Step up to a 12” touchscreen chartplotter with the GPSMAP 1242 Touch. Ideal
for coastal cruisers, it includes preloaded BlueChart g2 charts and
HD maps with market-leading features such as Depth Range Shading and Shallow
Water Shading. It features full networking capabilities to build your marine
system with radar, autopilot, sonar modules, instruments and sensors. It also
supports FLIR cameras,
GRID™ keypad, GXM™ 53 marine weather
receiver, FUSION-Link™ audio system, VIRB® camera streaming and more. Network
sharing allows you to share data among all compatible units connected to the
network. Built-in Wi-Fi® supports the ActiveCaptain app.
Preloaded with Exceptional Garmin Cartography
You get both LakeVü HD inland waters mapping and BlueChart g2 coastal charts
covering the coastal U.S.
LakeVü HD provides highly detailed freshwater maps that include 17,000+ U.S.
lakes, rivers and reservoirs. Included in those are more than 13,000 HD lakes
up to 1’ contours. Upgrade to LakeVü HD Ultra with Max Def Lakes to access the
Auto Guidance¹ feature, sonar imagery and more.
BlueChart g2 HD covers the East Coast, West Coast, Gulf of Mexico, U.S. and
the Canadian side of the Great Lakes. It includes basic coastal charts, tidal
and current stations, depth contours, IALA nav symbols and fishing charts.
Upgrade to BlueChart® g2 Vision® HD to access Auto Guidance¹ and more.
Built-in Quickdraw Contours to Create Your Own HD Maps
Instantly create personalized HD fishing maps onscreen with 1’ contours.
Tailor them to fit your needs. These are your maps — you own them. Keep the
data to yourself, or share it with the Quickdraw Community.
Build Your Marine System
The touchscreen combo is fully networked using the Garmin Marine Network, NMEA
2000®/NMEA 0183, J1939 and built-in ANT® connectivity, so you can build your
marine system with radar, autopilot, sonar modules, instruments, sensors, FLIR
cameras, FUSION-Link, VIRB camera streaming and more. Network sharing allows
you to share data among all compatible units connected to the network.
The Ultimate Connected Boating App
Built in Wi-Fi gives you access to the free all-in-one ActiveCaptain app, so
you can manage your marine experience from nearly anywhere. It creates a
simple yet powerful connection between your compatible mobile device and your
Garmin chartplotter, charts, maps and the boating community. Wherever you are,
you’ll have unlimited access to your cartography, the ability to purchase new
maps and charts and access to the
Contours Community. Stay connected with smart notifications on your
chartplotter screen. You can also plan a trip or prefish a lake, and
ActiveCaptain will automatically sync with your chartplotter. Even get
notifications for software updates, and decide when to download them on your
Built-in SailAssist Features
To help you gain a wind-maximizing competitive edge, your chartplotter
features a prerace guidance page. It 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.
Heading and Position Refreshed 10 Times Per Second
The fast, responsive 10 Hz GPS and GLONASS receiver refreshes your position
and heading 10 times each second to make your movement on the screen more
fluid. Now, it’s quick and easy to drop up to 5,000 accurate waypoints and
find your way back to them.
¹Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe
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