GPSMAP® 1242 Touch
Step up to a 12” touchscreen chartplotter with the GPSMAP 1242 Touch. Ideal for coastal cruisers, it includes preloaded BlueChart g2 charts and LakeVü HD maps with market-leading features such as Depth Range Shading and Shallow Water Shading. It features full networking capabilities to build your marine system with radar, autopilot, sonar modules, instruments and sensors. It also supports FLIR cameras, GRID™ keypad, GXM™ 53 marine weather receiver, FUSION-Link™ audio system, VIRB® camera streaming and more. Network sharing allows you to share data among all compatible units connected to the network. Built-in Wi-Fi® supports the ActiveCaptain app.
12” Touchscreen Fully Network Capable Chartplotter
- Preloaded BlueChart® g2 charts and LakeVü HD maps include market-leading features such as Depth Range Shading and Shallow Water Shading
- Full networking capabilities to build your marine system; network sharing allows you to share data among all compatible units connected to the network
- Supports optional sonar modules, including Panoptix™ all-seeing sonar
- Add free all-in-one ActiveCaptain™ app to manage your marine experience from nearly anywhere
Preloaded with Exceptional Garmin Cartography
You get both LakeVü HD inland waters mapping and BlueChart g2 coastal charts covering the coastal U.S.
LakeVü HD provides highly detailed freshwater maps that include 17,000+ U.S. lakes, rivers and reservoirs. Included in those are more than 13,000 HD lakes up to 1’ contours. Upgrade to LakeVü HD Ultra with Max Def Lakes to access the Auto Guidance¹ feature, sonar imagery and more.
BlueChart g2 HD covers the East Coast, West Coast, Gulf of Mexico, U.S. and the Canadian side of the Great Lakes. It includes basic coastal charts, tidal and current stations, depth contours, IALA nav symbols and fishing charts. Upgrade to BlueChart® g2 Vision® HD to access Auto Guidance¹ and more.
Built-in Quickdraw Contours to Create Your Own HD Maps
Instantly create personalized HD fishing maps onscreen with 1’ contours. Tailor them to fit your needs. These are your maps — you own them. Keep the data to yourself, or share it with the Quickdraw Community.
Build Your Marine System
The touchscreen combo is fully networked using the Garmin Marine Network, NMEA 2000®/NMEA 0183, J1939 and built-in ANT® connectivity, so you can build your marine system with radar, autopilot, sonar modules, instruments, sensors, FLIR cameras, FUSION-Link, VIRB camera streaming and more. Network sharing allows you to share data among all compatible units connected to the network.
The Ultimate Connected Boating App
Built in Wi-Fi gives you access to the free all-in-one ActiveCaptain app, so you can manage your marine experience from nearly anywhere. It creates a simple yet powerful connection between your compatible mobile device and your Garmin chartplotter, charts, maps and the boating community. Wherever you are, you’ll have unlimited access to your cartography, the ability to purchase new maps and charts and access to the Garmin Quickdraw™ Contours Community. Stay connected with smart notifications on your chartplotter screen. You can also plan a trip or prefish a lake, and ActiveCaptain will automatically sync with your chartplotter. Even get notifications for software updates, and decide when to download them on your device.
Built-in SailAssist Features
To help you gain a wind-maximizing competitive edge, your chartplotter features a prerace guidance page. It shows your virtual starting line along with data fields showing laylines, time to burn before the start and a race timer that can be synchronized across all your networked Garmin GPS products. In addition, other supported sailing features include an enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, set and drift, true and apparent wind data and more.
Heading and Position Refreshed 10 Times Per Second
The fast, responsive 10 Hz GPS and GLONASS receiver refreshes your position and heading 10 times each second to make your movement on the screen more fluid. Now, it’s quick and easy to drop up to 5,000 accurate waypoints and find your way back to them.
In The Box
- GPSMAP 1242 Touch chartplotter
- Power/data cable
- NMEA 2000® T-connector
- NMEA 2000 drop cable (2 meters)
- Bail mount kit with knobs
- Flush mount kit with gasket
- Protective cover
- Trim piece snap covers
- Garmin Marine Network™ Ports: 2
- NMEA 2000® Port: 1
- NMEA 0183 Input Ports: 1
- NMEA 0183 Output Ports: 1
- Video Input Ports: 1 BNC
- Video Output Ports: 1 HDMI
- Wireless Connectivity: Yes
¹Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations
Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
- Cartography Brand: Garmin
- Internal/External Antenna: Internal
- Screen Size: 12'
- Touchscreen: Yes
- Box Dimensions: 9"H x 12"W x 17"L WT: 11.5 lbs
- UPC: 753759206543