Garmin GPS systems have always been at the leading edge of GPS technology, and their nautical GPS systems are no less technologically relevant. The Garmin GPSMAP 440 Chartplotter is easily one of the best tools for small and medium sized watercraft in both inland and coastal waters. A large, easy-to-read display makes the Garmin GPSMAP 440 practical and easy to read at the helm, and adjustment buttons are simple to use and ergonomically thought out. If your seafaring significant other is being particularly difficult to buy for at Christmas or a birthday, this is one present that will be certain to bring a smile to their faces. Don’t come to the party empty handed, however, as the Garmin GPSMAP 440 Chartplotter carries a price tag of $599.99. While six hundred dollars may seem exorbitant, there are numerous bells and whistles that make the Garmin GPSMAP 440 Chartplotter worth every cent.
Your Garmin GPSMAP 440 Chartplotter comes included with all the necessities that you need to be up and running right out of the box. You’ll receive in the box, One Garmin GPSMAP 440 Chartplotter with Ocean shoreline info, a tilt / swivel mounting bracket, power cable / data cable, crimp connectors, protective cover, and an owners’ manual. The software that runs the Garmin GPSMAP 440 Chartplotter is Bluechart g2 marine cartography, which provides the user with detailed identification of coastlines, depth contours, navigation aids, ports, wrecks, restricted areas, and tidal information, making the Garmin GPSMAP 440 Chartplotter one of the single best references you’ll need to navigate safely.
The Garmin GPSMAP 440 Chartplotter GPS system features a 4″ LCD screen which switches back and forth between day and night settings automatically, and a secure digital media card slot which allows you to further expand the range of your navigational ability. Cloudy weather won’t interfere with the Garmin GPSMAP 440 Chartplotter GPS system, either, thanks to Garmin’s High sensitivity WAAS signal system, which allows the satellite link to actually be enhanced during heavy cloud cover. You’ll also find a 1500′ analog sounder, high-speed screen updates, and a built-in GPS antenna on the Garmin GPSMAP 440 Chartplotter GPS system, so there aren’t any bulky wires to get in the way.
Unfortunately, the Garmin GPSMAP 440 Chartplotter GPS system isn’t waterproof, so if you do happen to run into any tidal waves, you might want to think about using the included weather jacket for your Garmin GPSMAP 440 Chartplotter GPS system.