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8.5 out of 10

Garmin GPSMAP 740s

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin GPSMAP 740s

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Overall 6
6.0

Randy

Randy, Amazon
5 January 2014
Overall 10
10

Garmin best unit , get the g 2 bluechart card its amazing

william fouts, Amazon
22 December 2013
Overall 10
10

Great GPS, Sounder, Very user Friendly!

Tom, Amazon
17 August 2013
  • Summary: I love this GPS-Sounder. I bought it from epal.com on sale with a free in hull mount transducer. It has all the features even the professional Captains need. The only negative is it uses magnets to hold the sim card door closed, so you cannot mount it within 32 inches of your compass.(Read installation guide) I don't use my compass now, why would I need it with a GPS, but the magnets do cause true north reading errors. Garmin has out done themselves with this one.
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Overall 10
10

Great

Apollo legend "Apollo legend", Amazon
6 July 2013
  • Summary: Upgraded to this unit and i am glad i did. pretty simple to operate and if you have homeport and can upload waypoints and fishing spots. always gave correct readings in sonar and gps.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Unit

Tertullus "Tertullus", Amazon
4 June 2013
  • Summary: I would like to respond to some confusion created in other reviews. The 740s has excellent built in maps useful for navigation. These internal maps can be transferred to an SD card for use at home with your computer with Homeport software. You do not have to transfer the map every time, but you DO have to have the SD card plugged into your computer to use Homeport. IN ADDITION to the built in maps, one may purchase cards with more detail and more features.
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Overall 10
10

Great unit!

vettrix1, Ebay
5 May 2013
  • Summary: Well above what I have been using for navigation. I love the adaptability to update and add items like radar, sonar, ais and more detailed charts. The size of the screen is small enough to not dominate my dash and yet large enough for me to see without my glasses. well lit screen. You can split screens or overlay radar over the nav chart, so you don't need to split screens between chart and radar!
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Overall 6
6.0

garmin 740s

Treney, Amazon
30 April 2013
  • Summary: I am having trouble with sd port not reading the data card. I would like to return it and get a working data slot
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Overall 6
6.0

Very cute and tekky, but their maps are not very functional

steve in arkansas, Amazon
1 November 2012
  • Summary: I fish the marshes of south Louisiana. I purchased their map chip for this area for detailed maps because the navigating the cuts and bayous is critical. What I discovered is that the map overlays for a given area are so DARK that they are virtually useless. Who in the world designed this feature? It is obvious that some tech dude, who's never been outdoors, developed these screens indoors with no outside light.
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Overall 6
6.0

There's really, really good and really, really bad...

backwoodsdog, Amazon
9 May 2012
  • Summary: Love the device. But, if you plan to try to use the built-in or puchased charts with HomePort software be prepared to be frustrated and unhappy. You'll hate Garmin's clunky software and there's a pretty good chance that you're going to damage your downloaded charts as you learn to use the HomePort interface. When it comes to software Garmin makes protection of their revenue stream a priority over usabilty.
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Overall 10
10

Garmin 740S GPSmap.

Michael C Minns, Amazon
3 May 2012
  • Summary: I investigated this unit thoroly before I bought it. All reviews were very positive. So far, I have installed it and networked it (NMEA 0183) to my Simrad AP25 Autopilot and my Furuno 582 depthsounder. It is working very well but I am still learning to use it. I am impressed by its ease of use and think it will be a real asset to my fishing and cruising.
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