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Garmin 5212 vs Garmin 7212

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Garmin 7212 vs 5212

Garmin | 7212 vs 5212

 


 

What is the difference between the Garmin 7212 and the 5212?

 

The 7212 has pretty much the same software as the 5212 with few new features on the 7212 added in. The BIG difference is SPEED.

 

The GPSMAP 7212 pans and zooms amazingly fast, menu selections are instantaneous, instead of sometimes taking a few seconds. Doesn’t sound like much, but after a day of fishing and changing the display all day long, it makes a difference.

Another major feature difference is with the Video in. If you use the video in on the 5212, you get a 640×480 image that takes up about 1/4 to 2/3’s of the display. The 7212 upscales the video to fill the display so you get a much larger video size.

It fits in the same hole but it is a little deeper and heavier. The 7212 will show Color Radar when using xHD and has the added capacity for future software upgrades as they release new features.

Waypoints & Tracks

  • 5000 waypoints on 7212 vs 1500 on the 5212
  • 100 Routes – 7212 vs 20 on the 5212
  • 50,000 points; 50 saved tracks  – 7212 vs 10,000 points; 20 saved tracks on the 5212
  • Garmin Meteor™ Audio System compatible on the 7212, not on the 5212

 

Additional Info: Garmin 5212 Page | Garmin 7212 Page

Garmin 5212 vs 7212  | More thoughts from around the web »»»

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Detailed – Specifications

General

Model 5212 7212
Physical dimensions 13.0" x 9.5" x 4.7"
(33.0 x 24.1 x 11.9 cm)
13.3" x 9.9" x 5.8"
(33.7 x 25.1 x 14.9 cm)
Weight 9.5 lbs (4.3 kg) 15.3 lbs (6.9 kg)
Water rating IPX7 IPX7
Display type Touchscreen XGA display Touchscreen XGA display
Display size 9.7" x 7.3"; 12.1" diagonal
(24.6 x 18.4 cm; 30.7 cm diagonal)
9.7" x 7.3"; 12.1" diagonal
(24.6 x 18.4 cm; 30.7 cm diagonal)
Display resolution 1024 x 768 pixels 1024 x 768 pixels
Display - Brightness 1400 Not Available
Power consumption Max power usage at 10 Vdc: 40W
Max current draw at 12 Vdc: 3.2 A
Max power usage at 10 Vdc: 45W
Max current draw at 12 Vdc: 2.9 A
GPS Antenna External only External only
GPS Receiver 10 Hz high-sensitivity 10 Hz high-sensitivity
Mounting options Bail or flush Bail or flush

Maps & Memory

Model 5212 7212
Accepts data cards 1 SD™ card 1 SD™ card
Waypoints 1,500 5,000
Routes 20 100
Track log 10,000 points; 20 saved tracks 50,000 points; 50 saved tracks
Preloaded Maps BlueChart® g2 (coastal maps) BlueChart® g2 (coastal maps)

Outdoor Recreation Features

Tide Tables Yes Yes

Chartplotter Features

Model 5212 7212
Radar compatible Yes Yes
Sonar compatible Yes (with GSD™ black box) Yes (with GSD™ black box)
Supports AIS Yes Yes
Weather SiriusXM SiriusXM
Supports DSC - GPS Data / VHF Yes Yes
Supports FUSION-Link No Yes
Black Box sonar support Yes Yes
Planning Software Compatible Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required) BlueChart® Mobile Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required) - BlueChart® Mobile
App-Control Compatibility No No
Remote Input Device - compatible Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required) Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required) Remote | Mouse
Alarms Navigation
Anchor
Radar - when connected
Sonar - when connected
Weather - when connected
Navigation
Anchor
Radar - when connected
Sonar - when connected
Weather - when connected

Sonar Features & Specifications

Model 5212 7212
Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes (with external black box) Yes (with external black box)
Dual-Beam Sonar (77/200 kHz) capable Yes (with external black box) Yes (with external black box)
CHIRP sonar technology Yes (with external black box) Yes (with external black box)
ClearVü | Down No No
SideVü | Side No No
Forward View No No

Connections

Model 5212 7212
NMEA 2000 compatible Yes Yes
NMEA 0183 input ports 4 4
NMEA 0183 output ports 2 2
Marine Network Ports 3 3
Video input ports 2 - RCA composite 2 - RCA composite
Video output ports 1 - VGA 1 - VGA
Wireless connectivity Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required) Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required)
BlueTooth connectivity No No

Additional

Model Garmin GPSmap 5212 Garmin GPS map 7212
Current Price Garmin GPSMap 5212 - Price Garmin GPSMap 7212 - Price
Additional - 1 BlueChart® Mobile (planning) compatible Garmin Meteor™ Audio System compatible
Additional - 2 BlueChart® Mobile (planning) compatible

In The Box

In The Box GPSMAP 5212
Flush mount
Bail mount
GPS 19x NMEA 2000®
Power cable
NMEA 0183 cable
Video cable assembly
Marine grommet kit
Protective front cover
Owner's manual
Installation instructions
GPSMAP 7212
Top & bottom snap covers
Bail mount and knobs
GPS 19x NMEA 2000® (with pole mount, flush mount and under deck mount adapters)¹
Protective front cover
Power cable
Video cable¹
NMEA 0183 cable¹
NMEA 2000 drop cable
NMEA 2000 10 m backbone cable¹
NMEA 2000 power cable¹
NMEA 2000 T-connector
NMEA 2000 terminator kit¹
Flush mount hardware
Flush mount gasket
Marine grommet kit
Manual case with user documentation

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