GPSMAP 78

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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 78 comes with built-in worldwide basemap, so you can navigate anywhere with ease. And, like the rest of the 78-series, the 78 is water resistant (IPX7) and even floats in water.

Keep Your Fix

With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix™ satellite prediction, GPSMAP 78 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 78 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 78 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 78 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 78 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 78 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, 78 is the perfect companion for all your outdoor pursuits.

Physical & Performance

Floats Yes
Display size 1.43" x 2.15" (3.6 x 5.5 cm); 2.6" diag (6.6 cm)
Battery 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Display resolution 160 x 240 pixels
Physical dimensions 2.6" x 6.0" x 1.2" (6.6 x 15.2 x 3.0 cm)
Interface USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
Water rating IPX7
Weight 7.7 oz (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)
Waypoints/favorites/locations 2000
Preloaded maps no
Basemap Yes
Routes 200
Track log 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
Memory/History 1.7 GB
Ability to add maps Yes

Features

Touchscreen No
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 No
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) No
Hunt/fish calendar Yes
Camera no
Compass No
Area calculation Yes
  • GPSMAP 78
  • Wrist strap
  • USB cable
  • Quick start manual