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Garmin 6208

Garmin 6208

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

Garmin GPSMap 6208 - Price



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Garmin 6208


The Garmin GPSMAP 6208 is a 8″ high-resolution, multifunction display that produces a razor-sharp image and offers the same outstanding performance and exceptional processor as the GPSMAP 7000 series, but with push-button controls. The GPSMAP 6208 features highly detailed BlueChart g2 marine cartography of the coastal U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii and the Bahamas and are compatible with optional BlueChart g2 Vision marine charts.

The GPSMAP 6000 series has enhanced plug-and-play capability for easy connection to multiple devices and instruments in your boat, allowing you to make optimal use of data from the chartplotter, radar, sonar, AIS and camera surveillance. The Garmin marine network offers unlimited options. Your on-board network can be as advanced as you need.

Simple navigation – Press the buttons to display a menu of options for the point in question.

MarinerEye 3-D – General chart with satellite images, high resolution 3-D graphics with BlueChart g2 Vision.

Multi-color Radar – Up to 256 colors on your radar screen, with 4, 6 or 12kW xHD open array radar.

Multimedia – Control a compatible Fusion media system from your chartplotter with latest software update.

Auto Guidance – Auto Guidance for fast, simple and reliable navigation with BlueChart g2 Vision.


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Key Facts: Garmin 6208


  • 8″ VGA display with low profile design
  • Interfaces with radar, sonar and other sensors
  • Convenient press button controls
  • Video input for full-screen viewing
  • Fast, smooth zooming and panning
  • Garmin Marine Network, NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000® compatibility with radar, sonar, instruments and other displays
  • Preloaded BlueChart® g2 coastal U.S. map
  • SD™ card slot for use with BlueChart® g2 or BlueChart® g2 Vision™
  • Connect to the latest xHD and xHD2 radar technology for a crisp, clear image and to view chart and radar side-by-side
  • Can be operated by remote control (each sold separately)
  • Fusion audio system integration


Garmin GPSMap 6208 - Price




Model 6208
Physical dimensions 6.8" x 5.1"; 8.4" diagonal
17.1 x 13 cm; 21.3 cm diagonal
Weight 11.3 lbs (5.1 kg)
Water rating IPX7
Display type VGA display
Display size 9.7" x 7.3"; 12.1" diagonal
24.6 x 18.4; 30.7 cm diagonal
Display resolution 640 x 480 pixels
Display - Brightness Not Available
Power consumption Max power usage at 10 Vdc: 45W
Max current draw at 12 Vdc: 2.2A
GPS Antenna External only
GPS Receiver 10 Hz high-sensitivity
Mounting options Bail or flush

Maps & Memory

Model 6208
Accepts data cards 1 SD™ card
Waypoints 5,000
Routes 100
Track log 50,000 points; 50 saved tracks
Preloaded Maps BlueChart® g2 (coastal maps)

Outdoor Recreation Features

Tide Tables Yes

Chartplotter Features

Model 6208
Radar compatible Yes
Sonar compatible Yes (with GSD™ black box)
Supports AIS Yes
Weather SiriusXM
Supports DSC - GPS Data / VHF Yes
Supports FUSION-Link Yes
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) Remote | Mouse
Alarms Navigation
Radar - when connected
Sonar - when connected
Weather - when connected

Sonar Features & Specifications

Model 6208
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 6208
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 6208
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Additional - 1 Garmin Meteor™ Audio System compatible
Additional - 2 BlueChart® Mobile (planning) compatible

In The Box

In The Box GPSMAP 6208
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 cable
NMEA 0183 cable
NMEA 2000 drop cable
NMEA 2000 10 m backbone cable
NMEA 2000 power cable
NMEA 2000 T-connector
NMEA 2000 terminator kit¹
Flush mount hardware
Flush mount gasket
Marine grommet kit
Manual case with user documentation


Downloadable PDF:


Garmin 6000 Series Manual



Garmin 6208 Install Manual



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