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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 742xs
Physical dimensions 8.8" x 5.6" x 2.1"
(224.0mm x 142.5mm x 53.9mm)
Weight 1.9lbs
Water rating IPX7
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 742xs
Accepts data cards 2 microSD™ cards
Waypoints 5000
Routes 100
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 Yes

Chartplotter Features

Model 742xs
Radar compatible Yes
Sonar compatible Traditional sonar (50/77/83/200 kHz)
Single Channel CHIRP (low, medium, high)
CHIRP ClearVü (260/455/800 kHz)
Supports AIS Yes
Weather SiriusXM
Supports DSC - GPS Data / VHF Yes
Supports FUSION-Link Yes
Black Box sonar support Yes
Planning Software Compatible Garmin - Homeport
App-Control Compatibility Yes - ActiveCaptain | Garmin Helm
Remote Input Device - compatible GRID™ (Garmin Remote Input Device) compatible
Alarms Navigation
Radar - when connected
Sonar - when connected
Weather - when connected

Sonar Features & Specifications

Model 742xs
Transmit Power 1kW
Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes
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 742xs
NMEA 2000 compatible Yes
NMEA 0183 input ports 1 (Differential)
NMEA 0183 output ports 1 (Differential)
Marine Network Ports 1
Video input ports 1 BNC
Video output ports None
Wireless connectivity Yes
BlueTooth connectivity No


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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