In addition to the new GPSMAP 500 and 700 series, Garmin recently announced that they would be releasing a remarkable product to their line of fishfinders, the echoMAP 50s and 70s. After much feedback and requests to renew the fishing technology, Garmin updates several features and sonar capabilities. In addition to the revised technology, the units are presented with modern design and are a must-have for boaters and anglers alike.
To start, the biggest difference between the two models of the series is the screen size. The 50s has a 5-inch VGA screen and the 70s claims a 7-inch WVGA touchscreen display with pinch-to-zoom capabilities. Both can be simply mounted on deck and will be easy to use with its user-friendly interface and sunlight readable display.
The combination feature exhibits a 10Hz high-sensitivity GPS chartplotter and sounder with exclusive Garmin HD-ID target tracking. Their proprietary technology will give you definition and clear images of everything below up to 1,900 feet. Expect to receive precise positioning with satellite receiver updates up to 10 times per second, and have the ability to accurately mark up to 5000 waypoints. These waterproof GPS models will also be able to connect wirelessly to tablets and smartphones for use with the BlueChart Mobile app.
Other differences in the combination packages will be the inclusion of a transducer and preloaded cartography including, worldwide basemaps, U.S. lakes maps and BlueChart g2. These 9 new units will start at $449.99 and be ready for shipment in Quarter 1 of 2013. GPS City has the units available for pre-order, and check back for exclusive videos before they are available on the market.