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Garmin GPSMAP 1222 and 1222xsv

Product Code: GAR1222 and GAR1222X

Garmin GPSMAP 1222 is a Chartplotter and Fishfinder with 12-inch colour windscreen display and comes preloaded with worldwide base map. There is an SD Card slot to add additional maps to the device.

There is a high-sensitivity internal 10Hx GPS/GLONASS that will update your position and heading 10 times per second. Using Wi-Fi you can also connect with a smartphone or tablet. There are two models: 1222 and 1222xsv. Only the 1222xsv features a Sonar with ClearVu and SideVu though you will need to buy a transducer separately.

Garmin GPSMAP 1222xsv with Worldwide Basemap - £2099.99

Garmin GPSMAP 1222 with Worldwide Basemap - £1949.99


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The Garmin GPSMAP 1222 is a chartplotter with a 12-inch colour screen, keypad interface and multifunction control knob. There are also user-programmable keys to make controlling the chartplotter easier. You can save 5,000 accurate waypoints and navigate back to them quickly and easily. Waypoints, tracks and frequently used routes can be transferred too and the Garmin chartplotter allows the transfer of industry-standard GPX software formatted data files. With the GPSMAP 1222 you can also add BlueChart g3 or BlueChart g3 Vision for navigation on the water all over the world. The GPSMAP 1222 is ideal for cruisers, sailors, sailing racers, recreational boaters and more.

Built-in Sonar capabilities come as standard with the GPSMAP 1222xsv model only. The 1222xsv model includes Garmin 1 kW CHIRP sonar, CHIRP ClearVu (view below your boat) and SideVu (view to the sides of your boat). This chartplotter also supports Panoptix all-seeing sonar, premium Garmin sonar and a wide range of transducers (sold separately).

To find the perfect transducer to partner your GPSMAP 1222xsv and your boat please complete our online transducer form. Alternatively, if you know which transducer your require (we do however recommend that you complete our online form to find the perfect transducer) you can view the comprehensive range of transducers available buy from ActiveGPS. Pictured below, transom mounted transducer, thru-hull transducer and in-hull transducer.

CHiRP sonar technology, ClearVu and SideVu are also available with external black box. Plus find fish when using the GPSMAP 1222 with a compatible transducer.

Built-in WiFi connectivity enables control of the Garmin chartplotter using BlueChart Mobile 2.0 app or Garmin Helm app whereby you can view and operate the chartplotter with a compatible smartphone or tablet. This increases the situational awareness for the mariner. Plan routes on you iPad or iPhone and wirelessly transfer them to your boat's compatible networked Garmin chartplotter. You can also stream and control the VIRB action camera from the chartplotter.

You can share sonar, maps, user data, dome or open-array radar, IP cameras and Panoptix sonar.

Heading and position is refreshed on screen 10 times per second enabling fluid viewing of your boat or yacht GPS position. There is a high-sensitivity, fast, responsive 10Hz GPS and GLONASS receiver. The GPSMAP 1222 chartplotter also features NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 connectivity.

SailAssist features provides you with wind-maximising competitve edge with pre-race guidance such as virtual starting line. It will tell you time to burn before the start, laylines, race timer (syncronised across all your networked Garmin GPS devices), enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, set and drift and true and apparent wind data.

Built-in ANT connectivity enables connection to the Garmin quatix marine watch, Nautix in-view display, gWind Wireless 2 transducer, GNX Wind marin instrument and wireless remote controls.

The Garmin GPSMAP 1222xsv and GPSMAP 1222 are preloaded with a worldwide basemap. Additional detailed Garmin Bluechart g3 marine charts on pre-programmed microSD/SD card can also be purhcased from ActiveGPS. The very best and latest charts, named BlueChart g3 Vision include fpremium features such as high resolution satellite imagery of harbours, ports, etc, auto guidance, MarinerEye - keep an eye on 3D information above the waterline and FishEye - provides 3D information below the waterline.

Garmin BlueChart g3 Vision UK and European titles come in three different sizes or areas of water - g3 Vision Small, g3 Vision Regular and g3 Vision Large. Available Garmin BlueChart g3 Vision titles for UK waters include: Thames Estuary (Small), English Channel (Regular), Scotland, West Coast (Regular) and Europe Atlantic Coast (Large). Find your perfect UK and European BlueChart title. Heading to North America? Find your ideal US and Canadian BlueChart title.

Pictured below: screenshots from the Garmin BlueChart g3 Vision chart series.

Garmin GPSMAP 1222 Features

‣12-inch multi-touch WXGA screen Chartplotter
‣Fishfinder via sonar(with the GPSMAP 1222xsv)
‣Preloaded Garmin worldwide basemap
‣Built-in 10Hx GPS/GLONASS updates your position and heading 10 times per second for fluid display of your movements
‣Sonar features only with GPSMAP 1222xsv: ClearVu and SideVu for views below the boat and also an underwater view to the sides of your boat
‣Maximum depth for Sonar use (1222xsv only): 1,500m at 1kW
‣Waterproof to IPX7
‣Wi-Fi and ANT+. Connect and control the GPSMAP 1222 with a smartphone and tablet. Also plan your route on your iPhone or iPad and transfer to your compatible chart plotter.
‣SD card slot allows upgrade to BlueChart g3 / g3 Vision (no BlueChart is included with the purchase of this chartplotter)
‣1 Year manufacturers guarantee


Flush, Flat and Bail mounting options enable you to mount the GPSMAP 1222 device against most flat surfaces in your boat.

Chart Coverage

Garmin GPSMAP 1222 marine chartplotters are preloaded with a worldwide basemap.

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣GPSMAP 1222 chartplotter
‣Power/data cable
‣NMEA 2000 T-connector
‣NMEA 2000 drop cable (2 m)
‣Bail mount kit with knobs
‣Flush mount kit with gasket
‣Protective cover
‣Trim piece snap covers

‣GPSMAP 1222xsv chartplotter
‣Power/data cable
‣NMEA 2000 T-connector
‣NMEA 2000 drop cable (2 m)
‣8-pin transducer to 12-pin sounder adapter cable
‣Bail mount kit with knobs
‣Flush mount kit with gasket
‣Protective cover
‣Trim piece snap covers

Garmin GPSMAP 1222 Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS Chartlotter, Fishfinder
‣Display: 12-inch multi-touch WXGA display (1280 x 800 pixels)
‣Battery: None
‣Waypoints/favourites/locations: 5,000
‣Routes: 100
‣Track Log: 50,000 points, 50 saved tracks
‣Basemap: Preloaded with worldwide basemap.
‣NMEA input/output: NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 compatible
‣Built-in memory: None (cannot load maps to internal memory)
‣SD card slot: Yes, 2 SD Card slots
‣Garmin radar compatible: Yes
‣Garmin sonar compatible: Yes (built-in with xsv model only)
‣Waterproof: Yes, IPX7
‣Dimensions: Width - 358mm, Height - 226mm, Depth - 69mm
‣Weight: 2.34kg
‣Guarantee: 1-year
‣Garmin GPSMAP 1222 manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Why buy from us?

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Page updated: 6th March 2019

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