GPSMap 540 series feature bright 5" QVGA color displays and
come ready to launch right out of the box with built-in cartography,
new worldwide satellite imagery, and a new streamlined user interface.
Like all Garmin plotters, these utilize WAAS/EGNOS-enabled GPS receivers
for extreme high accuracy (typically within 3 meters).
The 540 series is preloaded with highly-detailed BlueChart®
g2T marine cartography of the coastal United States - including
Alaska, Hawaii and the Bahamas. This data provides detailed
coastlines, shaded depth contours, navaids, port plans, wrecks,
restricted areas and tide and current information. The powerful
built-in analog sounder found in the 540s can scan as deep as 1500'
(in dual frequency mode) and features UltraScrollT for high-speed
screen updates. The GPSMap 540s also offers split-screen
viewing of map and sounder data for easy, continuous reference.
See real-time weather displayed on the 540 series' high-resolution,
sunlight readable display with the purchase
of the GXM 31 antenna (sold separately) and subscription to
XM WX Satellite Weather. View vital weather data such as NEXRAD
radar, storm cells, wind speeds, surface temperatures, forecasts
and more than a dozen other weather attributes directly on the unit's
Plug in optional
BlueChart® g2 VisionT 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, harbors, 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 streamlined user interface offers easy selection of functions
Preloaded with worldwide satellite imagery and highly-detailed
BlueChart g2 marine cartography of the coastal United States - including
Alaska, Hawaii and the Bahamas. This data provides detailed coastlines,
shaded depth contours, navaids, port plans, wrecks, restricted areas
and tide and current information.
Preloaded with Explorer charts covering the Bahamas
View weather overlays such as NEXRAD weather radar and forecasts,
current conditions, wind direction, wave direction, wave height,
buoy data, lightning, county warnings and much more with the optional
GXM 31 antenna
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 o BNC connector for optional
GA29 remote GPS antenna
Backlit keypad for easier operation at night
Two NMEA 0183 I/O ports
CANetT proprietary bus allows display and control of full
feature sounder data on Garmin chartplotters
Unit dimensions: 6.4" W x 5.9" H x 2.9" D
Same features as listed above
New sounder design featuring excellent shallow water performance
Power output: 500 watts (RMS) 4000 watts (peak to peak),
dual frequency 400 watts (RMS) 3200 watts (peak to peak), dual beam
Depth: 1,500 feet (dual frequency), 900 feet (dual beam)
Includes a dual frequency transducer 50kHz (45°), 200kHz
(10°) for maximum saltwater performance or choose the optional dual
beam transducer 80kHz (45°), 200kHz (14°) for maximum freshwater
Patented transom/trolling mount transducer
UltraScrollT high rep rate sonar provides lightning-fast
New AutoGain technology enhances target visibility
See-Thru® technology: shows 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 o Adjustable depth line helps gauge desired fishing
levels and bottom clearance
Split zoom display offers a closer look at fish targets and
2X, 4X and bottomlock zoom
Adjustable keel offset
Alarms for fish size, shallow water, deep water and low battery
GPSMAP 540/ 540s*
• Tilt/swivel mount
• Protective front cover
• Power/data cable
• CANet cable
• Owner's manual
540s package includes dual frequency transducer
Get XM WX Satellite Weather with a Garmin
GXM 31 antenna.
GPSMAP 540 or 540s, built-in receiving antenna, transom
mount transducer (depending on the GPSMAP 540s configuration
below), power/data cable, crimp connectors, mounting bracket
with tilt/swivel, protective front cover, owner's manual
and quick reference guide
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
GPSMAP 530 Preloaded maps of U.S.
GPSMAP 540 Preloaded offshore BlueChart® maps for the
U.S. and the Bahamas.
Garmin's Complete Marine 2007 Line-up!
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
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.
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.
With dual frequency transom mount transducer