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Garmin GPSMAP 520/ 520s

The Garmin GPSMAP 520 has been replaced with the Garmin GPSMAP 521

The versatile GPSMap 520/ 520s chartplotter delivers a lot of navigation! With a bright 5" QVGA color display and simple, straightforward buttons and menus, the GPSMAP 520 also sports a built-in, satellite-enhanced worldwide basemap. You can add the optional BlueChart® g2 Vision SD card for even more enhanced features.

Like all Garmin plotters, these utilize WAAS/EGNOS-enabled GPS receivers for extreme high accuracy (typically within 3 meters). The built-in sounder on the 520s combo model can scan as deep as 1500 feet/ 457 meters, with dual frequency transducer, to clearly paint depth contours, fish targets, structure etc. The combo 520s also offers split-screen capability, so you can view map and sounder data simultaneously.

g2 Vision SD Card
Plug in optional BlueChart g2 Vision cards to add true 3D-view detailed mapping capabilities (both above and below the waterline), plus helpful auto-guidance, high resolution photomapping detail, and "real picture" aerial photos of ports, harbours, marinas, waterways, navigation landmarks and other points of interest.

Features and Specifications
• Ultra-bright 5" diagonal QVGA display, 320 x 240 pixels - 800 nits of brightness
• New streamllined user interface offers easy selection of functions and features
• Preloaded with worldwide satellite imagery
• Single SD memory card slot for BlueChart g2 Vision cards, as well as saving waypoints, routes and tracks to a SD card which can be shared with others
• Built-in GPS antenna
• BNC connector for optional GA29 remote GPS antenna
• Backlit keypad for easier operation at night
• Two NMEA0183 I/0 ports
• Unit dimensions: 6.4" x 5.9" H x 2.9" D

GPSMap 520s
• Same features as listed above
• New sounder design featuring excellent shallow water performance
• Power output:
500 watts (RMS) 4000 watts (peaks to peak), dual frequency
400 watts (RMS) 3200 watts (peak to peak), dual beam
• Depth: 1,500 feet (dual frequency), 900 feet (dual beam)
• Choose dual frequency transducer 50kHz (45°), 200kHz (10°) for maximum saltwater performance or dual beam transducer 80 kHz (45°), 200kHz (14°) for maximum freshwater performance
• Patented transom/trolling mount transducer
• UltraScroll high rep rate sonar provides lightening-fast screen updates
• New AutoGain technology enhances target visibility
• CANet proprietary bus allows display and control of full feature sounder data on 2nd Garmin chartplotter
• See-Thru technology: show weak and strong returns simultaneously
• Water temperature log graphically records water temp data
• Round flasher display mode (in dual beam mode) and A-scope (in dual frequency mode)
• Whiteline
• Adjustable depth line helps gauge desired fishing levels and bottom clearance
• Split zoom display offers a closer look at fish targets and bottom structure
• 2X, 4X and bottomlock zoom
• Adjustable keel offset
• Alarms for fish size, shallow water, deep water and low battery

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what is WAAS?bluechart g2 vision

Package Includes:
• GPSMAP 520/520s*
• Tilt/swivel mount
• Protective front cover
• Power/data cable
• CANet cable
• Owner's manual

*Note: Where applicable, the 520s package includes dual frequency transducer

Standard Configuration
GPSMAP 520 or 520s, built-in receiving antenna, transom mount transducer (depending on the GPSMAP 520s configuration below), power/data cable, crimp connectors, mounting bracket with tilt/swivel, protective front cover, owner's manual and quick reference guide

500-series features
5" QVGA color display, CANet compatible, satellite-enhanced worldwide basemap, compatible with optional BlueChart g2 Vision card, sounder version available
GPSMAP 520 Satellite-enhanced worldwide basemap.
GPSMAP 530 Preloaded maps of U.S. inland lakes.
GPSMAP 540 Preloaded offshore BlueChart? maps for the U.S. and the Bahamas.

garmin g2 visionBlueChart g2 Vision
All the new Garmin chartplotters feature basic worldwide satellite imagery for a realistic "view from space" depiction. With optional g2 Vision cards, these images are upgraded to super high-detail aerial photomapping. It's the most realistic map you've ever seen on a graphical chartplotter. And you can navigate 'on the picture' with a clear dynamic presentation of your boat's current position.

Auto Guidance. The optional Auto Guidance technology, unlocked via g2 Vision card, searches chart contents to suggest the safest known charted route for navigation.

True 3D-view mapping. Garmin's newest chartplotters wil graphically depict true 3D "mariner's eye" topside view or "fish eye" underwater view navigation perspective for tricky shoals, reefs, bridges, channels etc.

"Real Picture" Photo Reference. Aerial photography gives mariners a realistic visual overview of harbours, marinas, waterways and other points of reference. The photos allow a visual reference for nearby fuel pumps, dining spots, lodging and shore-side facilities. Also included is City Navigator North America NT road data for navigation up to five miles inland.
Without transducer


With dual frequency transducer

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