The floating design, sunlight-visible display and button operation make it easy to use the water. Boat data can be streamed from compatible chartplotters and instruments. Bluechart G3 coastal charts have the best of both Garmin and Navionics data. Satellite communication and two-way text messaging can be accessed via the 100% Global Iridium satellite network. To use a remote control for your autopilot and Fusion Marine products, you need to download a free app from the Connect IQ store. The filter has a smooth speed and heading indication. Satellite subscription will cause an interactive alert to the search and rescue monitoring center.
👤The device seems to function as advertised after it was received. I was very disappointed because despite being marketed as a "marine device", it doesn't work with the active captain app to share charts with the app or other chart plotters. It doesn't qualify for the "new chart guarantee" that other chart plotters and cards get. One year out of current, my device has charts on it. I was referred to an obscure support page that explained that "hand held devices" don't work with one chart or new chart guarantee. The promotional info for their marine charts does not make this distinction, so I felt this was deceptive marketing. If the charts are important to you and you want to buy a card with charts, I would recommend getting a device without charts.
👤This seller is not a good one for buyers. They used it and sold it, but the screen protectors looked like they had been wiped and sold. As a new thing, didn't install new maps... Was going to Florida. The seller is not trustworthy.
👤It is easy to hold on to when moving in a boat with the light weight covered in a tacky rubber. I used it for the entire day on the water after accidentally forgetting to turn it off, but I didn't have to charge it. I love bread crumbs feature and live tracking. I would like it to have the same display as the garmin gps. I put a piece of yellow electrical tape on the antenna to make it easy to see if it goes over the board. Both face up and face down.
👤The gps marine handheld is very popular. It was very difficult to get connected to my phone, once connected to the "garmin connect" app, it feeds advertisements to the gps. I don't want advertising on my gps unit. I was getting notifications that I had earned badges for doing things like standing up and walking. This is the second kind of information I want on my gps. When planning a route between two points of interest, you go to routes and pick your points. When you pick your points, you get a large list of POI's that are organized by distance from you. If you want to find a particular buoy that is 5 miles away, you have to scroll through hundreds of other buoy that are closer to you. There is no way to reduce the list. The weather charts are colorful, but there is no scale to tell you what color means. I was looking for a gps with charts. The 86Sci has a lot of gingerbread on it that I don't want or need. This unit is not as good as the reputation of the company.
👤I might feel better about this product with time. The instructions are my main disappointment. There was a very limited quick start guide in the package. I was hoping to go online and watch a few things. This is a very expensive unit. I can't believe that this would be on the market without video support. The included map is a problem. It covers too much for me. I had an old 64 that was much cheaper and better, but it's not available now. Someone at Garmin had the idea to move the input buttons above the screen on several units so you can't see what you're putting, but you can cover the screen.
A 10-inch color display has a control knob. The U.S. Lakev HD maps and blue Chart g2 charts are loaded. The max power usage is 32.4 Watt. Current draw at 12 VDC is 1.9 A. A high-sensitivity internal 10 Hz gps receiver. There is a built-in single channel CHIRP SideV. Panoptix support and scanning sonar are sold separately.
👤The unit I bought was for the console. I bought a 93sv unit to put on the front of the boat, it has more value than the 1042xsv. It is easier to navigate through the menus on the 93sv. I thought the unit was a touch screen. It is not. The 93sv is $400 cheaper than the previous model. This unit is not good.
👤The description is not correct. It states that there is a transducer with high wide CHIRP, 250 W and CHIRP ClearV/ SideV, 455/800, 350 W. It doesn't. There is a false advert.
👤Does not come with a memory card and insists on one before it will work with Active Captain. You can save yourself a step and buy a chartplotter now.
👤The product arrived on time.
👤Go for the touch screen. Menus are difficult to navigate.
👤When the transducer does not, why doesn't Amazon clean up the misleading statement?
The 7” touchscreen is bright and Sunlight-readable. There is a GT 24 transducer for high-definition scanning and a high wide CHIRP traditional sonar. Bluechart G3 coastal charts have integrated data. Panoptix live Scope is supported. Other units with similar capabilities are ECHOMAP Plus, ECHOMAP UHD and ECHOMAP Ultra. The included components are: GT 24UHD- t-shirt, power/data cable, tilt/swivel mount, protective cover, and a transducer.
👤The device is advertised on the website as having auto guidance, but it does not come with it out of the box. You will need to pay $350 to get G3 Vision charts and install the ActiveCaptain app on your phone, but you can connect the device to your phone. Even after paying $350, you can't upgrade the device internal charts to G3 Vision charts, even if you have an authentic MicroSD Class 4-10 or smaller. I'm returning this device because GARMIN established a criminal monopoly on the MarineGPS market and are finding all kinds of creative ways to charge $1100 for a device that costs less than $80.
👤I gave it a one star because it was delivered on time. It took some time to install but that was expected. The transducer is not difficult to mount. The five machine screws were not included in the mount. You might think you can just buy the screws and be on your way. The cable is already routed to the transom from the center console which was very time consuming. If I wanted to buy the screws I would have to pull the cable and take the transducer to the hardware store to find the correct ones. This is a poor quality case. How can you be sure that you can do the complex tasks if you can't do the simple things?
👤The unit was great. It is easy to navigate and use the features that Garmin is famous for. Do not buy from Prime Marine. I was sold a used unit that didn't work. They gave me 7 cents back on the 800$ item. You have been warned. Amazon has your back.
👤Works well. Maps were used to navigate in the fog. Shows tide, temp of water, speed, and many more. It is very easy to use with a touch screen. Highly recommended.
👤The data cannot be changed.
👤It's taking some time to learn as a new user. Graphics are great. I like the 7 inch screen. Looking forward to mastering this device. Excellent suggestion from our friends!
👤It was used for fishing. It was very easy to use. Would definitely recommend!
👤The product looks good on my console.
A 2.6-inch display. The display is 2.15 inches high. The diagonal is 2.6 inches. There is a shaded relief basemap and a microSD card slot for optional mapping. A compass and barometric altimeter. A built-in electronic compass and barometric altimeter. 1.7MB of memory is built-in.
👤I ordered this to have a handheld backup to the chartplotter on my sailboat, but it doesn't have any marine charts, despite being advertised as a "MarineGPS Navigator and World Wide Chartplotter". It doesn't have a microSD card so you can't load them on. You have to pay more for the marine charts you want. I should have looked at the Q&A page before buying since the first question says it's made for use on land, despite the fact that I said it was a MARINE navigator. False advertising! I will return this unit since it is useless for my purposes.
👤The maps are empty. You will have to spend more money to get the maps. The maps are not cheap, and you can only get them from the manufacturer. The download process is not easy. You will hate the company.
👤I have been using it for about 200 days a year since I got it. I put a screen protection on it, and change it out often. I use this all day for field biology work. It took some getting used to, and I still use Mapsource for some stuff to work with, but the software is much easier to use than the de lorme stuff. When my old Garmin 76 got run over, I got a Delorme Earthmate PN-60w for a backup/replacement, but it was hard to figure out, and the software was crazy. The ability to download satellite imagery was the reason I got both. The Delorme software has too many layers. You just say high resolution, and go for it. The download speeds are slow. To get a 150 mile by 100 mile area at high resolution, you will have to spend a day and a half coming back and clicking on the next section you want to download. A 200mb file can take an hour or so. I have tried on faster connections and it is still slow. I like the 10000 waypoints, I have a 32gb memory card in there, and I have 20gb of satelite imagery downloaded onto it. I like the old style push buttons, I use them a lot and charge my AA batteries on my little solar charge. I think you can go 2 days on regular AA's, though I use the screen saver that turns the screen off at 15 seconds, 30 seconds, or 1 min intervals, you can make it look like your old style garmin format for. The Cons-Garmin sat imagery is slow to download and requires a $30 a year subscription service. If you downloaded imagery on your computer while your subscription was in effect, you can't move it back onto your device once it expires. $30 a year is what they want. The cost of doing business for me is not appealing to a recreational user.
👤GArmin is for the customers. If you sort them by alphabetical order, you can keep up to 2000 waypoints. I was contacted by the company and they said that this is by design. They open a refrerence case with the reference number being PSC 41733.
The display has a control knob. The U.S. LakeV HD maps and Blue Chart g2 charts are loaded. A high-sensitivity internal 10 Hz gps and GLONASS receiver. There is a built-in single channel CHIRP sideV. Panoptix support and scanning sonar are sold separately.
👤It is a huge benefit when fishing. The view, brightness of the screen and typical ease of use make this a fish killing machine. It doesn't need a black box to handle down and side views. I have two of these and I am very happy. You will be so happy to buy it.
👤This unit does not have a transducer. The screen cover does not fit the unit.
👤This unit is a nice one.
The 7” touchscreen is bright and Sunlight-readable. There is an optional GT54 transducer that can be used for ultra High-Definition clearer and Ultra High-Definition SideV scanning sonars. Bluechart G3 coastal charts have integrated data. Panoptix live Scope is supported. Other units with similar capabilities are ECHOMAP Plus, ECHOMAP UHD and ECHOMAP Ultra. The components include: Echomap Uhd 74Sv. With Bluechart G3. The 8-Pin Transducer is for the U.S. To 12-Pin Sounder Adapter Cable, Power/Data Cable, Tilt/Swivel Mount With Quick Release Cradle, Flush Mount, and Hardware.
👤Make sure you read the whole thing.
The components include the Echomap Uhd 64Cv. With Bluechart G3. The Gt 24Uhd-Tm Transducer, Power/Data Cable, and Flush Mount are for the U.S. Bright, Sunlight-readable 6” combo. There is a GT 24 transducer for high-definition scanning and a high wide CHIRP traditional sonar. LakeV G3 inland maps have up to 1' of a lake in their coverage. Network support for autopilot, fusion-link audio system and engine data is provided by Nmea 2000 and NMEA 0183. The quick-release bail mount is easy to use. The quick-release bail mount is easy to use.
👤I mounted it with a rotating puck and the brackets are flimsy, I'm worried it's going to vibrate too much when I bang through chop in my classic whaler. Anyone who's ever ridden a classic whaler in chop knows what I'm talking about. We haven't had it on the water yet. I'm worried about it. It might have to be reinforced. It was kind of odd. My 1994 Humminbird was replaced by this. Bombproof screen. I can't compare the fish finder features to anything else, but they seem amazing to me, given what I'm used to. The charts look great. The charts I've been using from the NOAA are not as good. It's got a depth map for almost every lake around me. It's perfect for an inland fisherman. I was able to modify the chart display and set routes. The bells and whistles are crazy. I have a phone that I use for everything, but I also have an SD card that I put in it to save my depth data, and now I'm thinking about new boat upgrades, like an NEXA2000 RPM interface for my classic outboard and anAIS radio. I mostly bought it for the chartplotter and fish finder capabilities, which are outstanding so far.
👤We don't take the boat out without it. The maps are very accurate and the lake has a lot of submerged timber and sand bars.
👤I use the garmin 63cv for the maps and the smaller ff on my kayak. I fine the fish just as I do the extension.
👤It is very easy to use. Lowrance 5x was junk.
👤You can see the screen in the sun light.
👤Easy install and clear instructions make it work. It was a good experience, better than I expected.
👤The directions are hard to understand. The technical writing needs to be changed. The unit is easy to install.
Bright, Sunlight-readable 6” combo. The optional GT 24 transducer is optional and can be used for high definition scanning and traditional CHIRP. The bluechart G3 charts have integrated data for the coastal U.S. Network support for autopilot and engine data. The quick-release bail mount is easy to use. The included components are: power/data cable, tilt/swivel mount, flush mount, and Hardware.
👤En la descripcion del producto dice, el Trasductor GT 24 OPCIONAL INCLUIDO, tienen unas integrciones. A continuacion coloco la descripcion resaltada del producto publicado donde lo, y me llega sin el trasductor, hoce el reclamo al vendedor. dice: Encuentra ms peces A la luz del sol, the UHD 64cv con una pantalla brillante. El transductor GT 24 opcional proporciona una imagen ntida de lo quiero de tu barco. BlueChart® G3 con los mejores datos de Garmin and NAVIonics is precargado. Cuenta con un soporte de liberacin rpida. El soporte de red Nmea 2000® y NMEA 0183 ist proporciona.
👤I have an accurate gps while I am fishing. I can read the display in the sun and see my data on my network. I needed a second chart plotter.
👤I liked the graphics and the ability to use a split screen.
👤It's easy to read in the sun. It's much better than the older version we had on the boat.
👤I own a 30 foot sailboat. It works well and is good value. I would have liked to have paid more for a touch screen.
Every fishing environment has a rugged design. Transmit power: 200 W (RMS) and frequencies: 50/77/83/200 kHz. The handheld has a high-sensitivity gps receiver and a 2.6-inch color display. It's perfect for water sports and boating. BlueChart g2 is a built-in. The U.S./Bahamas has coastal charts with shorelines, depths, and more. A built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass and barometric altimeter is included. Share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches with other compatible device users.
👤The garmin 78sc worked for a week, then got an error message that it couldn't unlocks maps, and then they said garmin knew about the problem and a fix was being worked on.
👤I have used this device extensively, including over a 47 day kayak trip from Anacortes, Washington to Petersburg, AK. It's an awesome tool when it's functioning correctly. There are some design defects that need to be fixed. 1. The rubber covers for the power andusb ports leak salt water and can cause problems. Positive enclosures that never leak are what my other IPX 7 devices have. 2. The device consumes more power when loaded with a lot of waypoints. I was able to see this over a long period of time as I deleted routes and waypoints. As data grows, it never gets to sleep because the software loop always evaluates everything rather than what's currently relevant. 3. The unit OFTEN was locked up. This would require removing the protective cover and restarting. It's not something you want to do in windy conditions. I stopped using this feature eventually. I love it when it works. Before paddling on salt water, I have coated protective covers with Aquaseal. I have to remove it before I can connect it to the computer. They are very close to a great design and I want to love it. Wouldn't it be great if they listened to their customers better? January 7, 2020. I would like to add to my review. Over 34 days, last summer, circumnavigated the island by kayak. I loaded my gpsMAP with a lot of data. While following tracks the battery never locked up. I think software changes have fixed my complaints. Poor design of port covers will leak.
👤I bought the product to replace my old handheld 76c. It was a workhorse and the maps were small. The device could be used with WP. I was disappointed that the charts had no detail, like buoy markings, when I purchased the 78sc. I only had a giant marker on the scale of a small scale chart, because making scale larger resulted in the loss of any useful landmarks. Tech support said to me "what do you expect with a handheld and limited memory?" Over a decade later? The 76c is not a replacement for the 78sc, which is a handheld marine chart. The screen size is smaller than the older model. I would not recommend this device for use in the water.
👤Over the years, I've used a number of Garmin handhelds. I bought this unit to replace the failed one. The 78sc was expected to be a decent replacement. This is not the case. The hardware seems very good, but the software is terrible, especially compared to the oldGPSMAP 76. After I downloaded my old routes and waypoints, I tried to use the unit on my sailboat for a race around the cans. After loading up a route consisting of A, B, C, and A, the unit did not flip to the next waypoint, once a waypoint is reached. I couldn't find a way to flip it. It's difficult to explain, but you will find it annoying. TheGPSMAP 76 was superior in this area. There are two more You can't tell on the navigation page what your next point is. Unlike the 76, it is not displayed. There are 3 more The "active route" page doesn't give any information about the route's waypoints, just the names. Again, unlike the 76. The points are listed in order of distance, not alphabetical. It is hard to find what you are looking for if you have a lot of waypoints. There are five When you are on a sailboat in moderate seas, the speed andvelocity made a good jump. The 76 allowed you to take averages for a longer period of time. The option is not available on the 78sc. The unit is hard to read when the backlight is off. The battery life is poor with the backlight on. The user interface of the 78sc was dumbed down by Garmin. A disappointment. The 78sc is almost useless for me.
The GO9 XSE MFD, Dash Mount Kit, Edge Bezel, Power Cable, Sun cover are included. It is possible to integrate with engines. You can connect to compatible third-party devices with OneHelm. You can build your marine system with the best network connections. Maps and charts can be used to navigate any waters. From nearly anywhere, you can manage your marine experience.
You can share routes and waypoints with other units. It's necessary for the Sonar to be sold separately.
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