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Garmin eTrex H Handheld GPS Receiver

Garmin GPSMAP 78 Handheld GPS Receiver

Garmin GPSMAP 78 Handheld GPS Receiver

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The Garmin eTrex H is a handheld GPS receiver that can be used by people on foot or those who are in need of driving directions. The Garmin GPS receiver is WAAS enabled to provide a high... More
The Garmin eTrex H is a handheld GPS receiver that can be used by people on foot or those who are in need of driving directions. The Garmin GPS receiver is WAAS enabled to provide a high sensitivity to give more accurate walking directions. The GPS receiver includes a contrast ratio on a black and white screen, and backlighting is available for viewing at night. The Garmin GPS receiver is waterproof so that it can be used in rugged and wet conditions. The Garmin eTrex H only weighs 5.3 oz, so it is small and light enough to carry on long treks. The dimensions of the Garmin GPS receiver include 1.2 inches in width by 2 inches in depth by 4.4 inches in length. The Garmin eTrex H is capable of storing way points and there is room for 500. Additionally, 20 routes can be set up in the GPS receiver and stored to be used with 125 way points to be scheduled for each of those 20 routes. This receiver is a small and handheld device that is most helpful for those on foot who may be trekking, hiking, or camping. Less
The 78 GPS receiver is a Garmin GPSMAP GPS receiver, a member of the respected Garmin family of devices designed to enhance life on the water. This Garmin GPS receiver is an ideal device for... More
The 78 GPS receiver is a Garmin GPSMAP GPS receiver, a member of the respected Garmin family of devices designed to enhance life on the water. This Garmin GPS receiver is an ideal device for mariners and water sports enthusiasts. The Garmin GPS receiver is a rugged device, offering color mapping. It has rubber side grips. This is a high-sensitivity receiver and features an SD card slot for adding more maps to the device. Even though it is rugged, this Garmin GPS receiver is still a very sleek device that adds style to a mariner’s boat. The 78 GPS receiver comes pre-loaded with a worldwide basemap, allowing mariners to navigate any location in the world. This Garmin GPSMAP GPS receiver is waterproof and it is actually capable of floating on water. The device is also compatible with BlueChart g2, which comes with pre-loaded maps. This Garmin GPS receiver also supports BirdsEye satellite imagery and the device can be loaded with custom maps from other sources. Less
Key Features   
User Interface Keypad Keypad
System Type Handheld Handheld
WAAS Features WAAS enabled WAAS enabled
Screen Size - 2.6"
Other Features   
PC Interface NMEA-0183 • Serial RS-232 NMEA-0183 • USB
Brand Garmin Garmin
Installed Memory - 1.70 GB
Antenna Type Built-in Built-in
Expansion Slot Type - micro-SD slot
Environmental Protection IPX7 Waterproof Standard • High Impact Plastic Alloy Body -
Dimensions   
Width - 2.6 in.
Depth - 1.2 in.
Weight - 0.576 lb.
Height - 5.8 in.
Battery   
Battery Life - 20 Hours
Battery Type and Quantity 2 x AA Batteries 2 x AA Batteries
GPS System   
Update Rate - 1 per second, continuous
Technical Features   
Marine Features - Tide Prediction
Trip calculator Time of sunrise/sunset • Points-of-Interest (POI) • Track Log Points-of-Interest (POI) • Odometer
Features Geocaching Mode Calender • Geocaching Mode • Waterproof • Calculator • Altimeter
Display   
Display Type - 65k Colors Transflective Color TFT Display
Display Size - 1.43 in. x 2.15 in.
Resolutions 128 X 64 160 X 240
Product Identifiers   
UPC - 753759100902
MPN - 010-00864-00
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Garmin eTrex H Handheld GPS Receiver
Garmin eTrex H Handheld GPS Receiver
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Garmin GPSMAP 78 Handheld GPS Receiver
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Product Review Summary

4.2
Based on 73 user reviews
89% recommend this product
5 stars
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4 stars
27
3 stars
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2 stars
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1 star
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Pros
  • Compact (6)
  • Portable (4)
  • Easy to Use (4)
  • Good Quality (3)
  • Accurate (3)
  • One-hand operation (2)
  • Long Battery Life (2)
  • Rich features (1)
  • Nice Screen (1)
  • Great Design (1)
Cons
  • Lacks features (5)
  • Inaccurate (1)
  • Short Battery Life (1)
Good For
  • Navigation (6)
  • Everyday Use (1)
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Consumer Reviews

jps246
941

Simple & Basic Handheld GPS Unit - Garmin eTrex

byjps246 Apr 28, 2004
78 Helpfuls 79 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros easy-to-use, fits in hand, one-handed operation
Cons more advanced GPS users should look elsewhere
Recommended it? Yes

An inexpensive, rugged and easy to use GPS unit, the Garmin eTrex GPS is an good first-time GPS unit for users who are looking for a simple and foolproof system as an introduction to the world of GPS.

The eTrex is, from the ground up, a GPS receiver that has been designed for outdoor... Read full review »

3

A Great Hiking Companion

byrugged14 Jun 17, 2001
77 Helpfuls 78 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Price, Compact size, lightweight, long battery life
Cons Limited tracking capability, lack of mapping features
Recommended it? Yes

I?ve owned the Garmin Etrex for nearly a year and I have used it on three separate continents: North America, Europe and Asia. For its low price I found out that it is one of the best GPS products available. I was amazed at how functional it is for its size and would recommend it to any hiker who... Read full review »

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