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GARMIN GPSMAP 78SC (Bluechart g2 Aus + NZ)
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GARMIN GPSMAP 78SC (Bluechart g2 Aus + NZ)


  • GPSMAP 78sc
  • Wrist strap
  • USB cable
  • Quick start manual

For boaters and watersports enthusiasts who want to run with the best, the rugged GPSMAP 78sc includes preloaded Australian and New Zealand coastal charts and features a 3-axis compass, barometric altimeter, crisp color mapping, a high-sensitivity receiver, new molded rubber side grips, plus a microSD card slot for loading additional maps.  And it floats!

Explore Coastal Waters

GPSMAP 78sc comes with built-in BlueChart g2 coastal charts and a worldwide basemap with imagery - perfect for all your outdoor pursuits.  Map detail includes shorelines, depth contours, navaids, harbors, marinas and more for Australia and N.Z.  And, like the rest of the 78-series, 78sc is IPX7 waterproof and even floats in water.

Get Your Bearings

GPSMAP 78sc 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 78sc you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with 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 78sc 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 78sc to help you find your way when you need it the most.

Add Maps

Adding more maps is easy with Garmin's 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 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 78sc 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 78sc 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 78sc 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 78sc stores and displays key information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which means no more manually entering coordinates and paper print outs! Simply upload the GPX file to your unit and start hunting for caches. Slim and lightweight, 78sc is the perfect companion for all your outdoor pursuits.

GPSMAP 78sc: Colorful maps, durable design and buoyant " everything a mariner needs.


Physical & Performance:

Unit Dimensions, WxHxD:

6.6 x 15.2 x 3.0 cm

Display Size, WxH:

4.1 x 5.6 cm; 6.6 cm diag

Display Resolution, WxH:

160 x 240 pixels

Display Type:

transflective, 65-K color TFT


218.3 g with batteries


2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended

Battery life:

20 hours




High-sensitivity receiver:


USB and NMEA 0183 compatible


Maps & Memory:


  (BlueChart g2 Aus + NZ)

Ability to add maps:


1.7 GB

Accepts data cards:

microSD card





Track log:

10,000 points, 200 saved tracks



Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads):

(with optional mapping for detailed roads)

Electronic compass:

yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis)


Barometric altimeter:



Custom Maps Compatible:

Photo Navigation (navigate to geotagged photos):


Outdoor GPS games:

Hunt/fish calendar:

Sun/moon information:

Tide tables:

Area calculation:

Custom POIs:

Unit-to-unit transfer:

Picture viewer:

Garmin Connect compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data):

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 10 June, 2010.

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