Garmin GPSMAP 8612xsv Chartplotter With Sonar and Mapping


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SKU: 010-02092-03 Category: Tag: GTIN: 753759213497


Serious sport fishermen, cruisers, sailors and sail racers demand serious equipment. The easy-to-use, easy-to-install GPSMAP 8612xsv chartplotter/sonar combo delivers MFD performance in a combo-size package. It features a 12” full HD IPS touchscreen display for wider viewing angles, superior clarity and sunlight readability, even with polarized sunglasses. Multiple displays can be flat mounted edge-to-edge to create a sleek glass helm look or can be mounted flush.

Complete Sonar Support

The GPSMAP 8612xsv chartplotter/sonar combo offers built-in support for our industry-leading sonar, including dual-channel 1 kW traditional CHIRP, CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonars plus built-in support for Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar (no black box required). It also supports the entire Panoptix all-seeing sonar line (transducers sold separately).

The Best of Garmin with the Best of Navionics

The Best of Garmin with the Best of Navionics

For the most detailed, clear and concise charts and maps, this chartplotter is preloaded with BlueChart g3 coastal cartography and LakeVü g3 inland mapping featuring Navionics data. The charts and maps also include our Auto Guidance technology, which shows a suggested route to a destination¹, based on your boat’s specifications. The expandable memory allows you to upgrade your maps with accessory map purchases, such as BlueChart g3 Vision and LakeVü g3 Ultra.

Build Your Marine System

Build Your Marine System

NMEA 2000 networking and the Garmin Marine Network allow you to easily build your full marine electronics suite — from radar and autopilots to cameras, instruments and forward-looking sonar — controlled from your chartplotter and shared across multiple screens. In addition, our exclusive OneHelm system coordinates many third-party manufactured onboard marine products to bring full control of systems — such as digital switching, lighting, stabilization and more — conveniently to your chartplotter screen.

Full Connectivity

The GPSMAP 8612xsv chartplotter has a premium-performance processor that enables fast map drawing, superior networking, video distribution and more. Built-in Wi-Fi technology lets you pair with the free ActiveCaptain app for access to OneChart, smart notifications, Garmin Quickdraw community data and more. You can also control video streaming from our GC 100 wireless camera and VIRB® action cameras. In addition, built-in ANT wireless technology connects you directly to our quatix marine watch, gWind Wireless 2 transducer and wireless remote controls.

SmartMode Station Controls

Networked sonar, radar, cameras, media and digital switching can be independent or incorporated into SmartMode station controls. With SmartMode, everything is designed to give you quick, one-touch access to the information you need to ease high-stress situations such as docking.

Special Sailing Features

Special Sailing Features

The Garmin SailAssist feature provides data, displays and prerace guidance to help you gain a competitive edge. Other sailing features include laylines, enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, true wind data fields and tide/current/time slider. Gauge displays provide need-to-know information at a glance, including true and apparent wind angle, set and drift, true or apparent wind speed, horizontal or vertical graphs and a data bar with customizable fields.

The Ultimate Connected Boating App

Download the ActiveCaptain app to your smartphone or tablet to manage your marine experience from anywhere — from trip planning and prefishing to updating software and purchasing maps.

mobile chartplotter ActiveCaptain

Physical & Performance

Display size

10.1″ x 5.7″; 11.6″ diagonal

(25.7 cm x 14.5 cm; 29.5 cm diagonal)

Display resolution FHD; 1920 x 1080 pixels
Physical dimensions 11.9″ x 8.5″ x 3″ (30.3 cm x 21.6 cm x 7.6 cm)
Receiver 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS/Galileo
Water rating IPX7
Weight 6.0 lbs. (2.7 kg)
Mounting options Bail, flat or flush (Garmin do not offer any hardware or accessories for a flat-mount installation. Professional tools and knowledge is required.)
Display type touchscreen IPS display (anti-glare finish)
Antenna Internal or external over NMEA 2000

Maps & Navigation

Preloaded maps BlueChart g3 and LakeVü g3
Accepts data cards 2 microSD cards (on back)
Routes 100 (250 waypoints each)
Track log 50,000 points; 50 saved tracks


ClearVü yes
Waypoints 5,000
Transmit power 1 kW traditional; 1 kW CHIRP
NMEA 0183 compatible Yes
Dual-beam (77/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes
Supports DSC (displays position data from DSC-capable VHF radio) Yes
  • Supports spoken audio alerts
NMEA 2000 compatible Yes
ActiveCaptain compatible yes
Sonar recording Yes
Garmin Marine Network™ ports 2
Garmin Sonar compatible Yes
GSD™ Black Box sonar support Yes
Sonar history rewind Yes
Garmin SmartMode compatible (customizable monitor presets) Yes
Maximum depth 5,000 ft at 1 kW (depth capacity is dependent on water bottom type and other water conditions)
Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes
SiriusXM™ Weather & Radio compatible Yes
Wireless connectivity yes
Water temperature log and graph Yes
GCV Black Box sonar support Yes
Wireless mouse compatible No
NMEA 0183 input ports 1 differential
J1939 Compatible Yes
Supports AIS (tracks target ships position) Yes
Polarized support Yes
Garmin Meteor™ Audio System compatible No
Frequencies supported Traditional: 50/200, 77/200, 83/200
Single Channel CHIRP: 40-250
Dual Channel CHIRP: 40-250
SideVü/ClearVü: CHIRP 260/455/800
Ultra High-Definition ClearVü: 0.8 MHz (800 kHz), CHIRP range: 760-880 kHz
Ultra High-Definition SideVü: 1.2 MHz (1,200 kHz), CHIRP range: 1,020-1,230 kHz(dependent on transducer)
Wireless remote compatible Yes
Supports FUSION-Link compatible radios Yes
Transducer pin numbers 1 – LVS sonar, 1 – 12 pin scanning sonar, 1- 8 pin sonar
Bottom lock (shows return from the bottom up) Yes
NMEA 0183 output ports 1 differential
Tide tables Yes
Power consumption 3.1 A
Garmin Radar compatible Yes