The Garmin Striker 5cv is a compact, waterproof, and easy-to-use 5-inch fishfinder with CHIRP sonar. The rugged design withstands the harsh marine environment with excellent performance. The Striker is designed to allow you to mark your favorite fishing spots and navigate back easily, saving you time and money.
The Striker ships with a power/data cable, tilt/swivel mount, GT20-TM transducer, transom and trolling motor mounts, and an owner’s manual. The tilt and swivel mounting lets you find the best viewing angle and the large 5-inch backlit color display allows you to see the screen easily, even in dim lighting. The depth range is 1,100 feet in saltwater, and 2,300 feet in freshwater, making the Striker 5cv suitable for either type of fishing.
Fishfinding is simplified as the ClearVu scanning sonar presents you with a near-photographic image of whatever is passing 750 feet below your boat. The ClearVu CHIRP technology and traditional CHIRP sonar are combined in a single Garmin All-in-One GT20 500W (77/200kHz) transom mount CHIRP and 300W (455/800kHz) CHIRP ClearVu transducer. Instead of a single frequency from a traditional (77/200kHz) transducer, the CHIRP technology employed with the GT20 transducer sends a continuous sweep of frequencies yielding a visibly greater level of clarity and detail for fish and underwater structures. The frequencies range from low to high and provide a wider span of information with crisper fish arches and greater target separation. Optional high-performance Garmin GT22 or GT23 transducers, sold separately, can provide even more remarkable target separation, crystal clear images, and sharper resolution from shallow to deeper depths.
Split-screen displays can simultaneously show you down view sonar, scanning sonar, and waypoint views along with the depth. When changing frequency or depth readouts, a smooth scaling feature will supply an uninterrupted image to prevent losing the onscreen image. The Ultrascroll feature displays fish targets at high boat speed while fish symbol ID is useful for identifying fish targets, and the AutoGain technology minimizes clutter onscreen. A sonar history rewind allows you to scroll back through sonar images to review and mark waypoints.
The built-in GPS allows you to mark hot spots where fish are biting, boat ramps, and docks as GPS waypoints. You can also share your favorite waypoints and routes with other compatible Garmin Striker and echoMap chart plotter combo units using an available Garmin user data sharing cable. The high-sensitivity 1Hz GPS signal locates your current position quickly and maintains the GPS location wherever you go on the lake. You can return to spots you’ve marked on the waypoint map by following the path created on the screen, or navigate by seeing your position in relation to waypoints such as brush piles, stumps, boat docks and boat ramp. The boat’s speed is displayed onscreen so that you can also tell whether you’re trolling at the right speed for the fish species and the lure you’re using. Moreover, it’s an ideal way of telling if you’re going at the right speed in wake-controlled areas.
The Striker 5cv has a built-in flasher for those occasions when you’re engaged in stationary fishing, ice-fishing, or jigging for crappie. The built-in flasher will show your jig or weighted bait, the depth of the fish swimming into your sonar beam, and whether the bottom is muddy or solid. The flasher will also show how high your jig is being raised and dropped and if fish are moving towards or away from it.
The Striker can be carried anywhere with an optional, portable kit. The kit includes a sealed, rechargeable battery with a charger, suction cup transducer mount and float, and built-in transducer cable management and storage. The portable kit is perfect for kayak, canoe or ice-fishing. For kayak fishermen who want a dedicated setup, there is also an in-hull kayak transducer mount that conforms and attaches to the interior of the kayak hull and is compatible with the GT20-TM transducer. Other accessories available include a Striker 5 protective cover for the backlit display and a flush-mount kit including mounting hardware, instructions, and template.
The Garmin Striker 5cv is an excellent choice for the serious fisherman whether on boat, canoe, or kayak who doesn’t need detailed maps to have an enjoyable time on the freshwater, saltwater, or ice.
|Raymarine Dragonfly 5PRO||Garmin Striker 5cv||Humminbird Helix 5 DI GPS|
|Screen Size||5 in||5 in||5 in|
|Screen Resolution||800 x 480 pixels||800 x 480 pixels||480 x 800 pixels|
|Display Type||16-bit color TFT||WVGA color||256 colors TFT|
|Imaging||2D using CHIRP|
DownVision using CHIRP
|2D, Down Imaging||2D, Down Imaging|
|Transducer Type||Transom Mount/Trolling Motor||Transom Mount/Trolling Motor||Transom Mount/Trolling Motor|
|Transmit Power||500W RMS|
|Sonar Frequency||200 kHz Sonar/350 kHz Down Vision||77/200 kHz||200/455 kHz 2D|
455/800 kHz Down Imaging
|Maximum Depth||600 ft|| 2,300 ft freshwater|
1,100 ft saltwater
|600 ft 2D|
350 ft Down Imaging