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Recent reviews for this item:
John, May 7, 2013 Easy to use, good download of routes. Very fast satellite lock in almost any situation. Excellent satellite retention. Hard on batteries, plan on a set of alkalines per day.
Sheldon, April 30, 2013 This is the first time I used the garmin 78s and I couldn't get over how easy it was to use, just 10 min after having it out of the box I was setting up waypoints and making a track and the wireless transfer function made it easy for me to get tacks from a friend who has the 78sc model.
Anon, January 2, 2013 Very flexible to download and upload a variety of points
and tracks. Have had every version of the 76 & 78 and all
have performed well and all are still in regular use.
MPD56, November 6, 2012 I have personally owned 5 Garmins and have had the
opportunity of using most of the Garmin handhelds. My last
Garmin was a 76cs and although I could live with it for off
road adventures, the introduction of NT maps to use the
76cs for street navigation impossible to upgrade so I was
going to buy a 76csx but waited too long. I was involved in
a group buying 14 GPSMAP 78s units and was lucky to have
exposure to make a decision to buy a 78s for myself. Iím
not a fan of touch screens, my Garmin auto GPS takes my
eyes off the road for too long and the handheld touch
screens are hard to use with gloves on. I find that the
handhelds are better for street navigation. Since the 76s
series is the forefather of the 78 series in style with the
new technology I simply thought it would be a shorter
learning curve and it was. I had all the accessories and
Ram mounts and only had to replace the cradles. I found
that the touch screens were hard to see. In my opinion if
you liked the 76 series, then you will like the 78 more. As
far as the Basecamp program, it hasnít won me over, but I
havenít really gave it a chance, not impressed that
Mapsource canít download waypoints directly off the new
line of Garmins, Iím looking at using non Garmin software
to manage my waypoints and maps. Also not a fan of buying
maps on a memory card, I prefer having multiple map sets on
my GPS and use Mapsource to manage them.