Compatible with our 15", 17" and 19" multi-touch marine monitors
Switch all monitors in sync to a custom preset mode with SmartMode
Integrates sonar technologies, autopilot, connectivity, apps, engine data and more
Pairs with external GPS 19x 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver to update position and heading 10 times per second
Low profile flush mount or smooth flat mount
The GPSMAP 8500 black box system provides a powerfully simple, fully-integrated helm that can give your boat a beautiful glass helm look. Enjoy pinch-to-zoom on the worldwide, satellite-enhanced basemap and SmartMode™ control when accompanied by our marine 15", 17" and 19" touchscreen monitors.
Add Multi-touch Monitors
Enjoy full touchscreen operation including pinch-to-zoom and other touch controls for intuitive operation when accompanied by our marine 15" (XGA resolution), 17" (SXGA resolution) and 19" (SXGA resolution) touchscreen monitors (sold separately). Anti-glare and LED backlighting makes it easy to view in bright sunlight. And auto-dimming provides outstanding visibility at night.
Full System Integration
Integrates various sonar technologies, integrated autopilot, connectivity, apps, engine data and multi-media. Everything you need is at your fingertips, all on one screen.
Customise Layouts with SmartMode™
You can quickly change all screens at a helm in sync to a preset mode with the SmartMode. Switch all monitors in sync from one mode to another without manually switching each monitor separately. Fully customisable layouts, data and gauges allow you to place the information you need to see right where you want it.
Pair with GPS 19x 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS Receiver
Can be paired with our GPS 19x external 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver that updates position and heading 10 times per second to display a more fluid vessel movement and dramatically improves your ability to accurately mark and navigate to 5,000 waypoints (sold separately).
Requires Garmin Card Reader
Provides convenient remote mounting and a single access point for 2 SD™ card slots for mapping. You can add multiple card readers for additional access points. Waterproof magnetic door allows card reader to be mounted horizontally or vertically (sold separately).
GRID™ (Garmin Remote Input Device)
GRID is a remote device that provides full control of all GPSMAP 8000 Glass Helm series devices. Rotary knob and joystick controls provide navigation through menus and screens and allows you to seamlessly navigate between monitors at a station. Control single or multiple monitors with one device. Supports multiple devices per station. Small footprint can be integrated into a captain’s chair (sold separately).
Flexible Mounting Options
The 8000 Glass Helm series is compatible with the traditional bail mount, or you can step up to the low-profile flush mount. For the ultimate in custom appearance, check out our exclusive flat-mount glass helm option.
Physical & Performance
Unit dimensions, WxHxD
16.0” x 9.4” x 4.9” (40.6 x 23.95 x 12.35 cm)
Display size, WxH
Display resolution, WxH
Up to 1280 x 1024 pixels (external monitor required)