For the Garmin CHIRP sonar, as well as the CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonars, a GT52-TM transducer is provided (also available without transducer). Also, a broad variety of transducers, such as the Panoptix LiveScope sonar, are fully supported (sold separately). It has a large, well-lit display, a fast and straightforward keypad interface with customizable buttons, and a variety of control knobs for a variety of purposes.
Sharing of sonar, maps, user data, dome or open-array radar, IP cameras, and Panoptix sonar is possible across several units thanks to Garmin Marine Network support. Autopilots, digital switches, weather, media, VHF, AIS, and other sensors are all supported, and network connection is provided through NMEA 2000® and NMEA 0183
Fantastic sonar capabilities are yours to use right now; all you need are transducers. Included in the GPSMAP 1242xsv is a Garmin 1 kW CHIRP sonar, as well as CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonars. Panoptix all-seeing sonar, high-end Garmin sonar modules, and a variety of transducers are all compatible with it (sold separately).
When connected to a network, a combination's internal sonar may be made available to any other device on the network. You have the option of adding further layers of data to the sonar display, such as radar, the time of day, or GPS speed.