Highest Rated Fishfinders
1Humminbird Helix 5 CHIRP G2
2Garmin Striker 7sv
3Lowrance HDS 7 Gen3
4Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 73sv
5Raymarine Dragonfly 7 PRO

Garmin VHF 200 Review

The Garmin VHF 200 is the middle unit in a group of three marine VHF radios available from this marine electronics maker’s lineup. This boat radio is marketed as a sophisticated top level integrated unit. The VHF 200 ships with the radio, detachable microphone, plastic tilt bracket, fused power cable,

Garmin VHF 100 Review

The Garmin VHF 100 is one of three marine vhf radios in the marine electronics giants communications stable. This one is marketed as a sophisticated entry level unit and is priced accordingly. The VHF 100 ships with the radio, front panel bezels that match the current Garmin chartplotter line, plastic

Garmin Portable GPS Review Page

The first Garmin portable GPS navigator to become a popular piece of marine electronics aboard boats was the Garmin 48. State of the art in its day, this unit was primitive by today’s marine GPS handheld standards. It simply supplied latitude and longitude plus calculated speeds, course to steer, and

Garmin Oregon 550 Review

The Garmin Oregon 550 is a compact handheld GPS with touchscreen control, a high-sensitivity GPS sensor, 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, altimeter, microSD™ card slot, and a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera. This Garmin portable GPS new addition sits at the pinnacle of the Oregon lineup. Memory capacity and waypoint storage have

Garmin Oregon 450 Review

The Garmin Oregon 450 is a compact full-mapping handheld GPS with touchscreen control of its sophisticated functionality. This Garmin portable GPS is the latest iteration in the Oregon lineup; it adds significant memory capacity and doubles the maximum number storable waypoints. The 450 features a high-sensitivity GPS sensor, built-in base

Garmin Oregon 400c Review

The Garmin Oregon 400c is a compact sophisticated full-mapping handheld GPS with touchscreen control. Several original Oregon models are available, the hardware in each is the same, and only the onboard cartography in each unit varies. The Oregon 300 features a world base map, while each variant of the 400

Garmin Marine GPS Gear

Garmin marine GPS navigation systems have been at the fore front of this blossoming field of marine electronics from the beginning. Their early portable units, like the Garmin 45 used by the Marine Electronics Reviews editor back in the 1990s, led to the creation of the first Garmin chartplotters a

Garmin MapSource CD Review

The Garmin MapSource CD is available in one of four versions, Americas, Atlantic, Atlantic Small, and Pacific. Retail prices range from $136 to $250 per CD. We reviewed the Bluechart Americas CD. It has marine chart data coverage for coastal waters of Alaska, Hawaii, the Continental U.S., Canada, South America,

Garmin GSD22 Review

The Garmin GSD22 is the latest in a line of black box sounders designed to provide fishfinder data to a number of Garmin chartplotters not equipped with an internal fish finder. This unit is capable of producing 500-, 1000-, or 2000-watts (RMS) of output power depending on the transducer coupled

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