Fully Integrated Multi-touch MFD

  • 15″ touchscreen display with pinch-to-zoom and other multi-touch controls
  • Switch all monitors in sync to a custom preset mode with SmartMode
  • Integrates sonar technologies, autopilot, connectivity, apps, engine data and more
  • 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS updates position and heading 10 times per second
  • Low-profile flush mount or smooth flat mount
  • Includes BlueChart® g2 U.S. coastal maps

Our fully integrated, 15″ touchscreen GPSMAP 8215 MFD (multifunction display) is one of the most technologically advanced, easy-to-use MFDs we have ever offered.

Multi-touch Glass Helm Display

The bright, crisp XGA touchscreen comes standard with preloaded BlueChart® g2 maps of the U.S. coast* and includes pinch-to-zoom and other touch controls for intuitive operation. Anti-glare and LED backlighting makes it easy to view in bright sunlight. And auto-dimming provides outstanding visibility at night.

Full System Integration

Integrates various sonar technologies, integrated autopilot, connectivity, apps, engine data and multi-media. Everything you need is at your fingertips, all on one screen.

Customize Layouts with SmartMode™

You can quickly change all screens at a helm in sync to a preset mode with the SmartMode. Switch all monitors in sync from one mode to another without manually switching each monitor separately. Fully customizable layouts, data and gauges allow you to place the information you need to see right where you want it.

High Performance System

External GPS19x smart antenna with 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver updates position and heading 10 times per second to display a more fluid vessel movement and dramatically improves your ability to accurately mark and navigate to 5,000 waypoints.

Includes BlueChart g2

BlueChart g2 marine maps feature crisp labeling and an overall smooth presentation on your chartplotter display. In addition to the basic charts, tidal stations, currents, depth contours, IALA symbols and included fishing charts, BlueChart g2 offers smooth transitions between zoom levels and seamless continuity across chart boundaries. Covered by our exclusive New Chart Guarantee.

GRID™ (Garmin Remote Input Device)

GRID is a remote device that provides full control of all GPSMAP 8000 Glass Helm series devices. Rotary knob and joystick controls provide navigation through menus and screens and allows you to seamlessly navigate between monitors at a station. Control single or multiple monitors with one device. Supports multiple devices per station. Small footprint can be integrated into a captain’s chair (sold separately).

Flexible Mounting Options

The 8215 MFD is compatible with our low-profile flush mount. For the ultimate in custom appearance, check out our exclusive flat-mount glass helm option.

 

Physical & Performance

Unit dimensions, WxHxD 15 7/8” x 12 1/6” x 3 11/16″ (40.2 x 30.6 x 9.4 cm)
Display size, WxH 12″ x 9″, 15″ diagonal (30.5 x 22.9 cm, 38.1 cm diagonal)
Display resolution, WxH 1024 x 768 pixels
Display type Touchscreen XGA display (anti-glare finish)
Weight 16.8 lb (7.62 kg)
Battery none
Battery life none
Waterproof Yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver Yes
Antenna GPS19x Smart Antenna
NMEA input/output 4 NMEA 0183 inputs, 2 NMEA 0183 outputs, 1 NMEA 2000 port
Power consumption 2.5A at 12V; 1.3A at 24V

Maps & Memory

Basemap Yes
Preloaded maps Yes (Coastal maps)
Ability to add maps Yes
Built-in memory 64 GB
Accepts data cards external Garmin Card Reader (accepts SD™ cards)
Waypoints/favorites/locations 5,000
Routes 100
Track log 50,000 points; 50 saved tracks

Features & Benefits

Garmin radar compatible Yes
Garmin sonar compatible Yes
Garmin Marine Network™ compatible Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Supports AIS (tracks target ships’ position) Yes
Supports DSC (displays position data from DSC capable VHF radio) Yes
Audible alarms Yes
Tide tables Yes
Hunt/fish calendar No
Sun and moon information Yes
3-D map view Yes (with Optional BlueChart g2 Card)
Auto Guidance Yes
XM WX Weather & Radio for U.S. & Canada compatible Yes
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads) No
Voice prompts (e.g. “Turn right in 500 ft.”) No
Speaks street names (e.g. “Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.”) No
Headphone jack/audio line-out No
Audio/video input/output Yes
Portable No
Automotive/motorcycle-friendly No
Additional Interface Inputs/Outputs: 1 House CAN, 1 Engine CAN, 4 Garmin Marine Network, 4 composite BNC video in, 1 component BNC video in (480i/576i), 1 DVI-I monitor video out, 1 DVI-I PC video input

SmartMode compatible: yes

Multi-touch: yes

  • GPSMAP 8215
  • GPS 19x NMEA 2000® (with pole mount, flush mount and under deck mount adapters)¹
  • Garmin card reader¹
  • Protective cover
  • Flush mount gasket and hardware
  • Power cable
  • NMEA 0183 cable
  • NMEA 2000 2 m backbone/drop cable
  • NMEA 2000 10 m backbone cable
  • NMEA 2000 power cable
  • NMEA 2000 T-connector & terminator kit
  • Manual case with documentation
For more accessories, please contact our staff or visit Garmin.com.