GPSMAP X3 Series 953xsv Chartplotter

Get a Sharper View from your Connected Helm

With 50% more display pixels and nearly double the processing power of previous-generation 9” GPSMAP devices, this crisp high-resolution chart plotter/sonar combo integrates seamlessly into your Garmin marine system.

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GPSMAP X3 Series 953xsv Chartplotter

The new GPSMAP X3 Series 953xsv 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 953xsv 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


With its added processing power        and new slimline design featuring   edge-to-edge glass and a smaller       unit footprint, it’s easy to retrofit       this 9” plotter in a wider range of     dash configurations.


New higher-resolution 9” IPS      displays offer improved sunlight readability and visibility from any   angle with 50% more pixels than previous-generation 9” GPSMAP devices.


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): 23.3 x 16.2 x 7.6cm
Display Size (W xH): 7.8” x 4.4”; 9.0”diagonal (19.9 x 11.2 cm; 22.9 cm diagonal)
Display Resolution (W xH): 1280 x 720pixels
Display Type: WXGAdisplay
Weight: 1.6kg
Accepts data cards: 2 microSD cards; 32 GBmax
Connections: 1 -Garmin Marine Networkport
1 -J1939port
1 -NMEA 2000port
1 -BNC video inputport
1 -USB
1 -12-pin transducer port (xsv modelsonly)

Product Inclusions:

  • GPSMAP 953xsvchartplotter;
  • 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 953xsv 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 2.9 kg
Dimensions 34.5 × 21 × 26 cm