Garmin GPSMAP 7608XSV Chartplotter/Sounder
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Built-In Advanced Sonar Capabilities
The built-in sonar capabilities include 1 kW dual CHIRP sonar, the most sophisticated sonar technology available for the fishing and boating public. Dual CHIRP sonar provides amazingly clear target separation and definition because it puts even more energy onto the target than CHIRP. It gives you the ability to show low/high, med/high, or low/med on the screen at the same time, enhancing your ability to distinguish between game fish and balls of bait fish. It also includes both CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar that provide nearly photographic sonar images of fish and structure that passes below and to the sides of your boat. Garmin ClearVü and Garmin SideVü provide the clearest scanning sonar images on the water. Also supported are 50 kHz/200 kHz, 77 kHz/200 kHz, and Minn Kota and MotorGuide trolling motor transducers (sold separately). GPSMAP also includes sonar-recording capability that coordinates the timing of the sonar return with your boat's position and saves digital information for playback on a computer using HomePort planning software.
Garmin Marine Network And NMEA 2000 Support
Full-network compatibility allows you to add more capabilities to your boat. Supports radar, autopilot, instruments, multiple screens, FUSION-Link, sensors, remote sonar modules, digital switching, thermal cameras, GRID rotary knob, joystick, keypad control, and more.
Add Array Or Dome Radar
You can add your choice of Garmin marine radar, including Garmin's powerful xHD2 open array radars or xHD dome radars that pair ease of use with advanced open array features.
This GPSMAP unit allows you to share features with other compatible GPSMAP units, such as sonar, radar, supplemental maps, and user data, including waypoints, routes, and tracks. User data entered into 1 chartplotter can be automatically synced with other chartplotters in a network.
Heading And Position Refreshed 10 Times Per Second
Fast, responsive 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS refreshes your position and heading 10 times each second to make your movement on the screen more fluid. It makes dropping up to 5,000 accurate waypoints, and finding your way back to them, quick and easy.
Preloaded With Exceptional Garmin Cartography
You get both LakeVü HD inland waters mapping and BlueChart g2 coastal charts covering the coastal U.S. (East Coast, West Coast, Gulf of Mexico, U.S., and the Canadian side of the Great Lakes). LakeVü HD provides highly detailed freshwater maps that include 17,000+ U.S. lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. Included in those are more than 13,000 HD lakes with 1' contours shoreline to shoreline. BlueChart g2 provides basic coastal charts, tidal and current stations, depth contours, IALA nav symbols, and fishing charts.
FUSION-Link Entertainment System
Enjoy the ability to control all compatible FUSION-Link-enabled audio systems directly from your compatible chartplotter display.
Compatible with gWind Transducers
Garmin gWind, gWind Wireless, and gWind Race transducers feature twin-fin technology with 3-bladed propeller. Connect to the NMEA 2000 and compatible Garmin chartplotters via the GND 10 black box bridge.
Black Box Interface
The GND 10 black box interface seamlessly integrates Nexus instruments and sensors with the Garmin family. It converts data between the Nexus network and NMEA 2000 to provide trouble-free compatibility between Nexus and Garmin products.
The Ultimate Connected Boating App
Built in Wi-Fi gives you access to the free all-in-one ActiveCaptain app, so you can manage your marine experience from nearly anywhere. It creates a simple, yet powerful connection between your compatible mobile device and your Garmin chartplotter, charts, maps, and the boating community. Wherever you are, you'll have unlimited access to your cartography, the ability to purchase new maps and charts, and access to the Garmin Quickdraw Contours Community. Stay connected with smart notifications on your chartplotter screen. You can also plan a trip or pre-fish a lake, and ActiveCaptain will automatically sync with your chartplotter. Even get notifications for software updates, and decide when to download them on your device.
Enhanced Auto Guidance
Just enter the location where you want to go, and Garmin Auto Guidance technology instantly searches through relevant charts to create a virtual pathway on the display that helps you avoid low bridges, shallow water, and other charted obstructions en route. Better still, with enhanced Version 2.0, you now have access to even more features and capabilities. You're able to adjust the calculated Auto Guidance pathway by inserting "via" points at interim stops or landmarks along your desired route. You can easily review hazard points along your calculated path. And you can even engage your compatible Garmin autopilot to follow the Auto Guidance route automatically. Other 2.0 enhancements give you the ability to calculate arrival times at any point on your route (great for timing arrivals to correspond with bridge openings and other time-critical events). And you can now save your plotted Auto Guidance paths for future navigation by backing them up on an SD card with your BlueChart g2 Vision or Garmin LakeVü HD Ultra cartography.
Simplified SOS Calling
This exclusive SOS safety assist feature makes it easier for anyone - even those not familiar with marine electronics or radio protocols - to quickly call for Coast Guard help in an emergency. By simply tapping the SOS button on the chartplotter's touchscreen display, your networked Garmin VHF radio will automatically tune to the Channel 16 emergency frequency and a list of possible situations (fire, man overboard, etc.) will be displayed. Once the applicable choice has been selected, the screen will provide a Coast Guard approved VHF radio distress call script, along with the ship's current lat/long GPS coordinates, that can be read off to responders to assure the best possible outcome.
GPX Waypoints Transfer
If you have waypoints, tracks, or frequently used routes stored on another manufacturer's GPS product - or on a Garmin handheld device - now it's easier than ever to transfer those items to your new Garmin chartplotter, via industry-standard GPX software formatting. GPX is an open standard format for GPS data exchange across platforms and applications. With this easy-to-use interface technology, Garmin has taken "no waypoint left behind" to a whole new level of trade-up convenience.
Special Sailing Features
To help you gain a wind-maximizing competitive edge, your chartplotter features a pre-race guidance page that shows your virtual starting line, along with data fields showing laylines, time to burn before the start, and a race timer that can be synchronized across all your networked Garmin GPS products. In addition, other supported sailing features include an enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, set and drift, true and apparent wind data, and more. You can also use available built-in wireless connectivity to access and control a variety of marine-specific apps via compatible smartphones or tablets.
Create Your Own HD Maps
Quickdraw Contours is a free, easy-to-use software feature already installed on your compatible Garmin combo. It instantly creates your own personalized HD fishing maps with 1' contours. Tailor them to fit your needs. They are your maps — you own them. Keep the data to yourself, or share it with the Quickdraw Community on Garmin Connect. There's no special surveying expertise required. You just fish while it creates maps. You don't have to wait around or send your files away like other mapping software requires — your results appear instantly. Use with any of the following sonar transducers: Garmin Panoptix, HD-ID traditional, CHIRP-enabled, Garmin ClearVü, or NMEA 2000-compatible depth. Have more than 1 sonar device installed onboard? Quickdraw Contours automatically selects the most capable sonar device to provide the very best results for you!
Multiple Depth Range Shading
Designate up to 10 different depth ranges each with its own color, and make it easier to view target depths at a glance.
Commission Autopilot From Chartplotter
To make commissioning easier and more convenient, you can handle the entire autopilot commissioning process from your chartplotter screen.
Axis And FLIR Camera Support
Garmin offers support for select Axis cameras and for select FLIR cameras. These can be used for surveillance and situational awareness on vessels of any size. You can control your camera's pinch-to-zoom and pan/tilt settings with gestures directly on the plotter screen, plus view video on multiple screens as well as multiple video streams on the same screen. Use an Axis encoder to convert analog camera, such as Garmin GC 10, to video over IP.
Catch All The Action On The Water
This chartplotter supports wireless connections to Garmin VIRB X and XE action cameras so you can catch all the action during your time on the water. More importantly, with a simple software update, you can control recordings, take still pictures, and stream video from a VIRB X/XE action camera to your GPSMAP 7400/7600 series chartplotter or 8000/8400/8600 series Glass Helm chartplotter. In fact, you can stream video from up to 4 VIRB X/XE action cameras and view the video on a compatible marine chartplotter. Control play, pause, seek, and replay from your chartplotter. There's even an automatic slide show mode and the ability to delete unwanted VIRB images or videos. Each VIRB can be named for easy identification. You can also control your VIRB cameras to change VIRB video settings, including aspect ratio, video resolution, frames per second, photo size, field of view, and more — directly from the GPSMAP unit. Send NMEA 2000 boat information from the chartplotter to VIRB X/XE to be overlaid as G-Metrix data on the video using VIRB Edit or the VIRB mobile app. Some data requires optional accessories.
• Garmin Marine Network Ports: 2
• Transducer Ports: 1 (8 Pin) and 1 (12 Pin)
• NMEA 2000 Port: 1
• NMEA 0183 Input Ports: 2
• NMEA 0183 Output Ports: 2
• J1939 Port: 1
• Video Input Ports: 2 Composite
• Video Output Ports: 1 DVI-D
• Wireless Connectivity: Yes
What's In The Box:
• GPSMAP 7608XSV
• J1939 connector which offers a dedicated CAN port for receiving engine data
• Power/data cable
• NMEA 2000 drop cable
• Bail-mount with knobs
• Flush-mount kit
• Protective cover
- For sport fishermen, cruisers, and sailors
- CHIRP technology for amazingly clear images
- Full Garmin and NMEA 2000 network compatibility
- Easily create your own HD maps