Cast off confidently with the new Garmin GPSMAP 79 marine handheld series
Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 6:00 am CDT
Handheld marine GPS series features high-resolution, sunlight-readable
color display with built-in BlueChart g3 coastal charts
OLATHE, Kan./Oct. 26, 2021/Business Wire – Garmin International,
Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the world’s largest1 and most
innovative marine electronics manufacturer, today announced the GPSMAP 79
marine handheld series designed to equip mariners with a suite of essential,
easy-to-use onboard navigation tools from the palm of their hand. Building
on the legacy of the GPSMAP 78 series, the GPSMAP 79 series introduces an
all-new design with modern display features and optional built-in BlueChart
g3 coastal charts to enhance navigation and peace of mind for boaters as
they explore open waters. Packed securely in a rugged, floating design,
the GPSMAP 79 series is purpose-built to suit a variety of on-water lifestyles.
“Whether used as a backup solution for onboard electronics or a dedicated navigation
device, the GPSMAP 79 series provides a number of key tools every mariner should
have on hand when leaving shore,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global
consumer sales. “Along with a fresh new design, easy-to-interpret mapping and modern
features, the GPSMAP 79 Series offers greater peace of mind and more efficient on-water
navigation as mariners search for promising fishing spots or set out on a weekend cruise.”
The GPSMAP 79 series is available in two models – the GPSMAP 79s with a built-in worldwide
basemap and support for downloadable marine charts, and the GPSMAP 79sc which comes
standard with built-in BlueChart g3 cartography. In addition to a 3-axis tilt-compensated
compass, GPSMAP 79 marine handhelds use reliable GNSS with support for multiple constellations
which allows boaters to access data across the world.
No matter the conditions, the GPSMAP 79 series prevents fogging and improves contrast of
on-screen mapping thanks to a larger, optically bonded display with 2.5-times higher
resolution than its previous range. Specially crafted for life on the water, the new,
transflective color display with a scratch-resistant glass lens allows for sunlight-readable
navigation to enhance clarity and visibility in outdoor environments.
The GPSMAP 79 series provides users with up to 19 hours of battery life while using GPS,
and – thanks to its practical floating design and water resistance2 – can continue
to perform in harsh marine environments. For capturing even more adventures on the lake or at sea,
the GPSMAP 79 series offers 8GB of memory for storage of up to 10,000 waypoints and 250 routes.
The GPSMAP 79s and GPSMAP 79sc marine handhelds are available now with suggested retail prices of
$299.99 and $349.99, respectively. To learn more about the GPSMAP 79 series and Garmin’s full range
of marine GPS handhelds, click here.
1 Based on 2020 reported sales.
2 Rated to IPX6 and IPX7 standards