Garmin debuts GPSMAP 8400xsv series

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Garmin has announced the GPSMAP 8400xsv series.

GARMIN Pty Ltd has announced the GPSMAP 8400xsv series, an extension of its GPSMAP 8400 series that brings features like built-in sonar and built-in Auto Guidance1 to smaller, more affordable display options.

Available in 10, 12 and 16-inch displays that feature full HD in-plane switching (IPS) screens with multi-touch control, the GPSMAP 8400xsv series is Wi-Fi enabled and offers full connectivity and networkability so mariners can customise their marine electronics system based on their needs and preferences. The new GPSMAP 8400xsv series was announced at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

“Garmin was the first to create a glass-helm design, and we’re excited to bring this stunning appearance to smaller, more affordable displays without compromising the premium performance our customers know and depend on from our award-winning GPSMAP series,” said Adam Howarth, General Manager, Garmin Australasia.

“The GPSMAP 8400xsv series offers unmatched sonar and connectivity capabilities so fishers, cruisers and sailors can feel more confident at the helm, and spend more time enjoying their passions on the water.”

With built-in support for Garmin’s industry-leading sonar, the GPSMAP 8400xsv series includes support for dual-channel 1kW traditional CHIRP, CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonars, plus Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar, giving anglers the greatest sonar detail available from a Garmin system to date. These chartplotters also support the full Garmin Panoptix all-seeing sonar product line, including Panoptix LiveScope, the first real-time scanning sonar available on the market today.

For superior clarity and sunlight readability, the new GPSMAP 8400xsv series offers full-HD IPS touchscreen displays that provide consistent, and accurate colours that can be seen from all viewing angles, even with polarised sunglasses. The maximum glass design can be bail, flush or flat-mounted, enabling edge-to-edge installation of multiple displays. The 8400xsv series will be available with 10, 12 and 16-inch screens.

The premium processing power found in the GPSMAP 8400xsv series benefits all onboard sensors like sonar, radar, cameras, video and digital switching, and enhances the user experience across the entire network. This fast processor also delivers Garmin’s fastest map drawing capabilities, so there’s hardly ever a delay, even at high speeds.

With SmartMode, these multi-function displays (MFDs) are designed to give the user quick, one-touch access to the information they care most about. Users can configure and customise their entire system for activities ranging from docking, cruising, fishing, and anchoring with just one touch. These new MFDs are fully network capable with NMEA 2000 connectivity and the Garmin Marine Network to easily build a customised electronics suite – from sonar, radar and autopilots to instruments, cameras and multimedia. The screen can even be spilt to show up to six different features simultaneously, including HDMI video input.

For full control of the boat from the MFD, the GPSMAP 8400xsv series also supports OneHelm, an integrated solution that brings the convenience of controlling onboard boat systems like digital switching, lighting, stabilisation and more, to the Garmin display. The all-in-one compact design of the GPSMAP 8400xsv series eliminates the need for black boxes, monitors, and external Wi-Fi antennas. They feature built-in Bluetooth connectivity, WiFi and ANT that allow the chartplotter to connect with additional Garmin devices like a quatix 5 marine smartwatch, VIRB action cameras, or gWind Wireless 2 wind sensor. Users can also pair the new GPSMAPs with the free ActiveCaptain mobile app for access to OneChart, smart notifications, trip planning, software updates and much more. The new GPSMAP 8400xsv series is expected to be available in Q1 2019.

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