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Garmin GPSMAP 536 Chartplotter



The GPSMAP 536 is a compact chartplotter that features a high-resolution, super-bright 5 in VGA color display along with an improved high-speed digital design for increased map drawing and panning speeds. It's ready to go with a built-in, satellite-enhanced basemap preloaded with U.S. Inland Lakes and an easy-to-use interface designed to help you navigate the open waters with ease. The GPSMAP 536 also accepts BlueChart® g2 Vision® cards for added features and functionality such as high-resolution satellite imagery, 3-D views and Auto Guidance technology.

Navigate the Lake

The GPSMAP 536 comes ready to go with preloaded U.S. Inland Lake map data. For areas outside the U.S., the GPSMAP 536 has a worldwide basemap with satellite images in place of more traditional maps. The GPSMAP 536 also comes standard with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver for superior satellite tracking and quicker acquisition times. In addition, the GPSMAP 536 can receive U.S. graphical weather data via optional GXM 51 satellite receiver/antenna. And with an SD™ card slot, it's easy to add additional maps without connecting to a computer.

Add Extras with Inland Lakes Vision

With the optional Inland Lakes 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 to 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.

Physical & Performance

Unit dimensions, WxHxD 5.9" x 6.4" x 2.9" (15.0 x 16.3 x 7.4 cm)
Display size, WxH 3.0" x 4.0", 5.0" diagonal (7.6 x 10.2 cm, 12.7 cm diagonal)
Display resolution, WxH 480 x 640 pixels
Display resolution, WxH VGA display
Weight less than 1.75 lb (0.8 kg)
Battery none
Battery life none
Waterproof yes_(IPX7)
Antenna internal
NMEA output NMEA 0183 compatible and NMEA 2000 certified

Maps & Navigation

Basemap yes
Preloaded maps yes_(inland_maps)
Ability to add maps yes
Built-in memory none (cannot load maps to internal memory)
Expandable memory SD™ card slot
Waypoints 3,000
Routes 100
Track log 20,000 points; 50 saved tracks


High-sensitivity receiver yes
Garmin radar compatible no
Garmin sonar compatible no
CANet compatible no
Garmin Marine Network compatible no
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 no
Headphone jack/line out no
Audio/video input no
Portable no
Automotive/motorcycle-friendly no

What's in the box:

  • GPSMAP 536
  • Tilt/swivel mount
  • Protective front cover
  • Power/data cable
  • Documentation

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