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Garmin GPSMAP 78s

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Garmin GPSMAP 78s

Product Number: 5024-597
Made in Taiwan

Weight: 218g

For watersports enthusiasts who want a rugged GPS for use on lakes, rivers, ponds, and oceans anywhere around the globe. It has a built-in worldwide basemap, so you can navigate in remote places with aplomb. The unit has crisp color mapping, a high-sensitivity receiver, and moulded rubber grips that help you hold it in rough seas. And it floats if it slips from your grasp.

  • MicroSD card slot lets you load additional maps.
  • 3-axis tilt compensated compass.
  • IP X7 waterproof rating.
  • Compatible with Bluechart g2 Canada microSD card that contains full coverage of Canada's east and west coasts, and the St. Lawrence/Great Lakes regions.
  • Garmin Home Port SD/microSD card lets you manage your trip on a computer and share waypoints and routes with your handheld device.
Weight 218g
Built-in Memory 1.7GB
Dimensions 15 x 6.6 x 3cm
Display Dimensions 5.5 x 3.6cm
Display Resolution 160 x 240pixels
Add Maps Capability

These units allow you to add maps, so you can mark and name waypoints and create routes on your PC, and then upload the map of your choice to your GPS.

Area Calculation Yes
Barometric Altimeter

Barometer function helps forecast weather trends. An altimeter can provide one line of position for location on a topo map, useful if the GPS isn't working.


A basic set of map data that is included with the GPS. Basemap detail may vary from unit to unit.

Batteries 2 AA (not included)
Battery Life 20 h
Chest Strap Not compatible
Custom POI

A POI (point of interest) is a specific location that someone may find interesting (i.e., favourite viewpoint, best coffee stop before the trailhead). The custom POI feature allows the user to load only the POI's that interest them onto their GPS unit.

Data Card microSD card (not included)
Display Type Transflective colour TFT
Electronic Compass

An electronic compass allows the user to view their heading in situations where they are either standing still or moving too slowly for the GPS to detect.

Floats Yes
Garmin Connect

An online community where members analyze, categorize and share data.

High Sensitivity Receiver

Results in faster acquisition times and better tracking performance in challenging outdoor environments.

Interface USB and NMEA 0183
Routes 200
Speed/Cadence Sensor

Monitors pedalling cadence and measures pedalling strokes per minute.

Not compatible
Tide Tables Yes
Touch Screen No
Track Log 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
Unit to Unit Transfer

Shares data wirelessly with similar units.


Waypoints consist of a standard set of coordinates (two for land, three for air or space) that identify a specific physical location. A route is navigated between two or more waypoints.

IPX Rating

Indicates the degree of protection against liquid. IP X1: Dripping water while in normal operating orientation; IP X4: Splashing water; IP X5: Water jets; IP X6: Powerful water jets; IP X7: Immersion up to 1m 30 minutes; IP X8: Suitable for submersion as specified by manufacturer.


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