GPSMAP® 278

Part Number: 010-00569-00
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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
Receiver GPS Receiver
Antenna Internal with external connection
Mounting options Bail

Maps & Memory

Preloaded maps No
Accepts data cards 1 Garmin Data Card
Waypoints 3,000
Routes 50
Track log 10,000 points; 20 saved tracks

Features & Benefits

Garmin Radar compatible No
Garmin Sonar compatible Yes (with GSD 20 or GSD 21)
NMEA 2000® compatible No
NMEA 0183 compatible Yes
Garmin Marine Network™ compatible No
Garmin SmartMode compatible (customizable monitor presets) No
Supports AIS (tracks target ships position) No
Supports DSC (displays position data from DSC-capable VHF radio) Yes
Tide tables Yes
Garmin Meteor Audio System compatible No
Supports Fusion Lync compatible marine radios No
GSD™ Black Box sonar support Yes
GCV™ Black Box sonar support No
SiriusXM™ Weather & Radio compatible No
BlueChart® Mobile (planning) compatible No
Garmin Helm compatible No
GRID™ (Garmin Remote Input Device) compatible No
Wireless remote compatible No
Wireless mouse compatible No

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)
CHIRP sonar technology No
DownVü™ No
SideVü™ No
Voltage range 11-35 vDC input
Sonar recording No
Sonar history rewind No

Connections

NMEA 0183 input ports 1
NMEA 0183 output ports 1
Video input ports None
Video output ports None
Wireless connectivity No
Garmin Marine Network™ 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

Maps

Maps for New Regions

Need maps for other regions? See all maps that are compatible with this device.

Need a map update?

Update the maps that came with your device for the best navigation experience.

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