Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2018
This is a great fish finder and gps system that I would highly recommend for boaters who travel. I recently used it for the first time on a 10 mile canoe trip and I couldn't be more happy with its performance. I was able to plot my course on a paper map to get the coordinates of each leg, and then add all the waypoint coordinates into the unit the night before creating a route.

The next day on the water the gps unit kept track of where I was, how long it would take to get to the next waypoint, and how long it would take to get to the final destination. It also told us our speed which is very valuable for trip planning.

I have two boats I use, one is a row boat for fishing where I mounted the transducer on the electric motor propeller, and a canoe where I mounted the transducer in the hull using a foam mounting piece. In both cases the fish finder worked well and I love that I can swap the unit between the two. Note that I use velcro to make the unit swappable between the boats, but permanently mounting it would not be hard at all. The base is very nice and you can adjust it to face any direction.

During our trip we were rained on and the garmin had no problems in the rain. It held up very well.

If you just need a fish finder for local lakes and you're not traveling in your boat and you don't need to use waypoints, this is probably overkill. But if you're looking for a great gps and fish finder in one, this is a fantastic unit and I highly recommend it.

Quick note about my setup, I built a battery box to power my charger but I know there are nice little battery boxes premade available that might be more hardy and compact than the one I built. You will need to explore power options and be able to wire the unit to whatever power source you choose. I like that flexibility.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great unit, would recommend!
By TitaniumCelt on September 1, 2018
This is a great fish finder and gps system that I would highly recommend for boaters who travel. I recently used it for the first time on a 10 mile canoe trip and I couldn't be more happy with its performance. I was able to plot my course on a paper map to get the coordinates of each leg, and then add all the waypoint coordinates into the unit the night before creating a route.

The next day on the water the gps unit kept track of where I was, how long it would take to get to the next waypoint, and how long it would take to get to the final destination. It also told us our speed which is very valuable for trip planning.

I have two boats I use, one is a row boat for fishing where I mounted the transducer on the electric motor propeller, and a canoe where I mounted the transducer in the hull using a foam mounting piece. In both cases the fish finder worked well and I love that I can swap the unit between the two. Note that I use velcro to make the unit swappable between the boats, but permanently mounting it would not be hard at all. The base is very nice and you can adjust it to face any direction.

During our trip we were rained on and the garmin had no problems in the rain. It held up very well.

If you just need a fish finder for local lakes and you're not traveling in your boat and you don't need to use waypoints, this is probably overkill. But if you're looking for a great gps and fish finder in one, this is a fantastic unit and I highly recommend it.

Quick note about my setup, I built a battery box to power my charger but I know there are nice little battery boxes premade available that might be more hardy and compact than the one I built. You will need to explore power options and be able to wire the unit to whatever power source you choose. I like that flexibility.
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