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Garmin ECHOMAP Plus 75sv

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ECHOMAP Plus 75sv

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7"
touchscreen
2D CHIRP,

ClearVü
CHIRP,

SideVü
CHIRP
800' - 2D
500' - Sv
500' - Cv
5Hz,
Internal
Canada
LakeVü HD,
Quickdraw
Contours

The Garmin ECHOMAP Plus 75sv is basically the same as the ECHOMAP Plus 73sv, but it includes the Canada LakeVü charts, not the U.S. version. As opposed to the last year’s model, the echoMAP CHIRP 75sv, this unit offers several improvements. For example, it also offers touchscreen control along with the keypad control and has built-in Wi-Fi. For reference, this is the Garmin part number 010-01899-00 which comes with a transducer.

Technical Details and Specifications

  • Display: 7″ diagonal, 800H x 400V pixel resolution, WVGA color, backlit
  • Sonar: High-Wide CHIRP Sonar, CHIRP ClearVü, CHIRP SideVü
  • Frequency and Coverage (with the included transducer):
    • 2D CHIRP Sonar: 150-240 kHz 24°/16°
    • ClearVü CHIRP: 425-485 kHz 2°/50° & 790-850 kHz 1°/30°
    • SideVü CHIRP: 425-485 kHz 2°/50° & 790-850 kHz 1°/30°
  • Depth Capability (with the included transducer):
    • 2D CHIRP: 800 ft (244 m)
    • ClearVü: 500 ft (152 m)
    • SideVü: 500 ft (152 m)
  • Transducer: CV52HW-TM (12-pin)
  • Max. Power Output: 500 Watts (RMS)
  • GPS: 5Hz, Internal
  • Maps: U.S. LakeVü HD
  • Routes, Waypoints, Tracklog: 100; 5,000; 50,000 points (50 saved tracks)

Transducer and sonar features

This Garmin fish finder includes the CV52HW-TM transducer which supports the main sonar types of the unit, which are 2D CHIRP, ClearVü, and SideVü. The box includes mounts for transom and trolling; the transducer itself is equipped with a temperature sensor so that the unit can indicate the water temperature. As opposed to the CV51M-TM model which is the off-shore version included with the 74sv model, this transducer only has 20 ft (6m) of cable. Also, its connector features 12 pins.

The unit itself is compatible with various other transducers. It’s a dual-frequency unit and can support 50/200 kHz transducers, or 77/200 kHz transducers, while for CV and SV it can work with base frequencies such as 260/455/800 kHz. It’s also compatible with the new Panoptix transducers.

The included CV52HW-TM transducer uses a High-Wide CHIRP frequency of 150-240 kHz for the unit’s 2D traditional sonar, with a conical beam featuring a 24°-16° coverage. Its depth capability is 800 ft (244 m) but this typically stands for freshwater. In saltwater, it may not reach this depth. However, if paired with 50 kHz capable transducer, the unit can scan depths up to 2,300 ft (701 m).

For ClearVü and SideVü, the transducer is capable of 455/800 kHz, with a CHIRP modulation of 425-485 kHz and 790-850 kHz. For these types of sonar, the transducer uses thin beams, not conical, with a coverage of approx. 50° @ 455 kHz and 30° @ 800 kHz, but only approx. 1.5° fore to aft. Its depth capabilities for SV/CV are approx. 500 ft (152 m). Also, the SideVü beams can extend on each side of the boat for a few hundred feet.

Among the standard sonar features provided by the unit, we can count Fish Symbols, A-Scope, Circular Flasher, Bottom Lock, Sonar Recording, Sonar Rewind, Fish Alarm, Depth Alarm, and more. The unit also provides traditional sonar support for Minn Kota® and MotorGuide® trolling motors with integrated transducers.

Navigation features

The Garmin ECHOMAP Plus 75sv is also a chartplotter equipped with a 5 Hz internal GPS. Like most other 5 Hz GPS receivers, it provides position updates five times per second. Also, the unit integrates a pretty fast processor, thus, the boat moves on the map in real-time.

Evidently, the unit’s GPS can show the coordinates of any point or your current location. It can also calculate the speed of your boat.

The unit can save up to 5,000 waypoints in its memory, and up to 100 routes. It also has a trail recording function and can record up to 50 distinct tracks with up to 50,000 points per track. Each track can be converted to a route and modified if needed, with additional waypoints, ready to be re-traced.

In terms of charts, the ECHOMAP Plus 75sv has the Canada LakeVü HD bundle. These charts cover more than 13,500 lakes in Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon provinces. Over 4,800 of these lakes feature HD detailing with 1′ contours. These charts also show general roads, interstates, bridges, boat ramps, campgrounds, and designated fishing areas. However, the unit is also compatible with the LakeVü HD Ultra, the BlueChart g2 HD, or BlueChart g2 Vision HD charts, in case you would like more detail. However, it’s not compatible with any “off-the-shelf” charts such as Navionics or C-MAP.

As a support tool for mapping and navigation, this Garmin unit also has the Quickdraw Contours feature. This feature uses the 2D sonar data and the GPS data in order to reveal the depth contours of the lake, reservoir or river where you’re fishing. This way, you can create personalized charts with the most up-to-date depth contours. You can also share them by uploading them to the Quickdraw Community on Garmin Connect.

Last but not least, this Garmin chartplotter is equipped with the SailAssist feature base. The SailAssist features include laylines, the enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines. They can help you gain a wind-maximizing edge, give you the possibility to see true and apparent wind angle and speed. A pre-race guidance page shows you the virtual starting line along with data fields showing laylines, time to burn before the start and the race timer. Plus, the unit supports AIS and VHF radio units. It does not support Radar, though, like the GPSMAP units.

Control unit features

The ECHOMAP Plus 75sv features a 7-inch display with a pixel resolution of 800H x 400V. It has integrated LED backlight for super visibility even in direct sunlight. It’s IPX7 waterproof which essentially means that it can survive incidental water exposure with no problem.

As we’ve mentioned above, as opposed to the last year’s unit, the echoMAP CHIRP 75sv, this one also has touchscreen technology along with the keypad navigation. This being said, the unit recognizes touch commands just as a tablet. Its interface is highly customizable and easy to use. For example, you can pin several apps the to the start page in order to access them quickly. Also, it offers several split-screen views with up to 3 panels per view.

In terms of connectivity, the unit has NMEA 0183 ports and also supports NMEA 2000. It has an Ethernet port, and also a Panoptix transducer port. It’s equipped with a microSD card reader with one slot which can take cards up to 32 GB. However, one of the notable new features for this unit is the Wi-Fi connectivity and compatibility with the ActiveCaptain Garmin app. The Wi-Fi connection allows you to connect your unit online for software updates, chart downloads, or to access the Quickdraw Community. You can also sync your unit with your smartphone in order to benefit from smart notifications.

There are two mounts included with this unit. One is the classic u-bracket with the quick-release system; the other is the flush mounting kit for surface mounting. A unit cover is included. Also, as we’ve mentioned above, the box includes two mounts for the transducer, the transom, and the trolling mount.

The Pros

  • High-Wide CHIRP, ClearVü sonar, and SideVü sonar;
  • Supports 50/77/83/200 kHz standard sonar frequencies, and 260/455/800 kHz ClearVü frequencies;
  • Panoptix sonar capable;
  • Dual-frequency sonar;
  • CV52HW-TM transducer included;
  • Data graphs and other sonar functions;
  • Sonar recording and rewind;
  • Multiple standard sonar features such as Bottom Lock, Fish Symbols, Split-Zoom, A-Scope, Circular Flasher, Alarms, etc;
  • Fast 5 Hz internal GPS;
  • Preloaded with the Canada LakeVü HD charts;
  • Quickdraw Contours;
  • Shallow Water Shading and Depth Contours Shading;
  • Compatible with various other chart types, such as BlueChart g2 Vision or LakeVü HD Ultra;
  • SailAssist features;
  • Enhanced Auto Guidance capable;
  • Supports AIS and DSC-capable VHF radio;
  • Touchscreen and keypad control;
  • Intuitive, customizable, and easy-to-use interface;
  • Quick disconnection (tilt-swivel) and flush mount included;
  • MicroSD card reader (1 slot);
  • ActiveCaptain compatible;
  • Internal Wi-Fi module;
  • NMEA 0183 ports, and NMEA 2000 capable;
  • Unit cover included;
  • Easy to install.

The Cons

  • NMEA 2000 adapter is not included;
  • Not compatible with Navionics or C-MAP charts.

Summary

The Garmin ECHOMAP Plus 75sv is a 7-inch fish finder and chartplotter featuring High-Wide CHIRP sonar, ClearVü, SideVü, GPS and the Canada LakeVü charts. It includes the CV52HW-TM transducer but it’s also compatible with various other transducer models, including Panoptix transducers. It has a built-in Wi-Fi connection and is compatible with the ActiveCaptain Garmin app. It’s a great unit for a wide range of boats, perfect for inland fishing and navigation, but can also be used successfully off-shore, especially if you equip it with a deepwater transducer and/or the Garmin coastal charts.

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