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Garmin 5212

Garmin 5212

Brand: Garmin
Category: Chartplotters | Fishfinders
  • Screen Size: 12.1" XGA
  • 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 5212 - Price



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Garmin 5212


Garmin GPSMAP - Review


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.

Vision cards also add high-resolution photo-mapping detail, and “real picture” aerial photos of ports, harbors, marinas, waterways, navigation landmarks and other points of interest.


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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 GPSMap 5212 - Price





Model 5212
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 IPX7
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 1400
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 5212
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 5212
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 5212
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 5212
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 5212
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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


Downloadable PDF:


Garmin 5212 Manual



Garmin 5212 Installation Manual



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