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Garmin Handheld Marine GPS

What distinguishes these GPS from other hand-held GPS (which could also very easily be used for marine purposes) is their ability to float.

Any hand-held GPS can be used as a marine GPS because they will all withstand being in water to the depth of a metre for up to 30 minutes.


quatix
Quatix 3
quatix 3 GPS smartwatch belongs on the water. Equipped with important cruising, fishing and sailing capabilities, its appearance commands attention, even on land. More than a watch, it's a wearable instrument that streams data from compatible Garmin electronics. This smartwatch features a fish catch counter and competition timer, race timer, start line and tack assist for sailors, plus an anchor watch to warn you of drifting.
Price: $995

GPS 73
GPS 73
This easy-to-use handheld is the perfect navigational solution for boats, sailboats or small watercraft that do not have a chartplotter.Use on land or water — it floats! Features SailAssist, including virtual starting line, heading line, countdown timers and tack assist.

Price: $345
GPSMap 78
GPSMap 78
The GPSMAP 78 features crisp color mapping, high-sensitivity receiver, new molded rubber side grips, plus a microSD™ card slot for loading additional maps. And it floats.




Price: $395

GPSMap 78s
GPSMap 78s
The GPSMAP 78s features a 3-axis compass, barometric altimeter, crisp color mapping, high-sensitivity receiver, new molded rubber side grips, plus a microSD™ card slot for loading additional maps. And it floats.



Price: $495
GPSMap 78SC
GPSMap 78SC
The GPSMAP 78SC features crisp colour mapping, high-sensitivity receiver, new moulded rubber side grips, nautical charts for New Zealand and Australia, plus a microSD™ card slot for loading additional maps. And it floats.




Price: $595



Accessories for all Handheld GPS


 
GPS Mapping
There are 3 types of mapping:
1. City Navigator
2. Topographic mapping
3. Bluecharts (marine)



GPS facts
The first GPS satellite was launched in March, 1978.

Each satellite weighs approximately 1,000 kilograms and is about 8 metres across with the solar panels extended.

Transmitter power is only 50 watts, or less!


GPS FAQ
All you ever wanted to know about GPS.

If you've got a question to which you can't find an answer, then email and ask us. We'll do our best to answer.



GPS Accuracy
The accuracy of a position determined with GPS depends on the type of receiver.

Most hand-held GPS units have about 8-15 metre accuracy.

When the system was created, timing errors were inserted into GPS transmissions to limit the accuracy of non-military GPS receivers to about 100 metres.

This part of GPS operations, called Selective Availability, was eliminated in October 2000.

Marine GPS comparison

Download an
Marine GPS

series comparison.


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