NEW Garmin ECHOMAP has Extras!

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B.A.S.S. AUSTRALIA NATION
Monday, November 27, 2017

Garmin recently announced that the Echomap Plus combo units and chart plotters have been upgraded with new features to expand their ever popular series of units.

With increasing detail and many other features to give the user more bang for their buck and t enable them to find fish easier in less time will always improve your fishing capabilities.

Garmin recently announced that the Echomap Plus combo units and chart plotters have been upgraded with new features to expand their ever popular series of units.

With increasing detail and many other features to give the user more bang for their buck and to enable them to find fish easier in less time will always improve your fishing capabilities.

The modern day bass angler relies a lot more heavily on their electronics than the majority other types of anglers out on the water, and Garmin has a range of sizes that helps to fit into any budget along the way.

Covering the kayak angler to biggest bass boat owner the updated series comes in 4 different sizes including 4”, 6”, 7” and 9” with also keyed-assisted touchscreen on the 7” and 9” versions.

Staying connected on and off the water is easier than before with the ECHOMAP Plus series. Thanks to its built-in Wi-Fi*, anglers can take advantage of the free all-in-one Garmin ActiveCaptain mobile app that creates a simple yet powerful connection between a compatible mobile device and an ECHOMAP Plus. Use the ActiveCaptain app to access, update and purchase maps and charts from the OneChartTM storefront on a mobile device anytime, and reference the ActiveCaptain community for marina and other points of interest details, access to QuickdrawTM Community data and more. ActiveCaptain also provides smart notifications directly to the plotter/combo, over-the-air software updates, off-vessel planning capabilities and so much more.

These new connectivity features make it possible for anglers to purchase the latest map and study it to plan their next trip all before stepping foot on the boat. Once the ECHOMAP Plus is powered on, the maps and charts will be instantly available, and the user can rest assured that the software will always be up to date with the latest feature improvements from Garmin before heading out for the day.

The ECHOMAP Plus models also have built in CHIRP traditional sonar and CHIRP ClearVu and SideVu sonar that picks up the finest of details and allows the angler to see more of what is happing under the water in crystal clear view. The units actually send multiple frequency sweeps of the targeted area and this allows the angler to find more separation from fish from structure and get a clearer feedback of objects lurking below. ClearVü provides a nearly photographic view with excellent resolution and target separation in both freshwater and saltwater. The ECHOMAP Plus “sv” models also add SideVü scanning for customers who want to see what’s located on both sides of the boat.

The 7” and 9” version also come with built in Panoptix and allows the angler to see how the fish reaction to different bait presentations, and a free software update planned for Q1 2018 will also enable the 7- and 9-inch ECHOMAP Plus units to share user and sonar data between devices.

The new ECHOMAP CHIRP range is preloaded with Australia and New Zealand BlueChart g2 HD cartography.

The new ECHOMAP Plus series will be available in Q4 2017, with Recommended Retail Prices ranging from AUD $499-$1599 and NZD from $599-$1799. For more information, visit garmin.com/newmarine.