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Marine Chartplotter and Fishfinder comparison

Are you considering which Marine chartplotter or fishfinder to buy? The four tables below compare the latest Garmin models that are available to buy from ActiveGPS.

The first table compares the Garmin GPSMAP chartplotter range, the second table compares Garmin echoMAP CHIRP chartploiters, the third table compares Garmin STRIKER and GPS fishfinder range. Finally the fourth table compares the Garmin GPSMAP and GPS handheld range. All four tables compare features including screen size, preloaded mapping, NMEA connectivity and WIFI/Bluetooth connectivity.

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Marine GPS Features Comparison

The four comparison tables below compare the main features of the leading Garmin chartplotter, fishfinder and marine handheld devices available to purchase from ActiveGPS.

Choose between the following three product ranges:

Garmin GPSMAP comparison
Garmin echoMAP CHIRP comparison
Garmin STRIKER and GPS comparison
Garmin GPSMAP and GPS handheld comparison


Garmin GPSMAP comparison

The table below compares the main features for latest Garmin GPSMAP chartplotter range. All devices can be purchased from ActiveGPS.

 

Features

Garmin GPSMAP 1222

Garmin GPSMAP 1022

Garmin GPSMAP 922

Garmin GPSMAP 722

Garmin GPSMAP 7407

Garmin GPSMAP 751

Screen size

12-inch

10-inch

9-inch

7-inch

7-inch

7-inch

Touchscreen

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

UK and Ireland Bluechart

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

NMEA 0183

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

NMEA 2000

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

CHIRP

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

DownVu (or ClearVu)

xsv model

xsv model

xs model

xs model

xsv model

xs model

SideVu

xsv model

xsv model

xs model

xs model

xsv model

xs model

Sonar

xsvmodel

xsvmodel

xs model

xs model

xsv model

xs model

WiFi and Bluetooth

WiFi only

WiFi only

WiFi only

WiFi only

Yes

Yes

Radar compatibility

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Location updates per second

10

10

10

10

10

10


Garmin echoMAP CHIRP comparison

The table below compares the main features for latest Garmin Garmin echoMAP CHIRP chartplotters fishfinder range. All devices can be purchased from ActiveGPS.

If you'd prefer to compare another Garmin marine series, please choose from the following:

Garmin GPSMAP comparison
Garmin STRIKER and GPS comparison
Garmin GPSMAP and GPS handheld comparison

 

Features

Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 95sv

Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 75sv

Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 75cv

Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 55cv

Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 45cv

Screen size

9-inch

7-inch

7-inch

5-inch

4.3-inch

Touchscreen

No

No

No

No

No

UK and Ireland Bluechart

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

NMEA 0183

No

No

No

No

No

NMEA 2000

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

CHIRP

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DownVu

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

SideVu

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Sonar

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

WiFi and Bluetooth

No

No

No

No

No

Radar compatibility

No

No

No

No

No

Location updates per second

5

5

5

5

5


Garmin STRIKER and GPS comparison

The table below compares the main features for latest Garmin Garmin STRIKER and GPS chartplotters fishfinder range. All devices can be purchased from ActiveGPS.

If you'd prefer to compare another Garmin marine series, please choose from the following:

Garmin GPSMAP comparison
Garmin echoMAP CHIRP comparison
Garmin GPSMAP and GPS handheld comparison

 

Features

Garmin STRIKER 7sv

Garmin STRIKER 7cv

Garmin STRIKER 5cv

Garmin STRIKER 4cv

Garmin STRIKER 4

Garmin GPS 158i

Screen size

7-inch

7-inch

5-inch

3.5-inch

3.5-inch

5-inch

Touchscreen

No

No

No

No

No

No

Colour screen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Greyscale

Chartplotter

No

No

No

No

No

No

NMEA 0183

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

NMEA 2000

No

No

No

No

No

No

CHIRP

No

No

No

No

No

No

DownVu

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

SideVu

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

No

Sonar

No

No

No

No

No

No

WiFi and Bluetooth

No

No

No

No

No

No

Radar compatibility

No

No

No

No

No

No

Location updates per second

10

10

10

10

5

5


Garmin GPSMAP and GPS handheld comparison

The table below compares the main features for latest Garmin GPSMAP and GPS marine handheld range. If you would like to compare the standard handheld/outdoor GPS devices available to buy from ActiveGPS click here.

Or if you'd prefer to compare another Garmin marine series, please choose from the following:

Garmin GPSMAP comparison
Garmin echoMAP CHIRP comparison
Garmin STRIKER and GPS comparison

 

Features

Garmin GPSMAP 78s

Garmin GPSMAP 78

Garmin GPS 73

Screen size

2.6-inch

2.6-inch

2.6-inch

Touchscreen

No

No

No

Battery life

20 hours

20 hours

18 hours

Compass and altimeter

Yes

No

No

Preloaded Mapping

Worldwide Basemap

Worldwide basemap

None

Paperless Geocaching

Yes

 Yes

Yes

Waypoints

2000

2000

1000

Route

200

200

50

Built-in Memory

1.7GB

 1.7GB

7MB

Optional Garmin maps on SD/microSD Card
 

GB Discoverer

GB Discoverer

None

 

TOPO

TOPO

None

 

City Navigator

City Navigator

None

 

BlueChart

BlueChart

None

NMEA 0183 compatible

Yes

Yes

Yes

Floats on water

Yes

Yes

Yes

Weight

218.3g

218.3g

203.1g


Marine GPS features explained

CHIRP - CHIRP offers better sonar detection which mean you will get a clearer picture of the waters below you boat making it easier to identify fish, rocky seabeds and more.

DownVu (or ClearVu) - Note: On the newer Garmin Chartplotters this feature is called ClearVu. DownVu is the Garmin feature that provides a view below the boat.

SideVu - SideVu is the Garmin feature that provides a view to the sides of you boat.

Page last updated: 25th July 2017

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