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Garmin GPSMAP 78 Handheld

Garmin GPSMAP 78 Handheld

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Never get lost again with the Garmin eTrex H GPS handheld navigator. This GPS from the trusted name Garmin helps you safely determine your precise location and find your way through the most... More
Never get lost again with the Garmin eTrex H GPS handheld navigator. This GPS from the trusted name Garmin helps you safely determine your precise location and find your way through the most difficult and dense terrain with a highly sensitive, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver. With its rugged and durable yet lightweight housing, the eTrex fits conveniently in the palm of your hand. Navigating through rain or rivers is no problem, as this handheld locator is waterproof. Five buttons placed on either side of the device allow you to operate key functions with one hand, and the four-level gray LCD display is easily read in dark shade or bright daylight. Less
The Garmin GPSMAP 78 handheld GPS comes with a basemap of the whole world to let you navigate anywhere easily. In addition, it is water-proof. It is equipped with a 2.6-inch display with... More
The Garmin GPSMAP 78 handheld GPS comes with a basemap of the whole world to let you navigate anywhere easily. In addition, it is water-proof. It is equipped with a 2.6-inch display with molded rubber side grips and includes a microSD card slot for storing more maps. Its battery lasts up to 20 hours on a single charge. Less
Key Features   
System Type Handheld Handheld
User Interface Keypad Keypad
WAAS Features WAAS enabled WAAS enabled
Screen Size - 2.6"
Colour - Gray
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 - 0.48 lb.
Height - 6 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   
MPN - GPSMAP78
UPC - 753759100902
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Consumer Reviews
Garmin eTrex H Handheld
Garmin eTrex H Handheld
$229.50
Garmin GPSMAP 78 Handheld
Garmin GPSMAP 78 Handheld
From $52.85

Product Review Summary

4.2
Based on 72 user reviews
89% recommend this product
5 stars
37
4 stars
26
3 stars
3
2 stars
2
1 star
4
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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