Summary: I recieved this Garmin 550c fishfinder and after drilling holes in my boat for the transducer and mounting brackets,and after fishing the wires from the transom to the console plus making the electrical connections, the unit never powered up.
Summary: If you intend to use as a portable with Garmin's portable kit keep in mind it uses 7 times the amps of the model 150 and more than twice the amps of the model 200. I purchased to use on fly-in trips to Canada and that power usage forced me to return the 550c
Summary: This is a good product, installs very easy .... it does what it says accurately , nice bright big screen , and at a great price , got it for 310 from amazon , similar fish-finders will cost a lot more Proper transducer location is the most important , once you get that part figured you will love...
Summary: I have used these fish finders for 2 years, for crappie, Bass Bluegill. This is one of the best fish finders i have rver used. I have had lots of lowrance units,& Humming Birds. The echo 550c beats them bad............
Summary: I don't think you will find a better fishfinder for the money. Great picture, very good detail. Easy to use, very user friendly menu. I installed this product with a sperately purchased speed sensor with no problems. I would not hesitate to buy this product again and recommend it to others.
Summary: Have only used this unit a couple trips so far but am very happy. It is very user friendly, has great detail and just plain does what you want a finder to do. Hopefully it will be durable also!
Summary: I read somewhere that this was the best of the low end fish finders and I totally agree. It works well and the screen is easy to see. Installation was quick and setup was even quicker. My only complaint is the transducer cable is only 20' long and I needed to order a 10' extension for another $40.