About the Garmin GPSMAP® 943xsv
Garmin helps you find fish and find your way
Garmin helps you find fish and find your way
The Garmin GPSMAP 943xsv chartplotter combines deadly accurate nautical mapping with a wealth of convenient features, plus sonar capability so you can stay on top of fish with your optional transducer. It features a 9" color touchscreen display that looks great even in the bright sun, plus rapid processing power and plenty of tools to keep you on course. It's also expandable so you can add new aquatic activities with ease, including fishing with CHIRP, CHIRP ClearVü, or CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar. The 943xsv comes preloaded with BlueChart g3 maps covering the coastal U.S., and LakeVü g3 maps of inland lakes. It's also Wi-Fi-enabled and fully compatible with your NMEA 2000 network.
Compatible with CHIRP, ClearVü, and SideVü sonar
The GPSMAP 943xsv works with CHIRP sonar and Garmin CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü. These optional ultra-accurate scanning sonars give you a nearly photographic image of what's going on below and beside your boat. You'll see the fish, plus the structures and submerged objects they're trying to hide behind, all in striking detail. You'll need to choose the correct transducer for your boat type and sonar preference, but once you're connected you won't need to purchase an additional black box to start locating fish wherever you roam.
High-resolution color display
The 943xsv's high-resolution IPS display conquers the glare of the sun from nearly any angle, giving you a clear view of the proceedings. It sports edge-to-edge glass and a slim profile, so you can fit it in more spots on your vessel's dash. Garmin includes hardware for bail-, flush-, or flat-mounting.
Easy transfer of waypoints
You can drop up to 5,000 waypoints and find your way back to your favorite spot. If you have waypoints, tracks, or frequently used routes stored on another manufacturer's GPS product — or on a Garmin handheld device — you can transfer those items to your new Garmin chartplotter, via GPX Waypoints Transfer.
Make your own maps
The 943xsv includes preloaded Quickdraw Contours software that lets you create your own HD maps with 1-foot contours. You'll own the maps, so you can keep the data to yourself or share it with your friends. No surveying expertise is needed — you just fish and let it handle the map creation. Pair the built-in Wi-Fi with Garmin's free ActiveCaptain™ app to get notifications, share maps, and more.
Enter a desired location and let Garmin Auto Guidance technology search relevant charts to create a safe virtual pathway on the display that helps you avoid low bridges, shallow water, and other charted obstructions. You can adjust the pathway by inserting "via" points at interim stops or landmarks along the way.
If you need even more "at a glance" info, you can designate up to 10 different depth ranges and assign a unique color to each one. If you're coming to this Garmin from a different chartplotter, this could be a great way to retain the visual cues you're used to.
Garmin's SailAssist features give you plenty of info for your next excursion, including clear views of laylines and race start line guidance, plus enhanced wind rose, heading, and course-over-ground lines. You'll be able to track wind data and see how the tides and currents are moving so you can stay on course.
Preloaded LakeVü g3 inland lake maps
The GPSMAP 943xsv is preloaded with over 18,000 U.S. lakes, rivers and reservoirs (plus another 5,700 in Canada), a number that includes more than 6,700 HD lakes with 1-foot contours shoreline-to-shoreline. LakeVü g3 gives you remarkably detailed views of underwater features, plus Safety Shading that allows you to designate a minimum depth. You'll also be able to get info on interstate highways, roads and bridges; designated fishing areas; and marine-centric points of interest like docks, boat ramps, marinas, and campgrounds.
And BlueChart g3 coastal charts
BlueChart g3 coastal charts cover you anywhere offshore around the United States, giving you depth range and shallow water shading, including areas with 1-foot contours. It even works with raster cartography through the ActiveCaptain app. You can even upgrade to optional BlueChart g3 Vision, which offers high-resolution relief shading, 3-D views of select areas, high-resolution satellite imagery, and aerial photos.
Just use the microSD™ card slot when you want to add additional maps in the future, or you can purchase new charts through Garmin's free ActiveCaptain app.
NMEA 2000 network-ready
When you integrate the 943xsv with your NMEA 2000 network, you'll be able to see engine data, check sensors, manage autopilot, and more. It also works with NMEA 0183, J1939 engine bus connectors, and Garmin's exclusive OneHelm digital switching platform. In addition to Wi-Fi, fitness enthusiasts and others can take advantage of its wireless ANT technology to connect with select devices. It also supports the optional Garmin Panoptix LiveVü Forward Sonar, so you can see and avoid submerged objects within 300 feet.
To learn more about NMEA 2000 connectivity, check out our article explaining nautical networking.
- 9" chartplotter with color touchscreen display
- package also includes:
- power cable
- 8-pin transducer to 12-pin sounder adapter cable
- NMEA 2000 T-connector and NMEA 2000 drop cable (2 meters)
- bail, flush, and flat mounting gear
- blank 8GB microSD card preinstalled
- built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and ANT wireless connectivity
- compatible with NMEA 2000, NMEA 0183, and J1939
- compatible with Garmin radar and CHIRP, ClearVü, and SideVü scanning sonar devices (no black box needed)
- preloaded with Garmin LakeVü g3 maps and BlueChart g3 coastal charts
- AutoGuidance for lakes and coastal areas
- depth range and shallow water shading
- use Garmin's free ActiveCaptain app to get notifications, share maps, and more
- preloaded Quickdraw Contours map creation software
- record up to 5000 waypoints, 100 routes, and 50 tracks
- GPX waypoints transfer
- Garmin SailAssist provides accurate sailing data
- supports Panoptix all-seeing sonar, including Panoptix LiveScope system
- WXGA IPS display (1280 x 720 pixels) for a more vibrant, visible image
- 2 microSD card slots for expandable memory
- USB input
- dimensions: 9-1/4"H x 6-7/16"W x 3"D
- IPX7 water resistance
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 010-02366-03
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