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Garmin GPSMAP 78S Marine GPS Navigator and World Wide Chartplotter (010-00864-01)

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 ...

Reviews by Features

Battery

(4 reviews)
Service

(3 reviews)
Handheld

(3 reviews)
Life

(2 reviews)
76

(2 reviews)
Performance

(3 reviews)
Case

(3 reviews)
Tool

(2 reviews)
Light

(2 reviews)
Peace

(2 reviews)
Screen

(5 reviews)
Thing

(3 reviews)

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Reviews around battery (5.00 of 5)

  • I expect that if they do not change their attitude soon, they will be in the same boat as General Motors and Chrysler, who were ripping people off by selling as much junk as fast as they could
  • it works amazingly well and the life it gets from the batteries great (i can get 15-20 hours of screen time!

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Reviews around service (5.00 of 5)

  • I would recommend this unit regardless of the fact that smartphones these days offer perhaps better mapping services, but thy are not reliable while you are away from socket for days and in more challenging conditions.
  • Great service and good product
  • Great service of the seller

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Reviews around handheld (5.00 of 5)

  • This is a pretty good handheld marine gps unit.
  • Excellent handheld gps.
  • I expect that if they do not change their attitude soon, they will be in the same boat as General Motors and Chrysler, who were ripping people off by selling as much junk as fast as they could

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Reviews around life (5.00 of 5)

  • it works amazingly well and the life it gets from the batteries great (i can get 15-20 hours of screen time!
  • it works amazingly well and the life it gets from the batteries great (i can get 15-20 hours of screen time!

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Reviews around 76 (5.00 of 5)

  • The case seals on this unit definitely don't seem as durable as the 76 and I think that's likely the issue many people are having with leaking
  • While it does, as advertised, lock on to satellites slightly better inside buildings and other obstructions, compared to the 76 it also bounces around a lot more when it has good reception (it's worth pointing out that both continue the trend from my previous GPS72, which didn't have a high-sensitivity antenna and so was awful under any kind of tree cover, but would get a pretty accurate and repeatable point with only four satellites).

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Reviews around performance (5.00 of 5)

  • I expect that if they do not change their attitude soon, they will be in the same boat as General Motors and Chrysler, who were ripping people off by selling as much junk as fast as they could
  • I purchase 18 of this GPS to sell in my country Guyana South America and it works very well my customer love the performance of this
  • and I do expect the same good battery performance

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Reviews around case (5.00 of 5)

  • I expect that if they do not change their attitude soon, they will be in the same boat as General Motors and Chrysler, who were ripping people off by selling as much junk as fast as they could
  • Updating to a 5 star since for me, the actual features outweigh the lack of case / decent manual
  • So, no manual to speak of and the PDF stinks...and no soft sided case included like with the 76

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Reviews around tool (5.00 of 5)

  • Still, it's a good tool and we're happy to have it.
  • The GPS is a easy to use and a perfect tool for use on the water

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Reviews around light (5.00 of 5)

  • The gray on green is unreadable under optimal light and is impossible in sunlight
  • The screen is clear and quite readable even in bright light

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Reviews around peace (5.00 of 5)

  • I expect that if they do not change their attitude soon, they will be in the same boat as General Motors and Chrysler, who were ripping people off by selling as much junk as fast as they could
  • I like the power options - being able to grab it off the bike and take it hiking is great - also nice peace of mind that I'll have a GPS if I have to leave the bike due to malfunction

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Reviews around screen (3.95 of 5)

  • The screen is impossible to read, even in bright daylight, without the backlight.
  • The screen is clear and quite readable even in bright light
  • The only positive is that the screen was quite bright and I thought the battery life was pretty good.

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Reviews around thing (1.00 of 5)

  • Then I had to ask him why the damn thing had an elevation profile program in it, then
  • By the time I got home with it, 99 days, and 17,000 miles later, I hated this thing
  • The first thing I noticed with the 78 is the lack of a decent manual, even online

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More about Garmin GPSMAP 78S Marine GPS Navigator and World Wide Chartplotter (010-00864-01)

  • 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.