Fully Integrated Multi-touch MFD
- 8″ touchscreen display with pinch-to-zoom and other multi-touch controls
- Switch all monitors in sync to a custom preset mode with SmartMode
- Integrates sonar technologies, autopilot, connectivity, apps, engine data and more
- 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS updates position and heading 10 times per second
- Low-profile flush mount or smooth flat mount
- Includes BlueChart® g2 U.S. coastal maps
Multi-touch Glass Helm Display
The bright SVGA touchscreen comes standard with preloaded BlueChart® g2 maps of the U.S. coast* and includes pinch-to-zoom and other touch controls for intuitive operation. Anti-glare and LED backlighting makes it easy to view in bright sunlight. And auto-dimming provides outstanding visibility at night.
Full System Integration
GPSMAP 8208 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.
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).
High Performance System
External GPS19x smart antenna with 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver 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.
Includes BlueChart g2
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. Covered by our exclusive New Chart Guarantee.
Special Features for Sailing
Supported sailing features include laylines, enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, and true wind 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.
Free Garmin Helm App
Garmin Helm allows you to view and control your compatible Garmin chartplotter from an iPhone or iPad — 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™ today (requires Garmin Marine Wi-Fi Adapter Kit sold separately).
Flexible Mounting Options
The 8208 MFD 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.
|Physical & Performance|
|Physical dimensions||10.6″ x 7.6″ x 4.6″ (26.89 x 19.39 x 11.56 cm)|
|Display size, WxH||6.8″ x 5.1″; 8.4″ diagonal
(17.1 x 13 cm; 21.3 cm diagonal)
|Display resolution, WxH||800 x 600 pixels|
|Display type||Touchscreen SVGA display (anti-glare finish)|
|Weight||11.3 lbs (5.1 kg)|
|Receiver||10 Hz high-sensitivity|
|Mounting options||Bail, flat or flush|
|Power consumption||Max power usage at 10 Vdc: 28 W
Typical current draw at 12 Vdc: 1.3 A
Max current draw at 12 Vdc: 2.8 A
|Maps & Memory|
|Preloaded maps||BlueChart® g2 (coastal maps)|
|Accepts data cards||2 SD™ cards (Garmin Card Reader required)|
|Track log||50,000 points; 50 saved tracks|
|Features & Benefits|
|Garmin Radar compatible||Yes|
|Garmin Sonar compatible||Yes (with GSD™ black box, sold separately)|
|NMEA 2000® compatible||Yes|
|NMEA 0183 compatible||Yes|
|Garmin Marine Network™ compatible||Yes|
|Garmin SmartMode compatible (customizable monitor presets)||Yes|
|Supports AIS (tracks target ships position)||Yes|
|Supports DSC (displays position data from DSC-capable VHF radio)||Yes|
|Garmin Meteor Audio System compatible||Yes|
|Supports Fusion Lync compatible marine radios||Yes|
|GSD™ Black Box sonar support||Yes|
|GCV™ Black Box sonar support||No|
|SiriusXM™ Weather & Radio compatible||Yes|
|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||Yes|
|Wireless remote compatible||No|
|Wireless mouse compatible||No|
|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)|
|Voltage range||10-35 Vdc input|
|NMEA 0183 input ports||4|
|NMEA 0183 output ports||2|
|Video input ports||2 – BNC composite|
|Video output ports||1 – DVI-I|
|Wireless connectivity||Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required, sold separately)|
|Garmin Marine Network™ ports||4|