GPSMAP 942xs Chartplotter/Sonar Combo with U.S. BlueChart g2 HD and LakeVu HD Charts


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Model # 17984659 | Mfg # 010-01739-03 | UPC # 753759168285

Full chartplotting capability, built-in Garmin CHIRP and CHIRP ClearVü sonar and much more in this 9” diagonal combo.

Experience an advanced navigation solution when you use the compact GPSMAP® 942xs combo, with a sunlight-readable multi-touch touchscreen display. With built-in wireless connectivity for Garmin mobile apps and VIRB® action camera integration, you can stay connected to the newest media. Its 10Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver delivers smooth on-screen navigation. 

This compact plotter offers full-network compatibility for the Garmin Marine Network, which allows support for sharing sonar, maps, user data, radar, IP cameras and Panoptix all-seeing 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 benefit from the built-in 1kW traditional CHIRP sonar and CHIRP ClearVü scanning sonar capability (transducer sold separately) for a near-picture quality view of what’s beneath the boat. Preloaded premium mapping features both coastal and inland cartography, including BlueChart® g2 HD charts for the US, Canada and Bahamas and LakeVü HD maps.

Key Features

  • 9” high-resolution multi-touch WSVGA display with intuitive touchscreen controls
  • IPX7 rating for safe installation in a maritime environment
  • NMEA 2000 and NMEA 1083 support for network connectivity including autopilots, digital switching, weather, FUSION-Link, VHS, AIS, Garmin Marine Network; compatible with Garmin radar, gWind wireless instruments, GSDTM Black Box sonar, VIRB® cameras and more
  • LakeVü HD provides highly detailed freshwater charts that include more than 17,000 U.S. lakes, rivers and reservoirs and 13,000 HD lakes with 1’ contours shoreline to shoreline
  • Heading and position are refreshed 10 times per second thanks to the built-in 10 Hz GPS and GLONASS receiver
  • You can load up to 5,000 accurate waypoints and find them easily
  • BlueChart g2 HD provides basic coastal charts, tidal stations, currents, depth contours, IALA symbols and it even includes fishing charts Garmin New Chart Guarantee
  • The GPSMap 942xs includes expandable memory to accommodate options including BlueChart® g2 Vision® HD, which adds Auto Guidance and other features
  • You can instantly create personalized HD fishing charts on-screen with 1’ contours. You can keep them all to yourself or share them with the Quickdraw Community on Garmin ConnectTM
  • Built-in SailAssist is a pre-race guidance page that shows your virtual starting line as well as data fields showing laylines, time until start and a race timer that can be synchronized across the NMEA 2000 onboard network
  • Other sailing features include an enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, set and drift, true and apparent wind data
  • GPX Waypoints Transfer makes it easy to transfer waypoints from another device to your new Garmin chartplotter
  • Dimensions: 10 1/8"W x 6 3/8"H x 2 1/8"D

What’s in the Box

  • GPSMap 942xs
  • Power cable
  • Bail mount kit with knobs
  • Flush mount kit with gasket
  • Protective Cover
  • Trim piece snap covers
  • Documentation

Transducer Options

This product operates best with these select transducers, which are sold separately. Depending on the style of the transducer, you'll get depth, speed and/or temperature readings. To complete your installation, order one of the following transducers:


Transducer Type: CHIRP Reading(s) Transmit Power Max. Depth Material Model
GT15-TM CHIRP Transom Mount (8 pin) Depth/Temp 600W 1900' Plastic 18066456
GCV Scanning Sonar Module with GT30-TM Transducer CHIRP Transom Mount Depth/Temp 500W 750' ClearVü, 500' SideVü Plastic 17397738
GT20-TM Traditional/ClearVü Transom Mount (4 pin) Depth/Temp 500W 1,900' Traditional 750' ClearVü Plastic 17492372
GT21-TM Traditional/ClearVü Transom Mount (8 pin) Depth/Temp 600W Traditional 500W ClearVü 1,500' Traditional 1,000' ClearVü Plastic 17596297
GT21-TH Traditional/ClearVü Thru-Hull (8 pin) Depth/Temp 600W Traditional 500W ClearVü 1,500' Traditional 1,000' ClearVu Plastic 17596305
GT22HW-TM Traditional/ClearVü Transom Mount (8 pin) Depth/Temp 250W Traditional 300W ClearVü 1,800' Traditional 1,000' ClearVü Plastic/Stainless Steel 18218008
GT23M-TM Traditional/ClearVü Transom Mount (8 pin) Depth/Temp 600W Traditional 500W ClearVü 1,800' Traditional 1,000' ClearVü Plastic/Stainless Steel 17685967
GT23M-TH Traditional/ClearVü Thru-Hull (8 pin) Depth/Temp 600W Traditional 500W ClearVü 1,800' Traditional 1,000' ClearVü Plastic/Stainless Steel 17712696


Transducer Type: Panoptix Reading(s) Power Depth Material Model
Panoptix™ PS21-TM Transom Mount Forward Scan Transducer Depth/Temp 48W 300' Plastic 17640582
Panoptix™ PS21-TR Trolling Motor Mount Forward Scanning Transducer Depth/Temp 48W 300' Plastic 17044835
Panoptix™ PS22-TR Trolling Motor Transducer Depth/Temp 48W 300' Plastic 19070812
Panoptix™ PS30 Transom Mount Down Scanning Transducer Depth/Temp 144W 300' Plastic 16223661
Panoptix™ PS31 Transom Mount Forward Scanning Transducer Depth/Temp 144W 300' Plastic 16223679
Panoptix™ PS60 Thru-Hull Down Transducer Depth/Temp 144W 300' Plastic 16223687
Panoptix™ PS51-TH Thru-Hull FrontVu Transducer Depth/Temp 96W 300' Stainless Steel 18066431


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GPSMAP 942xs Chartplotter/Sonar Combo with U.S. BlueChart g2 HD and LakeVu HD Charts

Name Value
Antenna Internal GPS Antenna
Best Use Cruising
Card Type Micro SD
Cartography BlueChart g2 HD Coastal for US/Canada/Bahamas
US LakeVu HD Inland
Compatible Accessories Radar
Wind Sensor
Connection Interface Micro SD
NMEA 0183
NMEA 2000
Garmin Marine Network
Networks Multiple Displays
GPS Heading
Resolution 1024 x 600
Sonar Depth
Type Chartplotter
Voltage 12 Volts DC
Warranty Details Two Years
Waterproof Waterproof


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