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Garmin GPSMAP 430s GPS Receiver

Garmin GPSMAP 430s GPS Receiver
alaScore 73

16 reviews

Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 430s GPS Receiver. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen. The usability is also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the price.

maps, usability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin GPSMAP 430s GPS Receiver is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 430s GPS Receiver from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Reviewers are impressed by the price. The maps also gets good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the usability.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin GPSMAP 430S 4-Inch Waterproof Marine GPS and ChartplotterGarmin GXM 31 Smart Antenna for GPSMAP 430/430s and 440/440s Chartplotters

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Leland Hall (



Like my purchase

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: gatorman (

Garmin GPSMAP 430s


Sweeeet! All in one package doesn't take up a lot of space yet the clarity of the screen, even in direct sunlight is great. Love the mapping and the sounder is heads above my old hummingbird. Would definetly recommend.

May, 2007

Consumer review by: Gary Kokal (

Garmin GPSMAP 430s


To the present time I have not used the GPS. I have onl,y used the simulator to familiarise myself with the use of it.

May, 2007

Consumer review by: sea ya (

A nice product


depth fishing overall knowledge

"Easy To Read","Easy To Set Up","Simple Controls"

"Bad Value"

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

This sleek, space-saving chartplotter is your companion for fresh water fishing and boating. The GPSMAP 430s features preloaded detailed maps for U.S. inland lakes as well as an ultra-bright 4" QVGA display, built-in satellite-enhanced worldwide basemap, and simplified user operation. The 430s comes preloaded with detailed maps for U.S. inland lakes, including 5300 lakes with shoreline, depth contours, and more. Over 300 of these lakes are enhanced with extra Inland Lakes Vision features. For areas outside the U.S., the 430s has a worldwide basemap with satellite images in place of more traditional maps, and its SD card slot makes it easy to add additional maps without connecting to a computer. With fewer keys and a simple, intuitive interface, the 430s makes navigating your way through the water easy. The 430s boasts advanced Inland Lakes Vision features for 300 of the most popular lakes. 3D mariner's eye view or fish eye view provides you with a 3-dimensional perspective of map information, both above the waterline and below it. Higher-resolution satellite images help you orient yourself in unfamiliar areas. Auto guidance technology searches through map data to suggest the best passage. The GPSMAP 430s comes with a dual beam transducer that clearly paints depth contours, fish targets and structure. It's also CANet compatible, so you can share sounder data with another chartplotter on your boat.

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.2 cm
Resolution:240 x 320

Dimensions & Weight


GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:MOB (Man Overboard)
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Marine
Type:GPS receiver


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin GPSMAP


Waterproof: Yes


Tracklog Points:10000