Garmin echoMap 70dv combines excellent sonar used on the echo series with the Garmin’s brand new DownVu technology, 10Hz GPS receiver, and a brilliant, touchscreen display. The echoMap 70dv has it all and is one of the finest fishfinders we have come across in a long time.
A fishfinder that’s both powerful and very easy to use, the Garmin echo 151dv offers a four-inch display with an eight-level grayscale display and 160 x 256 resolution. Echo 151dv provides similar features and specs as its predecessor – echo 150 – but it has two notable upgrades
The Garmin echo 201dv is a powerful unit with advanced sonar features that until now could only be found on much more expensive fishfinders. 201dv provides traditional sonar as well as Garmin’s version of down imaging called DownVü.
GPSMAP 840xs is a part of the new series of fishfinders from Garmin that support down imaging as well as side imaging (Garmin branded those technologies as DownVü and SideVü). Down imaging is built-in while side imaging requires a GCV 10 module that is sold separately.
The echo 551dv is a new fishfinder from Garmin that offers both traditional broadband sonar and down imaging. It produces probably the clearest image among fish finders in its price range. Garmin echo 551dv also stands out from the crowd by giving the user the ability to view the output horizontally or vertically.
The Garmin echo 301dv is a small but powerful fishfinder that offers down imaging (called DownVü by Garmin) as well as traditional 200/77 kHz dual beam sonar. The Garmin DownVü offers an almost photographic view of the structure underneath the boat. The new echo 301 is an evolution of the echo 300 platform.
The Garmin GPSMAP 527xs combined sounder and chart plotter permits clear and easy visibility during both the nighttime and the daytime. This will be the main attraction of the angler’s helm, regardless if it is swivel, flush, or flat mounted. The unit includes a worldwide base map as well as a user-friendly interface.
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,
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
The Garmin RF remote control is designed to work with and operate any 4000- or 5000-series Garmin chartplotter. We performed our testing with this unit aboard our Contender test boat on a Garmin 5212. The unit is designated RF because it uses radio signals in the 2GHz band to exercise
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
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
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
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 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
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,
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
The Garmin GPSMAP 3210 10-inch multi-function display is network capable and can link to radar, fishfinder, or satellite weather receiver. The unit measures just about 13 inches wide, just under 9 inches high, while depth is a tad over 3 inches. The Garmin 3210 ships from the factory preloaded with
We reviewed the Garmin GHC10 remote control for the Garmin GHP10 autopilot system aboard our Contender test boat. It is a waterproof wireless handheld remote control. If you haven’t already seen it part one of our Garmin GHP10 autopilot review is here. The coverage continues with slow speed operation, navigation
Here is the second page of our Garmin GHP10 review. This page covers our slow speed operational testing as well as navigating to waypoints and along routes with this advanced autopilot. If you haven’t already read it part one of this Garmin autopilot review is here. Slow Speed Operation Seveal