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Garmin GPSMAP 1222 Plus
Garmin GPSMAP 1222 Plus

GPSMAP 1222 Plus

incl. Garmin GPSMAP 79s Handheld GPS

Garmin GPSMAP 1222

The GPSMAP 79s handheld is the perfect addition to your GPSMAP 1222 Plus to help you stay on course when you're on land or tender. Take advantage of Garmin BlueChart g3 charts on the GPSMAP 79s for safe navigation at sea. With replaceable AA batteries for up to 19 hours of battery life in tracking mode.

Experience an advanced navigation solution with the compact GPSMAP 1222 Plus chartplotter. Its 12" touch screen has an ultra-bright display that is easy to read even in direct sunlight.

Featuring easy setup with all conceivable network systems, wireless connectivity for Garmin mobile apps, as well as ANT® connectivity for wireless connection of compatible Garmin sensors.

It also has support for NMEA 2000 and NMEA0183, and the Garmin marine network to connect radar antennas and multiple GPSMAP multifunction displays.

The Garmin GPSMAP 1222 Plus can communicate with a wide range of engine data via the integrated J1939 interface.

Choose your personal BlueChart g3 or BlueChart g3 Vision nautical charts from a variety of sailing areas. The BlueChart g3 Vision charts offer you additional 3D views and aerial photography.


Garmin GPSMAP 1222

Garmin Marine Network

Connect several Garmin GPSMAP devices together to share radar or sensor data. Expand your Garmin Marine network with a Garmin GMI10 network switch

Garmin GPSMAP 1222

NMEA2000 and NMEA0183 system

Thanks to the integrated NMEA2000 and NMEA0183 interfaces, you can enter data such as AIS, external GPS data or wind data into the Garmin GPSMAP 1222 Plus or control devices via NMEA2000 FUSION-Link.

Garmin GPSMAP 1222


Connect your mobile device to the Garmin GPSMAP 1222 Plus via Wi-Fi and use the popular OneCharts, Smart Notifications, as well as the Garmin Helmet feature and perform software updates.

Garmin GPSMAP 1222

ANT technology

Advanced ANT technology allows you to connect quickly and securely to your compatible Garmin Quatix watches or gWind 2 wireless wind sensors and wireless remote controls.

Unboxing and accessories

Included in delivery

In addition to the Garmin GPSMAP 1222 Plus you will receive a power cable to supply the chartplotter with a voltage of 10 to 32V.

The mounting bracket provided keeps the unit securely in place and an installation kit, which includes a seal for flush mounting, is included in the delivery contents.

The cover protects the device from external influences.

Garmin GPSMAP 1222

Accessories & add-ons

The Garmin GPSMAP 1222 Plus is compatible with a wide range of accessories due to a variety of interfaces.

For increased safety on your voyages, add AIS, radio and radar equipment. Enjoy convenient functions such as controlling your compatible FUSION radio via the NMEA2000 interface or connect a wide range of sensors to make the Garmin GPSMAP 1222 Plus a true multi-function device that won't let you lose sight of the data.

Thanks to NMEA2000 and NMEA0183, the Garmin GPSMAP 1222 Plus can also be connected to devices from other manufacturers.

Panoptix support

Use the award-winning sonar functions of Garmin Panoptix transducers. Various Panoptix features are available depending on the transmitter and system.

Panoptix FrontVü with PS51-TH

The Panoptix PS51-TH FrontVü Multibeam thru-hull transducer is a forward looking sonar. The transducer shows what's in front of your boat and prevents you from running aground.

Panoptix FrontVü focuses only on the area in front of the boat with a narrow forward looking transmission cone and shows the bottom in front of you precisely and reliably up to 90 metres ahead.

Garmin GPSMAP 1222
Garmin GPSMAP 1222


When used in connection with additional devices such as the Garmin GLS10 black box and LVS32 transducer, with Garmin LIVESCOPE technology, the Garmin GPSMAP 1222 Plus is able to display strong sonar images unlike any other.

LIVESCOPE sonar provides you with easy-to-interpret live sonar to see all around your boat in real time and 3 dimensions. The LIVESCOPE system features a high refresh rate resulting in a video-like display of sonar images. Depending on how the transducer is mounted, LIVESCOPE Forward, LIVESCOPE Down or LIVESCOPE Perspective Mode are possible.


WithLiveScope Forward you can see photorealistic live echo sonar images of underwater structures and fish within a radius of up to 60 metres around the boat.

See a detailed representation of the underwater world like never before with high-resolution video quality.

Garmin GPSMAP 1222
Garmin GPSMAP 1222


Only with LIVESCOPE Down can you see photorealistic live sonar images with video quality. Enjoy detailed sonar images up to 60 meters below the boat.

The easy to interpret echo sounder display is self-explanatory and, like LIVESCOPE Forward, also provides image data while driving.

LIVESCOPE Perspective Mode

LIVESCOPE Perspective Mode is ideal for shallow water. The incredibly detailed sonar images are displayed in real time, as is standard with the LIVESCOPE system, and cover a range of up to 60 metres.

Please note that for the Garmin LIVESCOPE Perspective function you will need a special bracket in addition to the GLS10 black box and the LVS32 transducer.

Garmin GPSMAP 1222

Integrated WiFi & ANT®

Thanks to the integrated ANT® and WiFi interface, you can, for example, wirelessly connect the GRID20 remote control and a variety of other sensors to your GPSMAP 1222 Plus.

Garmin GPSMAP 1222

The free ActiveCaptain™ Universal app (available for iOS and Android) lets you connect your GPSMAP 1222 plus to your mobile device. With the ActiveCaptain™ app, you can access your maps and plan routes from the comfort of your home. The app automatically synchronises with your GPSMAP 1222 Plus when you connect.

You can also use the ActiveCaptain™ app to operate your GPSMAP 1222 Plus or simply use your mobile device as a secondary display. When new software updates are available for the chartplotter, you will receive a notification on your smartphone or tablet and can download the update at home and synchronise it with your chartplotter on board.

The ActiveCaptain™ app gives you access to the active ActiveCaptain community, which informs you about boat POIs (Points of Interest), local attractions and marinas.

NMEA2000 support

Garmin GPSMAP 1222

Full NMEA2000 connectivity

The Garmin GPSMAP 1222 Plus is equipped with an NMEA2000 interface (Micro-C connector). This allows easy networking and fast exchange of data between different instruments and sensors.

For example, connect the GRID20 remote control to NMEA2000 instead of a wireless connection and expand your NMEA2000 network step by step with additional components such as AIS transceivers, wind sensors, instruments, depth sensors and many more.

Thanks to the NMEA2000 standard, the GPSMAP 1222 Plus is also compatible with NMEA2000-capable sensors from other manufacturers. Depending on the transducers available in the NMEA2000 network, you can display the following data:

  • Wind data (wind direction, speed)
  • Depth & temperature data
  • Speed through water (Speed) and speed over ground (SOG)
  • Environmental parameters
  • Position & navigation data
  • Compass / heading data
  • AIS data
  • Dynamic motor parameters

Garmin radar / marine network compatible

Doppler radar support

Enjoy the latest radar technology and take advantage of the Doppler effect. In combination with a Garmin Fantom Doppler radar antenna you can detect fast moving targets and avoid possible collisions thanks to the different colouring of the radar echoes.

Alternatively, you can also revert to well-known radar technology, such as those found in the Garmin GMR18 18HD+. This 18-inch radar antenna with 4 kW is excellent value for money.

Smooth radar overlay via the external Steady-Cast compass. This function significantly simplifies the interpretation of incoming radar echoes and makes navigation at sea easier, even in bad weather.

You can find more useful information about radar antennas and their differences in our radar antenna guide ».

Garmin GPSMAP 1222

Garmin GPSMAP 1222

Easy connection

Use the Garmin marine network interface to connect, for example, radars or external fishfinder boxes to the GPSMAP 1222 Plus. You can also use the Garmin Marine Network Interface to connect multiple GPSMAP 1222 units to exchange data. If you want to connect more than one device such as a radar antenna and a second GPSMAP922, a GMS10 Marine Network Switch is required.

Chart support

Chart plotter with full navigation capabilities

The integrated 10 Hz GPS receiver in combination with the multi-touch display with the latest pinch-to-zoom technology make the 9" display of the Garmin GPSMAP 1222 Plus a fully-fledged chart plotter.

Choose from Garmin BlueChart g3 or BlueChart g3 Vision charts. The GPSMAP 1222 Plus has two micro SD card slots.

Enjoy the latest chart features such as Auto Guidance and other premium navigation functions.

BlueChart function BlueChart g3 BlueChart g3 Vision
Integrated data from Garmin and Navionics
Auto-guidance technology
Depth lines of up to 0.3m
Depth range shading
Shallow water shading
Raster charts
Navigational aids, depth information, depth lines, tides and currents, detailed ports and marinas
High resolution shading
High resolution satellite images
3D views (MarinerEye and FishEye)
Aerial Views

Further functions

Sail Assist Features

To help you gain a wind-maximising competitive edge, your GPSMAP 1222 features a pre-race guidance page that shows your virtual starting line 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. In addition, other supported sailing features include an enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, set and drift, true and apparent wind data and more.

Position update with 10Hz

Thanks to the integrated GPS / GLONASS receiver with 10 Hz, the position and the heading are updated 10 times per second. This makes the position movements much smoother. Thanks to the generous memory of up to 5,000 points, you can create a large database of your favourite routes.

GPX waypoint transfer

If you have waypoints, tracks or frequently used routes stored on another manufacturer’s GPS product — or on a Garmin handheld device — it’s easy to transfer those items to your new Garmin chartplotter via industry-standard GPX software formatting.

Delivery contents and technical data

Delivery contents
  • GPSMAP 1222 Plus chartplotter
  • Power cable
  • NMEA2000 Tee
  • NMEA2000 cable (2 meters)
  • Bracket with fixing studs
  • Installation kit for flush mount with seal
  • Protective cover
  • Click-on edges
  • Documentation

Technical specifications
Dimensions 330 x 226 x 79 mm
Display size, W x H 12" diagonal (262x163 mm)
Display resolution, W x H 1280 x 800 pixels
Display type WXGA-display
Weight: 2.6 kg
Water rating IPX7
Polarized support Yes
JI939 Compatible Yes
Power consumption Max. power consumption at 10 V
DC voltage: 34.8 W

Typical current consumption at 12 V DC voltage: 2.2 A

Max. current consumption at 12 V
DC voltage: 2.9 A
Antenna Internal or external via NMEA2000
Mounting options Installation with bracket or flush
Receiver Highly sensitive with 10 Hz
Garmin Marine Network ports 2

Maps and memory
Preinstalled chart Worldwide base map
Accepted data cards 2 microSD™ memory cards; maximum 32 GB
Waypoints 5,000
routes 100
Track log 50,000 points, 50 saved tracks
Tide tables with optional Bluechart map Yes

Chartplotter features
Compatible with GARMIN radars Yes
Compatible with GARMIN sonars Yes (with external black box, available separately)
Compatible with GARMIN Smartmode (customisable screen presets) Yes
Supports AIS (tracking the position of the target boat) Yes
Supports DSC (displays position information from DSC-capable VHF radio) Yes
Supports Fusion-Link™ compatible radios Yes
Supports GSD™ black box sonar Yes
Supports GCV™ black box sonar Yes
Compatible with Activecaptain Yes
Compatible with GRID™ (Garmin remote input device) Yes
Compatible with radio remote control Yes
Sailing features Yes

Sonar features and technical specs
Dual frequency sonar Yes
Dual beam Yes
Chirp sonar technology Yes (with external black box)
Clearvü Yes (with external black box, available separately)
Sidevü Yes (with external black box, available separately)

Compatible with NMEA2000® Yes
NMEA0183 inputs 1 (differential)
NMEA0183 outputs 1 (differential)
Video input ports 1 BNC
Video output ports 1 HDMI
Wireless connectivity Yes
The tough, floating GPSMAP 79s handheld was designed specifically for use on boats. It has a high-resolution colour display that is easy to read even in bright sunlight. The integrated GPS receiver allows the exact position to be displayed at all times and a compass shows you the way. BlueChart g3 marine charts are also supported.

Great Battery Life
Two user replaceable AA batteries (not included) provide up to 19 hours life.

Accurate Tracking
The device supports multiple satellite constellations and guarantees reliable, accurate tracking and positioning worldwide. Support includes GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS and SBAS constellations.

Increased Memory
With more memory than previous models, up to 10,000 waypoints, 250 routes and 300 fitness activity files can be saved and tracked.

Built-in Compass
The electronic 3-axis compass with tilt compensation shows your heading, even when the boat is not moving.

Further features at a glance
  • Point-to-Point Navigation
  • Area Calculation
  • Hunt/Fish Calendar
  • Geocaching Mode
  • Custom Maps Compatible
  • Picture Viewer
  • Rinex Logging

Technical data
Display size 38 x 63 mm (3")
Resolution 240 x 400 px
Display type TFT display with 65,000 colours
Battery 2 AA batteries (sold separately)
Battery life <19 h
GPS receiver Yes
Compass Yes
NMEA2000 compatible Yes
Built-in memory 8GB
External memory storage Yes (max 32 GB)
Waypoints 10,000
Tracks 250
Buoyant Yes
Waterproof IPX7
Dimensions (WxHxD) 68 x 174 x 42 mm
Weight: 282 g

Delivery contents:
  • GPSMAP 79s
  • Carrying loop
  • USB cable
  • Documentation


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