GPSMAP® 5212

Part Number: 010-00594-01


The GPSMAP 5212 features an unprecedented touchscreen interface, along with preloaded BlueChart® g2 maps of the U.S. coast and a whopping 12.1" (30.73 cm) screen that makes navigation as easy as pointing your finger. By connecting to the Garmin Marine Network, you can add sonar, radar and weather. For even more advanced features, you can add the optional BlueChart® g2 Vision® card (sold separately).

View Detailed Graphics and Video

The GPSMAP 5212 features highly-detailed BlueChart g2 marine cartography of the coastal U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii and the Bahamas. For other areas, the 5212 has a worldwide basemap with high-quality satellite images in place of more traditional maps. With the SD™ card slot, you can add additional maps without having to connect to a computer.

The 5212’s huge XGA screen displays graphics with crisp, video-quality resolution. To keep tabs on your engine room or other area of your boat, you also can connect a live video feed with the 5212's video input/output options.

Add Extras with BlueChart g2 Vision

With the optional BlueChart g2 Vision SD card, you can add a whole new dimension of exceptional features to your chartplotter.

  • MarinerEye view and FishEye view provide you a 3-D perspective of map information, both above and below the waterline.
  • High-resolution satellite images and aerial photographs help you orient yourself in unfamiliar areas.
  • Auto Guidance technology searches through all relevant charts to create a route you can actually follow — one that avoids obstacles, shallow water, buoys and other obstructions.

Connect to the Garmin Marine Network

The 5212 connects easily to the high-speed Garmin Marine Network, so you can interface with additional MFDs and add remote sensors. Once connected, you can share information between the 5212 and other chartplotters on your boat. You also can add high-powered radar, sonar and XM satellite weather and radio to your system.

Charting Basics

New Charts Guarantee BlueChart g2 Vision Compatible WAAS enabled Marine Network XM Satellite Weather


Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 13.0" x 9.5" x 4.7" (33.0 x 24.1 x 11.9 cm)
Display size, WxH

9.7" x 7.3"; 12.1" diagonal

(24.6 x 18.4 cm; 30.7 cm diagonal)

Display resolution, WxH 1024 x 768 pixels
Display type Touchscreen XGA display
Weight 9.5 lbs (4.3 kg)
Water rating IPX7
Antenna External only
NMEA 2000® compatible
NMEA 0183 compatible
SiriusXM™ Weather & Radio compatible
Power consumption

Max power usage at 10 Vdc: 40 W

Max current draw at 12 Vdc: 3.2 A

Mounting options Bail or flush
Garmin Marine Network™ ports 3

Maps & Memory

Preloaded maps BlueChart® g2 (coastal maps)
Accepts data cards 1 SD™ card
Waypoints 1,500
Routes 20
Track log 10,000 points; 20 saved tracks

Chartplotter Features

Garmin Radar compatible
Garmin Sonar compatible Yes (with GSD™ black box, sold separately)
Supports AIS (tracks target ships position)
Supports DSC (displays position data from DSC-capable VHF radio)
Tide tables
GSD™ Black Box sonar support
BlueChart® Mobile (planning) compatible Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required, sold separately)
Wireless remote compatible
Wireless mouse 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)


NMEA 0183 input ports 4
NMEA 0183 output ports 2
Video input ports 2 - RCA composite
Video output ports 1 - VGA
Wireless connectivity Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required, sold separately)

In the Box

  • GPSMAP 5212
  • Flush mount
  • Bail mount
  • GPS 19x NMEA 2000®
  • Power cable
  • NMEA 0183 cable
  • Video cable assembly
  • Marine grommet kit
  • Protective front cover
  • Owner's manual
  • Installation instructions


Maps for New Regions

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

Need a map update?

Update the maps that came with your device for the best navigation experience.

Check for Updates


marine software update

Garmin Marine Minisite