Garmin GPSMAP 79-Series Marine Handhelds

Virtually put the whole world in the palm of your hand.

Product Information

Cellphones are notoriously unreliable, so what’s your navigational backup plan in case your electronics go down? What if you’re hopping on a small boat that doesn’t have electronics in the first place? Or you’re getting on a friend’s boat? There’s no good substitute for a handheld GPS you can carry every time you step aboard any boat, and the GPSMap 79s and 79sc are the next generation of handhelds. These units have high-resolution color displays; BaseMap or BlueChart g3 coastal charts; 8GB of memory; and can tap into GPS, Glonass, Galileo, the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System and satellite-based augmentation systems. What’s more, they’re waterproofed to IPX7 specs—and they even float.



  • High-Sensitivity Receiver: Yes
  • Dimension: 2.67" x 6.85" x 1.67" (6.77 x 17.40 x 4.23 cm)
  • Display Size: 1.5"W x 2.5"H (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3" diag (7.6 cm)
  • Display Resolution: 240 x 400 pixels
  • Display Type: Transflective, 65K color TFT
  • Weight: 9.95 oz (282g) with batteries
  • Battery Type: 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
  • Battery Life: Up to 19 hours
  • Waterproof: IPX7
  • MIL-STD-810: Yes (thermal, shock, water); bare unit only
  • Interface: High speed microUSB and NMEA 0183 compatible
  • Memory/History: 8 GB (user space varies based on included mapping on SC version)
  • Preloaded Maps: Available on SC version only
  • Ability to Add Maps: Yes
  • Basemap: Yes
  • Automatic Routing (turn by turn routing on roads) for Outdoor Activities: Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
  • Map Segments: 15000
  • Includes Detailed Hydrographic Features (coastlines, lake/river shorelines, wetlands and perennial and seasonal streams): Yes (downloadable from Garmin Express™)
  • Includes Searchable Points of Interest (parks, campgrounds, scenic lookouts and picnic sites): Yes (downloadable from Garmin Express™)
  • Displays National, State and Local Parks, Forests and Wilderness Areas: Yes (downloadable from Garmin Express™)
  • External Memory Storage: Yes (32 GB max microSD™ card, not included)
  • Waypoints/Favorites/Locations: 10000
  • Tracks: 250
  • Navigation Track Log: 20,000 points, 250 saved GPX tracks, 300 saved fit activities
  • Navigation Routes: 250, 250 points per route; 50 points auto routing

Vendor Information

  • Store Name: Garmin
  • Vendor: Garmin
  • Address: 1200 E. 151st St.
    Olathe, KS