GPSMAP® 278

Part Number: 010-00569-00

Overview

On land or water, GPSMAP 278 is one of Europe’s most versatile navigators. This combination color chartplotter and street navigator comes preloaded with detailed street maps, plus directions to millions of points of interest throughout Europe. For use on your boat, optional BlueChart® g2 data cards transform the GPSMAP 278 into a finely detailed color chartplotter featuring the latest and best in marine cartography.

Head Straight for the Water

On water, GPSMAP 278 is a dependable color chartplotter with built-in basemap enhanced by Garmin's marine cartography. Add optional BlueChart g2 data cards and get everything you need for a great day on the water including depth contours, navaids and harbors.

Go from Water to Land

When you're ready to drive home, take your 278 out of its marine mount and pop it into the automotive mount in your vehicle. Then press one button, and your 278 is ready to navigate you on the roads, with turn by turn directions and voice prompts that take you straight to your destination. The 278 is preloaded with detailed European City Navigator® NT street maps, including Eastern Europe and contains millions of points of interest, including hotels, restaurants, gas stations, marinas, attractions and more.

Add Optional Sonar

For serious fishing, pair the 278 with the GSD™ 21 remote sounder, which offers 4,000 watts of power peak-to-peak (500 watts RMS) with a dual-frequency transducer (purchased separately).

GPSMAP 278: Ready for action on land or sea

BlueChart g2 Compatible Here

Specs

Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 5.7" x 3.2" x 1.9" (14.5 x 8.1 x 4.8 cm)
Display size, WxH 3.0" x 2.2" (7.6 x 5.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 480 x 320 pixels
Display type 256-color TFT
Weight 13.6 oz (385 g)
Water rating IPX7
Antenna Internal with external connection
NMEA 0183 compatible
Mounting options Bail
Garmin Marine Network™ ports None

Maps & Memory

Accepts data cards 1 Garmin Data Card
Waypoints 3,000
Routes 50
Track log 10,000 points; 20 saved tracks

Chartplotter Features

Garmin Sonar compatible Yes (with GSD 20 or GSD 21)
Supports DSC (displays position data from DSC-capable VHF radio)
Tide tables
GSD™ Black Box sonar support

Sonar Features & Specifications

Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes (with compatible black box sonar)
Dual-beam (77/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes (with compatible black box sonar)

Connections

NMEA 0183 input ports 1
NMEA 0183 output ports 1
Video input ports None
Video output ports None

In the Box

  • GPSMAP 278
  • Preloaded City Navigator® Europe NT maps (full coverage, now with Eastern Europe)
  • MapSource City Navigator Europe NT DVD (full coverage, now with Eastern Europe)
  • USB cable
  • Power/data cable
  • Marine mount
  • Automotive mount
  • Universal friction mount
  • Vehicle power cable with speaker
  • AC charger
  • Protective cover
  • Owner's manual
  • Quick reference guide

Accessories

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