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Garmin GPSMAP 278

Product Code: 010-00331-5A

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Shop now for Garmin GPSMAP 278

Garmin GPSMAP 278

Product Code: 010-00331-5A

Item is no longer available.


EGNOS enabled for greater accuracy BlueChart® Marine compatible


  • Dual colour chartplotter and automobile navigator
  • Display: 3.0" x 2.2" (7.6 x 5.6 cm), 3.8" diag., 256-colour TFT screen with adjustable LED backlight
  • Resolution: 480 x 320-pixel
  • 3,000 waypoints, 50 reversible routes, 10,000 track log points, 15 saved tracks
  • Preloaded with Mapsource European City Navigator® NT street detail including Eastern Europe
  • Full turn-by-turn voice instructions in automotive mode
  • Accepts optional BlueChart® g2 marine data cards (current flow and Mariners View not available)
  • Tide & celestial tables; hunting & fishing calendars
  • Rechargeable lithium battery offering 5-15 hours of use (depending on backlight settings)
  • Water resistant to IEC 60529 IPX7 standards
  • Headphone jack/audio line-out
  • Dimensions: 14.5W x 8.1H x 4.8D cm (5.7"W x 3.2"H x 1.9"D)

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Package Includes

  • GPSMAP 278
  • Marine mount
  • Mapsource City Navigator® Europe NT DVD
  • Automotive mount including cigarette lighter with speaker for voice instructions
  • Rechargeable lithium battery pack
  • Power/data cable
  • USB-PC interface cable
  • AC charger
  • Owner's manual & quick reference guide


Technical Specification

Garmin GPSMAP 278 Product Code: 010-00331-5A

Physical & Performance:

Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 14.5 x 8.1 x 4.8 cm (5.7" x 3.2" x 1.9")
Display size, WxH: 7.6 x 5.6 cm (3.0" x 2.2")
Display resolution, WxH: 480 x 320 pixels
Display type: 256-color TFT
Weight: 385 g (13.6 oz)
Battery: rechargeable internal lithium-ion
Battery life: up to 15 hours
Waterproof: yes (IPX7)
Antenna: detachable
NMEA output: NMEA 0183
RoHS version available: yes

Maps & Memory:

Basemap: yes
Preloaded maps: Europe City Navigator® NT
Ability to add maps: yes
Built-in memory: Yes (cannot load additional maps to internal memory)
Accepts data cards: Garmin data cards
Waypoints: 3,000
Routes: 50
Track log: 10,000 points


Garmin radar compatible: no
Garmin sonar compatible: yes
CANet™ compatible: no
Garmin Marine Network™ compatible: no
Supports AIS (tracks target ships' position): no
Supports DSC (displays position data from DSC capable VHF radio): yes
Audible alarms: yes
Tide tables: yes
Hunt/fish calendar: yes
Sun and moon information: yes
3D map view: no
Auto Guidance: no
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads): yes
XM WX Weather & Radio for U.S. compatible: no
Voice prompts: no
Remote control: no
Headphone jack/audio line-out: yes
Audio/video input/output: no
Portable: yes
Automotive/motorcycle-friendly: yes


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