Ever been out on the open seas and not exactly know where you are heading? GPS systems can be far more critical for boaters who rescue ships cannot arrive to quite often in a timely manner. The Garmin GPSMAP 78 is here to keep you safe while boating. Similar to the hand-held GARMIN eTrex 20X, the GPSMAP 78 is for when you are not in your car.
The base model comes standard with 1.7MB built-in memory, Transflective, 65-K color TFT display,
160 x 240 pixel display resolution, MicroSD card slot; 20 hours battery life.
It’s Waterproof (IPX7); Floats, Marine-friendly handheld with high-sensitivity GPS receiver and 2.6-inch color TFT display. It’s perfect for boating/watersports–waterproof to IPX7 standards; floats in water quite nicely.
There are options to purchase this unit with Compass and Barometric Altimeter, as well with Compass, Barometric Altimeter and Maps. The base model is about $75 less than the higher end units, but it’s highly likely you will want the maps, compass version, well worth the extra coin in this situation.
The maps, compass, barometric altimeter version comes with Built-in BlueChart g2 U.S./Bahamas coastal charts with shorelines, depth contours, navaids, harbors, marinas, and more. It has Built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass and barometric altimeter for heading/altitude/weather. You can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible device users.
The GPS system comes with a rugged case, Barometric altimeter, Garmin Connect compatible, Electromagnetic compass, Garmin HotFix, Custom POIs, Automatic routing, Hunt/fish calendar, Geocaching, Photo navigation.
It features a bright 2.6-Inch LCD color display with built-in basemap and high-sensitivity GPS receiver, the GPSMAP 78 series takes recreational navigation to a different level of excellence. All 3 models are waterproof, and include a built-in microSD card slot for loading additional maps and a dedicated MOB (man over board) button.