A New Level of Marine Charting and Operation
A fully integrated Multi-Function Marine navigation suite packed into a powerful black box. The Garmin GPSMAP 8500 makes accessing and operating Chartplotter, Fishfinder, Autopilot, Engine Data and Multi-media functions a breeze. When paired with any combination of the 15”, 17” or 19” Garmin Glass-Helm displays the BB 8500 provides an enhanced navigation experience.
The heart of the Map 8500 Black box is 64mb onboard memory, as well as a pre-loaded base map which can be enhanced by adding G2 Vision SD cards for unparallel map detail. Add one or more Garmin card reader’s (sold separately) for all the detail you could want. From high resolution satellite imagery, “real world” aerial photography of many ports, harbors and marinas, MarinerEye view and FishEye view that provides you with a 3-D representation of above and below the waterline as well as auto guidance that creates a safe path for your boat. All the information you will need is only a touch away on one or more of the paired Glass Helm Displays. Marking up to 5,000 waypoints, 100 Routes, and a tracklog that can handle 50,000 points; 50 saved tracks has never been easier when paired with the GPS 19x Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver (required and sold separately) that quickly and efficiently updates your position and heading 10 times per second.
Network capable with 4 NMEA 0183 inputs, 2 NMEA 0183 outputs, 1 NMEA 2000 port the GPSMAP 8500 offers full system integration. Add a Sounder, Autopilot, Radar and more and have all the information available on your Glass Helm Display. Customize the layout of your display with gauge and data information the way you want it- not by an industry standard preset factory design and with Garmins SmartMode feature you have full control of changing synced monitors from various modes without having to switch each monitor individually, saving you time- which is especially nice when you need to stay focused on the task at hand. True to the saying Garmin’s “Power of Simple” the Black Box 8500 system makes setting up you’re a’la carte system easier than ever!