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Garmin GPSMAP 531s

5" QVGA Display Marine GPS Navigation Receiver with Dual-beam Transducer (010-00761-01)

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Product Features:
  • 5" Display Marine GPS Navigation Receiver
  • Basemap contains worldwide satellite images in place of traditional maps
  • Preloaded with charts for over 14,000 U.S. lakes and navigable rivers (US Inland Lake Map Data)
  • Two NMEA 0183 I/O ports
  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver for superior satellite tracking and quicker acquisition times
  • Receives U.S. graphical weather data via optional GXM 51 satellite receiver/antenna
  • Powerful dual-frequency transducer illustrates depth contours, fish targets and structures via sonar
  • NMEA 2000®-certified for easy connectivity with sensors, instruments and future Garmin devices
  • Single SD memory card slot for BlueChart g2 Vision cards
  • Supports AIS to track target ship positions
  • Compatible with GXM 51 for XM Satellite Radio and XM WX Satellite Weather
  • High-speed processor for fast screen redraws and smooth panning
  • Streamlined user interface makes it simple to select modes and features
  • Backlit keypad for easy operation in low light conditions
  • Supports DSC to display position data from DSC capable VHF radios
  • UltraScroll high rep rate sonar provides lightning-fast screen updates
  • AutoGain technology enhances target visibility
  • See-Thru technology shows weak and strong returns simultaneously
  • Water temperature log graphically records water temp data
  • Adjustable depth line helps gauge desired fishing levels and bottom clearance
  • Split zoom display offers a closer look at fish targets and bottom structure
  • Alarms for fish size, shallow water, deep water, and low battery
  • Garmin Part Number: 010-00761-01, 0100076101
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix warranty
Product Specifications:
  • Display: Ultra-bright 5" diagonal QVGA
  • Resolution: 234 x 320 pixels
  • Brightness: >800 nits
  • Power output: 400 watts (RMS) 3200 watts (peak to peak), dual frequency
  • Depth: 900 feet/300 meters (dual beam)
  • Waypoints/favorites/locations: 3,000
  • Routes: 100
  • Track log: 10,000 points; 50 saved tracks
  • Bottomlock Zoom: 2X and 4X
  • Adjustable keel offset
  • Dimensions: 2-15/16"D x 6-7/16"W x 5-15/16"H
Package Includes:
  1. GPSMAP 531s
  2. Tilt/swivel mount
  3. Protective front cover
  4. Power/data cable
  5. Documentation
  6. Dual beam transducer

Portable GPS Features

Screen Size
The screen size dimension is measured diagonally in inches.
5"
Touchscreen
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
No
Resolution (pixels)
A display's pixel resolution defines its ability to resolve fine details. Digital TVs and projectors measure screen resolution in pixels. The higher the resolution, the more detailed the picture will be.
234 x 320 
Waterproof
Does not allow water to pass through the device keeping it dry.
Yes
Built-In Antenna
Provides superior reception and can provide position accuracy.
Yes
Built-In Compass
This means that the device has a compass built into it. The compass can make traveling and finding your destination easier.
Yes
Built-In Altimeter
This means that the device has a barometric altimeter integrated into it. This is used to determine your current elevation and altitude.
Yes
MP3 Playback
If "Yes", MP3 files can be played back on the car stereo either on a memory card or loaded directly from your computer using a USB cable. We recommend reading the item description to see how MP3 files are loaded to the unit.
No
WMA Playback
If "Yes", WMA files can be played back on the navigation unit either on a memory card or loaded directly from your computer using a USB cable. We recommend reading the item description to see how WMA files are loaded to the unit.
No
3.5mm Stereo Jack
Uses a 3.5mm stereo jack to connect to an audio source. This is the common size found on most CD and Mp3 players, as well as most home computers.
No
A/V Input
A/V (Audio/Video) inputs allow the unit to playback external audio and/or video sources typically using common, composite RCA connections. For example, you could connect an external DVD player, XBox360 or other audio or video device if the unit has an audio and video input. 1 A/V Input refers to 1 set of audio and video inputs. Other inputs may be included on the unit and we recommend you read the product description to find what type the unit has.
No
USB Port
This means that the item has a USB port. The port can be used to provide the unit with updates or to transfer data on to it.
No
Bluetooth Capable
Bluetooth® technology allows two or more electronic devices to communicate with each other wirelessly, such as using your cell phones "hands-free" or transmitting music to Bluetooth enabled receiver. If a unit is Bluetooth capable, it typically can allow you to connect to your Bluetooth cell phone to make and receive calls. Others can access your phone and address book too via Bluetooth. Other Bluetooth capable units offer even more services, such as live traffic information and map upgrades.

More uses of Bluetooth technology include transmitting music to a compatible receiver, printing wirelessly from a computer, and many other wireless uses. Please see the item description for more specific information regarding what features the unit includes.

No
Traffic Tuner
In-dash navigation units with satellite radio have the option for a traffic tuner, also called a Traffic Message Channel. A Traffic Message Channel (TMC) is used to deliver traffic and travel information directly to the driver. When the TMC is built-in a navigation unit, it can help direct the driver to take alternative routes when traffic is bad.
No
Languages
These are the different options for language. If you are looking for a specific language, please verify that the unit will be compatible with that language.
English

Navigation Features

Portable Navigation Use
This is the intended use of the navigation device.

Road: These navigation devices assist in driving.

Sports: These navigation devices are used primarily for sports such as golf, cycling, and other fitness sports.

Trail: These navigation devices are used for off road and trail applications.

Water: These navigation devices are used on boats and for marine applications.

Water
Map Database
This is the map database that the system uses. The map database provider supplies the digital map, as well as the Points-of-Interests, map updates, fastest routes, and many other features.
Garmin (NAVTEQ)
Map Source
Maps are typically built into the navigation unit or they can be uploaded from a disc or memory card. They usually cover the United States and all or parts of Canada. Built-in flash memory maps typically respond faster than disc loaded maps.
Built-In Flash Memory
Map Dimensional Display
This is the manner in which the navigation maps are displayed. The majority of navigation units have either a 2D or a 3D map display, however some have options for both.
2D
Basemap Includes
These are the types of data that is preinstalled on the navigation devices basemaps.

City and Road Data: This includes all the maps, road, and street data that are commonly used. They are designed for use in cars, trucks, and most vehicles that travel on the road.

Rivers, Lakes, and Coastline Data: This includes all the necessary data that is used for marine and boat applications.

Rivers, Lakes, and Coastline Data
Traffic Lane Guidance
Traffic Lane guidance is a convenient feature among navigation units. It enabled the navigation unit to tell the driver which lane that they should be in at any given time. This becomes quite useful when a particular lane is needed to exit the freeway or make a necessary turn.
No
Customizable POI
Customizable Points Of Interest (POI) allow the user to customize, select favorites, and add their own points of interest. This enabled the driver to get directions quickly to previously visited destination.
No
Speed Display
Speed display is a feature that allows the unit to display the speed of the vehicle. Using GPS technology, this feature also assisting in determining the estimated time of arrival on compatible units.
Yes
Text-to-Speech
Text-to-Speech (TTS) converts normal text into speech. Mostly used in navigation units, text-to-speech allow the audible playback of street names, driving directions, and any other text that the driver needs to hear.
No

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
5.0
Features
5.0
Design
5.0
Usability
5.0
Terry

Cumming GA.

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Boater

September 9, 2010

This product is great if you buy the $99 chip. I wish Garmin or the store would have told me that this 531s had to have the chip to wake up all the features of this unit, that are in the instruction book, it would have saved me hours of frustration.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

010-00761-01

UPC

753759096021

Weight

5.20lbs

Internal SKU

gpsmap531s

Internal Product ID

26954

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

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Product Name: Garmin GPSMAP 531s