GPSMAP® 185 Sounder

Part Number: 010-00150-00
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The Garmin® GPSMAP 185 Sounder offers unique functionality to the fishing enthusiast who wants it all. It boasts a generous display, a small footprint for space-challenged installations, powerful 12 parallel channel GPS performance, detailed digital chartplotting, and a 200 KHz sounder/fishfinder.

As for the Sounder, single-frequency operation lets you keep an eye on both deep and shallow water, a variable zoom window shows details at the touch of a button, and an exclusive underwater waypoint capability allows you to store the position and depth of objects below the water's surface.

Garmin's reputation as a navigation leader is evidenced in the GPSMAP 185 Sounder. Accurate 12 parallel channel GPS position information is displayed on a big built-in basemap, and Garmin micro G-chart cartridges give you even greater map details for inland or offshore operations.

Despite all the capabilities of the GPSMAP 185 Sounder, it remains easy to use. Uncluttered and intuitive, it has the distinct look and feel of a winner.


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Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 6.3" x 6.1" x 3.0" (16 x 15.9 x 7.6 cm)
Weight 1.75 lb. (.794 Kg)
Antenna External only
Mounting options Bail or Flush
Power consumption 10-40 vDC input

Maps & Memory

Preloaded maps None
Accepts data cards 1 Micro G-Chart
Waypoints 250
Routes 20
Track log 1,024 points

Features & Benefits

Garmin Radar compatible No
Garmin Sonar compatible y
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) No
Tide tables No
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 No
Dual-beam (77/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes
Frequencies supported 200 kHz
Transmit power 400 W (RMS); 3,200 W (Peak to Peak)
CHIRP sonar technology No
DownVü™ No
SideVü™ No
Bottom lock (shows return from the bottom up) No
Water temperature log and graph No
Sonar recording No
Sonar history rewind No


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 185
  • Basemap: Marine Detailed
  • Remote antenna
  • Transom-mount transducer
  • Power/data cable
  • Surface mount bracket
  • Owner's manual
  • Quick reference guide