GPSMAP® 172C

Part Number: 010-00327-00
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Overview

Venture offshore with the GPSMAP 172C and its counterpart, the GPSMAP 178C Sounder. With a bright, sunlight-readable colour display and worldwide marine basemap, the 172C is ready to chart your next marine adventure.

Chart Your Course

The GPSMAP 172C features a built-in worldwide marine basemap and accepts MapSource® BlueChart® offshore marine cartography, featuring detailed depth contours, inter-tidal zones, wrecks, navaids, and many other points of interest. You can also use compatible preprogrammed data cards, which insert easily into the slot on the front of the plotter.

GPSMAP 172C: Chart your course with this versatile plotter

WAAS enabled BlueChart compatible Marine Updater

Specs

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Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 6.3" x 4.9" x 2.8" (15.7 x 12.2 x 7.1 cm)
Display size, WxH 3.2" x 3.2" (8.1 x 8.1 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 320 x 320 pixels
Display type 256-color CSTN
Weight 15.6 oz (442 g)
Water rating IPX7
Receiver GPS Receiver
Antenna Internal with external connection
Mounting options Bail or Flush
Power consumption Max power usage at 13.8 Vdc: 6W

Maps & Memory

Preloaded maps No
Accepts data cards 1 Garmin Data Card
Waypoints 3,000
Routes 50
Track log 10,000 points

Features & Benefits

Garmin Radar compatible No
Garmin Sonar compatible Yes (with optional GSD 20 or GSD 21)
NMEA 2000® compatible No
NMEA 0183 compatible Yes
Garmin Marine Network™ compatible No
Garmin SmartMode compatible (customizable monitor presets) No
Supports AIS (tracks target ships position) No
Supports DSC (displays position data from DSC-capable VHF radio) Yes
Tide tables Yes
Garmin Meteor Audio System compatible No
Supports Fusion Lync compatible marine radios No
GSD™ Black Box sonar support Yes
GCV™ Black Box sonar support No
SiriusXM™ Weather & Radio compatible No
BlueChart® Mobile (planning) compatible No
Garmin Helm compatible No
GRID™ (Garmin Remote Input Device) compatible No
Wireless remote compatible No
Wireless mouse compatible No

Sonar Features & Specifications

Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes (with compatible black box sonar)
Dual-beam (77/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes (with compatible black box sonar)
CHIRP sonar technology No
DownVü™ No
SideVü™ No
Voltage range 10-35 Vdc input

Connections

NMEA 0183 input ports 2
NMEA 0183 output ports 2
Video input ports None
Video output ports None
Wireless connectivity No
Garmin Marine Network™ ports None

In the Box

  • GPSMAP 172C
  • Basemap: Worldwide Marine
  • Internal or external antenna
  • Bail mount
  • Protective front cover
  • Power/data cable
  • Owner's manual
  • Quick reference guide

Maps

Maps for New Regions

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