Lowrance GlobalMap 4800M Review

Lowrance GlobalMap 4800M Vehicle GPS and
Chartplotter with 5" Display

Amazon Quotes:

"As with the best GPS navigators, the device is highly accurate, with precision 12 parallel channel GPS and WAAS mapping that gets you to within a few meters of your destination, whether you're on a Great Lakes fishing expedition or a cross-country road trip. Each trip is completely customizable, with the ability to chart paths, waypoints, trails, and more. You can also easily recalculate your trip should you get distracted and lose your way. And thanks to the MMC/SD card slot--which is protected by a waterproof door--the device can save and retrace up to 100 of your favorite plot trails, with up to 10,000 points in each path.

Users can also perform more advanced GPS functions on the GlobalMap 4800M, including determining the distance between two separate locations, creating and editing brand-new routes, and navigating trails and paths backwards. To give users a good mapping foundation, Lowrance included a built-in continental U.S. and Hawaii background map that's enhanced to take advantage of the high-resolution display. The detailed map offers such marine features as more than 60,000 nav aids and 10,000 wrecks/obstructions in coastal and Great Lakes areas, along with landlocked extras like interstate exit services in addition to standard major streets and highways. The GlobalMap is also compatible with Lowrance's optional MapCreate 6 custom mapping software (required to enjoy a full set of searchable land features, including landmarks, streets, addresses, and points of interest) and a host of plug-and-play choices, like FreedomMaps, Fishing Hot Spots Elite, LakeMaster Pro Maps, NauticPath USA, and Navionics electronic charts. Each item loads through the MMC/SD memory card slot, which supports up to 256 MB of mapping memory on each card."

Lowrance GlobalMap 4800M Features:
  • Sealed, waterproof housing suitable for saltwater use; measures 6.9 by 5.4 by 3.4 inches (W x H x D); 1-year warranty
  • Full-size, 12-parallel-channel GPS+WAAS receiver for use in marine or vehicle applications
  • High-contrast, sunlight-readable 5-inch grayscale LCD display with sharp 480 x 480 resolution
  • Built-in continental U.S. and Hawaii background map with 60,000 nav aids and 10,000 wrecks/obstructions
  • Dual MMC/SD memory card slots with waterproof door; 100 savable plot trails with 10,000 points per trail
Lowrance GlobalMap 4800M Technical data
  • Display: High-brightness 5-inch grayscale LCD
  • Resolution: 480 x 480
  • Colors: 16-level grayscale
  • Channels: 12 parallel
  • WAAS enabled: Yes
  • Built-in mapping database: Continental U.S. and Hawaii
  • Nav aids (on built-in maps): More than 60,000
  • Wrecks/obstructions (on built-in maps): 10,000
  • Custom mapping: Yes, compatible with MapCreate 6 software on CD-ROM and preloaded FreedomMaps, Fishing Hot Spots Elite, LakeMaster Pro Maps, NauticPath USA, and Navionics cards
  • Waypoint storage: Up to 1,000
  • Event markers: Up to 1,000
  • Routes: Up to 100
  • Savable plot trails: Up to 100, with 10,000 points in each
  • Map zoom ranges: 38, from 0.02 to 4,000 miles
  • Graphic icons: 42
  • MMC/SD card slot: One
  • Mapping memory: Up to 256 MB per MMC or SD card
  • Card included: No
  • Position updates: Every second
  • Backup memory: Yes
  • Built-in MP3 player: No
  • Audible alarms: Arrival, off-course, and anchor
  • Languages: 10
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Power: 12-volt car or boat
  • Item width: 6.9 inches
  • Item height: 5.4 inches
  • Item depth: 6.9 inches
  • Item weight: Information not available
  • Warranty: 1 year parts and labor
  • In the box: GlobalMap 4800M display, GPS module (with external antenna and receiver), 25-foot Y-adapter extension cable, power wiring, gimbal bracket (for dash installation), protective face cover, user's manual
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