Garmin Echomap UHD 94sv review

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Garmin Echomap UHD 94sv review

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My disclaimer: I wish I were better qualified to do this review. I have very little experience with different sonar /chart plotter rigs.
I got the Garmin Echomap UHD 94SV along with the Garmin 110 VHF - it has no AIS as opposed to the 210 VHF. The 94SV is a touch screen system with Chart plotter and Sonar all in one unit that seems to be a nice setup for a smaller boat. I have a Pro V 20' transom mount. The 9 stands for 9" screen. It's the smallest screen my old eyes can handle but it's ok. "UHD" is new to this model and I believe stands for ultra high definition. I will say the screen is very bright and well defined even in sunlight. The 94SV comes pre-loaded with the east and west coast USA charts. Nice but I live near the Canadian border and the charts that cover Canada are an upgrade you have to purchase. The 93SV is a different model and covers the inland lakes. My unit has Traditional Chirp sonar which is nice for spotting fish at various depths. It also has Clear-view sonar which shows the bottom underneath the boat in detail. Good when looking for stumps , big boulders, wrecks etc. It also has Side-view sonar which also shows the bottom on both sides of the boat out to about 70'. You can split the screen to have different sonars and GPS charting on the same screen. It's very easy to do. The charting is very nice. The GPS lets you know right where you are. In the fog or at night you could pretty much navigate your way home, but watch out for other boats and logs and such - it's not radar! A nice thing about pairing it with a Garmin VHF is that, if you rig it using NMEA 2000, your distress call from the VHF automatically reports your position via information your GPS transmits to the VHF. Very cool and a must have in my book. The NMEA 2000 is very easy to hook up.
The 94SV is moderately priced at about $1200. I hope this review helps others that are, like me, new to this stuff.
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Bay Star hydraulic steering
NMEA 2000
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Re: Garmin Echomap UHD 94sv review

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Thanks for posting this Steve. I saw the uhd in your signature and was curious. Hadn’t seen that before. Been kinda half ass researching electronics. I think my old ff days are numbered. It’s ok at reading depth. Pretty good at water temp. Better at calling big rocks on the bottom fish. Hummingbird 98c. The c stands for color.
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Yes, of course the 94SV does temp and depth too. It also has a display called gauges that is like a dashboard for speed and direction - compass. If I remember correctly.
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Garmin Echomap UHD 94SV
Garmin 110 VHF
Smooth Moves seats
Bay Star hydraulic steering
NMEA 2000
Dual Pro two bank on board charger

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$1200 bucks seems steep. Here is the latest and current offer at WM...

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Re: Garmin Echomap UHD 94sv review

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Seadawg, that's for the old plus series. The new UHD series at WM is $1149,99 with tranducer. That's a good deal on the plus though!
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2019 Pro-V 200 T/M
150 Yami
Garmin Echomap UHD 94SV
Garmin 110 VHF
Smooth Moves seats
Bay Star hydraulic steering
NMEA 2000
Dual Pro two bank on board charger

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That $699 West Marine unit comes w/ the GT51 transducer... thats their more ocean/saltwater oriented unit. The 'ducer is $400-500 alone! I'm a Raymarine guy, but that price is so good I am thinking of buying one as a standalone sonar + backup plotter.

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/garmin-- ... ecordNum=1
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My 94SV UHD is mounted on a Johnny Ray base mount. It's low profile and allows you to swivel the unit in different directions. Handy. Credit goes to Kyle at NW marine.
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2019 Pro-V 200 T/M
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Garmin Echomap UHD 94SV
Garmin 110 VHF
Smooth Moves seats
Bay Star hydraulic steering
NMEA 2000
Dual Pro two bank on board charger

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