WAAS for even greater accuracy!



GPS V (5) is one versatile navigator that delivers automatic routing, detailed mapping and WAAS capability — all in a compact handheld GPS. It comes with the MapSource City Select CD, which gives you access to detailed street-level maps with locations of restaurants, hotels and other services. Use the GPS V to look up a location and it will automatically calculate a route and guide you to your destination with turn-by-turn directions and audible beeps that alert you to upcoming turns. You can even switch the display from horizontal, for mounting on a bike or a vehicle dash, to vertical for handheld use.







Navigation Features


 500 with name and graphic symbol, 10 nearest (automatic), 10 proximity


 Automatic turn-by-turn routes; 20 manual point-to-point routes with up to 50 points each.


 Automatic track log; 10 saved tracks let you retrace your path in both directions

Trip computer

 Resettable odometer, timers, average and maximum speeds


 Anchor drag, approach and arrival, off course and proximity waypoint


 Built-in celestial tables for best times to fish and hunt, sun and moon rise/set based on date and location

Map datums

 More than 100, plus user datum

Position format

 Lat/Lon, UTM/UPS, Maidenhead, MGRS, Loran TDs and other grids, including user grid

Moving Map Features

Basemap: Built-in routable basemap (North and South America) with cities, highways, interstates, local thoroughfares and secondary roads within metro areas, interstate exit services, airports, rivers, lakes and coastlines

Uploadable maps: Accepts up to 19 megabytes of downloaded detail from included CD. Other compatible MapSource™ CDs** offer topographic maps, fishing information, routable street-level detail, addresses, listings of restaurants, hotels and more

GPS Performance

Receiver: WAAS enabled, 12 parallel channel GPS receiver continuously tracks and uses up to 12 satellites to compute and update your position

Acquisition times:

  • Warm: Approximately 15 seconds
  • Cold: Approximately 45 seconds
  • AutoLocate™: Approximately 5 minutes

Update rate: 1/second, continuous

GPS accuracy:

  • Position: < 15 meters, 95% typical*
  • Velocity: 0.05 meter/sec steady state

DGPS (USCG) accuracy:

  • Position: 3-5 meters, 95% typical
  • Velocity: 0.05 meter/sec steady state

DGPS (WAAS) accuracy:

  • Position: < 3 meters, 95% typical
  • Velocity: 0.05 meter/sec steady state

Dynamics: 6g's

Interfaces: RS232 with NMEA 0183, RTCM 104 DGPS data format and proprietary GARMIN

Antenna: Detachable with standard BNC connector

Differential: RTCM-104, WAAS



 5.0"W x 2.3"H x 1.6"D (12.7 x 5.9 x 4.1 cm)


 9 ounces (255 g) w/batteries


 2.2"W x 1.5"H (5.6 x 3.8 cm), 256 x 160 pixels, high-contrast FSTN with bright backlighting. Switchable orientation.


 Fully gasketed, high-impact plastic alloy, waterproof to IEC 529 IPX7 standards

Temperature range

 5° F to 158° F (–15° C to 70° C)

User data storage

 Indefinite, no memory battery required



 8-35v DC, 4 “AA” batteries (not included)

Battery life

 Up to 25 hours

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

* Subject to accuracy degradation to 100m 2DRMS under the United States Department of Defense-imposed Selective Availability Program.

** Also able to transfer waypoints, routes and tracks between the PC and GPS using MapSource.

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