Type: High-sensitivity
  • Battery Type: 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
  • Battery Life: 20 hours
  • Dimensions: 2.6"W x 6.0"H x 1.2"D
  • Weight: 7.7 oz.
  • Waterproof: Rated IPX7 Submersible, and it floats
  • Interfacing: High-speed USB and NMEA 0183. Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data). Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units)
  • Included Equipment: Wrist strap, USB cable, manual
  • Warranty: One year

Specs

GPSMAP® 78s Handheld GPS with Compass and Barometer

Accepts Data Cards Accepts Cards
Application Automobile
Marine
Fishing
Battery Life 20 Hours
Battery Type 2 AA batteries
Cartography World Basemap
Dimensions 2.7"W x 6.2"H x 1.2"D
Display Size 1.4"W x 2.2"H
External Sensors Compass
Barometer
Interface USB
NMEA 0183
Garmin Connect
Unit-to-unit
SD Card
Functions Turn by turn navigation
Internal GPS Antenna
Custom POIs
Portable
Geocaching
Floating
Resolution/Color Color - 160 x 240
Warranty 1 Year
Waterproof IPX7
Weight 7.7 oz

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Pros

  • Easy to read (3)
  • Quick signal (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small boats (3)

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By Joper

    from Torrance, CA

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Read
    • Easy To Use
    • Quick Signal

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Boats

      Comments about GPSMAP 78s Handheld GPS with Compass and Barometer:

      Great pre-programed world map that is accurate.

       
      4.0

      GPSMAP 78s does the job, but

      By gobbles51

      from Belgrade, MN

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Read
      • Quick Signal
      • Reliable Reception

      Cons

      • Difficult To Set Up

      Best Uses

      • Fishing
      • Small Boats

      Comments about GPSMAP 78s Handheld GPS with Compass and Barometer:

      I use the GPSMAP 78s for trolling. It is very easy to read and can be set up for multiple functions on each page, showing a range of information at a glance. I am still learning the unit, but I am having issues with some of the set up. It is not as user-friendly as I would like to see.

      (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Worth the expense? Maybe

      By gslsloboat

      from Great Salt Lake, Utah

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Ability to customize view
      • Easy To Read
      • Intuitive Menu
      • Quick Signal
      • Reliable Reception
      • Weatherproof

      Cons

      • Bottons on top
      • Difficult To Set Up
      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • At Night
      • Bad Weather
      • Great for sailing
      • Lakes
      • MOB function is worth it
      • Small Boats

      Comments about GPSMAP 78s Handheld GPS with Compass and Barometer:

      I should have purchased the CDs instead of the downloads, took several trys and Garmin Support to accomplish. Very happy with the product, color does make a difference. The fact that it is waterproof makes is more usable when weather turns foul.

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