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Marine Handheld Comparison Table

The table below compares the latest Garmin handheld models available to buy from ActiveGPS including the Garmin GPSMAP 78, Garmin GPS 73 and Garmin Foretrex 601.

The comparison table below highlights the main comparison features e.g. screen size, battery life, number of waypoints, whether the unit has a built-in compass and altimeter, etc to enable you to identify and see the difference between the Garmin fishfinder models.

Want to compare the Garmin handheld marine range alongside other Garmin marine devices? Please see the full marine GPS comparison table.


Garmin marine handheld product features comparison

 

Features

Garmin GPSMAP 78s

Garmin GPSMAP 78

Garmin GPS 73

Garmin Foretrex 701

Garmin Foretrex 601

Garmin Foretrex 401

Screen size

2.6-inch

2.6-inch

2.6-inch

2-0-inch

2.0-inch

1.6-inch

Touchscreen

No

No

No

No

No

No

Battery life

20 hours

20 hours

18 hours

48 hours

48 hours

17 hours

Compass and altimeter

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Preloaded Mapping

Worldwide Basemap

Worldwide basemap

None

No

No

No

Paperless Geocaching

Yes

 Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Waypoints

2000

2000

1000

500

500

500

Route

200

200

50

20

20

20

Built-in Memory

1.7GB

 1.7GB

7MB

N/A

N/A

N/A

Optional Garmin maps on SD/microSD Card
 

GB Discoverer

GB Discoverer

None

None

None

None

 

TOPO

TOPO

None

None

None

None

 

City Navigator

City Navigator

None

None

None

None

 

BlueChart

BlueChart

None

None

None

None

NMEA 0183 compatible

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Floats on water

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Weight

218.3g

218.3g

203.1g

87.8g

87.8g

3.1oz


Want to compare other Garmin marine ranges?

The above table only features the Garmin marine handheld models that you can buy from ActiveGPS. If you would like to compare marine models from a different Garmin range e.g. marine chartplotters, please click on the relevant link below to compare models:

Chartplotter comparison table
Fishfinder comparison table

Want to compare the Garmin marine handheld range alongside other Garmin marine ranges e.g. GPSMAP chartplotters? Please see the full marine GPS comparison table.


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This page was last updated on: 28th March 2019

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