Garmin GPSMAP 79sc

GPS Handheld Receiver

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Technical Features for Garmin GPSMAP 79sc

Product # 010-02635-02

The Garmin GPSMAP 79sc GPS handheld receiver is a rugged, high-performance device with sleek new design. It features a 3 inch sunlight-readable 65K color screen that supports Multiple Satellite Constellations such as GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS and GPS Compass, so that the user will get accurate, reliable tracking and positioning around the world. Other salient features include a 3-axis tilt-compensated compass, Preloaded BlueChart g3 coastal charts and custom maps give a leading-edge coverage, clarity and detail with integrated Garmin and Navionics data.

The GPSMAP 79sc handheld is water-resistant (IPX7) with a high-resolution color display and it floats on water. The glass is even scratch-resistant and fogproof.

Factory Information:


GPSMAP 79sc Features:


  • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D): 2.67" x 6.85" x 1.67" (6.77 x 17.40 x 4.23 cm)
  • Display Size (W x H): 1.5"W x 2.5"H (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3" Diag (7.6 cm)
  • Display Resolution (W x H): 240 x 400 pixels
  • Display Type: Transflective 65-K Color TFT
  • Weight: 9.95 oz (282 g) w/ Batteries
  • Battery: 2 AA Batteries (Not Included); NiMH Or Lithium Recommended
  • Battery Life: up to 19 Hours
  • Waterproof: Yes (IPX7)
  • MIL-STD-810: Yes (Thermal, Shock, Water); Bare Unit Only
  • Floats: Yes
  • High-Sensitivity Receiver: Yes
  • Interface: High-Speed microUSB & NMEA 0183 Compatible
  • Memory/History: 8 GB (User Space Varies Based on Included Mapping on SC version)


  • Basemap: Yes
  • Preloaded Maps: Yes
  • Ability To Add Maps: Yes
  • Accepts Data Cards: microSD™ Card (Not Included)
  • 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 Interests (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
  • Track Log: 20,000 points, 250 saved gpx tracks, 300 saved fit activities
  • Routes: 250, 250 points per route; 50 points auto routing
  • Rinex Logging: Yes


  • GPS: Yes
  • GLONASS: Yes
  • GALILEO: Yes
  • QZSS: Yes
  • COMPASS: Yes (Tilt-Compensated 3-Axis)
  • GPS COMPASS (While Moving): Yes


  • Point-To-Point Navigation: Yes
  • Area Calculation: Yes
  • Hunt/Fish Calendar: Yes
  • Geocaching-Friendly: Yes (Paperless)
  • Custom Maps Compatible: Yes
  • Picture Viewer: Yes

  • GPSMAP 79sc
  • Lanyard
  • USB Cable
  • Documentation
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