Compatible with our 15-inch, 17-inch and 19-inch multi-touch marine monitors
Switch all monitors in sync to a custom preset mode with SmartMode™
Integrates internal sonar sharing, multiple black box sonars, DownVü™ and SideVü™ with GCV™ 10, autopilot, connectivity, apps, engine data and more
Pairs with external GPS 19x 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver to update position and heading 10 times per second
Includes worldwide BlueChart® g2 cartography
The GPSMAP 8530 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 preloaded worldwide, detailed BlueChart® g2 marine charts and SmartMode™ control when accompanied by our marine 15-inch, 17-inch and 19-inch touchscreen monitors.
Add Multi-touch Monitors
Enjoy full touchscreen operation including pinch-to-zoom and other touch controls for intuitive operation when accompanied by our marine 15-inch (XGA resolution), 17-inch (SXGA resolution) and 19-inch (SXGA resolution) touchscreen monitors (sold separately). Anti-glare and LED backlighting makes it easy to view in bright sunlight. And auto-dimming provides outstanding visibility at night. The 15-inch and 17-inch monitors are available with 6 o’clock viewing angle options.
Full System Integration
GPSMAP 8530 integrates various sonar technologies as well as autopilot, connectivity, apps, engine data and multi-media. User data can be automatically synced for all networked 8000 series chartplotters across multiple helms — everything you need is at your fingertips, all on one screen. A full digital switching system uses CZone technology. You can power up your boat while away from the dock; switch on pumps; and control lights, even underwater lights. Nearly all of your controls are available right at your fingertips either at the helm, or programmed into a remote key fob, or an app on your tablet provided by CZone by Mastervolt.
When used with the GSD 26 CHIRP professional sonar module (sold separately), GPSMAP 8530 displays crystal-clear sonar images to help find the next hidden fishing spot, ship wreckage or diving location. Garmin CHIRP sonar allows you to see target separation and resolution at extraordinary depths, and dial into specific frequencies to target certain species of sport fish. Bottom contours are more visible, and signal noise can be suppressed at greater depths to provide a more timely interpretation of what’s below for safer navigation and better fishing.
View Multiple Sonar Sources Simultaneously
GSD 26 CHIRP professional sonar, GSD 24 advanced sonar, and GCV 10 DownVü and SideVü scanning sonar can exist on the same system. You can view various sonars together on one monitor or across multiple monitors in multi-display systems.
Customize Layouts with SmartMode
You can quickly change all screens at a helm in sync to a preset mode with the SmartMode. Switch all monitors in sync from one mode to another without manually switching each monitor separately. Fully customizable layouts, data and gauges allow you to place the information you need to see right where you want it. Add Garmin Helm™, a free app, that allows you to view and control your compatible Garmin chartplotter from an iPhone® or iPad®. Use SmartMode to easily switch between multiple chartplotters with screen thumbnails by station (requires Garmin Marine Wi-Fi Adapter, sold separately).
Pair with GPS 19x 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS Receiver
Can be paired with our 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).
Special Features for Sailing
Supported sailing features include laylines, enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, true wind data fields and tide/current/time slider. Gauge displays are designed to provide important need-to-know information at a glance, including true and apparent wind angle, set and drift, true or apparent wind speed, horizontal or vertical graphs, and a data bar with customizable data fields.
GND™ 10 Black Box Interface
The GND 10 black box interface seamlessly integrates Nexus instruments and sensors with the Garmin family. It converts data between the Nexus network and NMEA 2000® to provide trouble-free compatibility between Nexus and Garmin products, including gWind™ and gWind Race wind transducers.
Compatible with gWind Transducers
Garmin gWind, gWind Wireless and gWind Race transducers feature twin-fin technology with 3-bladed propeller. Connect to the NMEA 2000 and compatible Garmin chartplotters via the GND 10 black box bridge.
FLIR Camera Compatible
Control fix-mounted FLIR M-Series and MD-Series thermal night vision systems from your Glass Helm.
GRID™ (Garmin Remote Input Device)
GRID is a remote device that provides full control of all GPSMAP 8000 Glass Helm series devices. 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. GRID can rotate to allow vertical or horizontal installation. Small footprint can be integrated into a captain’s chair (sold separately).
Garmin Meteor™ Audio System
The Meteor 300 black box brings music to your boat controlled through your compatible chartplotter. Enjoy quick access to AM/FM radio tuner, media and volume plus streaming and control of other music sources via Bluetooth®. Easy plug-and-play NMEA 2000 connections. Includes support for Apple® digital mobile devices (including Lightning), USB, and devices for Android™.
FUSION-Link Entertainment System
Enjoy the ability to control all compatible FUSION-Link-enabled audio systems directly from your compatible chartplotter display.
Includes Worldwide BlueChart g2
Enjoy worldwide BlueChart g2 coverage that puts all the detail you need, anywhere in the world, at your fingertips. BlueChart g2 marine maps feature crisp labeling and an overall smooth presentation on your chartplotter display. In addition to the basic charts, tidal stations, currents, depth contours, IALA symbols and included fishing charts, BlueChart g2 offers smooth transitions between zoom levels and seamless continuity across chart boundaries.
Enjoy full control of your SiriusXM music and entertainment on the chartplotter screen via your Meteor 300 or FUSION-Link system.
Free Garmin Helm App
Garmin Helm allows you to view and control your compatible Garmin chartplotter from an iPhone or iPad, or phone or tablet using Android — while providing enhanced situational awareness for the mariner. Easily switch between portrait and landscape mode to accommodate mounting preferences. Using your Apple digital mobile device, you can even record a movie of your chartplotter screen to share with friends and family. Download from the App Store™ or Google Play™ today (requires Garmin Marine Wi-Fi Adapter Kit sold separately).
Flexible Mounting Options
The 8000 Glass Helm series is compatible with the traditional bail mount, or you can step up to the low-profile flush mount. For the ultimate in custom appearance, check out our exclusive flat-mount glass helm option.
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Physical & Performance
16.0” x 9.4” x 4.9” (40.6 x 23.95 x 12.35 cm)
Display size, WxH
Display resolution, WxH
Up to 1280 x 1024 pixels (external monitor required)