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Garmin GPSMAP 4212 Multi Function Display



This preloaded, offshore chartplotter combines the power of networking with brilliant color and slim-line design. The GPSMAP 4212 has preloaded BlueChart® g2 maps of the U.S. coast and displays them on a whopping 12.1" XGA display with crisp, video-quality resolution. By connecting to the Garmin Marine Network, you can add sonar, radar and weather. For even more enhanced features, you can add the optional Bluechart g2 Vision card.

View Detailed Graphics and Video

The 4212 features highly-detailed BlueChart g2 marine cartography of the coastal United States, including Alaska, Hawaii and the Bahamas. This data provides detailed coastlines, shaded depth contours, navaids, port plans, wrecks, restricted areas and tide and current information. For other areas, the 4212 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 4212's high-speed processor draws maps quickly, and its simple intuitive interface makes navigating easy. To keep tabs on your engine room or other area of your boat, you can also connect a live video feed with the 4212's video input and 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-dimensional 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.

For a low cost option try BlueChart g2 cards.

Connect to the Garmin Marine Network

The 4212 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 4212 and other chartplotters on your boat. You can also add high-powered radar, sonar and XM satellite weather and radio to your system.

Physical & Performance

Unit dimensions, WxHxD 14.8" x 9.5" x 4.6" (37.6 x 24.1 x 11.7 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 resolution, WxH XGA display
Weight 10.0 lb (4.5 kg)
Battery none
Battery life none
Waterproof yes_(IPX7)
Antenna external
NMEA output NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000

Maps & Navigation

Basemap yes
Preloaded maps yes_(coastal_maps)
Ability to add maps yes
Built-in memory none (cannot load maps to internal memory)
Expandable memory SD™ card slot (BlueChart g2 Vision cards sold separately)
Waypoints 1,500
Routes 20
Track log 10,000 points; 20 saved tracks


High-sensitivity receiver yes
Garmin radar compatible yes
Garmin sonar compatible yes
CANet compatible no
Garmin Marine Network compatible yes
Supports AIS yes
Touchscreen no
Supports DSC yes
Audible alarms yes
Tide tables yes
Hunt/fish calendar no
Sun and moon information yes
3D map view yes_(with_optional_BlueChart_g2_Vision_card)
Automatic guidance yes_(with_optional_BlueChart_g2_Vision_card)
XM WX Weather & Radio for U.S. compatible yes
Automatic routing no
Voice prompts no
Speaks street names no
Remote control yes_(optional)
Headphone jack/line out no
Audio/video input yes
Portable no
Automotive/motorcycle-friendly no

What's in the box:

  • GPSMAP 4212
  • Flush mount
  • Bail mount
  • GPS 17x NMEA 2000
  • Power cable
  • NMEA 0183 cable
  • Video cable assembly
  • Marine grommet kit
  • Protective front cover
  • Owner's manual
  • Installation instructions

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