Garmin GPSMAP 84/8600 Multifunction Displays
Starting at $7,499.99 www.garmin.com
Garmin’s latest addition to the GPSMAP lineup are the 8400 and 8600 series, which offer the highest screen resolution available in a dedicated marine display, according to the manufacturer.
Available in 17-, 22-, and 24-inch sizes, the displays offer full multitouch control and full HD in-plane switching capability to provide accurate colors that are visible from all viewing angles, important when the displays get this big.
These units are more than just pretty, sleek, glass-display installations. They alsoease helm integration through built-in Wi-Fi and four wired Ethernet ports, and can be networked to show NMEA 2000 and engine and genset data.
Benefit Analysis: As the provided data gets more detailed you’ll want to be able to see it in every window of a split screen.
Installation: Professional recommended
Time: Whatever it takes. You’re rebuilding your entire system.
This article originally appeared in the May 2016 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.