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Hand held GPS receiver with large display, integrated world and Europe/Africa map plus serial interface.

The GARMIN eMap is easy to use, supports multiple languages, has a large, easy to read display, an extremely sensitive antenna, an integrated world map (overview) plus a base map of Europe, Africa and the near East. There is a slot for an additional memory module to store even more detailed information, such as local roads, restaurants and points of interest. eMap provides navigation information outdoors, in a car, in a train or even in an airplane (see MapSource examples). The built-in serial interface supports data exchange with a PC.

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  • Portable, robust, easy to use
  • Large, easy to read display with background illumination (120x160 pixels)
  • Multilingual user interface in English, German, Italian and Spanish (requires firmware version V2.60 or later), the support for French was removed with firmware version V2.80
  • Integrated world map (overview) with countries of all continents including major cities
  • Integrated base map of Europe, Africa and the near East with countries, waters, towns, highways, major roads and city maps. Navigational information are available for the following countries: country list
  • Slot for additional memory module to download additional, even more detailed maps with roads, crossings and addresses of restaurants, public buildings, points of interest etc. from a PC.
    (Memory modules are available as an option)
  • Integrated 12 channel receiver with very sensitive built-in antenna
  • Connector for external antenna (antenna available as an option)
  • Powered by batteries (2x AA, last approx. 14 h) or by an external 12 V power source, e.g. from a car's lighter (power cord available as an option)
  • Short time to first fix (TTFF¹: approx. 15 seconds after a warm start, meaning there are valid coordinates of the satellites available, or approx. 45 seconds after a cold start, meaning there are no valid coordinates of the satellites available)
  • Supports the following protocols for data exchange with PC: NMEA 0183 with 4800 Baud, GARMIN, GARMIN DGPS, Text, RTCM IN, RTCM/NMEA and RTCM/TEXT
  • DGPS (Differential GPS) ready (GARMIN differential receiver available as an option)
  • Supports more than 100 different datum (coordinate systems)
  • Supports various display formats include the Swiss Grid
  • Memory gauge
  • Firmware stored in Flash-Memory, can be updated by the user
  • Operating temperatures -15 .. 70°C (5° .. 158°F)
  • Serial interface RS-232 (connection cable available as an option)
  • Dimensions: 141x60x22 mm (5.6x2.4x0.9 inches)
  • Weight: 150 g (5.3 ounces, without batteries)

¹) TTFF: Time To First Fix, time until the first information about the local position is acquired.

Information for navigation:

  • Information about the position of the GPS satellites and about the quality of the signals
  • World map with zoom function in the range of 1200 km to 30 m (800 mi to 120 ft)
  • Information on the map displayed in 5 levels of details
  • Distance measuring (direct distance)
  • Find waypoints, cities and exits
  • Extended search function for points of interest, addresses and intersections, if there is a MapSource map available in memory. These maps require an optional memory module, a Windows PC plus a connection cable and are available as options, see MapSource MetroGuide.
  • Stores up to 500 waypoints with name (up to 10 characters), icon (choice of 75 symbols), coordinates and altitude
  • Stores up to 50 routes with up to 50 waypoints per route with a maximum of 500 waypoints in total. Shows the current position in relation to these waypoints (direction and distance)
  • Current position (longitude, latitude, altitude)
  • Current accuracy of the position information
  • Current time and date
  • Current bearing
  • Current, average and maximum speed
  • Trip duration and distance (Odometer)
  • Stores 10 travelled routes (Tracks)
  • Time of sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset, current phase of the moon, constellation sun-earth-moon
  • Supports metric, nautical and U.S. units

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Power cord for car cigarette lighter Add item to shopping basket CHF 39 [Picture and details]
Protective rubber case for shock protection with opening for carrying strap Add item to shopping basket CHF 18 [Picture and details]
Soft case Add item to shopping basket CHF 24 [Picture and details]
Mounting adapter for larger handlebars (25..32 mm) Add item to shopping basket CHF 11 [Picture and details]
Adhesive base for dashboard mounting kit to use it in a second vehicle Add item to shopping basket CHF 11 [Picture and details]
Extension cable for external GPS antenna Add item to shopping basket CHF 45 [Picture and details]
Adapter cable BNC to MCX for external GPS antenna Add item to shopping basket CHF 29 [Picture and details]
Adapter cable MCX to BNC for external GPS antenna Add item to shopping basket CHF 39 [Picture and details]

All options for the GARMIN eMap in detail.

MapSource, various CDroms with world or country map (requires a Windows PC and a cable for data exchange)

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GARMIN eMap overview:

Buttons and connectors of the GARMIN eMap

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Main pages of the GARMIN eMap:

Satellites Map Trip Computer Waypoints
GARMIN eMap Satellites Info GARMIN eMap Map GARMIN eMap Trip Computer GARMIN eTrex Waypoint
  • State of the GPS receiver
  • Current position (coordinates)
  • Current altitude
  • Current speed
  • Accuracy of current position
  • Current position of the satellites
  • Signal strength
  • Current heading
  • Current speed
  • Travelled distance
  • Current time
  • Distance between current location and the location indicated by the pointer on the map
  • Map
  • Current scale
  • Travelled distance of the current trip
  • Time with no motion (stopped time)
  • Average speed without standing time
  • Moving time
  • Overall average speed (including stopped time)
  • Maximum speed
  • Overall travelled distance (odometer)
  • Icon of the waypoint (as shown on the map)
  • Name of the waypoint (up to 10 characters)
  • Coordinates of the waypoint
  • Altitude of the waypoint

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Here we provide additional documentation and software updates related to the eMap.

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