Garmin 5212

Garmin 5212
Brand: Garmin
Category: Chartplotters
  • Screen Size: 12.1" XGA
  • Input Type: Touch Screen
  • Pre-Loaded Charts: BlueChart g2
  • Chart Card Slots: Single SD Card
  • Wifi: Yes -Wi-Fi Adapter Kit
  • Sonar: Yes - Sonar Black Box

Garmin 5212 - Videos


Highlights: Garmin 5212


The Garmin GPSMAP 5212 features a very nice 12.1″ XGA screen that comes pre-loaded with highly-detailed BlueChart g2 marine cartography of the coastal United States including Alaska, Hawaii and the Bahamas.. The GPSMAP 5212 is network-capable for sonar, radar, SirusXM weather and radio!

This big, bright multifunction display combines video-quality resolution and sharp colour with the latest in sensor and data options – to serve as all-in-one device for the Garmin Marine Network.

The Preloaded cartography provides detailed coastlines, shaded depth contours, navaids, port plans, wrecks, restricted areas and tide and current information.

Plug in optional BlueChart g2 Vision cards and get true 3D-view detailed mapping capabilities (both above and below the waterline), plus helpful auto guidance, high-resolution photo-mapping detail, and “real picture” aerial photos of ports, harbors, marinas, waterways, navigation landmarks and other points of interest.


Garmin 5212 Brochure



Key Facts: Garmin 5212


  • WAAS-enabled, 12 parallel channel GPS sensor with 30 ft. cable length
  • New streamlined user interface offers easy selection of functions and features
  • Preloaded with Explorer charts covering the Bahamas
  • View weather overlays such as NEXRAD weather radar and forecasts, current conditions, wind direction, wave direction, wave height, buoy data, lightning, county warnings and much more with the optional GDL 30 or GDL 30A
  • Fresh new design that has a “flat panel” look when flush mounted
  • Single SD memory card slot for BlueChart g2 Vision cards, as well as saving waypoints, routes and tracks to a SD card which can be shared with others
  • Backlit keypad for easier operation at night
  • Auto-dimming display
  • Three built-in network ports for connection to a Garmin radar, GDL 30/30, GSD 22 sounder, or another MFD
  • Compatible with all Garmin Marine Network peripherals
  • Two video inputs for onboard cameras – supports PAL & NTSC video signals
  • Four NMEA 0183 inputs and two NMEA0183 outputs – supports both AIS and DSC
  • Supports NMEA 2000
  • Alarms for anchor drag, arrival, off-course, proximity waypoint, clock, low battery voltage and GPS accuracy
  • Power down backup of settings: Tiger GPS customer settings are not lost when the unit is turned off




Garmin 5212 - Full Specs


  • Model
  • Physical dimensions
    13.0" x 9.5" x 4.7"
    (33.0 x 24.1 x 11.9 cm)
  • Weight
    9.5 lbs (4.3 kg)
  • Water rating
  • Display type
    Touchscreen XGA display
  • Display size
    9.7" x 7.3"; 12.1" diagonal
    (24.6 x 18.4 cm; 30.7 cm diagonal)
  • Display resolution
    1024 x 768 pixels
  • Display - Brightness
  • Power consumption
    Max power usage at 10 Vdc: 40W
    Max current draw at 12 Vdc: 3.2 A
  • GPS Antenna
    External only
  • GPS Receiver
    10 Hz high-sensitivity
  • Mounting options
    Bail or flush

Maps & Memory

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

Outdoor Recreation Features

  • Tide Tables

Chartplotter Features

  • Model
  • Radar compatible
  • Sonar compatible
    Yes (with GSD™ black box)
  • Supports AIS
  • Weather
  • Supports DSC - GPS Data / VHF
  • Supports FUSION-Link
  • Black Box sonar support
  • Planning Software Compatible
    Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required) BlueChart® Mobile
  • App-Control Compatibility
  • Remote Input Device - compatible
    Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required)
  • Alarms
    Radar - when connected
    Sonar - when connected
    Weather - when connected

Sonar Features & Specifications

  • Model
  • 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
  • SideVü
  • Forward View


  • Model
  • NMEA 2000 compatible
  • NMEA 0183 input ports
  • NMEA 0183 output ports
  • Marine Network Ports
  • Video input ports
    2 - RCA composite
  • Video output ports
    1 - VGA
  • Wireless connectivity
    Yes (Wi-Fi Adapter Kit required)
  • BlueTooth connectivity


  • Model
    Garmin GPSmap 5212
  • Current Price
    Bid - Buy Button Small
  • Additional - 1
    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

Garmin 5212 - Manual

Downloadable PDF:


Garmin 5212 Manual



Garmin 5212 Installation Manual



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