GPSMAP X3 Series 1253xsv Chartplotter

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Get a Sharper View from your Connected Helm

With its sleek design, powerful processing and upgraded IPS display, this advanced 12” chartplotter/sonar combo integrates seamlessly into your Garmin marine system.

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GPSMAP X3 Series 1253xsv Chartplotter

The new GPSMAP X3 Series 1253xsv Chartplotter has higher resolution displays with more pixels than previous generation GPSMAP devices. With a compact footprint and higher processing power, they seamlessly integrate into your Garmin marine ecosystem.


Easily integrate with more engines. Connect to compatible third-party devices with OneHelm™ digital switching. Easily build your marine system using the best of network connectivity. Easily build your marine system using the best of network connectivity. See below your boat with built-in sonar capabilities. Manage your marine experience from nearly anywhere2.


See the World Below

   UHD Scanning    Panoptix Support


Get built-in Ultra High-Definition SideVü and ClearVü scanning sonars with vivid, high-contrast color palettes        to help distinguish fish from structure. GPSMAP 1253xsv     also supports 1 kW CHIRP traditional sonar capabilities.


Pair with Panoptix or Panoptix LiveScope easy-to-interpret live sonar (transducer sold separately) to see all around your boat in real time.


Navigate with ease

                Bluechart G3 Vision


With its ultrasleek design, vivid sonar color palette   and high-resolution 12” in-plane switching display, this large format chartplotter/sonar combo offers improved sunlight readability and wide-angle  visibility.


These optional charts offer the best of Garmin and Navionics® data, Auto Guidance3 technology and other    premium navigation features.


Connect to everything on your boat

  • GARMIN MARINE NETWORK: If you have multiple compatible Garmin devices on your boat, you can share information — such as maps, user data, radar and IP camera video — among them.
  • NMEA 2000® AND NMEA 0183 NETWORKS: Connect to compatible autopilots, digital switching, weather, Fusion-Link audio system, media, VHF, AIS and more from one screen.
  • ACTIVECAPTAIN® APP: Built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity pairs with the free all-in-one mobile app for access to the OneChart feature, smart notifications, software updates, Garmin Helm digital switching, Garmin Quickdraw™ Community data and more4.
  • INTEGRATED ANT® TECHNOLOGY: Connect with some of your favorite devices, such as quatix® marine watches, gWind Wireless 2 transducers, GNX™ Wind marine instruments and wireless remote controls.
  • J1939 CONNECTIVITY: Now you can connect your chartplotter to different kinds of engines, including select Yamaha engines.
  • ONEHELM FEATURE: This exclusive feature brings together all the operations and capabilities of select third-party devices, such as EmpirBus digital switching, on one screen.


Physical Specifications

Unit Dimensions (W x H x D): 30.8 x 22.8 x 8.2cm
Display Size (W xH): 10.3” x 6.4”; 12.1” diagonal (26.2 x 16.3 cm; 30.7 cm diagonal)
Display Resolution (W xH): 1280 x 800pixels
Display Type: WXGAdisplay
Weight: 3.0kg
Accepts data cards: 2 microSD cards; 32 GBmax
Connections: 2 -Garmin Marine Networkports
1 -J1939port
1 -NMEA 2000port
1 -BNC video input port
1 -HDMI video outputport
1 -USB
1 -12-pin transducer port (xsv models only)


Product Inclusions:

  • GPSMAP 1253xsv chartplotter;
  • MicroSD preinstalled;
  • Power cable;
  • NMEA 2000 T-connector;
  • NMEA 2000 drop cable;
  • Bail Mount with knobs;
  • Flush Mount Kit with gasket;
  • Protective Cover
  • Trim piece snap covers; and
  • Documentation.

GPSMAP 1253xsv is preloaded with BlueChart® g3 for Australia and New Zealand and built-in Auto Guidance technology1.


Purchase to install on your own or better yet why not contact us at QME to install it for you correctly, the first time.


Sold separately
Requires ActiveCaptain app on your compatible smartphone paired to the GPSMAP 723xsv
Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations
When paired with your compatible smartphone

Additional information

Weight 5.5 kg
Dimensions 42.5 × 22.5 × 29 cm