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Garmin Announces GPSMAP 78 series (marine)

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  • Boyd 1985 Points
    Cool - now where's the landlubber companion version to update the 60csx? :)

    Wondering exactly what a "65k color display" is? Does that mean 65536 colors or 65536 pixels? 65k pixels would be a bit of a letdown IMO when the Colorado (also a non-touchscreen model) offers 96k pixels. Meanwhile they have introduced the Nuvi 3700 series with 384k pixel screens.

    It's great that they are supporting BirdsEye on another model though, although again a low resolution screen is a bit of a handicap. Nevertheless, all around this is an improvement over the previous models.
  • Tim 1480 Points
    Cool - now where's the landlubber companion version to update the 60csx? :)
    Patience, grasshopper... it is coming.
  • gatorguy 326 Points
    It looks like Garmin is updating their entire line this year, from handhelds to fitness to aviation. Lots of development going on.

    Guess you gotta spend that $2B+ on something :)
  • Boyd 1985 Points
    OK, here we go:

    https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=&pID=63601
    https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=&pID=63602
    https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=&pID=63603

    And now we see what 65k really meant
    Display resolution, WxH: 160 x 240 pixels
    Display type: transflective, 65-K color TFT
    That's even worse than I thought. Same low resolution screen as the old models - only 38,400 pixels. That is a huge disappointment for me. The only improvement over the old model is 65k colors instead of 256 colors. I have to assume the 62csx (or whatever it will be called) will feature the same screen.

    Too bad, because it could be an interesting option if it had the same resolution screen as the Oregon/Colorado. I might be willing to sacrifice the touchscreen for an easier to read screen. But these new models are just incremental upgrades to the old ones. :evil:
  • zee 97 Points
    Now I get to wonder about : what chip, antenna, external antenna connection, User Grid, and will it zoom in closer than 20ft. Hope that the waypoint projection and waypoint averaging, are still there. Now for the "Grasshopper" wait.
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