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Garmin GPSMAP 78 Handheld Navigator - 010-00864-00

  • Garmin GPSMAP 78 Marine GPS Navigator
  • Garmin GPSMAP 78 Handheld Navigator for geocaching
  • Garmin GPSMAP 78 Floats over water
  • Garmin GPSMAP 78 for Hiking and Boaters
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Garmin GPSMAP 78

 GPS Handheld Navigator



Garmin GPSMAP 78 is the best rugged marine handheld navigator for watersports enthusiasts, Mariners and boaters. A 65K colors transflective TFT display that is viewable in direct sunlight, a high sensitivity GPS receiver and the already uploaded worldwide base maps makes the GPSMAP 78 suitable for navigating both in land and at sea. It is IPX7 waterproof and if it falls into water it will float!

Garmin GPSMAP 78 Navigator supports HotFix® satellite prediction and using its WAAS-enabled GPS receiver you will be able to know your exact location anytime even under heavy cover or hard weather conditions. No matter how you twist it, tilt it, turn it or carry it the GPSMAP 78 will always adjust to keeping you headed in the right track.

Adding additional maps to the GPSMAP 78 is simple and easy using the Micro SD slot on the device. You can add any of the wide array of Garmin's marine and road maps like BlueChart G2 for mariners detailing offshore data such as shaded depth contours, 24K or 100K TOPO Maps for more detailed topographies, City Navigator NT® for street maps with address lookup or Garmin Customs Map software. Subscribing to BirdsEye™ Satellite Imagery will provide downloading high-resolution satellite images of places, trails and landmarks to the GPSMAP 78.

The GPSMAP 78 like most Garmin's handheld GPS receivers is supporting Photo-navigation - navigating to geotagged photos. It also supports 2000 waypoints, 200 routes and there is an option to program an alarm when you reach a desired distance before your waypoint.

Wireless data transfer is supported by the Garmin GPSMAP 78 and lets you wirelessly transfer data to and from a compatible Garmin's handheld GPS navigators. Wirelessly sharing info like caches, route and tracks is accomplished with a few simple steps.

Connecting the GPSMAP 78 navigator through the internet to Garmin Connect™ allows you to store and analyze your activities. You can share, compare and explore other Gamin users and their voyages information. Integration to Facebook and Twitter are fast and easy so you can keep your loved one informed on your where about and to share your experiences.

The Garmin GPSMAP 78 supports paperless geocaching. By downloading geocaching GPX files to your handheld navigator you save manual insertion of coordinates and carrying paper printouts of your travel. The information is uploaded directly to the device including all necessary data like description, logs, hints and tips of the waypoints.

The Garmin GPSMAP 78 Marine handheld is NMEA0183 compatible. It has built-in Hunt/Fish calendar, Tides tables, Sun & Moon information and Area Calculations. It operates with 2 AA batteries featuring colorful maps, and float over water.

Garmin GPSMAP 78 Left View Garmin GPSMAP 78 Front View Garmin GPSMAP 78 Right View






Garmin GPSMAP 78 - What's In The Box:


  • GPSMAP 78 Handhelp Navigator Device
  • Wrist Strap
  • USB Cable
  • Operating Manual



Garmin GPSMAP 78 Physical & Performance:

Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.6" x 6.0" x 1.2" (6.6 x 15.2 x 3.0 cm)
Display size, WxH: 1.43" x 2.15" (3.6 x 5.5 cm); 2.6" diag (6.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 160 x 240 pixels
Display type: transflective, 65-K color TFT
Weight: 7.7 oz (218.3 g) with batteries
Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included);
Battery life: 20 hours
Waterproof: yes (IPX7)
Floats: yes
High-sensitivity receiver: yes
Interface: USB and NMEA 0183 compatible

Garmin GPSMAP 78 Maps & Memory:

Basemap: yes
Preloaded maps: no
Ability to add maps: yes
Built-in memory: 1.7 GB
Accepts data cards: microSD™ card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 2000
Routes: 200
Track log: 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks

Garmin GPSMAP 78 Features & Benefits:

Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads): yes (optional mapping for detailed roads)
Electronic compass: no
Touchscreen: no
Barometric altimeter: no
Camera: no
Geocaching-friendly: yes (paperless)
Custom maps compatible: yes
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos): yes
Outdoor GPS games: no
Hunt/fish calendar: yes
Sun and moon information: yes
Tide tables: yes
Area calculation: yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units): no
Picture viewer: yes
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data): yes




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Warranty Information

1 Year Garmin Worldwide Warranty

Worldwide Free Shipping
365 days Return Policy

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  1. Great for marine use 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Jul 2012

    I bought this GPSMAP as a replacement for my Garmin 76CX. The price is fine and the device is Great. Really usefull. Oh, and it really FLOATS!!!

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