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New Garmin 8400/8600 Glass Helm Chartplotters

Old 02-10-2016, 09:29 AM
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Default New Garmin 8400/8600 Glass Helm Chartplotters

New Product Announcement February 10, 2016

GPSMAP® 8400/8600 Glass Helm Chartplotters

Experience a beautifully powerful, completely networked helm at your fingertips. These large-
format multifunction displays feature full HD IPS screens with touch control and the highest

resolution on the market. Includes a high-performance processor for our fastest map drawing ever.

Install multiple displays either flush or flat mounted edge-to-edge to create a glass helm look.

Includes network presets for sonar, radar, cameras, media and digital switching that can be

independent or incorporated into SmartModeTM station controls. Everything is designed to give you

quick, 1-touch access to the information you need to ease high-stress situations such as docking.

Includes built-in Wi-Fi®, ANT®, NMEA 2000®, HDMI, USB, 4 wired Ethernet ports, FUSION-LinkTM

integration and composite video input; also supports the latest Garmin components with complete

network compatibility.





TOUCH CONTROL High-resolution IPS displays allow for 6 or 12 o’clock viewing angles without color distortion

NEW HDMI VIDEO INPUT/OUTPUT Watch videos in full or split screen from a variety of media devices on the chartplotter’s display using the HDCP-compliant HDMI

NEW HDMI AUDIO Play digital audio from HDMI input through your boat’s stereo (optional cable required)



NEW 1-TOUCH ACCESS Presets for sonar, charts, radar, cameras, media and digital switching can be independent or incorporated into SmartMode and

NEW WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY Built-in Wi-Fi and ANT allow the chartplotter to connect to a quatix® 3 marine smartwatch, VIRB® action cameras, RF wireless remote

NEW 6-WAY COMBO SPLIT Split the chartplotter screen to show 6 different features simultaneously, including HDMI video input


PAGE Choose from many different preset gauge pages and customize each panel to display the data you need

NEW USB TOUCH OUTPUT Control a compatible Apple® or Windows® 7, 8 or 10 computer through the chartplotter; presses on the chartplotter’s touchscreen will

NEW J1939 SUPPORT Support for new engines and generator data with configurable templates for instrumentation

POLARIZED GLASS FRIENDLY View display from virtually any angle, in any lighting conditions, and keep your polarized sunglasses on




NETWORKING Fully network capable across Garmin Marine Network, NMEA 2000 and FUSION-Link; also supports NMEA 0183



Offered in 17-, 22- or 24-inch wide multi-touch displays, these full HD chartplotters only use trim bezels on the top and bottom;

installing multiple displays in a helm will provide a sleek edge-to-edge glass look

input port; mirror your chartplotter’s screen on a TV or monitor using the HDMI output port

New processors for these models provide increased performance, faster map drawing, enhanced video processing with up to 4 IP

camera streams and simultaneous Garmin Helm support; share HDMI and composite video inputs over marine network

shared across the marine network

control, smartphones and tablets

interact with the computer through a USB connection

The GPSMAP 8600 chartplotter series comes preloaded with detailed BlueChart® g2 charts for the coastal U.S., Canada and

Bahamas and U.S. LakeVü HD maps covering over 17,000 lakes, of which 13,000 are HD lakes with 1-foot contours shore to shore; the

GPSMAP 8400 chartplotter series offers a built-in worldwide basemap for general reference.

Premium sailing features include laylines, enhanced wind rose and tide/current/time slider; a pre-race guidance page displays a virtual

starting line on the chart, along with data fields showing laylines, time to burn before the start and a race countdown timer that can be

synchronized across all networked Garmin GPS products

BlueChart® g2 Vision® HD and LakeVü HD Ultra supported — each offering all-new Auto Guidance1

provide route guidance to virtually any accessible destination on the water, insert via points, review hazard points and segments of a

calculated path, speed recommendations and more
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Old 02-10-2016, 10:00 AM
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Wow, hope my 8212 I supported going forward

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They are equal to 8000 series apart from : Faster, Bigger (no 8-15" models yet) - built in WiFi - built in ANT+ for quatix - Built in HDMI input with Video distribution via Garmin Marine Network (stream your fish porn from 8400 around your Garmin Marine Network and view on other Garmin devices) -

So I do think we might see 8000 series firmware that can receive the fish porn as well.

But they are bloody big .....

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youre too fast for me buddy lol
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Try getting one... The word is you can't even buy one until 4/15... I paid for mine the day they announced only to find out it's 1-2 months out. Fack.
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