Designed for sportfishermen, cruisers, sailors and sailing racers who demand high performance, ease of operation and feature integration in a chartplotter/sonar combo. The 8-inch multi-touch widescreen GPSMAP 7608xsv combo includes built-in dual CHIRP sonar plus CHIRP DownVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar with the clearest images on the water. Its internal 10 Hz GPS updates your position and heading 10 times per second. GPSMAP 7608xsv is fully network capable, including Garmin Network and NMEA 2000, and offers the conveniences of built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity.
8-inch multi-touch widescreen display (1024 x 600 WSVGA) preloaded with both BlueChart® g2 U.S. coastal and LakeVü™ HD maps
Built-in dual CHIRP sonar plus CHIRP DownVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar with the clearest images on the water (transducer sold separately)
High-sensitivity internal 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS
Fully network capable for Garmin Marine Network and NMEA 2000®, plus NMEA 0183 support
Supports GSD™ 26 professional sonar module
Built-in Advanced Sonar Capabilities - The built-in sonar capabilities of the GPSMAP 7608xsv include 1 kW dual CHIRP sonar, the most sophisticated sonar technology available for the fishing and boating public. Dual CHIRP sonar provides amazingly clear target separation and definition because it puts even more energy onto the target than CHIRP. It gives you the ability to show low/high, med/high or low/med on the screen at the same time, enhancing your ability to distinguish between game fish and balls of bait fish.
It also includes both CHIRP DownVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar that provide nearly photographic sonar images of fish and structure that passes below and to the sides of your boat. Garmin DownVü and SideVü provide the clearest scanning sonar images on the water. Also supported are 50 kHz/200 kHz, 77 kHz/200 kHz and Minn Kota® and MotorGuide® trolling motor transducers (sold separately). GPSMAP also includes sonar-recording capability that coordinates the timing of the sonar return with your boat's position and saves digital information for playback on a computer using HomePort™ planning software.
Preloaded BlueChart g2 maps - In addition to basic charts, tidal stations, currents, depth contours, IALA symbols and included fishing charts, BlueChart g2 offers smooth transitioning between zoom levels and more seamless continuity across chart boundaries. You can customize your screens with Safety Shading that allows you to shade all depth contours shallower than your boat’s safe depth. Fishing charts emphasize bathymetric contours with less visual clutter on the display. And there’s also a choice of standard 2-D direct overhead or 3-D “over-the-bow” map views for easier chart reading and orientation.
Preloaded LakeVü HD maps - These highly detailed freshwater maps include 17,000+ U.S. lakes, rivers and reservoirs. Included in those are more than 6,700 HD lakes with 1-foot contours shoreline to shoreline; excellent detail of underwater features plus Safety Shading that allows you to designate a minimum depth; interstates, highways, general roads and bridges; designated fishing areas; and points of interest, such as docks, boat ramps, marinas and campgrounds.
Garmin Marine Network and NMEA 2000 Support - Full-network compatibility allows you to add more capabilities to your boat. GPSMAP 7608xsv supports radar, autopilot, instruments, multiple screens, FUSION-Link, sensors, remote sonar modules, digital switching, thermal cameras, GRID rotary knob, joystick and keypad control, GXM™ 52 marine weather receiver and more.
Add Array or Dome Radar - You can add your choice of Garmin marine radar, including the powerful xHD2 open array radars or xHD dome radars that pairs ease of use with advanced open array features.
Network Sharing - GPSMAP 7608xsv allows you to share features with other compatible GPSMAP units, such as radar, GSD 24, GSD 25 and GSD 26 sonar modules, supplemental maps, and user data, including waypoints, routes and tracks. User data entered into 1 chartplotter can be automatically synced with other chartplotters in a network.
Heading and Position Refreshed 10 Times Per Second - Fast, responsive 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS 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.
Upgrade with the Best Maps on the Water - Two SD™ card slots provide expandable memory for accessory map purchases, such as LakeVü HD Ultra with Max Def Lakes or BlueChart g2 Vision that add Garmin patented Auto Guidance and other great features.
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.
FUSION-Link Entertainment System - Enjoy the ability to control all compatible FUSION-Link-enabled audio systems directly from your compatible chartplotter display.
View and Control Your Device from a Smartphone or Tablet - Garmin Helm™ allows you to view and control your compatible Garmin chartplotter from an iPhone® or iPad® or phone, 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 iPhone or iPad, 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.
Get Your Apple® Device Onboard with BlueChart® Mobile - With BlueChart Mobile, a free app downloaded from the App Store, you can plan marine routes on your iPad or iPhone then wirelessly transfer them to your boat’s compatible networked Garmin chartplotter. Even if you don’t have a Garmin chartplotter, you can still take advantage of the tremendous features of BlueChart on your Apple device.
Enhanced Auto Guidance - Just enter the location where you want to go and patented Garmin Auto Guidance technology instantly searches through relevant charts to create a safe virtual pathway on the display that helps you avoid low bridges, shallow water and other charted obstructions en route.
Better still, with enhanced Version 2.0, you now have access to even more features and capabilities. You’re able to adjust the calculated Auto Guidance pathway by inserting “via” points at interim stops or landmarks along your desired route. You can easily review hazard points along your calculated path. And you can even engage your compatible Garmin autopilot to follow the Auto Guidance route, automatically. Other 2.0 enhancements give you the ability to calculate arrival times at any point on your route (great for timing arrivals to correspond with bridge openings and other time-critical events). Better still, you can now save your plotted Auto Guidance paths for future navigation by backing them up on an SD™ card with your BlueChart® g2 Vision® or Lake Vü™ HD Ultra cartography (BlueChart® g2 Vision® or LakeVü™ HD Ultra SD card is required for this technology).
Simplified SOS Calling - This exclusive SOS safety assist feature makes it easier for anyone – even those not familiar with marine electronics or radio protocols – to quickly call for Coast Guard help in an emergency. By simply tapping the SOS button on the chartplotter’s touchscreen display, your networked Garmin VHF radio will automatically tune to the Channel 16 emergency frequency and a list of possible situations (fire, man overboard, etc.) will be displayed. Once the applicable choice has been selected, the screen will provide a Coast Guard approved VHF radio distress call script, along with the ship’s current lat/long GPS coordinates, that can be read off to responders – thus saving time, averting panic, and providing the essential information needed by rescuers to assure the best possible outcome.
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 – now it’s easier than ever to transfer those items to your new Garmin chartplotter, via industry-standard GPX software formatting. GPX is an open standard format for GPS data exchange across platforms and applications. With this easy-to-use interface technology, Garmin has taken “no waypoint left behind” to a whole new level of trade-up convenience.
Panoptix™ Down Transducer - With 1 Panoptix Down transducer, you get 3 remarkable views, allowing you to actually see fish and bait swimming around under your boat – in real time. You can even see fish in the water column in 3-D, from the bottom to the surface. You can be stationary yet still see things in 3-D below your boat.
Panoptix Forward Transducer - One Panoptix Forward transducer provides 2 impressive views, even while your boat is stationary. It shows the bottom plus fish and bait swimming in the water column in front of your boat – in real time. You can even see your lure as you reel it in. You can also get 3-D views of fish and structure in front of your boat.
In the Box:
GPSMAP 7608xsv with worldwide basemap preloaded with U.S. BlueChart® g2 and U.S. LakeVü™ HD
NMEA 2000® drop cable
Bail mount with knobs
Flush mount kit
Garmin Radar compatible
Garmin Sonar compatible (with GCV™ black box, sold separately)
Garmin SmartMode compatible
GCV™ Black Box sonar support
GSD™ Black Box sonar support
Garmin Meteor Audio System compatible
Supports Fusion-Link compatible marine radios
BlueChart® Mobile (planning) compatible
Garmin Helm compatible
GRID™ (Garmin Remote Input Device) compatible
Wireless remote compatible
Physical & Performance
Network Marine ports
1024 x 600 pix
Internal or external over NMEA 2000
NMEA 2000 NMEA 0183
Bail, Flat, Flush
24.4 x 16 x 7.6cm
(9.6 x 6.3 x 3 in)
Maps & Memory
Accepts Data Cards
BlueChart® g2 (coastal maps)
LakeVü HD (inland maps)
2 SD™ cards
50 saved tracks
Sonar Features & Specifications
Dual Frequency & Dual Beam Compatability
(50/200kHz & 77/200 Khz)
CHIRP Sonar Tech.
50/77/200 kHz, CHIRP
1 kW traditional
1 kW single channel CHIRP
5000 ft @ 1 kW
(Dependent ont bottom type and conditions)