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Homing with GARMIN

by NWY Staff

Garmin GPSMAP 78sc // $200.00

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Do you know where you’re headed? Explore the convenience of handheld navigation with GARMIN’s GPSMAP® 78sc marine GPS receiver with compass, barometer, and BlueChart® g2 coastal charts. Grab this handy waterproof floating device and take advantage of high-sensitivity reception, built-in worldwide base map plus charts for coastal U.S. and Bahamas, crisp color display, three-axis tilt-compensated compass, and wireless waypoint sharing; find your location, discover your surroundings, plot a destination. The GPSMAP 78sc has a plug-in card slot (located inside the waterproof battery compartment) for adding more marine, topographic and road maps.

The 78sc has a transflective 65K color TFT display on a 2.6” diagonal screen, with 160 X 240 resolution. The set comes with 2 AA batteries with 20-hour life, and Garmin recommends NiMH or lithium replacements. The GPS device is 2-5/8” wide, 6” high, and 1-3/16” deep, and weighs 7.7 oz. Garmin says the wireless Garmin Connect feature allows recording and sharing of your adventures to other devices and platforms. Going ashore? The 78sc is also a fun geocaching tool. No more manual entry of coordinates; simply upload the GPX file and start hunting.

The 78sc comes with a wrist strap, USB cable, manual, and one-year warranty. Garmin offers convenient accessories like a rechargeable battery kit, console- mount systems, carry cases, and 12v vehicle power adapters. Find the GPSMAP 78sc at major marine retailers, including West Marine, for about $200.00.

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