Our fully integrated, 12-inch touchscreen GPSMAP 8012 MFD (multifunction display) is one of the most technologically advanced, easy-to-use MFDs we have ever offered.
Multi-touch Glass Helm Display
The bright, crisp XGA touchscreen comes standard with a worldwide, satellite-enhanced basemap 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 8012 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.
Supports DownVü and SideVü Scanning Sonar
Add a GCV 10 scanning sonar module that provides both DownVü and SideVü scanning sonar with CHIRP technology. It delivers the clearest scanning sonar images on the water. You see ultra-clear images of objects, structure and fish that pass below (DownVü) and to the sides (SideVü) of the boat.
Advantages of CHIRP Technology
When used with the GSD 26 CHIRP professional sonar module (sold separately), GPSMAP 8212 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).
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.
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).
FUSION-Link Entertainment System
Enjoy the ability to control all compatible FUSION-Link-enabled audio systems directly from your compatible chartplotter display.
Enjoy full control of your SiriusXM music and entertainment on the chartplotter screen.
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 8012 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.
Create your own HD maps
Quickdraw Contours is a free, easy-to-use software feature already installed on your compatible Garmin combo. It instantly creates your own personalized HD fishing maps with 1-foot contours. Tailor them to fit your needs. They are your maps — you own them. Keep the data to yourself, or share it with the Quickdraw Community on Garmin Connect™. There’s no special surveying expertise required. You just fish while it creates maps. You don’t have to wait around or send your files away like other mapping software requires — your results appear instantly. Use with any of the following sonar transducers: Garmin Panoptix™, HD-ID™ traditional, CHIRP-enabled, Garmin DownVü™ or NMEA 2000®-compatible depth. Have more than 1 sonar device installed onboard? Quickdraw Contours automatically selects the most capable sonar device to provide the very best results for you!
Multiple Depth Range Shading
Designate up to 10 different depth ranges each with its own color. Makes it easier to view target depths at a glance.
Commission Autopilot from Chartplotter
To make commissioning easier and more convenient, you can handle the entire autopilot commissioning process from your chartplotter screen.
Catch All the Action On the Water
This chartplotter supports wireless connections to Garmin VIRB® X and XE action cameras so you can catch all the action during your time on the water. More importantly, with a simple software update, you can control recordings, take still pictures, and stream video from a VIRB X/XE action camera to your GPSMAP® 7400/7600 series chartplotter or 8000/8400/8600 series Glass Helm chartplotter. In fact, you can stream video from up to 4 VIRB X/XE action cameras and view the video on a compatible marine chartplotter. You can even view previously captured images and videos on the chartplotter and display thumbnail previews for easy selection. Control play, pause, seek and replay from your chartplotter. There’s even an automatic slide show mode and the ability to delete unwanted VIRB images or videos. Each VIRB can be named for easy identification.