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Garmin 7608xsv

Garmin 7608xsv

Brand: Garmin
Category: Chartplotters | Fishfinders
  • Screen Size: 8" WSVGA display
  • Input Type: Multi-Touch
  • Charts: BlueChart® g2 - (US coastal) | LakeVü HD (inland)
  • Chart Card Slots: 2 microSD™ cards
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Sonar: Traditional | CHIRP | SideVü/ClearVü:

Garmin GPSMap 7608xsv - Price



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Garmin 7608xsv



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Designed for – sportfishermen, cruisers, sailors and sailing racers who demand high performance, ease of operation and feature integration in a chartplotter/sonar combo.

The 8″ multi-touch widescreen combo includes built-in dual CHIRP sonar plus CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar with some of the clearest images on the water.

It comes with a 10Hz GPS internal GPS and is fully network capable, including Garmin Network, NMEA 2000, and offers the conveniences of built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for remote access and control.


Fully network capable –  easily add components such as radar, autopilot, instruments, multiple screens, FUSION-Link, additional sensors, black box sonar, digital switching, thermal cameras, IP cameras, weather, GRID and a bunch more stuff.

This series also offers an SOS safety feature, an onboard PDF user manual and you can also import and export waypoints and routes via standard GPX.


Special sailing features –  includes laylines, enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, true wind data fields and tide/current/time slider. Gauge displays provide key information at a glance. 

A new pre-race guidance page shows your virtual starting line on the chart, along with data fields showing laylines, time to burn before the start, and a race timer that can be synchronized across all your networked Garmin GPS products.


Built-in sonar capabilities – The GPSMAP 7608xsv includes 1 kW dual CHIRP sonar, the most sophisticated sonar technology available for the fishing and boating public.

Dual CHIRP sonar provides amazingly clear target separation and definition because it puts even more energy onto the target than CHIRP. It gives you the ability to show low/high, med/high or low/med on the screen at the same time, enhancing your ability to distinguish between game fish and balls of bait fish.


CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü – A scanning sonar that provide nearly photographic sonar images of fish and structure that passes below and to the sides of your boat.

ClearVü and SideVü provide the clearest scanning sonar images on the water and are excellent for finding and detailing structure.


Minn Kota and MotorGuide  – Also supported are 50 kHz/200 kHz, 77 kHz/200 kHz  transducers for Minn Kota and MotorGuide trolling motors.


Sonar-Recording –  capability that coordinates the timing of the sonar return with your boat’s position and saves digital information for playback on a computer using HomePort™ planning software.

Easily build 1″ custom contour maps in on your own fishing grounds for excellent detail.


Preloaded BlueChart g2 maps – In addition to basic charts, tidal stations, currents, depth contours, IALA symbols and included fishing charts, BlueChart g2 offers smooth transitioning between zoom levels and more seamless continuity across chart boundaries.

You can customize your screens with Safety Shading that allows you to shade all depth contours shallower than your boat’s safe depth. Fishing charts emphasize bathymetric contours with less visual clutter on the display. And there’s also a choice of standard 2-D direct overhead or 3-D “over-the-bow” map views for easier chart reading and orientation.


Preloaded LakeVü HD Maps – These highly detailed freshwater maps include 17,000+ U.S. lakes, rivers and reservoirs. Included in those are more than 13,000 HD lakes with 1-foot contours shoreline to shoreline.

Provides excellent detail of underwater features plus Shallow Water Shading that allows you to designate a minimum depth; interstates, highways, general roads and bridges; designated fishing areas; and points of interest, such as docks, boat ramps, marinas and campgrounds.


Connected Boating App – Built in Wi-Fi gives you access to the free all-in-one ActiveCaptain® app, so you can manage your marine experience from nearly anywhere.

It creates a simple yet powerful connection between your compatible mobile device and your Garmin chartplotter, 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. You can also plan a trip or prefish a lake, and ActiveCaptain will automatically sync with your chartplotter. Even get notifications for software updates, and decide when to download them on your device.


Enhanced Auto Guidance – Just enter the location where you want to go and patented Garmin Auto Guidance² technology instantly searches through relevant charts to create a virtual pathway on the display that helps you avoid low bridges, shallow water and other charted obstructions en route.


Map & Sonar Sharing – Ability to share internal sonar with the following devices:

  • GPSMAP 527/547 series
  • GPSMAP 527xs/547xs series
  • GPSMAP 721/741 series
  • GPSMAP 721xs/741xs series
  • GPSMAP 7400/7600 series
  • GPSMAP 7400xsv/7600xsv series
  • GPSMAP 8000 series
  • GPSMAP 800/1000 series
  • GPSMAP 800xs/1000xs series



Garmin 7608xsv Brochure



Key Facts: Garmin 7608xsv



  • 8” multi-touch widescreen display
  • Includes both BlueChart g2 and LakeVü HD preloaded
  • Sailing features – laylines, enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, true wind data fields, and tide/current/time slider
  • Racing features – pre-race guidance, synchronized race timer, virtual starting line, time to burn, and lay line data fields
  • Compatible with gWind Transducers
  • Internal 10 Hz GPS updates position and heading 10 times per second
  • Fully network capable for Garmin Marine Network and NMEA 2000. Supports NMEA 0183
  • Supports xHD dome and xHD2 open array radars, Reactor™ autopilot, instruments, multiple screens, FUSIONLink™, sensors, black box sonar, digital switching, thermal cameras, IP cameras, weather, GRID and more
  • Gesture based control for FLIR® and Axis cameras
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® / for Active Captain App, BlueChart® Mobile and wireless remote control
  • Import and export waypoints and routes via GPX
  • SOS safety feature
  • Bail Mount Included
  • Video input – 1 composite video
  • Ethernet ports – 2
  • Media integration- Fusion-Link™
  • 2 Micro SD card slots makes it easy to add optional mapping
  • Supports optional BlueChart g2 Vision charts with exclusive Garmin Auto Guidance 2.0
  • Supports User Data Sharing, allows import and export waypoints and routes via GPX
  • On board PDF user manual
  • Suitable for use in fresh or saltwater
  • View and control multiple IP cameras simultaneously, split screen, on your compatible Garmin chartplotter via the Garmin Marine Network


Garmin GPSMap 7608xsv - Price




Model 7608xsv
Physical dimensions 9.6” x 6.3” x 3.0”
(24.4 x 16.0 x 7.6 cm)
Weight 3.1 lbs.
Water rating IPX7
Display type WSVGA display
Display size 7.0" x 4.0"; 8.0" diagonal
(17.8 x 10.2 cm; 20.3 cm diagonal)
Display resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
Display - Brightness Not Available
Power consumption Max power usage at 10 Vdc: 27 W
Typical current draw at 12 Vdc: 1.8 A
Max current draw at 12 Vdc: 2.3 A
GPS Antenna Internal or external NMEA_2000
GPS Receiver 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS
Mounting options Bail, flat or flush

Maps & Memory

Model 7608xsv
Accepts data cards 2 microSD™ cards
Waypoints 5,000
Routes 100
Track log 50,000 points; 50 saved tracks
Preloaded Maps BlueChart® g2 (US & Western Canada coastal)
LakeVü HD (inland)

Outdoor Recreation Features

Tide Tables Yes

Chartplotter Features

Model 7608xsv
Radar compatible Yes
Sonar compatible Traditional: 50/200, 77/200, 83/200
Single Channel CHIRP: 40-250
Dual Channel CHIRP: 40-250
SideVü/ClearVü: CHIRP 455/800 & CHIRP 260/455
(dependent on transducer)
Supports AIS Yes
Weather SiriusXM
Supports DSC - GPS Data / VHF Yes
Supports FUSION-Link Garmin Meteor | FUSION-Link
Black Box sonar support Yes
Planning Software Compatible Yes - BlueChart® Mobile
App-Control Compatibility Active Captain
Remote Input Device - compatible GRID
Alarms Navigation
Radar - when connected
Sonar - when connected
Weather - when connected

Sonar Features & Specifications

Model 7608xsv
Transmit Power 1kW
Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes
Dual-Beam Sonar (77/200 kHz) capable Yes - 77/200, 83/200
CHIRP sonar technology Single CHIRP: 40-250 | Dual CHIRP: 40-250
ClearVü | Down ClearVü: CHIRP 455/800 & CHIRP 260/455
SideVü | Side SideVü: CHIRP 455/800 & CHIRP 260/455
Forward View No


Model 7608xsv
NMEA 2000 compatible Yes
NMEA 0183 input ports 2
NMEA 0183 output ports 2
Marine Network Ports 2
Video input ports 1 Composite
Video output ports None
Wireless connectivity Yes
BlueTooth connectivity Yes


Model Garmin GPSmap 7608xsv
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Additional - 1 Garmin Meteor™ Audio System compatible
Additional - 2 BlueChart® Mobile (planning) compatible
Additional - 3 Map & Sonar Sharing

In The Box

In The Box GPSMAP 7608xsv preloaded with U.S. BlueChart® g2 and U.S. LakeVü™ HD
Power/data cable
NMEA 2000® drop cable
Bail mount with knobs
Flush mount kit
Protective cover


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