Simple, fully-integrated helm
Full touchscreen operation
Anti-glare and bright LED backlighting
Flexible mounting options
The GPSMAP 8500 black box system provides a powerfully simple, fully-integrated helm that can give your boat a beautiful glass helm look. Enjoy pinch-to-zoom on the worldwide, satellite-enhanced basemap, and SmartMode control when accompanied by Garmin marine 15", 17", and 19" touchscreen monitors.
Add Multi-Touch Monitors
Enjoy full touchscreen operation including pinch-to-zoom and other touch controls for intuitive operation when accompanied by Garmin marine 15" (XGA resolution), 17" (SXGA resolution) and 19" (SXGA resolution) touchscreen monitors (sold separately). Anti-glare and bright LED backlighting make these displays clearly viewable on the monitors in bright sunlight; auto-dimming provides outstanding visibility at night.
Full System Integration
Integrates everything, including various sonar technologies, integrated autopilot, connectivity, apps, engine data and multi-media. SmartMode control allows the user to quickly change all screens at a helm in sync to a preset mode. Everything you need is at the tip of your finger, all on one screen.
Customize Layouts With SmartMode Control
Fully customizable layouts, data, and gauges allow you to place the information you need to see right where you want it. SmartMode control allows you to switch all monitors in sync from one mode to another without manually switching each monitor separately.
Pair with GPS 19x 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS Receiver
Can be paired with a Garmin GPS 19x external 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver that updates position and heading 10 times per second to display a more fluid vessel movement and dramatically improves your ability to accurately mark and navigate to 5,000 waypoints (sold separately).
Requires Garmin Card Reader
Provides convenient remote mounting and a single access point for 2 SD card slots for mapping. You can add multiple card readers for additional access points. Waterproof magnetic door allows card reader to be mounted horizontally or vertically (sold separately).
GRID (Garmin Remote Input Device)
A remote device that provides full control of all GPSMAP 8500 black box series units. Rotary knob and joystick controls provide navigation through menus and screens and allow you to seamlessly navigate between monitors at a station. Control single or multiple monitors with one device. Supports multiple devices per station. Small footprint can be integrated into a captain's chair (sold separately).
Flexible Mounting Options
The 8000 Glass Helm series is compatible with the traditional bail mount, or you can step up to the low-profile flush mount.