Garmin designed the GPSMAP 78 for boaters, jet skiers, kayakers, and other outdoor enthusiasts who need a powerful navigation device that's compact, rugged, and ready for adventure. With a crisp color display, a high-sensitivity receiver, molded rubber side grips, plus a microSD™ card slot for loading additional maps, the slim, lightweight GPSMAP 78 is a terrific companion on land or sea. It even floats!
The versatile GPSMAP 78 comes with built-in worldwide basemap, so you can navigate anywhere with ease. With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix™ satellite prediction, the GPSMAP 78 locates your position quickly and maintains its GPS location even when you're in heavy cover — trees, canyon walls, or skyscrapers.
Need more maps?
Garmin offers a wide selection of detailed marine, topographic and road maps (sold separately) on microSD card. 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. The card slot is located inside the IPX7-rated waterproof battery compartment, so it won't be damaged by rain or spray.
The GPSMAP 78 also supports BirdsEye™ Satellite Imagery (subscription required), that lets you download satellite images and integrate into with your maps. In addition, this Garmin is compatible with Custom Maps, free software that transforms paper and electronic maps into downloadable maps fthat work on your device.
After a busy day of exploring, you can connect the 78 to your laptop and visit the Garmin Connect™ website for a detailed analysis of your activities. This site offers an activity table and allows you to view your activities on a map using Google™ Earth. You can explore routes uploaded by other Garmin Connect users, and share your experiences on your favorite social media platforms. The GPSMAP 78 also supports geocaching GPX files for downloading geocaches and details straight to your unit.