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Garmin GPSMAP 4208

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 4208. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Comments about the maps and design are generally positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated, but comments about the reliability and durability are different. Many are negative about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin GPSMAP 4208 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 4208 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on People are impressed by the maps and design. The screen and performance also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the reliability and durability.

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61% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: See more choicesGarmin GPSMAP 4208 8.4-Inch Waterproof Marine GPS and ChartplotterGarmin GPSMAP 4208 8.4-Inch Waterproof Marine GPS and Chartplotter

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: L W (

Great package , covers everything


Installed in one afternoon , very user friendly easy to use

"Easy To Set Up","Simple Controls","Strong Construction","Reliable Performance","Easy To Read"

"None so far"

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

This preloaded, offshore chartplotter combines the power of networking with brilliant color and slim-line design. The GPSMAP 4208 has preloaded BlueChart g2 maps of the U.S. coast and displays them on an 8.4" VGA display with video-quality resolution. By connecting to the Garmin Marine Network, you can add sonar, radar and weather. The 4208 features highly-detailed BlueChart g2 marine cartography of the coastal United States, including Alaska, Hawaii and the Bahamas. This data provides detailed coastlines, shaded depth contours, navaids, port plans, wrecks, restricted areas and tide and current information. For other areas, the 4208 has a worldwide basemap with high-quality satellite images in place of more traditional maps. With the SD card slot, you can add additional maps without having to connect to a computer. The 4208's high-speed processor draws maps quickly, and its simple intuitive interface makes navigating easy. To keep tabs on your engine room or other area of your boat, you can also connect a live video feed with the 4208's video input and output options. The 4208 connects easily to the high-speed Garmin Marine Network, so you can interface with additional MFDs and add remote sensors. Once connected, you can share information between the 4208 and other chartplotters on your boat. You can also add high-powered radar, sonar and XM satellite weather and radio to your system. This product is bundled with GPS 17 with pole mount adapter.