The GPSMAP 7408 is an 8 inch Multi Touch Screen designed for cruisers, sailors and sailing racers who demand high performance, ease of operation and feature integration, the GPSMAP 7408 chartplotter with 8-inch multi-touch widescreen display has a 10 Hz internal GPS that updates position and heading 10 times per second. It is fully network capable, including the Garmin Network and NMEA 2000, and offers the conveniences of built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity.
Full-network compatibility allows you to add more capabilities to your boat. GPSMAP 7408 supports radar, autopilot, instruments, multiple screens, FUSION-Link, sensors, remote sonar modules, digital switching, thermal cameras, GRID rotary knob, joystick and keypad control and more.
You can add your choice of Garmin marine radar, including our powerful xHD2 open array radars or xHD dome radars that pairs ease of use with advanced open array features.
The GPSMAP 7408 allows you to share features with other compatible GPSMAP units, such as radar, GCV 10 ClearVü and SideVü scanning sonar, GSD 24, GSD 25 and GSD 26 sonar modules, 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.
The 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.
Supported sailing features include laylines, enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, true wind data fields and tide/current/time slider. Gauge displays are designed to provide important 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 data fields.
Compatible Garmin gWindTM, 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 GNDTM 10 black box bridge.
The optional 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.
Two SDTM card slots provide expandable memory for required map or chart purchases, Garmin products such as LakeVü HD, LakeVü HD Ultra or BlueChart g2 or BlueChart g2 Vision are needed for navigation.
Enjoy the ability to control all compatible FUSION-Link-enabled audio systems directly from your compatible chartplotter display.
Built-in Wi-Fi/ANT for use with Garmin HelmTM and BlueChart Mobile.
View and control your device from a Smartphone or Tablet; Garmin Helm allows you to view and control your compatible Garmin chartplotter from a compatible smartphone or tablet while providing enhanced situational awareness for the mariner. Easily switch between portrait and landscape mode to accommodate mounting preferences. When using an iPhone® or iPad®, you can even record a movie of your chartplotter screen to share with friends and family. Download from The App StoreTM or Google PlayTM.
With BlueChart Mobile, a free app downloaded from the App Store, you can plan marine routes on your iPad or iPhone then wirelessly transfer them to your boat's compatible networked Garmin chartplotter. Even if you don't have a Garmin chartplotter, you can still take advantage of the tremendous features of BlueChart on your Apple device.
Enhanced Auto Guidance, allows you to just enter the location where you want to go and patented Garmin Auto Guidance technology instantly searches through relevant charts to create a safe 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).
Better still, you can now save your plotted Auto Guidance paths for future navigation by backing them up on an SDTM card with your BlueChart® g2 Vision® or Lake VüTM HD Ultra cartography¹.
Simplified SOS Calling with 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 - thus saving time, averting panic, and providing the essential information needed by rescuers to assure the best possible outcome.
With GPX Waypoints Transfer your waypoints, tracks or frequently used routes that are 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 help you gain a wind-maximizing competitive edge. The GPSMAP 7408 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.
With an optional PanoptixTM Down Transducer you get 3 remarkable views, allowing you to actually see fish and bait swimming around under your boat - in real time. You can even see fish in the water column in 3-D, from the bottom to the surface. You can be stationary yet still see things in 3-D below your boat.
The addition of a new Panoptix Forward Transducer provides 2 impressive forward looking views, even while your boat is stationary. It shows the bottom plus fish and bait swimming in the water column in front of your boat - in real time. You can even see your lure as you reel it in. You can also get 3-D views of fish and structure in front of your boat.
Garmin 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-foot 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 ConnectTM. 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 PanoptixTM, HD-IDTM traditional, CHIRP-enabled, Garmin ClearVüTM 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!
To make commissioning an Autopilot easier and more convenient, you can handle the entire autopilot commissioning process from your chartplotter screen.
In the box:
- GPSMAP 7408 with worldwide basemap
- Power/data cable
- NMEA 2000® drop cable
- Bail mount with knobs
- Flush mount kit
- Protective cover
1 BlueChart® g2 Vision® or LakeVüTM HD Ultra SD card is required for this technology.
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