Garmin introduces the ECHOMAP Ultra series
GARMIN has announced the ECHOMAP Ultra series, a new line of keyed-assist 10- and 12-inch touchscreen chartplotters designed to bring professional performance to inland and nearshore anglers.
The ECHOMAP Ultra series has built-in support for Garmin’s Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar as well as the Panoptix LiveScope series, including the new single-array LVS12, that delivers live scanning sonar images of structure, bait and fish swimming below and around the boat in real time.
“ECHOMAP Ultra forges the DNA of our popular ECHOMAP Plus series together with premium features of our best-in-class GPSMAP chartplotters, to deliver an exciting new series that brings professional performance to larger, more affordable display options,” said Matthew Thomas, General Manager, Garmin Australasia.
“These new chartplotters are the perfect solution for anglers who want the best sonar and mapping available, but still want the convenience of an all-in-one design that can be quickly installed and removed from the boat at the end of the day.”
For crystal-clear scanning of fish and structure, the ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv and ECHOMAP Ultra 126sv are available bundled with the new Ultra High-Definition GT54UHD-TM all-in-one transducer that provides the highest ClearVü and SideVü scanning sonar images and clear high wide CHIRP traditional sonar. For extended range and depth performance, the GT54UHD-TM’s SideVü operates at 455 kHz. ECHOMAP Ultra chartplotters are also compatible with the full line of Panoptix sonar transducers, including the new Panoptix LiveScope LVS12 and the Panoptix LiveScope System, so anglers can see real-time sonar imagery at video-like speed. The new ECHOMAP Ultra 105sv and ECHOMAP Ultra 125sv are also available without a bundled transducer.
These new chartplotters are preloaded with Australia and New Zealand BlueChart g2 vision HD cartography, that adds Auto Guidance and other great features. A single microSD card slot provides expandable memory for accessory map purchases.
Staying connected on and off the water with the ECHOMAP Ultra series is easier than before. On the water, sonar, waypoints and routes can be shared across multiple ECHOMAP Ultra units as well as ECHOMAP Plus 7- and 9-inch units. The new ECHOMAP Ultra series also has NMEA 2000 connectivity and support for heading sensors, autopilots, digital switching and more. And thanks to built-in Wi-Fi, anglers can take advantage of the free all-in-one Garmin ActiveCaptain mobile app that creates a connection between a compatible mobile device and an ECHOMAP Ultra. ActiveCaptain allows users to update and purchase maps and charts from the OneChart storefront on a mobile device anytime, reference the ActiveCaptain community for marina and other points of interest details, access to Quickdraw Community data and more. ActiveCaptain also provides smart notifications directly to the chartplotter, over-the-air software updates, off-vessel planning capabilities and so much more.
The ECHOMAP Ultra series is expected to be available in Q2 2019. The recommended retail prices are $2,999 for the echoMAP Ultra 105sv and $3,999 for the echoMAP Ultra 125sv.