The GPSMAP 3205 offers a mid-range option for boaters wanting the benefits of a seamless plug-and-play system and built-in maps for U.S. coastal areas, including Alaska and Hawaii. It has a 5-inch color display, and it can serve as a standalone plotter or network with other MFDs and sensors to deliver XM weather, radar and sonar. Unlike its 6- and 10-inch counterparts, this one does not offer a remote control, VGA output or video input options. However, it does provide full Garmin marine networking capability in a compact, budget-friendly format. Convenient soft key functions allow you to assign a feature such as map declutter to a specific key.
The GPSMAP 3205, along with the 3206 & 3210 come preloaded with the latest U.S. coastal marine maps utilizing BlueChart g2 technology. This new generation of BlueChart features a smoother layering and better integration of map graphics for easy panning, scrolling and zooming. It also offers a choice between a 3D "mariner's-eye-view", or the familiar 2D direct-overhead view - to make chart reading and orientation easier.