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Garmin 5208

Garmin 5208

Brand: Garmin
Category: Chartplotters | Fishfinders
  • Screen Size: 8.4" VGA
  • Input Type: Touch Screen
  • Charts: BlueChart g2
  • Chart Card Slots: Single SD Card
  • Wifi: Yes -Wi-Fi Adapter Kit
  • Sonar: Yes - Sonar Black Box

Garmin GPSMap 5208 - Price



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Garmin 5208



The GPSMAP 5208 – brings advanced multi-function technologies to your fingertips with a 8.4″ VGA color screen and clear and easy touchscreen navigation interface.

Multiple network ports  makes for easy connection to a Garmin Marine Network enabling access to radar, digital sonar or multiple displays. Also includes video inputs to monitor your on-board security cameras. The GPSMAP 5000 series can show engine information, wind data and much more via compatible NMEA  2000 connections.

Bringing touchscreen control to shipwide connectivity, Garmin’s GPSMAP® 5000 series is where value and technology converge. With a hi-res display, this versatile multifunction display is the ideal “command center” for your Garmin Marine Network.

Plus, the revolutionary menu-driven interface has been upgraded with new Series 5.0 software for faster chart redraws, silky smooth panning and zooming, and more responsive control inputs. So now, operating your entire network as simple as pointing with your finger.

Comes preloaded with detailed U.S. coastal charts, providing offshore coverage for Alaska and Hawaii plus the Bahamas incorporating the latest BlueChart® g2 data: tides and currents, coastal roads, marine services, and more.

You can add additional map regions with optional BlueChart® g2 cards (sold separately) that provide basic 2D digital cartography. You can  also upgrade to higher-capability BlueChart® g2 Vision™ cards that let you access such premium features as true 3D MarinerEye or underwater FishEye map perspective – plus “real picture” aerial photo reference and Auto Guidance technology to suggest the best passageways on your charts.



Garmin 5208 Brochure


Key Facts: Garmin 5208


  • Bright 8.4” VGA touchscreen
  • Easy-to-use and intuitive menu system
  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver
  • Viewable in strong sunlight
  • Video input and output
  • 1,500 waypoints
  • Fast processor for rapid zooming, panning and screen updates.
  • NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000
  • Slot for SD card
  • Compatible with radar, sonar, instruments and other displays
  • Supports AIS (tracks target ships position):
  • Supports DSC (displays position data from DSC capable VHF radio)
  • 3-D map view and Auto Guidance (with BlueChart® g2 Vision card)
  • Can be operated with a wireless mouse and remote control
  • Robust and waterproof (IPX7)


Garmin GPSMap 5208 - Price




Model 5208
Physical dimensions 10.1" x 6.8" x 4.2"
25.7 x 17.3 x 10.7 cm
Weight 6.0 lbs (2.72 kg)
Water rating IPX7
Display type Touchscreen VGA display
Display size 6.8" x 5.1"; 8.4" diagonal
17.1 x 13 cm; 21.3 cm diagonal
Display resolution 640 x 480 pixels
Display - Brightness Not Available
Power consumption Max power usage at 10 Vdc: 35W
Max current draw at 12 Vdc: 2.4A
GPS Antenna External only
GPS Receiver 10 Hz high-sensitivity
Mounting options Bail or flush

Maps & Memory

Model 5208
Accepts data cards 1 SD™ card
Waypoints 1,500
Routes 20
Track log 10,000 points; 20 saved tracks
Preloaded Maps BlueChart® g2 (coastal maps)

Outdoor Recreation Features

Tide Tables Yes

Chartplotter Features

Model 5208
Radar compatible Yes
Sonar compatible Yes (with GSD™ black box)
Supports AIS Yes
Weather SiriusXM
Supports DSC - GPS Data / VHF Yes
Supports FUSION-Link No
Black Box sonar support Yes
Planning Software Compatible Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required) BlueChart® Mobile
App-Control Compatibility No
Remote Input Device - compatible Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required)
Alarms Navigation
Radar - when connected
Sonar - when connected
Weather - when connected

Sonar Features & Specifications

Model 5208
Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes (with external black box)
Dual-Beam Sonar (77/200 kHz) capable Yes (with external black box)
CHIRP sonar technology Yes (with external black box)
ClearVü | Down No
SideVü | Side No
Forward View No


Model 5208
NMEA 2000 compatible Yes
NMEA 0183 input ports 4
NMEA 0183 output ports 2
Marine Network Ports 3
Video input ports 2 - RCA composite
Video output ports 1 - VGA
Wireless connectivity Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required)
BlueTooth connectivity No


Model Garmin GPSmap 5208
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Additional - 1 BlueChart® Mobile (planning) compatible

In The Box

In The Box GPSMAP 5208
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


Downloadable PDF:


Garmin 5208 Manual



Garmin 5208 Installation Manual



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