Summary: I was originally concerned the plotter would be too small or too simplistic. It was not, it scans very quickly and keeps all of the immediate area on screeen. I was pleased beyond expectation.
Don't listen to comments ABOUT "NO MAPS"!!! They are without merit.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
26 June 2013
Summary: Okay, so I didn't purchase this unit off Amazon, although, when i see such ridiculous comments about this unit and the closely related line of GPSMAP units, it's clear that people are just pissed off with life in general and have a need to comment negatively on everything that doesn't go their way!
Summary: I would like to start by saying this is the first review of a product that I have written, but i am so disappointed that I feel like other consumers need to be aware. I am an amazon prime member and order from amazon all the time, but I will never again order from this seller- ANTONLINE- and I...
Summary: I needed a replacement depth sounder for the dinghy on my sportfisher. I wanted it compact and capable of providing both position and depth. A color screen was a bonus. The dinghy is only 11'6", so compact size was also needed. The Garmin unit provided all that I needed at an Amazon price.
Summary: The unit has a nice clear screen that shows up well in any light conditions. I have the same problem with this unit that I had with my handheld Garmin. The Inland Lakes software does not properly show the location of the boat. It will display the boat skidding along on dry land when you are 200ft.
Summary: This is my second fixed chartplotter, the first one was a garmin GPSMAP 172, which i really liked but was too old, the plastic around the rear socket was collapsing due to a 7 year sunlight exposure.