Garmin 5212 vs Garmin 7212

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Garmin 5212 vs 7212

 

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 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

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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
    No No
  • SideVü
    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
    Bid - Buy Button Small Bid - Buy Button Small
  • 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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