Experience an advanced navigation solution with this compact 9-inch GPSMAP 942xs touchscreen combo. Includes wireless connectivity features for Garmin mobile apps, NMEA 2000 support and Garmin Marine Network capabilities for radar and Panoptix all-seeing sonar, including Panoptix FrontVü collision avoidance sonar. It also has built-in Garmin CHIRP and CHIRP ClearVü sonar (transducer sold separately).
Full-network compatibility allows you to add more capabilities to your boat. Garmin Marine Network support allows sharing of sonar, including Panoptix sonar, maps, user data, Garmin radar and IP cameras among multiple units. Plus, there’s NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 support for connectivity, including autopilots, digital switching, weather, FUSION-Link, VHF, AIS and other sensors.
Enjoy built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for BlueChart Mobile 2.0 and Garmin Helm apps. Garmin Helm allows you to view and control your compatible chartplotter from a compatible smartphone or tablet while providing enhanced situational awareness for the mariner. With BlueChart Mobile, a free app downloaded from the App Store™, you can get reliable weather information while you plan marine routes on your iPad® or iPhone® then wirelessly transfer them to your boat’s compatible networked Garmin chartplotter. You can even stream and control a VIRB action camera from the chartplotter.
Right out of the box, you have access to some amazing sonar capabilities; all you add are transducers. Comes with built-in Garmin 1 kW CHIRP sonar and CHIRP ClearVü scanning sonar. It even supports Panoptix all-seeing sonar, premium Garmin sonar modules and a wide range of transducers (sold separately).
Networked combos can share their internal sonar with any other device on the network. You can also choose what information is overlaid on the sonar screen, for example, radar, time of day or GPS speed.
Fast, responsive built-in 10 Hz GPS and GLONASS receiver 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.
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-foot contours shoreline to shoreline. Upgrade to LakeVü HD Ultra with Max Def Lakes.
BlueChart g2 HD provides basic coastal charts, tidal stations, currents, depth contours, IALA symbols and includes fishing charts. It also transitions smoothly between zoom levels and delivers seamless continuity across chart boundaries.
Includes expandable memory for accessory map purchases, such as LakeVü HD Ultra with Max Def Lakes or BlueChart g2 Vision HD, which adds Garmin patented Auto Guidance¹ and other great features.
Instantly create personalized HD fishing maps onscreen with 1-foot contours. Tailor them to fit your needs. These are your maps — you own them. Keep the data to yourself, or share it with the Quickdraw Community on Garmin Connect™.
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.
If you have waypoints, tracks or frequently used routes stored on another manufacturer’s GPS product — or on a Garmin handheld device — it’s easy to transfer those items to your new Garmin chartplotter via industry-standard GPX software formatting.
¹Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations.
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Physical & Performance
|Physical dimensions||10.1" x 6.4" x 2.1" (25.6 x 16.2 x 5.2 cm)|
|Display size, WxH||7.7" x 4.5" (19.6 x 11.4 cm)|
|Display resolution, WxH||1024 x 600 pixels|
|Display type||Multi-touch touchscreen WSVGA display|
|Antenna||Internal or external over NMEA 2000|
|NMEA 2000® compatible|
|NMEA 0183 compatible|
|SiriusXM™ Weather & Radio compatible|
|Power consumption||Max power usage at 10 Vdc: 27 WTypical current draw at 12 Vdc: 1.3 AMax current draw at 12 Vdc: 2.3 A|
|Mounting options||Bail or flush|
|Garmin Marine Network™ ports||1|
Maps & Memory
|Preloaded maps||BlueChart® g2 (coastal maps) and LakeVü HD (inland maps)|
|Accepts data cards||2 microSD™ cards|
|Track log||50,000 points; 50 saved tracks|
|Garmin Radar compatible|
|Garmin Sonar compatible|
|Garmin SmartMode compatible (customizable monitor presets)|
|Supports AIS (tracks target ships position)|
|Supports DSC (displays position data from DSC-capable VHF radio)|
|Garmin Meteor™ Audio System compatible|
|Supports FUSION-Link™ compatible radios|
|GSD™ Black Box sonar support|
|GCV™ Black Box sonar support|
|BlueChart® Mobile (planning) compatible|
|Garmin Helm compatible|
|GRID™ (Garmin Remote Input Device) compatible|
|Wireless remote compatible|
Sonar Features & Specifications
|Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable|
|Dual-beam (77/200 kHz) sonar capable|
|Frequencies supported||Traditional sonar (50/77/83/200 kHz), CHIRP (low, medium, high), CHIRP ClearVü (260/455/800 kHz)|
|Transmit power||1 kW traditional; 1 kW single channel CHIRP|
|CHIRP sonar technology||(Built-in)|
|ClearVü||with CHIRP (built-in)|
|SideVü||(with external black box, sold separately)|
|Maximum depth||5,000 ft at 1kW(depth capacity is dependent on water bottom type and other water conditions)|
|Bottom lock (shows return from the bottom up)|
|Water temperature log and graph|
|Sonar history rewind|
|Transducer pin numbers||8|
|NMEA 0183 input ports||1 (Differential)|
|NMEA 0183 output ports||1 (Differential)|
|Video input ports||1 BNC|
|Video output ports|