It’s important for any boat captain to be aware of their surroundings in order to stay safe, and to plan their route. That especially includes the landscape underneath your boat. If you are looking for the best way to go about it, a chartplotter is the perfect tool. Garmin carries an extensive line of chartplotters, each designed to offer something slightly different than the next, depending on what your needs are. While each has its strengths, there is one that has the edge over all the others when it comes to underwater mapping.
Introducing the Garmin EchoMap UHD. This newly updated chartplotter unit uses an Ultra High Definition scanning sonar to get photographic images of the bottom of the body of water. It is able to produce such high quality imagery because it uses a higher frequency sonar. Boaters can see rocks, landscapes, or any structure that may be under the water in incredible detail.
Garmin has thought of everything and designed a system that offers the highest quality underwater mapping available. Here are some of the key features you’ll find with the Garmin EchoMap UHD:
- Enhanced Quality
Combining the UHD (Ultra High Definition) sonar and CHIRP (Compressed High-Intensity Radiated Pulse) sonar allows users the ability to see all around their boat in real-time, and in incredible detail. Users can access both ClearVü and SideVü technology to gain a clear picture of not only what is beneath their boat, but along the sides as well.
2. Access to Preloaded Inland Maps
Boat owners can navigate any waters confidently with Garmin’s preloaded LakeVü g3 inland maps. These maps feature integrated Navionics® data and accurately cover more than 17,000 lakes with up to 1’ contours.
3. Data Sharing Capabilities
The Garmin EchoMap UHD gives users the ability to share data with their other devices when using either the 7” or 9” models. You are able to quickly connect to autopilots, digital switching, weather apps, a FUSION-Link™ audio system, your media system, AIS and more, all from a single screen.
4. Map Creation Abilities
Users can create their own maps in real-time and tailor them to fit their needs. You can create personalized fishing maps on-screen with up to 1’ contours. After that, you can choose to keep the data to yourself or share it with others in the community on Garmin Connect™.
5. Expanded Coverage Area
The Garmin EchoMap UHD offers extensive relief shading with brand new expanded US coverage. It is the most powerful and efficient interface and can be managed directly from your Garmin unit, or from nearly anywhere with the Garmin app.
When boating, safety is always the top priority, and with the Echomap UHD series from Garmin, you are guaranteed both the highest quality mapping and the greatest features available. You can be confident in knowing that you are prepared for the journey ahead because you have everything you need right at your fingertips.
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