The Garmin EchoMap 74DV is both a sonar and chart plotter push button combination. The biggest advantage here is how you have the built-in Garmin HD-ID that is a traditional sonar. You have exceptionally clear scanning sonar images(including traditional SONAR and 3D DownVu SONAR). With the 74DV, the GPS also comes with a BlueChart h2 […]
GPS is a fairly common feature in sounders and fish finders these days. The GPS capability in smaller models is simply functional, which lets you mark fishing spots, waypoints, and see your general position.
In larger sounders, the GPS is much more robust, making your fish finder/gps combo unit a full-fledged navigation system. Check out the fish finder/gps combos we've reviewed below!
The Lowrance Hook 5 fish finder is an upgraded version for 2016 of the immensely popular Lowrance Elite-5 HDI, which was released in late 2013. The Hook 5 takes everything that the Elite-5 HDI did and does it better. It has a crystal clear 5 inch screen on which you can view traditional SONAR, DownScan […]
The Striker 7sv is Garmin’s latest offering aimed at being entry-level in terms of price but a powerhouse in terms of features. With the Striker 7sv, you’ll get traditional SONAR, GPS, CHIRP DownVu and SideVu SONAR – so this unit is literally all you need for your boat. This model packs a roomy 7 inch […]
The Garmin GPSMAP 840xs is part of the brand new series of fishfinders from Garmin that have the capability of down imaging as well as side imaging. In this model, down imaging is built in while side imaging needs the GCV-10 unit which can be purchased separately. This fish finder features a big 8 inch […]
The Garmin EchoMap 74SV is a fish finder that is geared towards power users or those that are aspiring to become power users. If you have a decent sized boat, you can do a lot with this fish finder, maybe even open your own fishing charter business! Nevertheless, if you are a serious angler or […]
Transducer The EchoMap 50s has a 500W, 77/200 kHz transom mount transducer. This is plenty of power to fish in a very deep lake, and the 77 kHz SONAR will show good readings at high speeds and greater depths. This makes it a great unit to upgrade to from an earlier model, or even for […]
Ultra-Affordable Performance: The Lowrance Mark-4 HDI is a revamping of the old but gold Mark-4 and Mark-4 DSI series. Lowrance basically combined both models into one, so the Mark-4 HDI delivers the original’s traditional SONAR as well as the DSI’s DownScan SONAR. To top it all off, it costs much, much less than other models […]
200W, 200/455 KHZ PORTABLE TRANSDUCER QUICK OVERVIEW: If you want affordable, high-quality SONAR imaging as well as the ability to know where you are, the PiranhaMax 196ci is the answer for you. Easy to use, easy to install, and delivering good performance, this little guy is bound to turn any bad fishing days you had […]
WIDESCREEN COMBO OF BROADBAND AND 3D SONAR: This series of fishfinders/chartplotters from Lowrance is aptly named “Elite.” A brilliant, 800×480 pixel widescreen 7 inch display gives you super clear pictures from the Broadband and 3D SONARS or GPS mapping packages. The 7 inch display is, hands down, the feature worth the money. To put this […]
6.2″ LCD QUICK OVERVIEW: When you need legendary performance, you need legendary equipment. The new Lowrance HDS-7 Generation 2 multi function displays are a futuristic leap in fishfinding and navigation. Built for power users, the HDS series takes state-of-the-art technology and combines it in a package that is easy to install, easy to use, and […]