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Garmin 742xs

Garmin 742xs
Brand: Garmin
Category: Chartplotters | Fishfinders
  • Screen Size: 7" Multi-touch WVGA display
  • Input Type: Touch Pad
  • Pre-Loaded Charts: BlueChart® g2 Coastal | LakeVü HD Inland
  • Chart Card Slots: 2 microSD™ cards
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Sonar: Traditional | CHIRP | SideVü/ClearVü

Garmin GPSMap 742xs - Price



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Garmin 742xs




Garmin GPSMAP 742xs – An advanced navigation solution in a 7″ very sunlight-readable touchscreen chartplotter. Building on the popularity of the 7-inch touchscreen that Garmin pioneered in 2010, the 742xs adds big value in a compact device.

Wireless – It features built-in wireless connectivity for Garmin mobile apps and VIRB® action camera integration, and a 10Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver for smooth on-screen navigation.

The Ultimate Connected Boating App – the free ActiveCaptain™ app, enables you to manage your marine experience from nearly anywhere. It creates a powerful connection between your compatible mobile device and your Garmin 742xs, charts, maps and the boating community. Wherever you are, you’ll have unlimited access to your cartography, the ability to purchase new maps and charts and access to the Garmin Quickdraw™ Contours Community. Stay connected with smart notifications on your chartplotter screen. ActiveCaptain will automatically sync with your chartplotter, receive notifications for software updates, and decide when to download them on your device.

Networking – The742xs is fully Garmin Marine Network capable which allows for sharing sonar, maps, user data, radar, IP cameras and PanoptixTM all-seeing sonar including Panoptix FrontVü collision avoidance sonar among multiple units. Plus, there’s NMEA® 2000 and NMEA 0183 support for autopilots, digital switching, weather, VHF, AIS and other sensors.

Anglers, cruisers and sailors alike will definately benefit from the 742xs built-in 1kW traditional CHIRP sonar and CHIRP ClearVüTM scanning sonar capability for a near-picture quality view of what’s beneath the boat. Preloaded premium mapping includes both BlueChart® g2 HD charts for the US, Canada and Bahamas and LakeVü HD maps.

A 7” touchscreen chartplotter combo that proves that advanced navigation does come in a compact package.

Garmin 742xs Charting and Radar





Key Facts: Garmin GPSMAP 742xs


  • 7” high-resolution intuitive touchscreen
  • Built-in high-sensitivity 10Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver
  • Includes both U.S. LakeVü HD maps and BlueChart® g2 charts
  • Includes Quickdraw Contours map drawing software
  • Supports Garmin Marine Network; allows sharing of sonar, maps, user data, radar, IP cameras and Panoptix™ sonar among multiple units
  • Built-in wireless capabilities for ActiveCaptain app and VIRB® action camera integration
  • NMEA 2000® and NMEA 0183 support for network connectivity, including autopilots, digital switching, weather, FUSION-Link, VHF, AIS and other sensors
  • Integrated ANT® support for use with quatix® 3 and quatix 5 marine watch, Garmin Nautix™ in-view display, gWind™
  • Wireless 2 transducer, GNX™ Wind marine instrument and wireless remote controls
  • Supports optional U.S. LakeVü HD Ultra maps and BlueChart® g2 Vision® HD charts with Auto Guidance, satellite imagery, 3-D perspectives and more Sailing Features
  • Sailing Features
  • Laylines show on screen when to make a tack or jibe
  • Show true wind and apparent wind angle at the same time
  • Show a heading and a course over ground line simultaneously
  • Automatically configure plotters optimally for sailing
  • Show true wind direction to data fields
  • Show Upwind/Downwind VMG and VMG to Waypoint to optimize sailing performance
  • Pre-race guidance helps you hit the start line at the right time at high speed
  • Sonar Features
  • Garmin 1 kW single-channel CHIRP and CHIRP ClearVü scanning sonars
  • Supports Panoptix™ all-seeing sonar



Garmin GPSMap 742xs - Price


Garmin 742xs - Full Specs


  • Model
  • Physical dimensions
    8.8" x 5.6" x 2.1"
    (224.0mm x 142.5mm x 53.9mm)
  • Weight
  • Water rating
  • Display type
    Multi-touch | WVGA display
  • Display size
    6.1" x 3.4"
    (154.08mm x 85.92mm)
  • Display resolution
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Display - Brightness
    Not Available
  • Power consumption
    Max power usage at 10 Vdc: 24 W
    Max current draw at 12 Vdc: 2.0 A
  • GPS Antenna
    Internal or External NMEA 2000
  • GPS Receiver
    10 Hz high-sensitivity
  • Mounting options
    Bail or flush

Maps & Memory

  • Model
  • Accepts data cards
    2 microSD™ cards
  • Waypoints
  • Routes
  • Track log
    50,000 points; 50 saved tracks
  • Preloaded Maps
    BlueChart® g2 (US and Western Canada coastal maps) and LakeVü HD (inland maps)

Outdoor Recreation Features

  • Tide Tables

Chartplotter Features

  • Model
  • Radar compatible
  • Sonar compatible
    Traditional sonar (50/77/83/200 kHz)
    Single Channel CHIRP (low, medium, high)
    CHIRP ClearVü (260/455/800 kHz)
  • Supports AIS
  • Weather
  • Supports DSC - GPS Data / VHF
  • Supports FUSION-Link
  • Black Box sonar support
  • Planning Software Compatible
    Garmin - Homeport
  • App-Control Compatibility
    Yes - ActiveCaptain | Garmin Helm
  • Remote Input Device - compatible
    GRID™ (Garmin Remote Input Device) compatible
  • Alarms
    Radar - when connected
    Sonar - when connected
    Weather - when connected

Sonar Features & Specifications

  • Model
  • Transmit Power
  • Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable
  • Dual-Beam Sonar (77/200 kHz) capable
    Traditional: 50/200, 77/200, 83/200 kHz
  • CHIRP sonar technology
    Single Channel CHIRP: from 40 to 240 kHz
  • ClearVü | Down
    Garmin ClearVü™ CHIRP: 260/455/800 kHz
  • SideVü | Side
    Yes (with external black box)
  • Forward View
    Yes (with external black box)


  • Model
  • NMEA 2000 compatible
  • NMEA 0183 input ports
    1 (Differential)
  • NMEA 0183 output ports
    1 (Differential)
  • Marine Network Ports
  • Video input ports
    1 BNC
  • Video output ports
  • Wireless connectivity
  • BlueTooth connectivity


  • Model
    Garmin GPSMAP 742xs
  • Current Price
  • Additional - 1
    Garmin Meteor™ Audio System compatible
  • Additional - 2
    VIRB® compatible | gWind wireless | Wearables compatible
  • Additional - 3
    8 Pin Transducer Port

In The Box

  • In The Box
    GPSMAP 742xs chartplotter
    Power cable
    Bail mount kit with knobs
    Flush mount kit with gasket
    Protective cover
    Trim piece snap covers

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