Garmin GPSMAP 1222xsv





This is a new model from Garmin and looks to be a winner again. They have combined all the features of the 7400 series touchscreen models, but have made it a keypad set up for those wanting more positive control over the screen without touchscreen capability. The price is $1000 below the touchscreen model, but is the same size, so for those on a budget this will help. There is a trade off in that it only can run one transducer at a time, whereas the 7400 series has two transducer connections to run either with both connected at once. As with most Garmin GPSMAP models, these do not come with charts or a transducer, so be sure to factor in the added cost for these.


12-inch Chartplotter/Sonar Combo

• 12-inch colour display utilises keypad interface and multifunction control knob
• Internal high-sensitivity 10Hz GPS & GLONASS receiver
• Garmin CHIRP sonar, CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü built in
• Networkable to other Garmin Marine Network devices and NMEA2000 devices. Supports NMEA0183.

The new GPSMAP 1222xsv is an advanced all-in-one solution for chartplotter/sonar combos. It features a quick, and intuitive keypad interface for fast and easy usage, along with a large and sunlight viewable 12-inch screen, meaning navigation within the menus and screens is easier than ever. The user-programmable number keys give you instant access to your most used screens, whether it be sonar, navigation charts, fishing charts or gauges, your favourite features are only a button press away.

Built-in Wi-Fi® Connectivity
With built in Wi-Fi connectivity, you can connect your BlueChart Mobile 2.0 or Garmin Helm apps to the chartplotter, allowing you to view and control the 1222xsv from your smartphone or tablet from anywhere in your vessel. It is also possible to use and control your Garmin VIRB action camera from the chartplotter.

Built-in Sonar Capabilities
By adding a compatible transducer, you have instant access to amazing sonar capability. The GPSMAP 1222xsv comes with built-in 1kW CHIRP Sonar, CHIRP ClearVü (DownVü) and CHIRP SideVü. The GPSMAP 1222xsv supports Panoptix all-seeing sonar, premium Garmin sonar modules and a wide range of transducers (sold separately).

Networked combos can share their internal sonar with any other device on the network. Meaning you can access your depth, speed, radar, sonar data etc from any other networked display on your boat.





Physical dimensions 14.1″ x 8.9″ x 2.7″ (35.8 x 22.6 x 6.9 cm)
Weight 5.2 lbs. (2.34 kg)
Display type WXGA display
Display size 10.3″ x 6.4″ (26.2 x 16.3 cm)
Display resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Power consumption Max power usage at 10 Vdc: 34.8 W

Typical current draw at 12 Vdc: 2.2 A

Max current draw at 12 Vdc: 2.9 A

Antenna Internal_or_external_over_NMEA_2000
Mounting options Bail or flush
Receiver 10 Hz high-sensitivity
Garmin Marine Network™ ports 2

Maps & Memory

Preloaded maps None
Accepts data cards 2 SD™ cards
Waypoints 5,000
Routes 100
Track log 50,000 points; 50 saved tracks

Outdoor Recreation Features

Tide tables

Chartplotter Features

Garmin Radar compatible
Garmin Sonar compatible Yes (built-in)
Garmin SmartMode compatible (customizable monitor presets)
Supports AIS (tracks target ships position)
Supports DSC (displays position data from DSC-capable VHF radio)
Tide tables
Garmin Meteor™ Audio System compatible
Supports FUSION-Link™ compatible radios
GSD™ Black Box sonar support
GCV™ Black Box sonar support
BlueChart® Mobile (planning) compatible
Garmin Helm™ compatible
GRID™ (Garmin Remote Input Device) compatible
Wireless remote compatible

Sonar Features & Specifications

Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable
Dual-beam (77/200 kHz) sonar capable
Frequencies supported Traditional: 50/77/83/200 kHz

CHIRP (low, medium, high)

ClearVü/SideVü (260/455/800 kHz)

(dependent on transducer)

Transmit power 1 kW traditional; 1 kW CHIRP
CHIRP sonar technology Yes (Built-in)
ClearVü Yes with CHIRP (built-in)
SideVü Yes with CHIRP (built-in)
Maximum depth 5,000 ft at 1kW (depth capacity is dependent on water bottom type and other water conditions)
Bottom lock (shows return from the bottom up)
Water temperature log and graph
Sonar recording
Sonar history rewind


Transducer pin numbers 12
NMEA 0183 input ports 1
NMEA 0183 output ports 1
Video input ports 1 BNC
Video output ports None
Wireless connectivity Yes