Garmin unveils new high-resolution GPSMAP 8400 all-in-one MFDs with 17-, 22- and 24-inch displays

Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, announces the GPSMAP 8400 series – the powerful new all-in-one multi-function displays (MFDs) that offer mariners the highest screen resolution on the market.

These large-format MFDs provide a sleek glass-helm look and are available in 17, 22 and 24-inch displays, featuring full HD in-plane switching (IPS) screens with multi-touch control. Boasting new and improved processors, the GPSMAP 8400 series provides increased performance, enhanced video processing, and the fastest chart drawing offered to date in a Garmin MFD.

“Garmin was the first to create a glass-helm design. We’re excited to take it to the next level with the GPSMAP 8400 series by offering increased resolution, larger display sizes and faster processing,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of worldwide sales. “This new series is a superior solution, offering the best in value, performance and ease-of-installation.”  

The sunlight-readable MFDs feature an anti-glare IPS LCD display that provide consistent, accurate colours, seen from all viewing angles – an industry first for this class. The GPSMAP 8417 and 8424 offer a WUXGA 1920×1200 display, and the GPSMAP 8422 has an FHD 1920×1080 display. The maximum glass design can be flush or flat-mounted enabling edge-to-edge installation of multiple displays.

The GPSMAP 8400 series offers the highest processing power found in a Garmin MFD and all added sensors like radar, sonar, Panoptix™ and multimedia, benefit from this increased performance giving a premium user experience across the entire network.

With new “One Touch” presets for sonar, charts, radar, cameras, media, and digital switching, the GPSMAP 8400 series provides a more intuitive user interface that can be operated independently or incorporated into SmartMode™ station controls. With just one touch users can configure and customise their entire system for activities ranging from docking, cruising, fishing, anchoring or any custom profile.

Mariners can view videos in full or spilt-screen from a variety of media devices on the chartplotter’s display using the HDMI video input, or they can mirror the chartplotter screen on a TV or monitor using the HDMI output port. HDMI video is shared across the Garmin Marine Network and can be viewed on multiple displays. Users can even play digital audio from HDMI input through the boat’s stereo (optional cable required).

The all-in-one compact design of the GPSMAP 8400 series eliminates the need for black-boxes, monitors, and external Wi-Fi antennas. The series feature built-in Wi-Fi and ANT that allow the chartplotter to connect to a new quatix™ 3 marine smartwatch, Nautix™ In-View Display, VIRB® action cameras, RF wireless remote control, smartphones, and tablets.

The chartplotter screen can even be spilt to show up to six different features simultaneously, including HDMI video input. The series feature four wired-Ethernet ports, composite video input, and are fully network capable across the Garmin Marine Networking, NMEA 2000, and FUSION-Link. Mariners will also benefit from enhanced video processing with up to four IP camera streams and simultaneous Garmin Helm support. Support for J1939 is also available, providing engine and generator data with configurable templates for instrumentation.  

The GPSMAP 8400 series is expected to be available in Q1 2016 and is priced from £7,299.99 inc VAT. For more information and pricing, visit


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Garmin’s portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology, high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution mapping, sailing instrumentation, and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.

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The GPSMAP 8400 has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorisation is obtained.

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