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Identification and Background ¶ 

The Garmin GPS V was released in 2002. The Garmin GPS V is encased in a rectangular plastic shell. A white and yellow "GPS V" logo is printed on the scroll button on the front face. This is where the display and buttons are situated. A cylindrical plate protrudes from the back of the unit, housing the batteries.

Troubleshooting ¶ 

Track down problems encountered with your Garmin V on our Garmin GPS V Troubleshooting Page.

Technical Specs ¶ 

Power ¶ 

Source: 8-35v DC, 4 “AA” batteries

Battery Life: 25 Hours

Physical ¶ 

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

Weight: 9 ounces (255 g) w/batteries

Display: 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.

Case: 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.

GPS Performance ¶ 

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

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

Antenna: Detachable with standard BNC connector

Differential: RTCM-104, WAAS

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

WAAS accuracy ¶ 

Position: < 3 meters, 95% typical

Velocity: 0.05 meter/sec steady state

Dynamics: 6g's

Navigation Features ¶ 

Waypoints/Icons: 500 with name and graphic symbol, 10 nearest (automatic), 10 proximity.

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

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

Trip computer: Resettable odometer, timers, average and maximum speeds

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

Tables: 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

Plotting/Moving Map Features ¶ 

Basemap ¶ 

Built-in routable Americas Autoroute or Atlantic Autoroute basemap with oceans, lakes, rivers, cities, interstates or major motorways, principal and major thoroughfares and political boundaries.

MapSource® ¶ 

MapSource City Select CD is included with the Americas GPS V® and European City Select® with the Atlantic GPS V which gives you access to routable street-level detail, addresses, listings of restaurants, hotels and more. Compatible with most Garmin® MapSource products including MapSource BlueChart® marine cartography and Fishing Hot Spots™. Accepts up to 19 megabytes of downloaded map detail.

Additional Information ¶ 

GPS V User Manual

GPS V Technical Specifications

GPS V Software (link1)

GPS V Software (link2)

GPS V CNET Review

Amazon Product Page

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