GPSMAP® 942xs

GPSMAP® 942xs

ClearVü and Traditional CHIRP Sonar with Mapping

Display Size: 9"
Charts and Maps: BlueChart® G3 and LakeVü G3
Sonar Type: ClearVü and Traditional CHIRP

$1,299.99

SKU: GM-010-01739-03
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Description

9-inch Touchscreen Chartplotter/Sonar Combo

– 9-inch high-resolution intuitive touchscreen controls
– NMEA 2000® and NMEA 0183 support for network connectivity, including autopilots, digital switching, weather, FUSION-Link, VHF, AIS and more
– Garmin Marine Network support for sharing sonar, including Panoptix™ sonar, maps, user data, radar and IP cameras among multiple units
– Preloaded U.S. LakeVü g3 maps and BlueChart® g3 charts

Experience an advanced navigation solution with this compact 9-inch GPSMAP 942xs touchscreen combo. Includes wireless connectivity features for Garmin mobile apps, NMEA 2000 support and Garmin Marine Network capabilities for radar and Panoptix all-seeing sonar, including Panoptix FrontVü collision avoidance sonar. It also has built-in Garmin CHIRP and CHIRP ClearVü sonar (transducer sold separately).

Garmin Marine Network and NMEA 2000 Support

Full-network compatibility allows you to add more capabilities to your boat. Garmin Marine Network support allows sharing of sonar, including Panoptix sonar, maps, user data, Garmin radar and IP cameras among multiple units. Plus, there’s NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 support for connectivity, including autopilots, digital switching, weather, FUSION-Link, VHF, AIS and other sensors.

Built-in ANT® Connectivity

Enjoy built-in ANT wireless connectivity directly to quatix® marine watch, Garmin Nautix™ in-view display, gWind™ Wireless 2 transducer, GNX™ Wind marine instrument and wireless remote controls.

The Ultimate Connected Boating App

Built in Wi-Fi gives you access to the free all-in-one ActiveCaptain™ app, so you can manage your marine experience from nearly anywhere. It creates a simple yet powerful connection between your compatible mobile device and your Garmin chartplotter, charts, maps and the boating community. Wherever you are, you’ll have unlimited access to your cartography, the ability to purchase new maps and charts and access to the Garmin Quickdraw™ Contours Community. Stay connected with smart notifications on your chartplotter screen. You can also plan a trip or prefish a lake, and ActiveCaptain will automatically sync with your chartplotter. Even get notifications for software updates, and decide when to download them on your device.

Built-in Sonar Capabilities

Right out of the box, you have access to some amazing sonar capabilities; all you add are transducers. Comes with built-in Garmin 1 kW CHIRP sonar and CHIRP ClearVü scanning sonar. It even supports Panoptix all-seeing sonar, premium Garmin sonar modules and a wide range of transducers (sold separately).

Networked combos can share their internal sonar with any other device on the network. You can also choose what information is overlaid on the sonar screen, for example, radar, time of day or GPS speed.

Heading and Position Refreshed 10 Times per Second

Fast, responsive built-in 10 Hz GPS and GLONASS receiver refreshes your position and heading 10 times each second to make your movement on the screen more fluid. It makes dropping up to 5,000 accurate waypoints — and finding your way back to them — quick and easy.

Preloaded with Exceptional Garmin Cartography

LakeVü g3 inland maps and BlueChart® g3 coastal charts provide industry-leading coverage, clarity and detail with integrated Garmin and Navionics® data and Auto Guidance¹ technology. LakeVü g3 and BlueChart g3 include Auto Guidance¹, which uses your desired depth and overhead clearance to calculate routes and provide a suggested path to follow. LakeVü g3 provides coverage on more than 17,000 lakes with up to 1’ contours. BlueChart g3 also includes NOAA raster cartography, available as a free downloadable feature via the ActiveCaptain® app.

Upgrade to Our Best Maps on the Water

Accessory map purchases, such as LakeVü g3 Ultra or BlueChart® g3 Vision, add even more features and detail to your maps and charts. LakeVü g3 Ultra and BlueChart g3 Vision add high-resolution relief shading, which provides an easy-to-interpret, clearer view of bottom structure than contour lines alone — plus many other chart and map-enhancing features.

Quickdraw Contours to Create Your Own HD Maps

Instantly create personalized HD fishing maps onscreen with 1-foot contours. Tailor them to fit your needs. These are your maps — you own them. Keep the data to yourself, or share it with the Quickdraw Community on Garmin Connect™.

Built-in SailAssist Features

To help you gain a wind-maximizing competitive edge, your chartplotter features a pre-race guidance page that shows your virtual starting line along with data fields showing laylines, time to burn before the start and a race timer that can be synchronized across all your networked Garmin GPS products. In addition, other supported sailing features include an enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, set and drift, true and apparent wind data and more.

GPX Waypoints Transfer

If you have waypoints, tracks or frequently used routes stored on another manufacturer’s GPS product — or on a Garmin handheld device — it’s easy to transfer those items to your new Garmin chartplotter via industry-standard GPX software formatting.

¹Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations. Auto Guidance is not included in preloads for ECHOMAP™ Plus series chartplotters.

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General

Physical dimensions 10.1" x 6.4" x 2.1" (25.6 x 16.2 x 5.2 cm)
Display size 7.7" x 4.5"; 9.0" diagonal (19.6 x 11.4 cm; 22.9 cm diagonal)
Display resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
Display type Multi-touch touchscreen WSVGA display
Weight 2.52 lbs
Water rating IPX7
Power consumption Max power usage at 10 Vdc: 27 W Typical current draw at 12 Vdc: 1.3 A Max current draw at 12 Vdc: 2.3 A
Antenna Internal or external over NMEA 2000
Mounting options Bail or flush
Receiver 10 Hz high-sensitivity
Garmin Marine Network™ ports 1

Maps & Memory

Preloaded maps BlueChart® g3 (coastal maps) and LakeVü g3 (inland maps)
Accepts data cards 2 microSD™ cards
Waypoints 5,000
Routes 100
Track log 50,000 points; 50 saved tracks

Outdoor Recreation Features

Tide tables Yes

Chartplotter Features

Garmin Radar compatible Yes
Garmin Sonar 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-Link™ compatible radios Yes
GSD™ Black Box sonar support Yes
GCV™ Black Box sonar support Yes
ActiveCaptain compatible Yes
Garmin Helm compatible Yes
GRID™ (Garmin Remote Input Device) compatible Yes
Wireless remote compatible Yes

Sonar Features & Specifications

Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes
Dual-beam (77/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes
Transmit power 1 kW traditional; 1 kW single channel CHIRP
CHIRP sonar technology Yes (Built-in)
ClearVü Yes with CHIRP (built-in)
SideVü Yes (with external black box, sold separately)
Maximum depth 5,000 ft at 1kW (depth capacity is dependent on water bottom type and other water conditions)
Bottom lock (shows return from the bottom up) Yes
Water temperature log and graph Yes
Sonar recording Yes
Sonar history rewind Yes

Connections

NMEA 2000® compatible Yes
Transducer pin numbers 8
NMEA 0183 input ports 1 (Differential)
NMEA 0183 output ports 1 (Differential)
Video input ports 1 BNC
Video output ports None
Wireless connectivity Yes

Additional

Additional
  • User interface: Multi-touch touchscreen
  • Auto backlight dimming: Yes
  • VIRB® compatible
  • Wearables compatible through ANT
  • gWind wireless compatible
  • Ability to share internal sonar with the following devices:
    • GPSMAP 527/547 series
    • GPSMAP 527xs/547xs series
    • GPSMAP 721/741 series
    • GPSMAP 721xs/741xs series
    • GPSMAP 7400/7600 series
    • GPSMAP 7400xsv/7600xsv series
    • GPSMAP 8000 series
    • GPSMAP 800/1000 series
    • GPSMAP 800xs/1000xs series

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