Black box solution that provides a powerfully simple integrated helm
Compatible with 15”, 17” and 19” Garmin multi-touch marine monitors (38, 43 and 48 cm).
SmartMode™ control quickly changes all screens at a helm in sync
Integrates…everything, various sonar technologies, integrated autopilot, connectivity, apps, engine data and more
Can be paired with external GPS 19x 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver that updates position and heading 10 times per second
Low profile flush mount or smooth flat mount for a glass helm look
Includes worldwide basemap
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 Garmin marine 15”, 17” and 19” touchscreen monitors (38, 43 and 48 cm).
Add Multi-touch Monitors
Enjoy full touchscreen operation including pinch-to-zoom and other touch controls for intuitive operation when accompanied by Garmin marine 15” (XGA resolution), 17” (SXGA resolution) and 19” (SXGA resolution) touchscreen monitors (sold separately). Anti-glare and bright LED backlighting makes these displays clearly viewable on the monitors in bright sunlight; auto-dimming provides outstanding visibility at night.
Full System Integration
Integrates...everything, including various sonar technologies, integrated autopilot, connectivity, apps, engine data and multi-media. SmartMode control allows the user to quickly change all screens at a helm in sync to a preset mode. Everything you need is at the tip of your finger, all on one screen.
Customise Layouts with SmartMode Control
Fully customisable layouts, data and gauges allow you to place the information you need to see right where you want it. SmartMode control allows you to switch all monitors in sync from one mode to another without manually switching each monitor separately.
Pair with GPS 19x 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS Receiver
Can be paired with a Garmin 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)
A remote device that provides full control of all GPSMAP 8500 black box series units. 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).
NMEA 2000 Support
This combo allows you to add more capabilities to your boat. It provides NMEA 2000 support so you can see valuable information on your screen for Garmin autopilot, engine data and more
Physical & Performance
40.6 x 23.95 x 12.35 cm (16.0” x 9.4” x 4.9” )
Display size, WxH
Display resolution, WxH
Up to 1280 x 1024 pixels (external monitor required)