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Garmin GPSMAP 1223/1223xsv, GPSMAP 1223xsv with GMR18HD 18 Radome

Product Codes: GAR1223, GAR1223X, GAR1223XR

Garmin GPSMAP 1223 chartplotters features a 12.1-inch colour windscreen touchscreen display and comes preloaded with a worldwide basemap.The Garmin GPSMAP 1223 features a high-sensitivity internal 10Hx GPS/GLONASS that will update your position and heading 10 times per second. Using ActiveCaptain App and Wi-Fi you can also connect with a smartphone or tablet.

The Garmin GPSMAP 1223 comprises of three models;

1. Garmin GPSMAP 1223 (no sounder/sonar capability)
2. Garmin GPSMAP 1223xsv
3. Garmin GPSMAP 1223xsv with GMR18HD 18 Radome

Only the Garmin GPSMAP 1223xsv models feature Garmin CHIRP SideVu, CHIRP ClearVu and CHIRP traditional sonar. To take advantage of Garmin GPSMAP 1223xsv sounder/sonar features you will need to additionally purchase a compatible Garmin transducer separately.


Garmin GPSMAP 1223 - £2199.99

Garmin GPSMAP 1223xsv - £2399.99

Garmin GPSMAP 1223xsv with GMR18HD 18 Radome - £3599.99


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The Garmin GPSMAP 1223 chartplotters available to purchase on this webpage comprises of three models;

‣1. Garmin GPSMAP 1223 with Worldwide Basemap
‣2. Garmin GPSMAP 1223xsv with Worldwide Basemap (xsv with ability to add a Garmin transducer)
‣3. Garmin GPSMAP 1223xsv with Worldwide Basemap (xsv with ability to add a Garmin transducer) and GMR18HD 18 Radome

The Garmin GPSMAP 1223/1223xsv chartplotters both feature a 12.1-inch colour touchscreen display. You can save 5,000 accurate waypoints and navigate back to them quickly and easily. Waypoints, tracks and frequently used routes can be transferred too and the Garmin chartplotter allows the transfer of industry-standard GPX software formatted data files.

The Garmin GPSMAP 1223/1223xsv models are preloaded with a worldwide basemap. Additional detailed Garmin Bluechart g3 marine charts on pre-programmed microSD/SD card can also be purhcased from ActiveGPS. The very best and latest charts, named BlueChart g3 Vision include premium features such as high resolution satellite imagery of harbours, ports, etc, auto guidance, MarinerEye - keep an eye on 3D information above the waterline and FishEye - provides 3D information below the waterline.

Built-in sonar capabilities come as standard with the Garmin GPSMAP 1223xsv models only. The Garmin GPSMAP 1223xsv model includes Garmin CHIRP SideVu, CHIRP ClearVu and CHIRP traditional sonar. All three Garmin GPSMAP 1223 chartplotters also supports Panoptix all-seeing sonar, premium Garmin sonar and a wide range of transducers (sold separately). For customers who purchase the Garmin GPSMAP 1223 (without sonar), it is possible to add sonar capabilities at a later date with the additional purchase of a Garmin external black box.

Ultra High-Definition Scanning Sonar (Garmin GPSMAP 1223xsv models ONLY)

Get built-in Ultra High-Definition SideVu and ClearVu scanning sonars with vivid, high-contrast colour palettes to help distinguish fish from structure when purchasing and pairing the Garmin GPSMAP 1223xsv models only with a compatible Garmin transducer. GPSMAP 1223xsv also supports 1 kW CHIRP traditional sonar capabilities.

‣Dual-frequency (50/200 KHZ) Sonar capable
‣Dual-beam (77/200 KHZ) Sonar capable

The Garmin GPSMAP 1223xsv chartplotters support the following frequencies;

‣Traditional: 50/77/83/200 kHz
‣CHIRP (low, medium, high)
‣ClearVu (260/455/800 kHz)
‣SideVu (260/455/800 kHz)
‣UHD ClearVu/ SideVu (800/1000/1200kHz)
(dependent on transducer)

To find the perfect transducer to partner your GPSMAP 1223xsv and your boat please complete our online transducer form. Alternatively, if you know which transducer your require (we do however recommend that you complete our online form to find the perfect transducer) you can view the comprehensive range of transducers available buy from ActiveGPS. Pictured below, transom mounted transducer, thru-hull transducer and in-hull transducer.

Built-in WiFi connectivity enables control of the Garmin chartplotter using BlueChart Mobile 2.0 app or Garmin ActiveCaptain app whereby connectivity pairs with the free all-in-one mobile app for access to the OneChart feature, smart notifications, software updates, Garmin Helm, Garmin Quickdraw Community data and more.

You can share sonar, maps, user data, dome or open-array radar, IP cameras and Panoptix sonar.

Heading and position is refreshed on screen 10 times per second enabling fluid viewing of your boat or yacht GPS position. There is a high-sensitivity, fast, responsive 10Hz GPS and GLONASS receiver. The GPSMAP 1223/1223xsv chartplotters also features NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 connectivity.

Garmin SailAssist sailing features enables you to view laylines, race start line guidance, enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, true wind data fields and tide/current/time slider, wind angle, set and drift, wind speed and more.

Built-in ANT connectivity enables connection with some of your favourite devices, such as the Garmin quatix 5 marine watch, Garmin gWind Wireless 2 transducers, Garmin GNX Windmarine instruments and wireless remote controls including the Garmin GRID 20 Remote Input Device.

The Garmin GPSMAP 1223/1223xsv features J1939 connectivity. J1939 connectivity enables you to connect the Garmin GPSMAP 1223 or GPSMAP 1223xsv chartplotter to different kinds of engines, including Yamaha engines. In addition, the Garmin GPSMAP 1223 models feature OneHelm, this exclusive feature brings together all the operations and capabilities of third-party devices, such as EmpirBus digital switching, on one screen.

Garmin GPSMAP 1223 Features

‣12.1-inch multi-touch WXGA screen chartplotter
‣Preloaded Garmin worldwide basemap
‣Touchscreen display
‣Built-in 10 Hz high-sensitivity GPS receiver
‣Sonar connectivity - Garmin GPSMAP 1223xsv models only
‣CHIRP ClearVu - Garmin GPSMAP 1223xsv models only
‣CHIRP SideVu - Garmin GPSMAP 1223xsv models only
‣Panoptix support
‣Blackbox sonar support
‣Waterproof to IPX7
‣Wireless communication via built-in Wi-Fi
‣ActiveCaptain App compatible
‣FUSION-Link support
‣Quickdraw Contours
‣NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 compatible
‣Radar compatible
‣J1939 connectivity
‣OneHelm feature
‣Supports optional Garmin BlueChart g3 HD charts for Auto Guidance and other premium navigation features
‣2 year manufacturers guarantee


When you purchase the Garmin GPSMAP 1223/1223xsv from ActiveGPS a bail mount and flush mount kit are included in the box. These mounting options enable you to mount the GPSMAP 1223/1223xsv chartplotter against most flat surfaces on your boat. A power cable is also included. When purchasing the Garmin GPSMAP 1223xsv additional 8-pin transducer to 12-pin sounder adapter cable is included for connection to a compatible transducer (sold separately).

Chart Coverage

Garmin GPSMAP 1223 and GPSMAP 1223xsv marine chartplotters are preloaded with a worldwide basemap. The worldwide basemap is a non-detailed map for general reference.

To add marine charts to the Garmin GPMAP 1223/1223xsv requires the purchase of a Garmin BlueChart g3 title. With lots of different charts avialable you can find the perfect Garmin Bluechart for the area of water you will be using the Garmin GPSMAP 1223 or 1223xsv chartplotter. Three different chart and chart sizes are shown below. The first covers a small area or water (small chart), the second a slightly larger area of water (regular chart), while the third shows the largest chart size (large chart) Garmin produce. View all Garmin GPSMAP 1223 and GPSMAP 1223xsv compatible Garmin g3 BlueCharts.

What's in the box? (when purchased from

Product code: GAR1223

‣Garmin GPSMAP 1223 chartplotter with preloaded Worldwide basemap
‣Power cable
‣NMEA 2000 T-connector
‣NMEA 2000 drop cable (2 metres)
Bail mount kit with knobs
Flush mount kit with gasket
Protective cover
‣Trim piece snap covers

Product code: GAR1223X

‣Garmin GPSMAP 1223 chartplotter with preloaded Worldwide basemap
‣Power cable
‣NMEA 2000 T-connector
‣NMEA 2000 drop cable (2 metres)
8-pin transducer to 12-pin sounder adapter cable
Bail mount kit with knobs
Flush mount kit with gasket
Protective cover
‣Trim piece snap covers

Product code: GAR1223XR

‣Garmin GPSMAP 1223 chartplotter with preloaded Worldwide basemap
‣Power cable
‣NMEA 2000 T-connector
‣NMEA 2000 drop cable (2 metres)
8-pin transducer to 12-pin sounder adapter cable
Bail mount kit with knobs
Flush mount kit with gasket
Protective cover
‣Trim piece snap covers
‣GMR 18 HD+ radome
‣Mounting hardware kit
‣Power cable (15 metres)
‣Network cable (15 metres)
‣Installation instructions
‣Mounting template


Garmin GPSMAP 1223/1223xsv Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the Garmin GPSMAP 1223/1223xsv? Accessories available to purchase include replacement protective cover, 8-pin power/data cable and bail mount. Pictured below are a few of the other accessories that arecompatible and will enhance the functionality and usability of the Garmin GPSMAP 1223 and GPSMAP 1223xsv chartplotters. View all Garmin GPSMAP 1223 and GPSMAP 1223xsv accessories.

Garmin GPSMAP 1223/1223xsv Power/data Cable


‣Power and connect your Garmin GPSMAP 1223 or 1223xsv chartplotter with this 8-pin power/data cable.

Garmin GPSMAP 1223/1223xsv GRID 20 Remote Input Device


‣Garmin GRID 20 remote input device provides access and control of your entire Garmin marine system.

Garmin GPSMAP 1223/1223xsv SteadyCast Heading Sensor


‣Garmin SteadyCast heading sensor provides fast calibration and premium heading accuracy.

Garmin GPSMAP 1223 Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS, Wi-Fi, Ant technology
‣Display: 12.1-inch touchscreen WVGA display (1280 x 800 pixels)
‣Display size: 262mm x 163mm; 307mm diagonal
‣Battery: None
‣Mounting options: Bail mount or flush mount
‣Waypoints/favourites/locations: 5,000
‣Track Log: 50,000 points, 50 saved tracks
‣Routes: 100
‣Basemap: Preloaded with worldwide basemap
‣Antenna: Internal or external over NMEA 2000
‣Receiver: 10 Hz high-sensitivity
‣NMEA input/output: NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 compatible
‣Wireless connectivity: Yes
‣J1939 compatible: Yes
‣Built-in memory: None (cannot load maps to internal memory)
‣SD card slot: Yes, 2 microSD cards (back of unit)
‣Garmin radar compatible: Yes
‣Garmin sonar compatible: GPSMAP 1223 model: Requires additional purchase of external black box, GPSMAP 1223xsv models: Yes, built-in
‣Supports Fusioin-Link compatible radios: Yes
‣GSD Black Box Sonar support: Yes
‣GCV Black Box Sonar support: Yes
‣ActiveCaptain compatible: Yes
‣Wireless remote compatible: Yes
‣Waterproof: Yes, IPX7
‣Dimensions: Width - 308mm, Height - 228mm, Depth - 82mm
‣Weight: 3kg
‣Guarantee: 2-year
Garmin GPSMAP 1223 manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

Why buy from us?

We are official Authorised Internet Retailers for Garmin. We sell genuine Garmin products, accessories and maps. We purchase from assigned Garmin UK distributors. We do not buy on the grey market and we do not sell counterfeit products. You can rest assured that by purchasing from ActiveGPS you will receive the full support of Garmin.

Page last reviewed: 6th June 2024

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