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 GPSMAP 527xs offers a super-fast 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver that refreshes heading position as many as ten times each second. It displays a fluid and constant position on the screen and is amazingly accurate when navigating and marking waypoints.
The Garmin GPSMAP 527xs also permits sonar recording in addition to its advanced integrated Echo HD-ID sonar. This feature coordinates the position of the angler’s boat with the timing of the sonar return. Therefore, all of the 5,000 available waypoints will be precise and accurate. This is absolutely necessary to pinpoint and locate the next hot fishing location.
When used with the compatible spread spectrum CHIRP sonar transducer (sold separately) the Garmin GPSMAP 527xs displays crystal clear sonar images. Anglers will be able to see target resolution and separation at incredible depths by using the spread spectrum technology. They will also be able to target certain species of sport fish by dialing into specific frequencies. For better fishing and safer navigation, signal noise can be suppressed at greater depths in order to provide an extraordinarily timely interpretation of what is beneath the surface.
|Garmin GPSMAP 527xs||Raymarine Dragonfly||Raymarine a68|
|Screen Size||5 in||5.7 in||5.7 in|
|Screen Resolution||480 x 640 pixels||640 x 480 pixels||640 x 480 pixels|
|Display Type||Color VGA||Color VGA||Touchscreen Color VGA|
|Imaging||2D and Down Imaging||2D and Down Imaging||2D and Down Imaging|
|Transducer Type||Transom Mount/Trolling Motor||Transom Mount/Trolling Motor||Transom Mount or Thru Hull (Transducer not included)|
|Transmit Power||1 kW (600W CHIRP)||500W RMS|
|Sonar Frequency||40 kHz-210 kHz||200 kHz Sonar/350 kHz Down Vision||200 kHz Sonar/350 kHz Down Vision|
|Maximum Depth||2,000 ft salt water||600 ft in both DownVision and Sonar modes||600 ft in both DownVision and Sonar modes|
|GPS Antenna Type||Internal||Internal||Internal|