GPSMAP® 8500 Black Box

Part Number: 010-01019-00
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Overview

Fully-integrated Black Box Chartplotter

  • 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

WAAS enabled BlueChart g2 Vision Compatible Marine Network XM Satellite WeatherNMEA 2000 Compatible

Specs

Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 40.6 x 23.95 x 12.35 cm (16.0” x 9.4” x 4.9” )
Display size, WxH none
Display resolution, WxH Up to 1280 x 1024 pixels (external monitor required)
Display type None (external display)
Weight 4.92 kg (10.85 lb)
Water rating IPX7
Antenna External only
NMEA 2000® compatible
NMEA 0183 compatible
SiriusXM™ Weather & Radio compatible
Power consumption

Max power usage at 10 Vdc: 17 W

Typical current draw at 12 Vdc: 0.8 A

Max current draw at 12 Vdc: 1.7 A

Garmin Marine Network™ ports 4

Maps & Memory

Preloaded maps None
Accepts data cards 2 SD™ cards (Garmin Card Reader required)
Waypoints 5,000
Routes 100
Track log 50,000 points; 50 saved tracks

Chartplotter Features

Garmin Radar compatible
Garmin Sonar compatible

Yes (with GSD™ black box, sold separately)

Garmin SmartMode compatible (customizable monitor presets)
Supports AIS (tracks target ships position)
Supports DSC (displays position data from DSC-capable VHF radio)
Tide tables
Garmin Meteor Audio System compatible
Supports Fusion-Link compatible marine radios
GSD™ Black Box sonar support
GCV™ Black Box sonar support
BlueChart® Mobile (planning) compatible Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required, sold separately)
Garmin Helm compatible Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required, sold separately)
GRID™ (Garmin Remote Input Device) compatible

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 Yes (with external black box)
DownVü™

Yes (with GCV™ black box, sold separately)

SideVü™

Yes (with GCV™ black box, sold separately)

Connections

NMEA 0183 input ports 4
NMEA 0183 output ports 2
Video input ports 4 - BNC composite
Video output ports 2 - DVI-I (main and mirror)
Wireless connectivity Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required, sold separately)

In the Box

What's in the box:

  • GPSMAP 8500
  • Mounting hardware
  • Power cable
  • NMEA 0183 cable
  • NMEA 2000 2 m (6.5 ft) backbone/drop cable
  • NMEA 2000 power cable
  • NMEA 2000 T-connector & terminator kit
  • Manual case with documentation

Maps

Maps for New Regions

Need maps for other regions? See all maps that are compatible with this device.

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