GPSMAP® 498 Sounder

Part Number: 010-00504-00
$619.99 USD
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Overview

Venture offshore with the GPSMAP 498 Sounder and its counterpart, the GPSMAP 492. With a powerful built-in sounder and preloaded coastal maps for the U.S., the 498C is ready to handle any offshore fishing adventure.

Chart Your Course

This rugged, waterproof chartplotter comes preloaded with BlueChart® g2 data for the U.S. coast, including Alaska and Hawaii. This detailed map data includes 3D maps, tide and current data, improved IALA symbols, navaids, marinas, boat ramps, coastal roads and more. There's even a database of aerial photos, detailed roads and points of interest that you can reference for "real picture" views of harbors and marinas. The 498 can also accept preloaded data cards for additional map coverage.

Catch Some Fish

The 498 comes with a built-in 500-watt (RMS) sounder with enough power to track fish deep underwater, yet precise enough to perform well in shallow water as well. The sounder features Ultrascroll® for high-speed screen updates and can show both the sonar and map on the screen at the same time. And, it can even connect to another chartplotter with Garmin's proprietary CANet® connection.

GPSMAP 498 Sounder: Out of the box, onto the boat, off to adventure

WAAS enabled BlueChart g2 Compatible

Specs

Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 6.3" x 6.2" x 3.1" (16.0 x 15.7 x 7.8 cm)
Display size, WxH 3.0" x 4.0", 5.0" diagonal (7.6 x 10.2 cm, 12.7 cm diagonal)
Display resolution, WxH 234 x 320 pixels
Display type 256-color TFT
Weight 2.0 lb (908 g)
Water rating IPX7
Receiver GPS Receiver
Antenna Internal with external connection
Mounting options Bail with Swivel or Flush
Power consumption 14 watts max. at 13.8 vDC

Maps & Memory

Preloaded maps Yes (BlueChart g2)
Accepts data cards 1 Garmin Data Card
Waypoints 3,000
Routes 50
Track log 10,000 points; 15 saved tracks

Features & Benefits

Garmin Radar compatible No
Garmin Sonar compatible Yes
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) Yes
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 No
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
Dual-beam (77/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes
Frequencies supported 50/77/200 kHz
Transmit power 500 watts (RMS); 4,000 watts (peak to peak)
CHIRP sonar technology No
DownVü™ No
SideVü™ No
Voltage range 13-33 vDC input
Maximum depth 1,500 ft (dual frequency); 900 (dual beam)
Bottom lock (shows return from the bottom up) Yes
Water temperature log and graph Yes
Sonar recording No
Sonar history rewind No

Connections

NMEA 0183 input ports 1
NMEA 0183 output ports 1
Video input ports None
Video output ports None
Wireless connectivity No
Garmin Marine Network™ ports None

In the Box

  • GPSMAP 498C Sounder
  • Preloaded U.S. marine detail maps (g2 technology)
  • Internal or external antenna
  • Transom-mount transducer (optional)
  • Swivel mount bracket
  • Protective front cover
  • Power/data cable
  • Owner's manual
  • Quick reference guide

Maps

Maps for New Regions

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