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AQUAMAP 1252xs

AQUAMAP 1252xs

Part Number 010-01846-20


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Infinite Fishing with New AQUAMAP

  • Multi language support : English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indonesia Bahasa, Malaysia Bahasa, Vietnamese, Burmese, Hindi, Gujarat.
  • 12-inch color display with keypad interface and multifunction control knob.
  • Fully network capable for Garmin Marine Network and NMEA 2000  plus NMEA 0183 support
  • Includes sonar capability with built-in 500W 77/200kHz & 2kW 50/200kHz traditional sonar, 1 kW wide-band CHIRP sonar and 500 W CHIRP ClearVü scanning sonar gives a clearer picture of what’s below the boat as a photographic image with representation of objects, structure and fish and even supports optional 3rd party 2kW traditional 50/200kHz sonar transducers.
  • High-sensitivity internal 10 Hz GPS, GLONASS and BEIDOU powerful positioning system what quick and easy to drop up to 30,000 accurate waypoints let you find your way back to your secret fishing hot spots.(external GPS antenna is required)

An advanced all-in-one solution with 12-inch AQUAMAP® keyed GPS Chartplotter/Fishfinder/Radar multifunction display (MFD) for professional market. Features a large, bright screen coupled with specific knob and short cut keys that makes the customers more convenience to use. Garmin Marine Network support allows you to share maps, user data, radar and IP cameras among multiple units. NMEA 2000® and NMEA 0183 supports network connectivity including autopilots, digital switching, weather, media, VHF, AIS, engine monitoring and other sensors. Includes full suite of built-in SailAssist features. With capability for Garmin CHIRP sonar, CHIRP ClearVü. It also has built-in support for Panoptix all-seeing sonar and premium Garmin sonar modules (transducers sold separately).


Complete Network Sharing

Garmin Marine Network support allows sharing of sonar, maps, user data, dome or open-array radar, IP cameras and Panoptix sonar among multiple units. Includes NMEA 2000® network connectivity and NMEA 0183 support for autopilots, digital switching, weather, media, VHF, AIS, engine monitoring and other sensors.



Built-in Sonar Capabilities

Right out of the box, you have access to some amazing sonar capabilities; all you have to add are transducers. Comes with built-in Garmin 500W 77/200kHz & 2kW 50/200kHz traditional sonar, 1 kW wide-band CHIRP sonar, 500W CHIRP ClearVü scanning sonar and also with capability to support optional the 3rd party 2kW traditional transducers. It even 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. You can also choose what information is overlaid on the sonar screen; for example time of day or GPS speed.



Shift Zoom & Color Rejection of Sonar

Shift Zoom feature lets you control your owned display portion to focus on detailed sonar data you need. Color Rejection feature lets you concentrate on simpler colors display on sonar page.



Heading, Position Refreshed 10 Times per Second

Fast, responsive built-in 10 Hz GPS, GLONASS and  BEIDOU refreshes your position and heading 10 times each second to make your movement on the screen more fluid. It makes dropping up to 30,000 accurate waypoints — and finding your way back to them — quick and easy.


Upgrade to Our Best Maps on the Water

Two standard SD™ card slots provide expandable memory for accessory map purchases such as BlueChart g2 HD,  BlueChart g2 Vision HD. The BlueChart g2 Vision HD provide exclusive Garmin Auto Guidance1, a technology that directs you to your hot spots. Based on your boat’s specifications, Auto Guidance instantly creates a visual path you can follow to avoid shallow water and other charted obstructions.


Quickdraw Contours to Create Your Own HD Maps

Quickdraw Contours is a free, easy-to-use software feature already installed on your AQUAMAP. It instantly creates your own personalized HD fishing maps on screen with 1-foot contours. Tailor the maps as needed; you own them. Keep the data for yourself, or share it with Garmin or your friends through Quickdraw Community on Garmin Connect™. No special surveying expertise is required. You just fish while Quickdraw Contours creates maps. There’s no waiting around or sending your files away like other mapping software requires — your results appear instantly.


MotionScope Feature Compatible with Fantom Solid State Doppler Radar

MotionScope™ technology uses the Doppler effect to detect and highlight moving targets to help avoid collisions, find flocks of birds and track weather  formations. The Doppler effect is the frequency shift in the radar echo due to the relative motion of the target. This allows for instant detection of any targets moving toward or away from the radar. MotionScope highlights the moving targets on the radar display so you can navigate around other boats or severe weather — or toward fishing spots where birds are feeding at the surface.

Video Input & Output

Share display from other device and you can output video to bigger screen and even out of the bridge


Quick Buttons Operation of GAIN/CLUTTER/RANGE/VRM & the Nice Knob

With 12 inch  large, bright displays that feature keypad interface with shortcut GAIN/CLUTTER/RANGE/VRM keys and multifunction knob.


Built-in SailAssist Features

To help you gain a wind-maximizing competitive edge, your multifunction display (MFD) features a pre-race guidance page that shows your virtual starting line along with data fields showing laylines, time to burn before the start and a race timer that can be synchronized across all your networked Garmin GPS products. In addition, other supported sailing features include an enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, set and drift, true and apparent wind data and more.


GPX Waypoints Transfer

If you have waypoints, tracks or frequently used routes stored on another manufacturer’s GPS product — or on a Garmin handheld device — it’s easy to transfer those items to your new Garmin multifunction display (MFD) via industry-standard GPX software formatting.

Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 14.1" x 8.9" x 2.7" (35.8 x 22.6 x 6.9 cm)
Display size, WxH 10.3" x 6.4" (26.2 x 16.3 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 1280 x 800 pixels
Display type WSVGA display
Weight 5.2 lbs. (2.34 kg)
Antenna External BNC or external over NMEA 2000
NMEA 2000® compatible  
NMEA 0183 compatible  
Power consumption Max power usage at 12 Vdc: 43.2 W
Typical current draw at 12 Vdc: 2.2 A
Max current draw at 12 Vdc: 3.6 A
Mounting options Bail or flush
Garmin Marine Network™  

Maps & Memory

Preloaded maps   WorldWide Shaded Relief Map
Accepts data cards 2 SD™ cards
Waypoints 30,000
Routes 200
Track log 50,000 points; 50 saved tracks

Chartplotter Features

Garmin Radar compatible  
Garmin Sonar compatible  
Supports AIS (tracks target ships position)  
Supports DSC (displays position data from DSC-capable VHF radio)  
Tide tables  
GSD™ Black Box sonar support  
GCV™ Black Box sonar support  
GRID™ (Garmin Remote Input Device) compatible  

Sonar Features & Specifications

Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable  
Dual-beam (77/200 kHz) sonar capable  
Frequencies supported Traditional: 50/200, 77/200 kHz
Single Channel CHIRP: 40 to 240 kHz
Garmin ClearVü CHIRP: 260/455/800 kHz
(dependent on transducer)
Transmit power
Traditional 50/200 kHz sonar: 2 kW
77/200 kHz sonar: Max 500W
CHIRP high/mid/low bands : Max 1kW
Garmin ClearVü CHIRP: Max 500 W
(dependent on transducer)
CHIRP sonar technology  
Maximum depth 5,000 ft at 2kW (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 8
NMEA 0183 compatible ports 2
Video input/output  
  • AQUAMAP 1252xs MFD
  • 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 
  • Documentation
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Software License Agreement

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Garmin Corporation ("Garmin") grants you a limited, non-exclusive license to use the upgrade software ("Software") in binary executable form in the normal operation of the applicable Garmin products. Title, ownership rights, and intellectual property rights in and to the Software remain in Garmin. This license is personal to you and you may make copies of the software only for your personal use. You agree that this license agreement does not need to be signed for it to take effect.

The software is provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind — either expressed or implied — including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Garmin does not warrant the performance of the software or that the software will meet your requirements or operate error free.

You acknowledge that this Software is the property of Garmin and is protected under United States of America copyright laws and international copyright treaties. You further acknowledge that the structure, organization, and code of the Software are valuable trade secrets of Garmin and that the Software in source code form remains a valuable trade secret of Garmin. You agree not to decompile, disassemble, modify, reverse assemble, reverse engineer, or reduce to human readable form the Software or any part thereof or create any derivative works based on the Software.

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Aquamap 10x2/12x2(xs) V3.10

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GPS software update

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Aquamap 10x2/12x2(xs) V3.10

Release Note:

  • Expanded allowable values for dynamic lake level.
  • Re-organized and improved presentation of SD card popup page.
  • Added ability to auto align vessel icon to heading or COG based on speed (Vessel orientation mode).
  • Fixed an issue where heading line options weren't displaying on navigation chart.
  • Improved heading line display on radar overlay pages.
  • Added additional LiveScope color palettes.
  • Added Compress Range, Reverse Range, and other LiveScope user interface improvements.
  • Improved NMEA2000 device information page to show the device's calibration status on first page.
  • Added heave PGN (127252) support on NMEA2000.
  • Added water speed as a source of odometry.
  • Added new Vivid Color Schemes for ClearVu and SideVu Sonar.
  • Added support for GLS 10 Ghost Tree Rejection. (Garmin Livescope)
  • Added support for duplicate names to waypoints, routes, and saved tracks.
  • Added support for route turns that are not waypoints.
  • Added new sonar selection prompt for certain Garmin transducers and any transducer without an ID.
  • Added support for MARPA auto tracking.
  • Prioritized traditional sonar source for water depth and temperature.
  • Waypoint VMG can be displayed while navigating using Go To.
  • Added new indicators for currently active alarms.
  • Improved sonar scroll speed controls.
  • Improved autopilot controls for keyed devices on autopilot page.

Installation Instructions:

  1. Please use AQUAMAP_V2_v3.10_STEP_1.exe to make an update card and insert it to the unit to do the pre-installation. The unit will reboot two times and the screen might be flashing or blanking out into several colors, which is normal behavior. Please wait until the whole process has been done before moving to the next step. It will take about 5 minutes to finish.
  2. Use AQUAMAP_V2_v3.10_STEP_2.exe to make an update card and insert it to the unit to do the secondary installation. This package will install the main partition. The unit will reboot two times and please wait until the whole process has been done before moving to the next step. It will take about 5 minutes to finish. After reboot, user need to pass through the startup wizard options before moving forward to next step.
  3. Use AQUAMAP_V2_v3.10_STEP_3.exe to make an update card and insert it to the unit to do the third installation. This package will install the recovery partition. The unit will reboot two times and please wait until the whole process has been done. It will take about 5 minutes to finish.
  4. Please do not turn off the unit while the update is in progress. If any of the steps become unsuccessful, try to repeat the same installation step again, avoid moving directly to next step.

System requirements:

  • IBM-compatible PC running Windows 2000 or later operating system and an available SD card reader.

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GPS software update

Installation Instructions:

  1. Copy "gps_fw.bin" file under Garmin\RemoteSW folder on SD card.
  2. Insert the SD card into the unit, select “Update GPS Software” to activate the GPS software update.

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