Very easy to use, with weather-resistant connection to transducer. Software updates go smoothly and can speed up menu selection. Downward imaging is crisp and clear, and reaches to 600 feet. Accurate GPS.
Unit’s startup process is very slow. Wi-Fi can’t be turned off to save battery. Setting waypoints is more complicated than many would like while on the go. Screen is hard to see at an angle and in direct sunlight.
Fairly easy to install and use. Seamless connection with GPS-compatible marine radios. Maps download quickly and show good range. Bigger screen is easy to read. Ability to set boundary alarms is a nice plus.
Included instructions aren’t precise, covering a range of models. Some compatibility issues with accessories for older models.
Compact enough to fit dashboards on smaller craft. Built-in GPS is handy, as is ability to input MMSI number for distress calls. GPS acquires signal well.
Unit can fail after a few months of use. Setting up DSC features can be a little difficult. Speaker is just okay, often sounding muffled. Display can look washed-out in direct sunlight.
Great picture quality and bottom detail. Display shows up well in direct sunlight. GPS works well. Option to show GPS and Navionics maps on iPad app is a big plus.
Navionics map setup can be confusing for new users, and instructions are scarce. Transducer is too large for smaller water craft like kayaks.
Lightweight, with a bright and comparatively large display. GPS reception is very good. Battery saver mode is a nice option to have. Unit can be mounted on flat or vertical surfaces.
Somewhat large for a portable radio. LED display is bright white, with no night option (red illumination). Navigating menu features can be overwhelming.
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